iot products from prototype to production
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iot products from prototype to production
Talks by Raspberry Pi, RS Components and Silicon Labs
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Date and time
Wed 8 March 2017, 18:30 - 21:30

Location
4 Christopher St, EC2A 2BS, London
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Guest speakers
Raspberry Pi, RS Components and Silicon Labs

Limited to
200 participants
We are thrilled to have with us three special guests from the IoT ecosystem who will share invaluable insights gained from their long-lasting career in the sector. Join us on the 8th of March to learn from:

- The company behind the best selling British computer, selling more than 10M units before the end of 2016. (Raspberry Pi).
- One of the leading electronics distributor in the world (RS Components).
- A US fabless semiconductor company that develops silicon, software and tools for the Internet of Things (Silicon Labs).

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
Raspberry pi
Roger Thornton
Principal Hardware Engineer
RS Components
Pete Wood
Digital Marketing Manager
Silicon Labs
Anders Pettersson
Field Marketing Manager
Guest Speakers
BOLT
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
BOLT
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
BOLT
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
BOLT
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
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: Roger Thornton, Principal Hardware Engineer at Raspberry Pi

Talk title: How Raspberry Pi has been successfully used (and can be used) as a platform to power commercial IoT devices
About the speaker:
Roger works for Raspberry Pi as Principal Hardware engineer where oversees design, test, compliance and production for Raspberry Pi products. He also has experience of the Smart Home and IoT markets from his time working in a consultancy where he helped deliver a series of dedicated Smart Home energy monitoring and automation chips to market.
About the company: The Raspberry Pi Foundation works to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world, so they are capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future.
Meet the experts: Roger Thornton on '10 million reasons why Raspberry Pi is the ultimate start-up' - Video
The Expert's Interview: Roger Thornton, Raspberry Pi - Video

Speaker 2: Pete Wood, Digital Marketing Manager at RS Components

Talk title: How RS and DesignSpark Support IoT Applications
About the speaker:
 Pete manages DesignSpark, the Engineering Community of RS Components with over 500,000 registered engineers around the world. The majority of Pete’s time is spent networking with engineers, creating and facilitating content around products and applications, new technologies and design practice. DesignSpark’s tools and content is tailored to help engineers create leading edge applications.
About the company: RS Components is part of the Electrocomponents group, which distributes more than 500,000 products, including electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components, to over one million customers.
RS Components: The Engineers’ Playground - Video
Interview to RS Components CEO Lindsley Ruth - Video

Speaker 3: Anders Pettersson, Field Marketing Manager at Silicon Labs

Talk Title: From Sensor to Cloud
About the speaker: Anders Pettersson has been in the semiconductor industry since 1999 and was part of the Cortex Mx adaptation and participated in making it a global standard. Today Anders focus is on wireless technologies where the MESH protocols are about to standardise the Smart Home market.
About the company: Silicon Labs is worldwide fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Austin, Texas, that develops silicon, software and tools for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Its products include microcontrollers, wireless SoCs, timing devices, low-power sensors, and broadcast solutions.
Keynote by Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle: Engineering the IoT - Video
Silicon Labs advances IoT ecosystems: Embedded World 2016 - Video

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Networking and drinks.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Roger Thornton - Principal Hardware Engineer at Raspberry Pi
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Pete Wood - Digital Marketing Manager at RS Components
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: From Sensor to Cloud
Anders Pettersson - Field Marketing Manager at Silicon Labs
8:00pm
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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