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Sprint and Verizon Wireless Share their Thoughts on the Direction of the M2M Industry at the Upcoming M2M Evolution Conference in Miami
[January 06, 2012]

Sprint and Verizon Wireless Share their Thoughts on the Direction of the M2M Industry at the Upcoming M2M Evolution Conference in Miami

NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)--

TMC (News - Alert) and Crossfire Media today announced that dozens of companies are participating in the M2M Evolution Conference, taking place February 1-3, 2012 in the Miami Beach Convention Center. The impressive conference lineup features keynote addresses from:

  • Sprint's Senior VP, Emerging Solutions Group, Wayne Ward
  • Verizon Wireless' (News - Alert) Associate Director of SMB-M2M, Stave Barna

Each session will provide the carrier's viewpoint on the direction of the M2M industry. Other companies sharing their opinions on the issues shaping the industry include:

  • Verizon's Manager of Global Strategy for M2M, Sai Yagnyamurthy
  • Cisco's Senior Director, Ammar Rayes
  • Axeda's (News - Alert) Director of Product Innovation, Joe Brion
  • MobileTrax Analyst, J. Gerry Purdy
  • U-Blox' President, Nikolas Papadopoulos
  • Multi-Tech's VP of Marketing, Jim Cairns
  • OmniLink's VP of Business Development, Steve Hudson
  • Cradlepoint's VP of Business Development, Ken Hosac
  • Thingworx' General Manager, John Canosa
  • Viewbiquity's CEO, Tom Shafron
  • Wilson Electronics' (News - Alert) Senior Manager, M2M, Brian Allred
  • Early & Associates CEO, Seth Early

The M2M Evolution Conference is co-chaired by OnAsset's VP of Marketing, Nikki Cuban, and Compass (News - Alert) Intelligence's Senior Strategist, James Brehm, who are each presenting and moderating sessions throughout the three day conference. Additional details on all of the conference sessions are now available on the M2M Evolution website.

"Our last event focused on how M2M-based innovations in the transportation industry help businesses streamline their operations and save money," said event co-chair Nikki Cuban. "In Miami we're taking things a step further to discuss how innovation is not just driven by verticals, but by platforms thatrapidly accelerate the pace and the efficiency of M2M deployments."

"In Miami, we're adding a stronger carrier presence to the show, and we're expanding the message from asset tracking, to healthcare, to energy and the smart grid - to showcase how M2M is being adopted across multiple vertical markets," said conference co-chair James Brehm. "There are more similarities than differences in how these industry participants utilize the technology, and common unifying threads, such as the platform and the cloud, will be showcased."

Registration for M2M Evolution is now open. Sponsorship opportunities are available and interested parties should contact Matthew Gleeson at or 203.852.6800. Members of the media can reserve media credentials by contacting Todd Keefe at For Immediate Release PR.

About Crossfire Media:

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.

About TMC:

TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, InfoTECH Spotlight and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event., which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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