Prototyping IoT Products: Best Practices and New Technologies
Talks by Nordic Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and MikroElektronika
Date and time : Thu 22 November 2018, 18:30 - 21:30
Venue : Wayra, Kaufingerstraße 15, 80331 München, Germany
Limited to : 300 participants
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As IoT has developed, the variety and technical capabilities of these boards have only become more complex. They need to progress through the hardware development and design process. Join us on the 22nd of November to learn more about the new technologies in prototyping IoT products from the experts:

- The leading producer of ultra low power (ULP) wireless chips (Nordic Semiconductor).
- Europe's largest semiconductor chip maker who provides innovative solutions for Smart Driving and IoT (STMicroelectronics).
- A Serbian manufacturer and retailer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems (MikroElektronika).

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
Nordic Semiconductor
Torbjørn Øvrebekk
Sr. Application Engineer
STMicroelectronics
Muhammad Afzal
Business Development Engineer - IoT
MikroElektronika
Ivan Rajkovic
Head of Software & Support
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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: Torbjørn Øvrebekk, Sr. Application Engineer at Nordic Semiconductor

Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: 10 years of experience in Nordic working both as an apps engineer in the support group and as a field applications engineer in the US. Torbjørn handles mostly software and RF protocol related support, as well as attending trade shows and doing technical presentations.
About the company: Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra low power (ULP) short-range wireless communication. The company’s range of 2.4GHz transceiver and transmitter devices are employed by some of the world’s leading brands in a wide variety of applications like wireless keyboard and mouse, game controllers, and intelligent sports equipment.
Nordic is an associate member of the Bluetooth SIG, and has contributed core expertise in ULP RF design to Bluetooth low energy wireless technology.
Video: Nordic Thingy:52
Video: nRF52 Series highlights - Nordic Semiconductor

Speaker 2: Muhammad Afzal, Business Development Engineer - IoT at STMicroelectronics

Talk Title: Ready-to-go ST Ecosystem for IoT innovators
About the speaker: Muhammad is a business development engineer for BU IoT at STMicroelectronics. In his role, he manages the business activities for different emerging applications with young innovators such as startups and new emerging IoT entrants. His main focus is on new applications in different market segments such as predictive maintenance in Industry4.0, connected parking for smart city infrastructure and many more. For this he is responsible to represent different ST products such as ARM Cortex STM32 Microcontrollers, MEMS sensors and various wireless connectivity solutions.
About the company: Among the world’s largest semiconductor companies, STMicroelectronics serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions for Smart Driving and the Internet of Things. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
Video: STM32 Open Development Environment
Video: Predictive Maintenance
Video: Cloud Connectivity out of the box

Speaker 3: Ivan Rajkovic, Head of Software & Support at MikroElektronika

Talk Title: Fast prototyping IoT solutions: solving interdependences
About the speaker: 15 years in constructing compilers tools and embedded SW, as developer and/or project leader. 10 years SW department management.
About the company: MikroElektronika (stylised as MikroE) is a Serbian manufacturer and retailer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems. The company headquarters is in Belgrade, Serbia.Its best known software products are mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal compilers for programming microcontrollers. Its flagship hardware product line is click boards, a range of more than 250 add-on boards for interfacing microcontrollers with peripheral sensors or transceivers. These boards conform to mikroBUS – a standard conceived by MikroElektronika and later endorsed by NXP Semiconductors and Microchip Technology,among others. MikroElektronika is also known for Hexiwear, an Internet of Things development kit developed in partnership with NXP Semiconductors.
mikroSDK - MikroElektronika software development kit
LED Driver 4 click | ideally suited for driving an array of LEDs

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Drinks and networking.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: TBC.
Torbjørn Øvrebekk -  Sr. Application Engineer at Nordic Semiconductor
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: Ready-to-go ST Ecosystem for IoT innovators.
Muhammad Afzal - Business Development Engineer - IoT at STMicorelectronics
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: TBC.
Ivan Rajkovic - Head of Software & Support at MikroElektronika
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.
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
When and where
Date and time
Thu, 22 Nov 2018
18:30 - 21:30

Venue
Wayra Germany GmbH, Kaufingerstraße 15, 80331 München
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