Exploring iot hardware platformS
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Exploring IoT hardware platforms
Talks by Texas Instruments, Arrow, NXP and Leverege
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Date and time
Wed 8 February 2017, 18:30 - 21:30

Location
Inmarsat HQ, 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AX
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Guest speakers
Texas Instruments, Arrow, NXP and Leverege

Limited to
200 participants
We are thrilled to have with us two leading companies and an exciting startup who will share invaluable insights about the crowded landscape of IoT hardware platforms. Join us on the 8th of February to learn from:

- One of the top ten semiconductor companies worldwide (Texas Instruments).
- An American Fortune 500 company specialised in distribution and services relating to electronic components and computer products (Arrow).
- The co-inventor of Near Field Communication technology (NXP).
- An IoT simulation platform that enables rapid IoT prototyping and polished demonstrations (Leverege).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.
Guest Speakers
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner of Bolt

Talk title: Guide to hardware product development

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.
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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 Barros
Co-Founder of Moment

Talk title: Why Brand Wins


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.
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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 Crouan
MD at Startupbootcamp IoT

Talk title: Hardware Fundraising: Myths & Reality

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.  
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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.

Guest Speakers
Texas Instruments
Dr. Iain Hunter
Wireless System Applications
Arrow
David Potts
Marketing Development Engineer
nxp
Gordon Padkin
Regional Marketing, Microcontrollers
leverege
Hannah White
Creative Director
Agenda
19:00 - 19:20  Check in + beers and pizza
19:20 - 19:30  Event opening
19:30 - 19:50  Ben Einstein, Founder & General Partner of Bolt
19:50 - 20:10  Marc Barros, Co-Founder of Moment
20:10 - 20:30  Raph Crouan, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp IoT
20:30 - 20:50  Demos + community announcements
This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
20:50 - 22:00  Drinks and networking
LOCATION         U+I PLC - 7a Howick Place, Victoria, London, SW1P 1BB
Speaker 1: Dr. Iain Hunter, Wireless System Applications at Texas Instruments

Talk Title: Prove the Concept - Quickly
About the speaker: Iain has for 20 years been helping TI’s customers solve their embedded system problems and get their product launched.
About the company: Texas Instruments (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. Texas Instruments's focus is on developing analog chips and embedded processors, as well as digital light processing (DLP) technology and education technology products including microcontrollers and multi-core processors.
Texas Instruments about the Internet of Things - Video
Texas Instruments fuels the IoT with help from IBM Cloud - Video

Speaker 2: David Potts, Marketing Development Engineer at Arrow

Talk Title: Choosing the Right IoT Hardware Platform
About the company: Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2015 sales of $23.28 billion. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.
Arrow IoT Immersion - Video
The new IoT Reference Design from Arrow Electronics - Video

Speaker 3: Hanna White, Creative Director at Leverege

Talk Title: Simulation Prototyping for IoT Devices/Hardware
About the speaker: Hannah is an experienced digital creative and passionate product designer with deep experience in web development with a heavy focus on UI/UX. She is the Creative Director at Leverege, a Maryland, United States-based end-to-end systems integration platform with device simulation capabilities.
About the company: Leverege is a systems integrator and end-to-end solutions provider that offers a simulation-centric IoT platform that reduces time to market, lowers costs, and results in better IoT services for customers.
Leverege blog

Speaker 4: Gordon Padkin, Regional Marketing, Microcontrollers at NXP

Talk title: How to Select the Right Prototyping Hardware
About the talk:
 Through his different roles Gordon has gained a wide view on a range of different end markets in which embedded MCUs are used and as such can bring good insight into how NXP technologies can be used to address the evolving needs of customers across those different segments.
About the speaker:  Gordon has had a long career in the semiconductor industry, starting back in 1996 for Motorola SPS and has been part of the evolution that saw Motorola become Freescale and recently merge with NXP Semiconductors at the end of 2015.
About the company: NXP is a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the fifth-largest non-memory semiconductor supplier in 2016. NXP is the co-inventor of near field communication (NFC) technology along with Sony and supplies NFC chip sets that enable mobile phones to be used to pay for goods, and store and exchange data securely. The company's products are used in automotive, identification, wired and wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, consumer, mobile and computing applications.
NXP Smarter World Tour: 135+ IoT demos - Video
NXP Hexiwear, IoT and Wearables development platform - Video

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Networking and drinks.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: "Prove the Concept - Quickly"
Dr. Iain Hunter - Wireless System Applications at Texas Instruments
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: "Choosing the Right IoT Hardware Platform"
David Potts - Marketing Development Engineer at Arrow
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: "Simulation Prototyping for IoT Devices/Hardware"
Hannah White - Creative Director at Leverege
7:45pm
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Gordon Padkin - Regional Marketing, Microcontrollers
8:05pm
Community announcements and demos: This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.
8:20pm
Drinks and networking.
9:30pm
Event ends.
Agenda
19:00 - 19:20
Check in + beers and pizza

19:20 - 19:30
Event opening

19:30 - 19:50
Ben Einstein, Founder & General Partner of Bolt

19:50 - 20:10
Marc Barros, Co-Founder of Moment

20:10 - 20:30
Raph Crouan, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp IoT

20:30 - 20:50
Community announcements
This is your time if you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.

20:50 - 22:00
Drinks and networking

LOCATION 
CRL - 7a Howick Place, Victoria, London SW1P 1DZ
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