Actility launches annual Actility Operator Forum

Actility Operator Forum

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Actility launches Ecosystem Partner Program

Actility, the global industry leader in Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, and Europe’s leading energy aggregator, has officially launched the annual Actility Operator Forum. The first two-day event took place in Paris on the 29th and 30th of November 2018.

Over 50 global network operators and 100 clients and partners converged on Paris to join Actility in celebrating the growth and maturity of the LoRaWAN ecosystem and to share success stories, feedback, and best practice. The event was launched on Thursday morning by Actility CEO and Founder Olivier Hersent who delivered a keynote speech.

“Thanks to the Actility Operator Forum we realize that so much of what NNNCO is doing in Australia has global implications and that many of our breakthroughs and learnings are just as applicable in Asia, the US, Europe and beyond. We must all look beyond our own borders and that’s where roaming comes in. The focus now must be on supporting the large global device manufacturers in industries such as metering industrial controls to leverage global gateway growth as one global roaming network.”
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Rob Zagarella
Founder, CEO and Board Member, NNNCo
“It was a great opportunity for Orange to understand key requirements from the LoRaWAN ecosystem, especially large solution providers looking to roll out massively and to share with other LoRaWAN operators on how to best accommodate those requests.”
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Luc Savage
VP of Enterprise IoT, Orange

Fellow keynote presenters included industry experts from Schneider Electric, Itron, Semtech, HERE and Actility. The afternoon sessions were each chaired by a subject matter expert with presentations and input from three guest panelists from companies such as NNNCo, GEFCO, Nexans, ER-Telecom, Birdz.

Topics ranged from general discussions about the LoRaWAN ecosystem to more specific topics covering industrial, enterprise and private networks and then deeper into vertical use cases on those networks, including agriculture, logistics, smart cities, smart water. Given the maturity of LoRaWAN, the forum was also able to delve into go-to-market strategies, pricing models, deployment models, and roaming. The entire program can be viewed here: www.actility.com/forum

Actility is a global leader in LoRaWAN solutions. LoRaWAN is a low power wireless protocol for wide area networks that allows devices to communicate with IoT applications over long-range wireless connections with extended battery life. Actility also enables multi-country geolocation solutions through its LoRaWAN roaming hub and Abeeway, its subsidiary that makes low power, long-life trackers.

Actility’s night at the museum

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Actility’s night at the museum

Actility Operator Forum

The first Actility Operator Forum in Paris on the 29th and 30th of November 2018 saw over 50 global network operators and 100 customers or partners join Actility, at the invitation of CEO and Founder Olivier Hersent, to celebrate the growth of the ThingPark LoRaWAN® ecosystem and to share success stories, feedback, and best practice.

As a global leader in LoRaWAN solutions and a founding member of the LoRa Alliance(™), the Actility team and our partners have a lot to celebrate as LPWA technology is adopted globally at an ever-increasing rate. 

After a day hearing about the best in IoT technology, the maturity of LoRaWAN, and operators’ readiness for multi-country roaming, we wanted to share with our guests the very best our home city of Paris had to offer, and where better than with a very special private after-hours tour of the Louvre?

With almost 7000 square meters of gallery space displaying tens of thousands of history’s greatest artworks and antiquities, the Louvre is the largest museum in the world, and with over eight million visitors per year, it’s also one of the most popular. Want to avoid having to rub shoulders with thousands of people while you’re enjoying this global treasure-house? You should have come to Actility sooner!

Our tour guide explained that the Louvre is home to more than 380,000 objects and displays 35,000 works of art in eight curatorial departments. For our tour, she selected the most captivating rooms and most notable works of art like the Mona Lisa, Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss, the Coronation of Napoleon, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.

With no one else around, we had the time and space to thoroughly admire the stunning building and interiors with their echoing hallways, multicolored marble floors, elaborate plaster moldings, sweeping staircases, and above our heads, the spectacularly painted ceilings.

The Louvre is vast, and every square meter above, around and underfoot is beautiful! There are entire wings dedicated to decorative arts, French paintings, Italian masterpieces, and more, and we had the pleasure of touring a “greatest hits” selection thanks to Actility and the inaugural Actility Operator Forum.

The tour was followed by a reception in The Café Richelieu in the Mollien Pavilion, close to Napoleon’s former apartments. From the first-floor terrace, guests could take in the views of the Eiffel Tower, Le Cour Napoleon, and the Louvre pyramids while sipping champagne and feasting on Chef’s finest canapés.

The evening, and the entire Actility Operator Forum, were a huge success, with nothing but enthusiastic responses from our guests! The only problem is how on earth do we provide an even more memorable experience for our customers and partners next year? The bar has truly been set high.