Webinar: Industry 4.0 Wireless Technologies: What’s New and Where to Begin

A September 25 IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Sierra Wireless

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT (GMT -4, New York)
Duration: 1 Hour
Event Type: Live Webinar
Cost: Free

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is helping companies improve productivity and safety while increasing engagement, differentiating their offering, and generating new revenue streams.  From predictive maintenance to equipment as-a-service, Industry 4.0 promises huge returns. But where do you begin and which wireless technologies should you be considering? For device manufacturers and solution developers of industrial applications and equipment, betting on the wrong one could prove a costly mistake.

Register for this webinar to understand:

  • Pros and Cons of different wireless technologies
  • Hardware considerations for designing in wireless modules
  • Data considerations for integrating industrial assets with the cloud
  • And other connectivity options if you don’t want to build it from scratch







Brian Makarowski, Senior Director, Market Development, Sierra Wireless

Brian Makarowski is part of the OEM solutions business unit focusing on wireless product strategy and key ecosystem relationships with mobile network operators, silicon providers and solution partners. During his time at Sierra Wireless, Brian has been responsible for hardware development of the company’s cellular embedded modules and adapter products, and was Director of Marketing for the company’s AirCard business, which was sold to NETGEAR in 2013. In addition to Sierra Wireless, Brian has over 25 years of experience in IoT, wireless and M2M while working at Motorola Inc., Denso, AirPrime, NETGEAR and u-blox.

Gus Vos, Chief Engineer, Sierra Wireless

As a Chief Engineer for Sierra Wireless, Gus Vos serves as the company’s 3GPP representative and is actively involved in developing and directing the required changes to the LTE standard to optimize it for the Internet of Things. Gus has 25 years’ experience in wide-area wireless communications, having started his career working with proprietary protocols before moving to his current role in advocating for standardized cellular protocols. He holds a B.Eng. from the University

Nicolas Damour, Senior Manager, Business & Innovation Development, Sierra Wireless

Nicolas Damour is Senior Manager for Business and Innovation Development at Sierra Wireless, responsible for standardization activities and for innovation projects with industry partners, strengthening Sierra Wireless’ position as the global leader in fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the IoT. He is currently chairman of the GSMA IoT Terminal Steering Group and member of the Board of Directors at the Open Mobile Alliance.


Technical Details

This webinar will be conducted using a slides-and-audio format.  After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with details for joining the webinar.

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