Global Market Access Risk Management

Session Abstract:

As the proliferation of connected devices continues to grow on a global basis and coupled with over 200 countries and territories with mandatory product certifications, companies may be missing a critical piece of the risk management puzzle. We contend most would agree the economics of an IoT business works best when a global footprint can be attained.

However, we continually observe companies are facing unknown product certification risks that are lurking just beneath the surface. To help companies anticipate potential certification risks for IoT devices we will present a risk management methodology especially designed for global market access. We will highlight real world examples of IoT production certification challenges, showcase the standard risk model, present methods and procedures to mitigate certification risks along with a set of checklists that you can start using today.


Guy Merritt
Chief Innovation Officer at Global Validity

As the Chief Innovation Officer at Global Validity, Guy’s role is to focus on innovations for systems engineering, Integration and Software Development to enable the support of a SaaS enable marketplace and managed services for our clients using the Access Manager platform which helps provide a complete end to end solution for attaining product certifications for global market access.

With over 30 years of high tech product development experience, Guy has a demonstrated track record of success of providing innovative solutions to a diverse set of industries. His technical background ranges from telecommunications, mobile devices, communication intelligence and next generation enterprise platforms.

Guy’s experiences in project management resulted in a collaborative writing effort for the book, “Proactive Risk Management: Controlling Uncertainty in Product Development”​ with the time-to-market guru, Preston G. Smith. “Proactive Risk Management”​ was recognized by Executive Book Summaries as one of the “Top 30 Business Books”​ and it was also awarded the David I. Cleland Literature Award by the Project Management Institute for being the most influential project management book. He also was a contributing author for a second book, “Field Guide to Project Management”.

A frequent speaker at many industry forums and universities where topics have included software fault modeling, metrics development, product development lifecycles, root cause analysis, and risk management.

Session Tags

End-User, Enterprise, OEM

product certification, wireless, mandatory regulations, risk management

CxO, VP / Director, Middle Management, Technical, Operations

Intermediate, Beginner

Retail, Manufacturing, Telecom, Industrials, Healthcare, Consumer, Automotive

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