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: "Edge to Enterprise IoT"
About the speaker: John has over 15 years’ experience taking connectivity technology to market. His experience expands beyond connectivity to telecoms infrastructure and services for edge to enterprise IoT. He was co-founder of one of the first M2M virtual network operators, and is now helping define new business models for IoT support platforms.
About the company: Avnet is the world's largest distributor of electronic components and embedded solutions and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. In July 2010, the company purchased Bell Microelectronics for $631 million, at the time the largest acquisition in the company's history. The key to Avnet's long-term success is its supply chain management solutions, which include forecasting component demand, distribution management, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and Just in Time delivery.
Video: Jon Johnes presents Avnet Visible Things - Reference platform for edge to enterprise IoT projects
Video: The History of Avnet
Talk Title: "Enabling the Industrial IoT Revolution"
About the speaker: Bob is responsible for managing global and local customer expansion and revenue growth strategies and programs with the Xilinx global network of Distributors. He coordinates with Marketing, Product and Market Segment teams to ensure timely and effective go to market plans. Bob also manages field and coop marketing programs in EMEA, India and ANZ.
About the company: Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined, yet hardware optimised – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video/Vision, Industrial IoT and 5G Wireless.
Video: Shaping the Future of Industrial IoT – Dan Isaacs, Director of Connected Control at Xilinx
Video: Powered by Xilinx: Embedded Vision and I-IoT Highlights
Talk Title: "IoT and the need for EMC"
About the speaker: Glen is the Head of Wurth Elektronik UK Technical Team and has over a decade worth of hands on EMC testing experience from one of the UK leading test labs.
About the company: With 16 production locations worldwide, Würth Elektronik is one of the most successful companies of the Würth Group. Würth Elektronik operates internationally with its three company areas in various markets: Electronic & Electromechanical Components, Circuit Boards and Intelligent Systems.
Video: Würth Elektronik eiSos Image Movie
Article: Würth Elektronik eiSos acquires AMBER wireless GmbH
Talk Title: "Partnerships for the Industrial IoT"
About the speaker: Psychologist turned Sales Guy/Tech enthusiast. Working for one of the leading Industrial IoT Platform having worked in Telco and IoT Roles for 10 years. Personally interested in how technology can support physical health outcomes through behaviour change but his day job is working with ThingWorx Major Partners who use the platform to build IoT Solutions.
About the company: ThingWorx, a PTC Technology, provides the leading Internet of Things (IoT) application platform and development tools with the most advanced cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and machines.
Video: Vital Herd and ThingWorx Powering an IoT Ecosystem
Video: Why ThingWorx Was Founded