M2M Market to Grow to $18B in 5 Years

You may have heard one of the absolute brightest spots in the tech space is the machine to machine or M2M market where analysts believe sales will total $18 billion in the next five years as device totals surge from 75 million to over 225 million.

The M2M Evolution conference is the world’s gathering place for information on this market and it will be held concurrently with ITEXPO October 4-6, 2010 in Los Angeles and coincidentally we just announced an important keynote at this event today.

Jeffrey O. Smith, Ph.D. is the Chairman of Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), TR-50 Smart Device Communications Engineering Committee, and Chief Technology Officer of Numerex.

Here is a bit more info on Dr. Smith so you can see why I am so happy to have him as part of the conference:

As a scientist for Motorola, The Robotics Institute, and the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), Dr. Smith has worked on wireless sensor and control systems developed for the FBI, CIA, DOD, DOE, NASA, and USPS – from autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles to particle accelerators. In 1993, he co-founded and served as President and CEO of OnRamp Technologies, a pioneer Internet Service Provider. He also co-founded Ublip, which was acquired by Numerex, a company at the vanguard of the machine-to-machine communications industry.

I just got the details from Carl Ford at Crossfire Media who manages this event in conjunction with TMC and he wanted to be sure I shared the following with you as well:

He also reminded me to let you know we have an official overflow hotel as the original one was sold out as I mentioned recently. Here are the details from Carl himself:

Due to overwhelming interest in this year’s conference we have had to add a second official conference hotel for M2M and ITEXPO attendees! We are thrilled to be able to offer a special rate at the beautiful Omni Los Angeles Plaza Hotel. Book your room now before these sell out too!

M2M is all the rage as you know – a massive growth industry in an economy that’s not so much. You need to be there to see where the potential opportunities lie and to learn how you may be able to make or save money in this relatively new and interesting field. I look forward to seeing you there.

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