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: Monetising IoT
About the speaker: Maarten is a constructive innovator that has been defining the cloud, big data and IoT strategy for Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. He is responsible at Canonical for Internet of Things, the next-generation of networking and edge cloud solutions. Previously he was strategy director for cloud, big data and IoT.
About the company: Ubuntu is the open source operating system that runs everywhere from the smartphone, the tablet and the PC to the server and the cloud and is the top choice for developers creating the next generation of smart IoT solutions. Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Core 16 delivers foundation for secure IoT
Talk Title: Building THNGHUB: A Local Cloud gateway putting an end to the 10 protocols 10 apps IoT
About the speaker: Before starting Evrythng Dom was a Web of Things pioneer at MIT and ETH Zurich where he worked on his Ph.D. He is also an IoT expert with more than a decade spent working on projects for Oracle, the Auto-ID Labs, Nokia and SAP. In 2016 his book “Building the Web of Things” was released by Manning, following his previous publication “Using the Web to Build the IoT”. In 2011 and 2016, Dom was listed in the top 10 IoT thinkers by Postscapes and early in 2012, his Ph.D. on the Web of Things was granted the ETH Medal.
About the company: EVRYTHNG is a Web of Things software company based in London, San Francisco and New York City. The company manages digital identity data in an intelligent IoT "smart products" cloud to connect consumer products to the Web and drive real-time applications.
This Cisco-Backed Firm Wants To Bridge Internet-Of-Things Platforms - Forbes
Evrythng nabs $7.5M to connect everything to everything - Venture Beat
Talk Title: Why building connected products led me to start a platform company.
About the speaker: Before founding Electric Imp in 2011, Hugo designed the hardware for the first Nest thermostat, managed the team that shipped the first 4 iPhones, and at his previous startup, built the first in-car MP3 player. He’s been into security since the 80’s when he ran one of the first Acorn bulletin board systems and he has lots of opinions.
About the company: Electric Imp, based in Los Altos, CA and Cambridge, UK, was founded to build the operating system for the IoT. The Electric Imp platform, a secure, maintained PaaS that spans from silicon to the cloud, keeps customer’s devices & data safe.
Hugo Fiennes at Web Summit 2014 - Video
This startup wants to be the Amazon of Wi-Fi access for the IoT - Fortune