Light Reading has been acquired by Informa for an undisclosed amount. The publishing, events and market research company was founded in 2000, sold to UBM in 2005 and repurchased by its co-founder and CEO Stephen Saunders in 2014. Saunders announced plans to stay with Light Reading for the foreseeable future. The acquisition of Light Reading is the next stage of Informa’s TMT (Technology, Media & Telecom) expansion program.
June is Thought Leadership month at Calysto. If you haven’t yet, check out our divergent white paper on the topic. In line with this thinking, we interviewed one of the IoT industry’s Thought Leaders, Jim Morrish. In addition to being one of the founders of Machina Research (an IoT-focused industry analyst and consulting firm), Jim has recently co-authored a book, Enterprise IoT.
Who – Wireless industry associations GSMA and CTIA have partnered to host a new event titled "GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA." Both organizations will be equal partners in the event, though GSMA will lead production and management.
Santa Clara Convention Center
May 10 – 12, 2016
Can you set the stage, give us some background about how your IoT podcast and newsletter came about?
Mobile World Congress 2016
Fira Gran Via
February 22-25, 2016
The 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress confirmed what we already knew: Mobile is everything.
IoT Tech Expo Europe 2016
February 10 - 11, 2016
Media/Analysts: est. 10+
Sue Marek is leaving her position as Editor-in-Chief at FierceMarkets after nine years of service. She is joining the team at SDxCentral as VP of Content, tasked with expanding the site’s wireless coverage. She’ll be working closely with Managing Editor, Craig Matsumoto (formerly of Light Reading). Mike Dano replaces Sue as Editor-in-Chief of the Telecom Group at Fierce, where he’s held various editorial positions for the past eight years.
January 5 - 9, 2016
Las Vegas Convention Center
Media/Analysts: est. 6,000
The first trade show of the year -- CES 2016 – is a wrap and here’s the takeaway: The Internet of Things has arrived.
FierceTelecom – Ben Munson has joined Fierce, as editor of multiple pubs. Prior to joining the FierceTelecom team, Ben was the editor of CED covering regulation, network innovation, business strategies, and emerging technologies for the wireless, broadband and video industries for more than three years. He also previously served as associate editor covering wireless news at Wireless Week.