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.
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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.
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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.
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