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: When Machine Learning migrates to the Edge
About the speaker: Since his father gave him his first electronics kit at the age of 5, he's been electrocuted more than once (per week). Nowadays he still plays with the same kits, but gets paid for it at Google. Salesforce IoT, VMware and Hewlett-Packard alumni. Passionate about Traveling, Photography and Architecture.
About the company: Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Since its founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. They now offer dozens of products and services—including Google Cloud's AI. It providesmodern machine learning services,withpre-trained modelsand a service to generateyour own tailored models.Their neural net-based ML service has fantastic training performance andincreased accuracy.
Video: Past, Present and Future of AI / Machine Learning
Video: Google Cloud Machine Learning
Talk Title: Sensors and ML – A short story about manufacturing and the human body
About the speaker: Anže is a proud father, enthusiastic guitarist and a passionate software engineer, geeking out in the cloud. He was briefly a Microsoft MVP for Azure before forfeiting the title when joining Microsoft UK. When not working directly with Manufacturing & Automotive customers and partners, Anže is active on Twitter (@avodovnik) and his blog (www.vodovnik.com).
Alysha - after planning a career in Civil Engineering, a chance encounter with a sexist academic at a University open day made Alysha reconsider that profession entirely. Civil Engineering's loss is Computer Science's gain as she switched courses. She is passionate about solving problems with code, and about being a champion for Women in IT. She currently works as a Software Engineer at Microsoft focussing on AI and Machine Learning.
About the company: Microsoft is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. On October 2008 Microsoft announced Azure, a cloud computing service for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres.
Video: Microsoft Build: AI for Accessibility
Video: Azure Machine Learning Demo
Talk Title: Voice assistants on the edge
About the speaker: Eric is passionate about education, open-source, and everything audio. He has worked at Fraunhofer IDMT, DSP Concepts, and EPFL, where he started Switzerland’s largest student Hackathon and just recently got his Masters.
About the company: Snips is a voice platform for connected devices. It enables makers and companies to add a voice assistant to their products. Created in 2013, the vision behind Snips has been to put an AI assistant in every device, making technology so intuitive that it disappears into the background. What makes Snips unique is that everything runs locally on the device the user is speaking to, meaning no data ever gets sent to the cloud. This guarantees Privacy by Design and resilience to internet outages, making Snips the first ever voice technology to be GDPR compliant.