All-Star Lineup to Judge the Battle of the Platforms Live Event

By IoTEvolutionWorld News August 13, 2013

Machine-to-machine platforms showdown set for August 26 in Las Vegas

Norwalk, Conn. – August 13, 2013 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced that top analysts and consultants in the M2M industry have signed on to judge the third Battle of the Platforms event at M2M Evolution Conference & Expo. Battle of the Platforms is a half-day event, held Monday, August 26, at 2 p.m. at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The live event provides an exciting opportunity to hear and see cutting-edge platform solutions from leading companies poised to help businesses manage and deliver machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions.

The event is open to all conference attendees and will address M2M market impact, market leaders and market competitors.

Judges include:

  • James Brehm, senior strategist & consultant at Compass Intelligence
  • Carl Ford co-founder at Crossfire Media
  • Josh Builta, senior analyst at IHS Inc.
  • Andy Castonguay, principal analyst at Machina Research
  • David Dines, analyst at ACG Research
  • Jennifer Kent, research analyst at Parks Associates
  • Mike Sapien, principal analyst at Ovum
  • Dan Shey, analyst at ABI Research
  • Gary Kim, Founder, Spectrum Futures

Participants include: Aeris, Amdocs, Etherios, Eurotech, Gemalto, ILS Technology, QNAP, ThingWorx and Xively.

Categories include:

  • Best Horizontal Implementation
  • Best Vertical Implementation
  • Best Provisioning
  • Best Application Development Environment
  • Best Enabling Non-Platform Technology or Offering
  • Overall Best Platform

“We are pleased to have such an esteemed jury joining us to judge these companies on the strength and innovation of their M2M platforms,” said Carl Ford, co-founder of Crossfire Media. “The Battle of the Platforms will not only give attendees a better understanding of what solutions are available to them, but to also see the benefits our contestants have implemented for others.”

M2M Evolution is supported by Platinum Sponsors Flexera, Oracle and Verizon; Gold Sponsors Amdocs, Kore Telematics, ThingWorx, ILS Technology, AT&T, Ericsson, Eurotech, Wyless, Systech, Gemalto and CCF; and Corporate Sponsors 5 Years Out, Axeda, Cycle 30, Numerex, Mosaik Solutions, CradlePoint, Etherios Tmobile, 2lementry and Arrow.

Registration for M2M Evolution, including Battle of the Platforms, is now open, contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information. For media inquiries, contact Ashley Baster. To be considered to speak at M2M Evolution in Miami, submit your presentation idea here.

Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for M2M Evolution should contact TMC’s Matthew Gleeson at 203-852-6800 x145.

For the latest M2M Evolution news, updates and information follow the event on Twitter at #M2MEvolution.

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. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. IoTevolutionworld is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading global business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Secure Mobility Conference; Small Cell Summit, Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

Media and Analyst Contact:        
Sue O’Keefe      
Connect2 Communications          
(508) 494-7771

Edited by Alisen Downey
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