The 451 Group - As previously reported, Ken Rehbehn has left his position of Principal Analyst within 451's Networking Channel. He now serves as a Principal Analyst at Critical Communications Insights covering Mobile Broadband Network Evolution (LTE, 5G), Critical Communications Voice (Mission Critical Push-to-Talk with TETRA and Project25), Devices, Applications and Public Safety and IoT.
RCR Wireless News - Dan Meyer has left his position as editor in chief at RCR after more than 17 years. He recently joined SDxCentral as a senior editor and will be contributing to their coverage of software-defined everything (SDx). Dan will be working out of SDxCentral’s Denver office, focusing primarily on containers, lifecycle service orchestration (LSO), cloud automation, and DevOps. Dan’s replacement at RCR hasn’t yet been named.
451 Research - There was a big round of layoffs at 451 Research recently, with a reported 14 people (8 analysts and a handful of other staff) getting the axe. Those let go include Director, Network Research, Peter Christy who spent four years with the firm, running the Network Practice and is now “delightfully unemployed”. Also on the chopping block was Declan Lonergan, Vice President in charge of 451 Research's Mobile Telecom Channel. Declan joined 451 Research with the company's acquisition of Yankee Group in 2013.
Light Reading – An online community for the global communications sector, Light Reading has named Craig Matsumoto as Editor-in-Chief. Craig returns to Light Reading after previously serving as Managing Editor from 2002 to 2013. He’s spent the last three years as Managing Editor at SDxCentral, a news and resource site for Software-defined Everything. Craig is taking over for Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading’s EIC for the past four years.
Real World IoT Summit
April 5 -6, 2017
The Landmark, London
Mobile World Congress 2017
Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc
February 27 – March 2, 2017
February 7 - 10, 2017
Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chinese investors have agreed to buy International Data Group (IDG) – the 53-year-old tech research giant and publisher – for under $1 billion. The deal will split the company into two parts, China Oceanwide Holdings Group will become the controlling shareholder of IDG’s operating businesses, which includes its subsidiaries — analyst firm IDC and IDG Communications, which runs several publications, including PC World, Computerworld, Network World, MacWorld, InfoWorld, ChannelWorld and CIO.
The word “Evolution” has a special significance. Not only is the IoT industry evolving at a rapid pace, but the IoT Evolution Expo itself has evolved quite a bit. It all began in 2009 with the first-ever M2M Evolution, focusing on the machine-to-machine communications space when it was in its infancy. Later, the conference would expand its focus to the IoT industry and all its corresponding verticals. It has all lead up to next month’s 17th event – IoT Evolution Expo – featuring another key shift in focus.