Developing IoT Solutions for Smart Energy, Smart Grid and Smart Utilities
Talks by Texas Instruments, Hitachi and Pod Point
Date and time : Thu 06 September 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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The Internet of Things is revolutionising the Energy Sector. New exciting connected technologies are gradually transforming the energy and utility industries and offering new interesting business models. Join us on the 6th of September to learn from:

- One of the top ten semiconductor companies worldwide (Texas Instruments).
- A Japanese multinational conglomerate company (Hitachi).
- The UK's leading provider of electric vehicle charging (Pod Point).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.
Guest speakers
Texas Instruments
Henrik Mannersson
‍Sector Manager Grid Infrastructure
Hitachi Europe
Andrew Broadbent
Head of R&D - Rail and Energy, European R&D Centre
Pod Point
Keano Lane / Bryan Saignasith
Head of Software Engineering / Head of Testing
Speaker 1: Henrik Mannesson, Sector Manager Grid Infrastructure at Texas Instruments

Talk Title: Modernizing the Grid to make it reliable and more resilient through technology
About the speaker: Over the past 12 years, Henrik has held various systems engineering, marketing and sales positions with Texas Instruments across Europe and US. Since 2 years he is leading the grid infrastructure team which provides semiconductor system solutions across renewable energy, smart metering and grid automation to help customers shorten development time and validate TI’s products.
About the company: Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping approximately 100,000 customers transform the future, today.
Video: Miro Adzan, Making factories smarter through predictive maintenance
Video: Texas Instruments – Engineering Industrial Innovation

Speaker 2: Andrew Broadbent, Head of R&D - Rail and Energy, European R&D Centre at Hitachi Europe

Talk Title: Social Innovation using IoT solutions in the Isles of Scilly Smart Energy Islands project
About the speaker: Andrew is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with a background ranging from managing engineering departments on nuclear submarines to developing and leading government transport strategy. In the last 10 years Andrew has been involved in leading and delivering research, development and innovation projects and programmes in the rail sector before joining Hitachi’s global R&D group in January 2017 where he is the Head of R&D for Rail and Energy.
About the company: Hitachi, a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. Hitachi brings Information Technology & Operational Technology together to help the clients transform for the IoT era. Their expertise ranges from energy and transport to healthcare, public safety, R&D and robotics. They aspire to drive innovation together with all their stakeholders in ways that make positive contributions to business and society, by providing solutions which create a brighter, cleaner and more sustainable future for our society and planet.  They call this Social Innovation Business.
Video: A smart energy management solution for New Clark City
Video: Hitachi Energy & Environmental Efficiency

Speaker 3: Bryan Saignasith, Head of Testing / Keano Lane, Head of Software Engineering at Pod Point

Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: Bryan has got a Meng in mechanical engineering and been working in the EVSE industry for over 5 years now. He had multiple roles in the product development department where he has managed all the stages involved in releasing an IOT device in the market from early R&D stage to manufacturing introduction. Product development in early stages of a fast growing start-up are very challenging as they involve a lot of compromises and risks management. Bryan managed the development of newest PCBA / firmware to replace our old products. Also created load balancing systems to accommodate with the need for more EVSE on limited supply. He is now in charge of the Network Assurance, they mainly focus on uptime and understanding the product once in the market. On the side, he loves the Raspberry Pi.
Keano is a professional Fullstack Web development expert, and team leader with 10years+ experience and deep knowledge of back & front ends frameworks (e.g. Symfony, Laravel, React JS, React Native) and microservices (Lambda). Capable of architecting and building technical solutions from scratch; keen on following latest technology trends and industry standards. He loves to manage tech teams, mentor juniors, and lead teams to successful projects.
About the company: Pod Point are the UK's leading provider of electric vehicle charging. Since forming in 2009, they have manufactured and sold over 40,000 charging points and developed one of the UK’s largest public networks, connecting EV drivers with hundreds of charging stations nationwide at locations such as Sainsbury’s and Southern Rail. In 2016, a charge was started on the Pod Point ecosystem every 42 seconds.
Video: Pod Point - MIS: An Introduction
Video: Pod POINT | Fully Charged

Arrival and registration.
Drinks and networking.
Event opening.
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Henrik Mannesson - Grid Infrastructure Systems General Manager at Texas Instruments
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Andrew Broadbent - Head of R&D - Rail and Energy, European R&D Centre at Hitachi Europe
Talk and Q&A: TBC
Keano Lane / Bryan Saignasith - Head of Software Engineering / Head of Testing at Pod Point
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.
Drinks and networking.
Event ends.
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