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 speaker: Zoha Zoya is an Experience Designer Director at R/GA. For the last 4 years, Zoha has led the experience design & creative thinking for multiple innovative services and platforms including; Samsung Mobile Chatbot, Turkcell Messaging App and Rimowa Luxury Ecommerce site. She was part of the leadership team for R/GA IoT Ventures program 2018. She has written an article in The Guardian about the progression of financial services in the Middle East.
Kaustav is responsible for the growth and transformation of R/GA's technology offerings across the EMEA region and forging R/GA's strategic alliances programme with world class technology innovation firms and service providers and vendors.
Kaustav has a formal background in artificial intelligence and software engineering. He has been involved in the field of web and mobile development, over the top video content delivery platforms, content management systems, CRM platforms, machine learning and eCommerce projects.
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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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.
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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About the speaker: Matthew heads the recently opened London studio for Swift Creatives. As a designer, he drives strategic thinking, innovation and design execution of physical and digital products and experiences. He’s been doing this for over 20 years, working internationally and has designed the world’s first ethical and modular smartphone for Fairphone which won the Gold Cannes Lion award in 2017, defined the future of the digital image for Samsung Electronics, created luxurious whisky experiences for Diageo, award experiences for Google and recently helped HTC develop meaningful AR experience that explored new user interfaces beyond screens. Before joining Swift Creatives, Matthew was a board director at Seymourpowell for 11 years and has worked in-house in Seoul, South Korea for Samsung Electronics.
About the company: Swift Creatives is Scandinavian design and product innovation team dedicated to connecting consumers and brands in the sweet spot of bold design and purposeful, humanistic experiences. They think, shape and craft digital and physical products experiences that help start-ups and global brands innovate to stay ahead in highly competitive and disruptive markets. They work across borders, cultures and categories from studios in London, Aarhus and Beijing and believe that size matters. Big enough to make waves, but small enough to give a damn.