Fierce events capitalize on major industry gatherings — conventions, conferences, industry events — or, stand on their own just fine. Our events ensure a captive audience for your message, and logistical efficiency for you and your team. Because Fierce editors facilitate our programs, you can always be assured of top-tier panelists and participation, content integrity and high attendee interest in every program.

Upcoming Fierce Events:

FierceBiotech Executive Breakfast
Tackling the Drug Price Problem: A Town Hall Debate
June 21, 2017 – San Diego, CA

Drug pricing has taken over the public debate about the biopharma industry. Companies are facing renewed questions about whether drug prices are fair, while the industry argues that the cost of R&D justifies price tags on new drugs. Beyond image-burnishing campaigns and the innovation-is-expensive argument, what can drugmakers do to address the pricing outcry? Can new approaches to drug development and intensified data-gathering help prove that new products are worth their cost? This town-hall-style discussion with a panel of expert guests will incorporate pre-submitted questions from the audience as well as questions from our FierceBiotech and FiercePharma editors.

FierceWireless Executive Breakfast Series at MWC Americas 2017 – Website coming soon.

LPWAN 2.0: The Next Generation of IOT Networks
September 12, 2017 – San Francisco, CA

The Internet of Things has no shortage of connections. A wide range of startups are offering Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) wireless connections across the country in an effort to break open the IoT opportunity. Similarly, established players like AT&T, Verizon and others are answering that challenge with low-power versions of their own networks. The result is a large and growing number of networking options for IoT customers, from governments to corporations. Street lights, power meters and other devices now have a range of network options to connect to, from LoRa to LTE M.

As IoT networks stretch from one corner of the country to the other, players are now looking at their next steps – a situation that raises the question: What’s next for the LPWAN space?  The next phase of the IoT is rapidly approaching, and this Fierce event will delve into what LPWAN 2.0 might mean for customers, providers and vendors.

Telecom Transformation: The Marriage of Open Source Software and 5G Networks
September 13, 2017 – San Francisco, CA

The evolution to 5G network technology may well be the first major network migration in the cellular industry that is focused more on software than hardware. In the industry’s previous moves, from analogue to 2G, from 2G to 3G, and from 3G to 4G LTE, much of the heavy lifting involved physical upgrades to network antennas, base stations and air interfaces. And while that too may happen during the migration to 5G, it certainly won’t be where operators place most of their focus. Mobile network operators are facing not only a step change in the development of their networks, but also entirely new architectures and languages they must grasp before they will truly be able to take advantage of the promise of 5G. This Fierce event will delve into these issues and more during a no-holds-barred discussion among top executives in the space.