DESIGNING AI-POWERED IOT PRODUCTS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Talks by R/GA, frog design and Company 3 (TBC)
Date and time : Thu 09 August 2018, 18:30 - 21:30
Location : Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS - View on Google Maps
Limited to : 200 participants
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It should come as no surprise that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most eagerly anticipated trends in the heavy industry. Simultaneously, another revolution is taking place in artificial intelligence (AI). The actual applications of combining AI and IoT being used in industry today and to demonstrate important trends and future use cases for technologists. Find out more about challenges and opportunities at our event on the 9th of August talked by:

- One of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organisations (R/GA)
- A global design and strategy firm who transforms businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver a distinctly better experience (frog design)
- Company 3 (TBC)

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
R/GA
Zoha Zoya
Experience Design Director  
Frog Design
Ian Lee
Creative Director
TBC
Speaker TBC
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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: Zoha Zoya, Experience Design Director / Kaustav Bhattacharya, Executive Director, Technology at R/GA

Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: TBC
About the company: The agency has been a pioneer at the intersection of technology, design and marketing with work spanning web, mobile, social, retail, product innovation, brand development and business consulting for the connected age. R/GA has many offices across the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia-Pacific and is part of The Inter public Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG), one of the world’s largest advertising and marketing services organisations.
Video: Beyond Advertising: R/GA's New Model

Speaker 2: Ian Lee, Creative Director / Tom Peach, Creative Director at frog design

Talk Title: Convergent Transformation: Designing at the intersection of physical and digital experiences
About the speaker: Ian leads frog’s product innovation & industrial design practice in Europe and Asia. With 15 years of experience and successfully launching over 90 products, Ian is an expert in delivering products that combine world-class industrial design, customer experience and brand. Ian joined frog in 2011 to set up its product innovation practice in Shanghai before moving to London in 2014 to co-found frog’s London studio. Previously, Ian held design and innovation leadership positions at s.point design in Shanghai and Philips Electronics in the Netherlands.
Tom is a Senior Industrial Designer at frog in Milan. His work is focused on applying meaningful user-centred design across physical and digital interactive experiences of objects. He has worked on a wide variety of products within diverse categories, within physical and digital sectors, from newly formed start-ups to established global companies. Focus areas include consumer electronics, health and medical, transport, FMCG and packaging. Alongside the practice of Industrial Design, Tom engages with international design universities such as Bocconi (Milan) and SUPSI (Switzerland), acting as a mentor to students on ID and IxD programs.
About the company: frog is a global design and strategy firm. They transform businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver a distinctly better experience. They strive to touch hearts and move markets. Their passion is to transform ideas into realities. They partner with clients to anticipate the future, evolve organisations and advance the human experience.
Video: Design for Intelligence | Exponential Unknown
Video: We Transform Ideas Into Realities

Speaker 3: TBC

Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: TBC
About the company: TBC

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Drinks and networking.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Zoha Zoya, Kaustav Bhattacharya - Experience Design Director, Executive Director, Technology at R/GA
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: Convergent Transformation: Designing at the intersection of physical and digital experiences
Ian Lee, Tom Peach - Creative Directors at frog design
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Speaker TBC -
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.
Location 
Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS
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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