The Impact of AI and Machine Learning on IoT
Talks by Google, Microsoft and Snips
Date and time : Thu 8 November 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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AI, Machine Learning and IoT are whole new set of technology trends which are dominating the technology landscape recently, but what positive or negative impact AI and ML make on IoT? Come to our event on the 8th of November to get the answers from:

- The multinational technology company famous for its search engine and many other software and hardware products (Google).
- The corporation behind one of the leading IoT cloud platforms on the market today, Azure IoT Suite (Microsoft).
- The company that provides Private-By-Design, DecentralizedVoice Assistant Technology and Solutions 3 (Snips).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.
Guest Speakers
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner of Bolt

Talk title: Guide to hardware product development

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.
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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 Barros
Co-Founder of Moment

Talk title: Why Brand Wins


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.
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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 Crouan
MD at Startupbootcamp IoT

Talk title: Hardware Fundraising: Myths & Reality

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.  
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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.

Guest speakers
Google
Roberto Barbero
IoT Specialist - EMEA
Microsoft
Anže Vodovnik / Alysha Arshad
Senior Software Engineer
Snips
Eric Bezzam
Tech Evangelist
Guest speakers
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Agenda
19:00 - 19:20  Check in + beers and pizza
19:20 - 19:30  Event opening
19:30 - 19:50  Ben Einstein, Founder & General Partner of Bolt
19:50 - 20:10  Marc Barros, Co-Founder of Moment
20:10 - 20:30  Raph Crouan, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp IoT
20:30 - 20:50  Demos + community announcements
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.
20:50 - 22:00  Drinks and networking
LOCATION         U+I PLC - 7a Howick Place, Victoria, London, SW1P 1BB
Speaker 1: Roberto Barbero, IoT Specialist - EMEA at Google

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

Speaker 2: Anže Vodovnik / Alysha Arshad, Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

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

Speaker 3: Eric Bezzam, Tech Evangelist at Snips

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.

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Drinks and networking.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: When Machine Learning migrates to the Edge
Roberto Barbero - IoT Specialist - EMEA at Google
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: Sensors and ML – A short story about manufacturing and the human body
Anže Vodovnik / Alysha Arshad - Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: Voice assistants on the edge
Eric Bezzam - Tech Evangelist at Snips
8:00pm
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.
8:20pm
Drinks and networking.
9:30pm
Event ends.
Location 
Cocoon Networks, 4 Cristopher St, London, EC2A 2BS
Agenda
19:00 - 19:20
Check in + beers and pizza

19:20 - 19:30
Event opening

19:30 - 19:50
Ben Einstein, Founder & General Partner of Bolt

19:50 - 20:10
Marc Barros, Co-Founder of Moment

20:10 - 20:30
Raph Crouan, Managing Director at Startupbootcamp IoT

20:30 - 20:50
Community announcements
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.

20:50 - 22:00
Drinks and networking

LOCATION 
CRL - 7a Howick Place, Victoria, London SW1P 1DZ
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