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Since 2007, Enexis has executed pilots and medium-sized roll-out projects for smart metering. At this moment, approximately 350.000 Enexis customers have a smart electricity meter and 300.000 customers have a natural gas meter. Gas meters are connected to E-meters through an MBus interface; either wired or wireless. Currently the main communication technology used to connect smart E-meters with the Enexis back-end system is GPRS; this means that a SIM card is installed in every E-meter.

Since SIM cards are owned by the mobile communications provider, it is not possible to switch to another communication provider without exchanging SIM cards. Enexis wanted to avoid this vendor lock-in; it should be possible to have a normally functioning market situation for mobile M2M communications.

Because of a change in Dutch telecommunications legislation in Q1-2014, it is now possible for other parties than telecommunications operators to obtain a shared 'Mobile Network Code' or MNC. Enexis applied for and obtained its own MNC in September 2014. Anticipating the eventual granting of the MNC, Enexis executed a tender for a 'Private Virtual Network Operator' or PVNO solution. A major Dutch communication provider was awarded the contract; the solution is fully operational since December 2014.
 

During this master class, Enexis will elaborate on:


• The reasons why the PVNO solution was chosen as the preferred option;
• How it works;
• Regulatory issues around having your own MNC;
• Usage of the shared MNC by other parties;
• How Enexis can switch from the existing mobile operator to another without swapping SIM cards and
• How the PVNO solution was realised.
 

Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Opening remarks and introductions

Philip Westbroek

Philip Westbroek, telecommunications and cybersecurity consultant, Enexis

9:10 Introduction, problem description and possible solutions

Philip Westbroek

Philip Westbroek, telecommunications and cybersecurity consultant, Enexis

Frank Bodewes

Frank Bodewes, Telecommunications Consultant, Enexis

9:50 Solution chosen by Enexis; own MNC and SIM cards

Philip Westbroek

Philip Westbroek, telecommunications and cybersecurity consultant, Enexis

Frank Bodewes

Frank Bodewes, Telecommunications Consultant, Enexis

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Regulatory issues

Philip Westbroek

Philip Westbroek, telecommunications and cybersecurity consultant, Enexis

Frank Bodewes

Frank Bodewes, Telecommunications Consultant, Enexis

11:40 Implementation project and switching to another communication provider

Philip Westbroek

Philip Westbroek, telecommunications and cybersecurity consultant, Enexis

Frank Bodewes

Frank Bodewes, Telecommunications Consultant, Enexis

12:20 Wrap-up and Q&A

Philip Westbroek

Philip Westbroek, telecommunications and cybersecurity consultant, Enexis

Frank Bodewes

Frank Bodewes, Telecommunications Consultant, Enexis

12:45 End of Masterclass

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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