Join The USA IoT Roundtable

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The Incisor.TV Roundtable programme, with events in the USA and Europe, brings together leading companies to discuss and debate topical, controversial and fundamental aspects affecting the development and roll-out of the Internet of Things.

We film the discussion that takes place, and publish the edited film from the event via Incisor.TV’s networks .

This next Roundtable – our flagship event alongside the 2017 Consumer Electronics Shoe (CES) in Las Vegas, will discuss the most pressing topics affecting ongoing implementation of the Internet of Things: how critical issues such as data ownership, privacy and security will be addressed, and the removal of barriers to allow the IoT to prosper.

We want to hear from the companies that will define the Internet of Things, the rainmakers who will create the platforms, components, thought leadership and applications that will bring this sector to life.

Why is this important? Today we don’t know quite who will lead the way. Will the smartphone makers or the network operators take the pilot seat for consumer apps? Or will the industrial infrastructure giants define B2B? Where’s the killer app going to come from? And who will step up and take care of security?

We have an ever-growing number of standards aspiring to set the ground rules for IoT developers, but are there now too many – do we need some consolidation in the IoT standards marketplace?

We probably have to accept that it’s likely that standards (plural) rather than one standard will emerge given the vast scale and potential of the IoT. If one or more is to rise to a dominant position, which standard or standards have the traction and staying power to lead?

And we need to address growing public concerns of security and privacy of data. For many people, entering the new digital world means the end of ownership. These people believe that that the offline world treated subcultures with much more respect than the digital world. Does embracing the IoT mean that it is necessary to abandon personal data ownership and privacy?

Who is going to make these decisions? The industry? Or government or regulators? Who IS big enough and brave enough to face this challenge?



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  1. Will it be those companies that are ready to disrupt and challenge their existing business models that really create the architecture for the IoT?
  2. Is there a chance that as the IoT evolves, Google and Apple may not be as successful as some of the new, nimbler and fresh-thinking companies that emerge?
  3. Car companies are now saying that the most important selling tool in the car today is not engine size or power, not performance, not reliability, not fuel consumption – it is the dashboard and the systems is contains. How important a part of the IoT is the car?
  4. Observers comment that the car will potentially become a serious weak link in the data security chain, managing as it does so much personal data. Will this be a real challenge for the car companies?
  5. The problem for the roll out of IoT is not a lack of standards. If anything, there are too many. Is now the time for consolidation, and who is likely to drop away?
  6. It is acknowledged that for IoT security, no one organisation can control the process from end to end. You have to look at each stage of the chain and ask – is that secure? Is this loose assembly of security provision stages an acceptable basis for roll-out of the IoT?
  7. We are going to have to go through a period of evolution where IoT devices are developed. Some will succeed, and some will fail. There will be some early adopters that get their fingers burned. Is this an acceptable price?
  8. Could long range, low power wide area networks as promoted by the likes of LoRa, Weightless and SigFox replace the gateway in the home?
  9. Are protocol-agnostic application layers such as AllSeen and OCF a good thing, and/or are they doing exactly the same thing, competing and not really adding value to each other?
  10. The cellular operators are looking at the gateway as an access point to deliver secure, trusted services into the home. How influential will the operator play be in development of the IoT?
  11. Should the industry play fast and loose with data? Or should caution be the order of the day, with corporations figuring data use it into their risk management, for fear of potentially paying the penalty – brand and fiscal – for misuse?
  12. Is the best way of looking at IoT interoperability for it to be web-based – using web technologies to drive interoperability?


The Incisor.TV Roundtable programme, which has run two events per year since 2012, continues to grow in reach and effectiveness. Both 2015 Roundtable event movies had more than 32,000 views at the Incisor web site, and the 2016 USA event has had more than 22,000 views in 6 months.

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6th January 2017

Las Vegas, USA

The 2017 Incisor.TV USA IoT Roundtable takes place on the 6th January 2017 alongside CES (5th – 8th January) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Roundtable participants will each have one place at the main Roundtable event, and will be filmed for a separate video interview which will be published as part of the 2017 USA Rountable programme and supplied as links or embed code for the client to use for its own purposes.



Vince Holton

Editor, Incisor.TV



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Previous Participants

EnOcean Alliance
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Thread Group
Micron Technology
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Weightless Special Interest Group
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ANT+ Alliance
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IDG Connect
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Machina Research


Participation in the 2017 Incisor.TV USA Roundtable costs £3250.00 Ex VAT. This includes:

  • Participation for one person at the main Roundtable event itself
  • An individual video interview will be filmed immediately after the main Roundtable event. The individual video interview gives each participant the opportunity to make sure his or her company’s key messages are delivered and will include participant titling and company logo. Links and/or embed code will be supplied to each participant so that the video interviews can be used in their own marketing.
  • A short editorial profile of each company will be in Incisor magazine prior to the event.
  • Companies will be listed as participants on the Roundtable landing page
  • Roundtable main movies are promoted in Incisor magazine, at our web site,via our social media networks at Twitter and LinkedIn and by our co-host IHS at its site and normally by each of the participating companies at their own sites. It is this multi-company promotion that gives the event such vast reach.
  • Individual participant moves are promoted in Incisor magazine, at our web site and via our social media networks at Twitter and LinkedIn


2016 Incisor.TV USA Roundtable

2016 Incisor.TV USA Roundtable – example participant video interview: AllSeen Alliance

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