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: TBC
About the speakers: Michele Riga is a product specialist in the Embedded and Automotive Line of Business at Arm. He is responsible for managing the Armv7-A processors and Arm Cortex-A53 in the thriving IoT and embedded markets, and works on the Arm DesignStart initiative - a low-cost, easy-access route to Arm IP. Michele's experience covers product marketing and hardware engineering, including design and verification in the memory system of Arm DynamIQ technology and other Arm processors, area where in which he holds one US patent and one patent application.
Before joining ARM as IoT product manager, Mike Eftimakis has been innovating at VLSI Technology, Philips Semiconductors, NewLogic, his own start-up and a consulting business. He has held many different roles in engineering (layout, digital design, PCB design, system architecture, Web and database design) and in business (including being a start-up’s CEO for 8 years). His active participation in the early design of Bluetooth & WiFi IP, and in definition of consumer electronics and remote monitoring systems are key to his involvement in IoT.
About the company: Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Their advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 100 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer.
Video: Powering IoT with ARM
Video: Arm, Architects of Possible
Talk Title: IoT Routers, our journey to secure IoT
About the speakers: Before joining Altium Philip was Managing Director at Premier EDA Solutions, acquired by Altium in 2017. Now he is responsible for the Customer Sales teams across Europe, Middle East and Africa at Altium. Philip is an hard working entrepreneur with considerable experience in electronics design automation software, sales, support and distribution.
He is passionate about the success of electronics design in the UK and supporter of education and life skills development for young people.
Jonathan is presently a director of IoT Routers, a company founded to produce high performance secure routers for embedding in systems handling sensitive data. His areas of specialisation are high-speed digital/FPGA design and Radiation effect analysis of systems used in space. His career so far spans more than three decades and includes designing RF composite Direct Digital Synthesis systems for answering marine radar, the communications control systems of a constellation of 900 satellites, and of course many and varied multi-protocol router designs.
About the company: When it comes to electronic design, Altium is a technological leader in developing truly unified PCB solutions, and has over 30 years of experience in bringing designers the tools they need to help them make the most of modern technologies, successfully manage projects, and deliver connected, intelligent products.
Article by Altium: Designing PCBs for IoT
Article by Altium: Flexible PCBs and IoT: How the Landscape of PCB Design is Rapidly Changing
Talk Title: Effortless IoT design - Talk will include how to deal with IoT enabling existing designs and what to think about when starting a new design from scratch.
About the speaker: Arild is a Business Development Manager in Microchip MCU8 group. He joined Atmel in January 1999 where he started as a Field Applications Engineer at the AVR Design Center. Prior to his current position he spent the 6 years doing Technical Marketing for capacitive touch solutions and 8 years managing AVR Technical Marketing covering Asia. Arild received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
About the company: Micorchip Technology is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. Microchip serves over 70,000 customers in more than 65 countries who are designing high-volume embedded control applications in the consumer, automotive, office-automation, communications and industrial-control markets worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, the company offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
Video: Out-of-the-box Prototyping with 32-bit Curiosity
Video: Microchip demonstrates LoRa low-power IoT wireless internet network technology
Talk Title: Quickly integrating a LoRa radio for use within a private network
About the speakers: Nick is LPRS’s Managing Director who passionately believes in LPRS second-to-none ability to help OEM’s use license-free ISM radio. He believes LPRS’s solutions add real value, being able to help any OEM use ISM/LPWAN technology.
Srikanth is one of LPRS’s key development and applications engineers, who loves to help customers of all types and sizes, integrate low power radio communications.
About the company: Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS) is a market leader in short-range, license-free, sub-1GHz wireless technology. LPRS was one of the first companies to supply a modular wireless solution — a major step forward for wireless designers. LPRS then developed easyRadio, the world’s first radio module with an embedded communication software protocol.
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