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Ovum IoT Futures 2017 Conference and Awards event kicks off Internet of Things World


San Francisco, USA. – May 12, 2017Ovum, a market-leading research and consulting firm launches its first Ovum IoT industry event in the United States on Monday May 15, 2017 and announces the launch of the enhanced ‘Ovum IoT Service’. Organized alongside the industry leading, 11,000+ attendee Internet of Things World conference (also run by Informa, Ovum’s parent company), Ovum’s event brings together the world’s IoT leaders to discuss IoT trends, IoT related technologies and how IoT is transforming markets and industries.   


 Led by Alexandra Rehak, Ovum’s Practice Leader for IoT, Ovum will present its 2017 IoT Insight survey findings, discuss the direction of IoT investment, and deliver market intelligence on wearables, smart home, VR/AR, artificial intelligence, and industrial IoT. 


Ovum President & Managing Director, Aneil Rakity, will launch Ovum’s enhanced IoT service, a premium subscription service containing proprietary Ovum forecasts, customer insights and industry analysis.  This service incorporates direct access to Ovum’s leading global industry analysts enabling business leaders to ask tailored questions through Ovum’s acclaimed Ask an Analyst program.


At Ovum IoT Futures, leading corporations and investment firms will be joining Ovum in panel discussions:

 Follow the Money in IoT - Corporate Investment

Where are technology vendors & service providers investing their product development, acquisition, and partnership dollars?


  • Nicole Engelbert, Director of Research & Analysis, Technology, Ovum
  • Jason Collins, Vice President IoT Market Development, Nokia
  • Atul Mahamuni, Vice President IoT & Analytics, Oracle
  • Lindsey Irvine, Vice President IoT Cloud,
  • Edward Abrams, Vice President, Enterprise IoT, Samsung


Follow the Money in IoT – VC Investment

Where are they placing their bets, where are they doubling down, when do they anticipate a return, and who is making the payout?


  • Ronan de Renesse, Practice Leader, Consumer, Ovum
  • Yigal Elbaz, Vice President Ecosystem & Innovation, AT&T
  • Edmundo Gonzalez, Partner, Columbus Nova Technology Partners
  • Weijie Yun, Founder and Managing Partner, Tyche Partners
  • Christie Pitts, Director, Verizon


“Ovum delivers a unique ‘line of sight’ into the IoT industry,” stated Gavin Whitechurch, Founder of Internet of Things World. “Ovum combines not only a deep understanding of the technologies powering this revolution, but also an informed perspective on the disruption and benefits of IoT on a broad range of industries - insurance, healthcare, utilities, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, etc…”

A highlight of the day will be the Ovum IoT Awards ceremony, where Ovum will be recognizing companies that have moved the IoT industry forward with their innovative thinking, practical use of IoT services, enablement of IoT ecosystems, or advocacy of the kind of benefits IoT can deliver. The award finalists are:

IoT Market Award: recognizing a company or vendor that is playing a major role in the development of industrialized IoT across the entire market.

  • Cisco
  • HCL
  • Verizon


Consumer IoT Award: recognizes a vendor/company that is providing critical products, services or strategies aimed at the consumer IoT market.

  • Amazon
  • Samsung
  • Vivint

IoT in industry Award:
recognizing a company that has had an early and substantial impact within their industry (financial services, insurance, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, etc.) through IoT

  • AT&T
  • Cloudera-Cerner partnership
  • Philips Lighting


“Ovum IoT Futures 2017 and our enhanced IoT Service are the latest examples of our continuing investment in the North American market, improving our ability to deliver the critical market intelligence our customers need to thrive in the world’s largest digital economy,” stated Aneil Rakity, President & Managing Director of Ovum.  “Over the past year in the US, we have opened new offices, hired new research analysts and consultants, and deepened our data and research coverage.  With Informa’s recent acquisition of Penton in the US, we further extend our vertical understanding and marketing services capabilities.”

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About Ovum

Ovum is a market-leading research and consulting firm focused on helping digital service providers and their technology partners thrive in the connected digital economy. Through its 150 analysts and consultants worldwide, it offers expert analysis and strategic insight across the IT, telecoms, and media industries. Founded in 1985, Ovum has one of the most experienced analyst teams in the industry and is a respected source of guidance for business leaders, CIOs, vendors, service providers, and regulators looking for comprehensive, accurate, and insightful market data, research, and consulting. With 23 offices across six continents, Ovum offers a truly global perspective on technology, communications and media markets and provides clients with insight including workflow tools, forecasts, surveys, market assessments, technology audits, and opinion.

Ovum is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa plc, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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