The Internet of Things (IoT), one of a cadre of new buzzwords in the Telecom, Media, and Technology (TMT) industry, is an expansive and loosely defined category. According to a presentation to be delivered by Michael Crawford, Q Advisors Partner, at the upcoming Comptel Plus Conference, IoT is rapidly moving from an abstract acronym to tangible businesses and services. This is driving investment and robust valuations across the value chain.

Comptel Plus will be held in San Francisco from October 18-21 bringing together over 800 representatives from the wholesale and retail telecommunications industry for networking and education purposes. Crawford, slated to speak on Day Two of the conference, will focus on “Sensors to Software: the IoT Value Chain.”

Crawford’s presentation will hone in on where investors may want to play in the IoT space by breaking down the value chain, providing insights on both investment activity and valuations across the key IoT segments. Crawford will unveil Q Advisors’ proprietary IoT Transaction Heat Map at Comptel Plus to underpin these insights.

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Q Advisors ( is a world-class global boutique investment bank formed in 2001 serving public and private companies, PE firms, entrepreneurs and large multi-nationals in the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) sectors. The firm has extensive, global reach, while also providing the personalized service of a boutique advisory firm. Thanks to our partners and senior staff, who come from leading investment banks and operating companies, we leverage extensive industry knowledge and analytical insights to help our clients achieve successful M&A and capital markets transactions.