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: How to select HW & SW platforms for wearable design
About the speaker: Gordon has been working in the semiconductor industry all through his career with a focus on microcontroller from 8- 16- to 32bit and has worked with a range of customers developing solutions for a wide variety of different end applications.
About the company: NXP is a Dutch global semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and the fifth-largest non-memory semiconductor supplier in 2016. NXP is the co-inventor of near field communication (NFC) technology along with Sony and supplies NFC chip sets that enable mobile phones to be used to pay for goods, and store and exchange data securely. The company's products are used in automotive, identification, wired and wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, consumer, mobile and computing applications.
Video: NXP Hexiwear, IoT and Wearables development platform
Video: NXP Wearable Technology CES
Talk Title: Wireless for Wearable
About the speaker: Scott is responsible for the promotion of Silicon Labs IoT product portfolio including all MCU, Wireless, sensor and low power analog products throughout EMEA. Representing the IoT business unit and directly supporting the sales organisation at all levels within the market and at customers to successfully present Silicon Labs existing technologies and their future plans and roadmaps. Scott is also responsible for the strategic pricing within the EMEA market.
About the company: Silicon Labs is worldwide fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Austin, Texas, that develops silicon, software and tools for the Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Its products include microcontrollers, wireless SoCs, timing devices, low-power sensors, and broadcast solutions.
Video: Heart Rate Monitoring Demo from Silicon Labs.
Video: Engineering the IoT (Keynote by Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle).
Talk Title: Integration in the wearable space brings a number of benefits to the consumer in wearable and IoT applications
About the speaker: Dipak is the head of sales EMEA for Dialog with over 30 years in the semiconductor business. His last position was with Cambridge Consultants as commercial director in the Wireless Division specifically looking at innovations in connected systems and AI.
About the company: Dialog Semiconductor is a UK-based manufacturer of semiconductor based system solutions. Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs while providing flexible and dynamic support together with world-class innovation. In 2011, Dialog announced that it had completed a transaction to acquire SiTel Semiconductor, a leader in short-range wireless, digital cordless and VoIP technology. In July 2013, Dialog completed another transaction to acquire iWatt, a leader in AC/DC power conversion and solid state lighting technologies.
Video: Dialog Smart Wearable Solution
Video: Dialog SmartBond, the smallest, lowest power integrated Bluetooth 5 SoC