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: TBC
About the speaker: Ross helps accelerate development to bring startup solutions to market faster through the exploitation of cloud platform as a service. He facilitates skills development with key integration and developer partners to extend the ecosystem around Bluemix and Watson technologies.
About the company: IBM is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).
IBM Launches new global HQ for Watson IoT - Video
IBM Insights for a Connected World for Electronics - Video
Talk Title: Data-driven Systems of Intelligence
About the speaker: Monty has spent more than 18 years in the technology industry, the last 7 of which have been at Microsoft in a number of product, sales and strategy roles. He has a background in business applications and has a passion for helping customers drive transformational outcomes through the use of technology. In his current role, Monty holds accountability for product strategy across Microsoft’s IoT offerings and cloud based analytics capabilities- which include the Cortana Intelligence Suite and cognitive data services.
About the company: Microsoft is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. On October 2008 Microsoft announced Azure, a cloud computing service for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres.
Tap into the Internet of Your Things with Azure IoT Suite - Video
Azure IoT Developer Overview - Video
Talk Title: Connecting the dots with Partners in the IoT Ecosystem
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 my day job is working with our Major Partners who use ThingWorx 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.
Vital Herd and ThingWorx Powering an IoT Ecosystem - Video
Why ThingWorx Was Founded - Video