Updated June 21, 2010.


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Machine To Machine (M2M)
Hosted by AT&T


Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, June 23, 2010.

Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research




Workshop Agenda
Meeting Location
Hotel and Travel Information
Information for Presenters




The market for M2M communications is beginning to grow rapidly with increasing operator and vendor emphasis. There are ultimately more machines that can potentially communicate than human beings. This meeting will examine technical developments in M2M including both the items facilitating and those inhibiting adoption. Market aspects will also be reviewed.

The workshop will address the following types of questions:

  • What are the most common form factors for M2M modems?
  • What are relevant standards efforts?
  • How do security considerations differ from human-oriented communications?
  • What certification programs are involved?
  • What are the different types of SIMs available and how might these evolve?
  • What are the addressing considerations, such as being able to reach M2M devices?
  • How are billing plans evolving to better support M2M applications?
  • What types of management systems are required?
  • What are the market dynamics?
  • What are the projected traffic volumes for different types of applications?

Note that presenters and many of the attendees, are world leading technologists on the subject material. We allocate sufficient time for discussion that attendees can ask questions of greatest interest. Moreover, the workshops allow informal networking during breaks where attendees can exchange important information.



Workshop. Wednesday, June 23, 2010.
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Continental breakfast and lunch included.
Attendees obtain access to content presented and detailed minutes.

The preliminary proposed agenda is as follows:


  • 8:00 to 8:30 Registration.
  • 8:30 to 8:45 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA meeting schedule and association update.
  • 8:45 to 9:30 Hamish Caldwell, Executive Director, AT&T. Host company introduction.
  • 9:30 to 10:15 Presentation.  Julian Durand, Staff Mgr, Business Development, Qualcomm, "Realizing the Potential of M2M with 3G - Simplify!"
  • 10:15 to 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 to 11:15 Presentation. Ray Octaviano, Director of Field Engineering, Option Wireless Technology. LGA soldered form factor for embedded modules, Option experience with this form factor.
  • 11:15 to 12:00 Presentation. Andreas Hessler, Program Director - 50 Billion Connections, Ericsson. "Toward 50 billion Connections - Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Hyper-Connectivity."
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 1:45 Presentation. Ton Brand, Senior Project Director, GSM Association. GSMA M2M programs including guidelines, tests, certifications, provisioning, and regulatory aspects.
  • 1:45 to 2:30 Presentation. Gus Vos, Director Technology Standards, Sierra Wireless. "Is M2M ready for LTE? Is LTE ready for M2M?" 3G to 4G wireless-technology capabilities and considerations for M2M.
  • 2:45 to 3:30 Presentation. Joe Decuir, Standards Architect, CSR. Bluetooth Low Energy. Overview of how Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) reinvents Bluetooth and enables new applications, particularly for M2M. Functionality, protocols, radio overview, low energy characteristics, intended applications, other details.
    3:30 to 4:00 General Q&A, group discussion, conclusions.


In addition, James Person, Chair of the Smart Wireless Modules and Services SIG of CDG, will distribute an M2M industry update.

Note: agenda is subject to change.




The workshop will be held at AT&T in Atlanta.

1025 Lenox Park Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30319

Parking: Just pull into the 1015 parking garage next to the AT&T building and park anywhere.


We do not have a room block associated with this meeting. Suggested hotel:

Marriott Buckhead Atlanta Hotel

3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326   

Room Rate:  $119/night AT&T rate (includes breakfast and high-speed internet)

Reservations:  +1 404 261 9250 --Request the AT&T rate.

For assistance with travel, the PCCA recommends Tom Smith Travel, 503-477-5341 or 877-604-3107.




The registration deadline is one week before the workshop.


Workshops are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $375 per person. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person without incurring meeting charges.

There is no attendance charge for members of the press.

If you intend to come, please register soon.


Click here to register for the meeting using our secure Web page.

Click here to see a current list of members.




The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA workshop: 


  • Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless arranged otherwise.
  • There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the presentation.
  • Presenters must provide their presentations (PDF or PPT) at least one week prior to the workshop to allow for copying to the members area of the PCCA Web site, as well as to allow detailed questions for discussion.
  • This is a technical audience (e.g., engineering and program managers), so please make the presentations technical. Emphasis should be on industry and technology at large, versus selling your product (limit of 3 slides). Consider items such as compatibility, technical alternatives, standardization, deployment considerations, interoperability, certification and adoption.
  • Generally, a dynamic and attentive audience of key industry stakeholders attend each workshop, representing a broad spectrum of the mobile computing industry, including operators, infrastructure vendors, device vendors, middleware providers and application developers.
  • We will provide an LCD projector. Presenters should plan on presenting from their own computers. Presenters should use their own presentation templates.
  • Since PCCA workshops are considered public meetings, please do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 


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