IoT: Managing the Connectivity Conundrum

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Session Abstract:

IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference - boozallenThis presentation will provide a framework and methodology for how to best assess, select, and deploy the right infrastructure to support IoT enterprise applications with a focus on network connectivity options and key issues. With the adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN)/Network Function Virtualization (NFV), SDx, multi-spectrum heterogeneous networks, the telco “multi-cloud” and mobile edge computing by carriers, the complexity and risks surrounding IoT connectivity selection and deployment has created a high-challenge environment. This presentation will incorporate lessons learned from Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) research and Innovation Labs projects surrounding pervasive computing, next-generation mobile cloud, and IoT applications.

Among the key questions to be addressed in this presentation are:

  • What approaches can be taken to ensure that IoT ecosystem investment avoids a “stranded plant” outcome and optimizes market and financial return impacts?
  • What are the proven best practices for conducting multiple trade -off analyses for both greenfield IoT as well as M2M/IoT connectivity transition roadmaps?
  • What risk mitigation approaches and tools can be used to offset inherent risk as carriers offer next-generation broadband wireless infrastructure and Network as Service (NaaS) options in transition from 4G/4.5 G to 5G?
  • How can deployed M2M/IoT applications best be migrated to new ultra broadband connectivity options and which staging options are best?
  • What mobile security regimes are emerging in next-generation wireless which can best offset cyber-security risks in IoT?

Attendees of this IoT Slam’16 presentation will leave with knowledge and key insights around the following topics:

  1. The impact on IoT and connectivity options given the rise of heterogeneous network architectures and its implications
  2. Best practices in developing an effective IoT connectivity “extensibility roadmap”
  3. An understanding of the major performance and capability profiles in the 2016-18 and 2018-2022 timeframes for broadband wireless service delivery platforms
  4. A method for assessing “best-fit” IoT connectivity options such as : coverage/capacity, performance, “hot analytics” supportability, extensibility, and spectral efficiency
  5. A summary of IoT connectivity deployment risk mitigation approaches
  6. A guide to major future developments in IoT-relevant wireless networks and architectures


Brian Love, Principal Strategic Innovation Group, Digital,
Booz Allen Hamilton

Brian Love is a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton in the Strategic Innovation Group, Digital. A seasoned management consultant and advisor to government, commercial, and international clients Mr. Love has more than 18 years of consulting experience. His recent work is centered on emerging technologies, platforms, and service delivery systems with a focus on Enterprise Mobility and the enablement of digital ecosystems such as IoT.  As an executive in the Firm’s Digital practice, he leads Booz Allen Hamilton’s innovation business in mobility. A “full-stack” consultant,  Mr. Love’s expertise spans fixed and wireless networks, virtualized infrastructure, the  multi-cloud environment, mobile DevOps, and mobile application development and management. In his consulting and solutions development work he has advised clients on a wide range of digital transformation and enablement projects including very large scale government agencies and Fortune 1000 verticals. His prior work has focused on public and private sector clients in the financial services, regulatory, homeland security, health, and telecommunications markets.

His diverse experience includes working with 10,000+ headcount organizations through start-ups. His recent work focuses in three main areas: (1) developing entry strategies that leverage next-generation pervasive computing and mobile technologies (2) enabling new digital system delivery ecosystems such as IoT and (3) creating targeted packaged vertical solutions for high priority/high growth markets. His most recent project is focused on developing a new cloud-based platform to enable modern mobile application development and new IoT solutions.  He is also leading projects to reimagine customer and citizen services by taking advantage leading edge social, mobile, and cloud technologies.  Mr. Love has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the College of William and Mary.  He has primarily been based in Washington, DC with an international stint in London.

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