FOXBORO, Mass., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axeda Corporation, the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and delivering machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, today announced its all-star line-up of speakers for Axeda Connexion 2013, to be held May 5-9 at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA. 2013 marks the eighth year of the event, which will feature high-profile speakers and informative presentations from industry analysts and front-line business and technical leaders who are building innovative M2M solutions on the Axeda Machine Cloud®.
The 2013 agenda is highlighted by keynotes from M2M industry luminaries, including:
- Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business, MIT will present "Race Against the Machine".
- Christopher K. Hill, senior vice president, AT&T Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions will present "Rethink Possible: End-to-end M2M Powered by AT&T".
- Michele Pelino, principal analyst, Forrester Research; Ayan Mukerji, SVP and global head of media and telecoms, Wipro; NS Bala, SVP and global head of manufacturing and technology, Wipro; and David Stevenson, customer experience solutions, Alcatel-Lucent will present "Accelerating Value from M2M – The Path to Connected Solutions".
- Bill Zujewski, CMO and executive vice present of product strategy, Axeda, will present "The Machine of the Future".
- Andrzej Ochocki, head of marketing and proposition, Deutsche Telekom, will present "Machine-to-Machine – The Internet of Things. New Business Opportunities through Innovation and Partnerships".
- Tom Sears, technical vice president, service lifecycle management, PTC, will present "Smarter Products and Service".
- Chris Rezendes, president of INEX Advisors will moderate an industry panel on "Implications of the Machine Cloud".
"The keynote content at Axeda Connexion reflects the increasingly strategic nature of M2M, and its implications on business. I am pleased to introduce the theme of the conference – Welcome to the Machine Cloud – and join the roster of influential leaders who will share their in-depth knowledge and insights on emerging opportunities enabled by connected products," said Todd DeSisto, president at Axeda. "We also have a variety of business and technology topics that offer organizations tangible examples on strengthening and evolving connected product initiatives in order to distinguish themselves in the marketplace."
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most successful M2M implementations on the market today. The business track is kicked off by a customer panel on "The Connected Product Journey" featuring Mettler Toledo, Varian and Sealed Air; followed by in-depth customer case studies by M2M visionaries from GE Power and Water, ACUO Technologies, Getinge, Diebold and Abbott Laboratories.
Analyst participation runs deep at Connexion as well. Analyst moderated panels include the keynote from Michele Pelino from Forrester who along with Wipro Technologies will present "Accelerating Value from the Machine Cloud"; Sam Lucero from IHS who will moderate "The Convergence of the M2M Ecosystem"; Matt Cullinen from Carbon War Room who will present "Can Machines Make Machines a Smarter, Greener World"; and Chris Rezendes from INEX Advisors who will moderate "Implications of the Machine Cloud". In addition, Matt Hatton, Director of Machina Research, will host a special reception for sponsors and partners.
Axeda Connexion is sponsored by leading companies AT&T, Wipro, Architech, Deutsche Telekom, PTC, Cisco, Hitachi High-Tech, HP, JackBe, Teracode, Aricent, Avnet, Cycle 30, Kontron, KORE Telematics, Lantronix, Multi-Tech, Telit, TeraCode and Xirgo. Attending analysts and media include Aberdeen Group, ABI Research, ARC Advisory Group, Beecham Research, The Boston Globe, Carbon War Room, CFO Magazine, Current Analysis, IBB Consulting Group, IDC, Forrester, IHS, Inex Advisors, M2M Now, Machina Research, ReadWrite, Search Manufacturing ERP, Telecom Engine, The Service Council, THINK Strategies, TMC.net, VDC Research and Yankee Group.
The Connexion 2013 agenda also features a content-rich, multi-track format to fit the interests of developers and engineers. From extensive "hands-on" application development sessions delivered by Axeda technical experts, to best practice sessions for executives and line-of-business managers, Connexion 2013 offers something for everyone involved in delivering M2M solutions.
Axeda M2Me™ Awards
Axeda will again honor the industry's top M2M solutions at the Axeda M2Me Awards. Winners will be announced at the annual conference awards dinner on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 — taking place at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
About Axeda Connexion
Axeda Connexion is the premier event for thought leaders in the Machine-to-Machine conversation. The event consistently attracts the best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities to learn about M2M's most important issues. Connected product professionals who work to stay abreast and look ahead to the ever-changing opportunities in M2M turn to Axeda Connection for provocative keynotes, face-to-face time with peers, luminaries, industry analysts and established companies for a complete view of the industry. Axeda Connexion 2013 takes place May 5-9 at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA. Visit http://connexion.axeda.com to register. Follow #cx13 on Twitter for real-time event updates.
Axeda provides the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and implementing innovative M2M application — taking the cost and complexity out of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world's leading companies. Customers use the Axeda Machine Cloud® to deliver innovative M2M solutions and optimize their business processes with data from their connected products.
By relying on the Axeda® Platform to power their connected products, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs and generating new sources of revenue. The M2M solutions behind these connected products range from remote service, fleet management, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at: http://developer.axeda.com and learn more at www.axeda.com.
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