LoRaWAN addresses businesses’ social responsibility needs

30th March 2022
James Anstee

The LoRa Alliance has announced the expanded program for the LoRaWAN World Expo, taking place at the Palais des Congrès in in Paris, July 6-7, 2022. Additions to the program focus on why LoRaWAN is the leading LPWAN to support businesses’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices while delivering a strong return on investment (ROI).

“Global demand for LoRaWAN solutions has exploded–in part to address ESG requirements,” said Donna Moore, CEO and chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance. “Automated alerts triggered by analysis of the data LoRaWAN collects is creating significant opportunities for resource conservation, predictive maintenance, and safety, as well as waste reduction, to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of our resources. LoRaWAN is the most widely deployed LPWAN solution because the market trusts the technology, which has global network availability, the ability to roam globally, and delivers considerable cost savings.”

LoRaWAN’s growth has been driven in large part by the acceleration of digital transformation, which moved from nice-to-have to a necessity among enterprises and cities globally, spurred on by the lessons learned from COVID-19. In short, digitisation has become critical to providing safe environments, for the health welfare and safety of our citizens and planet.  

Moore continued, “Whether you are just starting your IoT journey or deeply engaged in deployments, join us to see how LoRaWAN positively impacts our lives and the health of the planet, and drives businesses’ efforts in these areas. The LoRaWAN World Expo is the best opportunity in 2022 to hear from the brightest minds in the IoT industry and network with LoRaWAN market leaders. With a focus on social responsibility, attendees will discover how LoRaWAN is profitable for their companies, beneficial to the global community, and a means to become better corporate citizens.”

While LoRaWAN is already supporting people, planet, and profits, the LoRa Alliance recognizes its growth potential and is excited to have leveraged this theme across many of the sessions during the Expo. According to the World Economic Forum’s Internet of Things Guidelines for Sustainability report, 84% of IoT deployments currently address, or have the potential to address, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Expo’s environmental sustainability sessions cover a broad range of topics around smart agriculture and irrigation, smart buildings and cities, climate change and its environmental impact, disaster prevention and the green new deal, as well as wildlife preservation. A number of sessions will focus on societal considerations, such as healthcare, elder care, workforce safety, heritage preservation and more. Finally, representatives from think tanks and governmental organizations like Arcep, ITU-T and the European Union Commission for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth will address key considerations for LoRaWAN and how it relates to governance.

New featured speakers and sessions announced today include:

  • Daniel Mes, Member of the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President on the European Green Deal
  • Laure de la Raudiere, Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications, Postal and Print Media Distribution 
  • Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Scott Sigel, Helium Foundation, The Value of Community Networks
  • Sandra Lopez, GM/VP/CMO of Microsoft Advertising, on Inclusive Product Design: At the Center of a Better World
  • Mysore Madhusudhan, Executive Vice President, Collaboration and Connected Solutions, Tata Communications,Scaling Hyperconnectivity with LoRaWAN
  • William Gouesbet, Kerlink, LoRaWAN-enabled IoT use cases driving sustainability and CSR
  • Ulrich Rousseau of Wi6labs, The Smallest Smart City in the World
  • Najwa Hamzeh, Red Sea Development Project, Red Sea Giga Project
  • Speakers from the WBA, DLMS on multi-RAN Approaches to IoT
  • Speakers from Microshare, Microsoft, CBRE discuss How Smart Building solutions bring sustainability and ESG data metrics to the Built World
  • Speakers from GetWireless and Oxit on Going to Market with LoRaWAN
  • Speakers from Actility; Birdz; Helium; NNNCo, Semtech and SenRa on the Diversity of Network Business Models
  • Speakers from MachineQ, a Comcast Company, on Enterprise LoRaWAN Adoption
  • Speakers from EDF, Nortegas, Semtech and Veolia on LoRaWAN for Utilities

Premier Sponsors

  • Platinum Level: Semtech
  • Silver Level: Actility, Birdz, Kerlink, RAKwireless, STMicroelectronics
  • Bronze Level: Browan Communications, ControliX, Digi, Ivanti, MultiTech, MClimate, Murata Manufacturing, OrbiWise, TEKTELIC
  • Speaker Sponsor: Kiwi technology; MachineQ, a Comcast Company

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the LoRaWAN World Expo

Media and analysts are invited to attend LoRaWAN World Expo at no cost. Contact for registration details.

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