Ben is a product vision and prototyping expert and is instrumental in bringing many products to market ranging from consumer electronics to clean energy for everything from Fortune 500 companies to small startups.
Bolt is a seed-stage fund that invests capital, personnel, equipment and expertise in hardware startups. They are leading the way in de-risking manufacturing and are a go to for hardware startups looking to get product to market.
Marc is an entrepreneur, a creator and is passionate about amazing product experiences and building great companies. His love for great photography and business lead him to co-found his own photography startup. He is also a mentor at Highway1 and TechStars.
Moment is a collection of the highest quality lenses to empower mobile picture takers everywhere to capture incredible images with their phones. After having a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign Moment have gone on to be one of the dominant hardware startups in mobile photography.
Raph is a strategic and analytical Senior Marketing & Sales Director having worked for about 12 years at Apple. He is now the Managing Director of the Startupbootcamp IoT Program and a passionate investor in the hardware startup space during his spare time.
Startupbootcamp helps take startups global by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors and mentors in their sector. Their programs are based around the world from Amsterdam to Singapore.
Talk Title: Simpler Shopping
About the speaker: Paul currently looks after Technology Research and Open Innovation at Tesco Labs with the aim of making customers and colleagues lives easier by finding the best new technology to help them. Working with partners ranging from the biggest corporate to the smallest start-ups from around the world to test and develop the latest technology. Paul has been at Tesco for 6 years and joined on the graduate scheme after completing a PhD in Electronic Engineering. In this time he has worked on a variety of projects including some of the early Tesco mobile and tablet apps, RFID and robotics.
About the company: Tesco Labs is here to help you experience the future. Here to envisage, design and create the future Tesco today. Tesco Labs gives even the most ambitious ideas time to develop. Real, far sighted, game changing innovation means you have to take risks.
Video: Tesco Labs, the future of retail and connected stores
Talk Title: Humanizing IoT
About the speaker: Having worked at R/GA for over 10 years, Fura has provided both strategic and creative vision for her clients and teams in New York and Stockholm. She was the creative lead on R/GA’s Nike account in NYC for a number of years where she drove the e-commerce & retail business, moving the account into new territories by exploring new emerging trends and innovations. She also led the creative team for Samsung US and was one of the creative leads on R/GA’s Walmart account.
About the company: R/GA is expanding its successful Ventures initiative globally, launching its first UK program in association with InnovateUK. The London-based Venture Studio program is designed to help early-stage and growth-stage startups creating connected products and services to level up as businesses and brands on a global scale.
Wired article: R/GA launches its first UK-based accelerator for next-generation startups
Talk Title: The Rising Adoption and the Complexity of the IoT Vision
About the speaker: Saverio runs research in the areas of M2M, Internet of Things, wearable technologies and smart solutions for vertical sectors. During last six years, Saverio has focused his technology and market research on the evolution of the M2M market and the Internet of Things vision. He has advised organisations such as Telefonica, Vodafone Group, myDevices, Inside Secure, Telespazio, Sierra Wireless, Telit International, Sony, Inmarsat, Wireless Logic and more.
About the company: Beecham Research is a leading technology market research, analysis and consulting firm established in 1991. They have specialized in the development of the rapidly-growing Connected Devices market, worldwide since 2001.
The team at Beecham Research is expert in M2M/IoT services and platforms and also in IoT solution security, satellite M2M and Wearable Technology.
IoT Security Threat Map (download) - by Beecham Research
Smart Home Market 2016 (download) - by Beecham Research
Talk Title: Why Your Hardware Company Doesn't Need Venture Capital
About the speaker: Bay has supported technology startups for the last decade. Over half of this time was spent at Apple as a founding team member of their global SMB channel and as the founder of their first Entrepreneurship Evangelism channel.
The other half of his career has been spent inside of or founding startups, two of which failed, one of which exited successfully.
About the company: Brinc is an ultra hands-on hardware accelerator based in Hong Kong that supports entrepreneurs looking to unlock the world’s data through connected solutions. They offer a comprehensive program tailored for hardware startups looking for speed, access and the know-how to build successful companies.
Article: Brinc’s expansion foretells Hong Kong’s rise as a consumer IoT capital