scaling and managing iot devices: tools and strategies
Talks by Alibaba Cloud, Soracom, and DevicePilot
Date and time : Thu 05 April 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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Excited to invite on stage three extraordinary companies who will share invaluable advices about managing, scaling and monitoring your IoT devices. Join us on the 5th of April to learn from:

- The largest cloud computing company in China who provides a suite of cloud computing services that covers elastic computing, object storage, relational database, big data analysis, and artificial intelligence (Alibaba Cloud).
- A Tokyo based IoT platform provider who offers secure, scalable, cloud-native connectivity developed specifically for the Internet of Things (Soracom).
- A universal cloud-based software service allowing companies to easily locate, monitor and manage their connected devices at scale (DevicePilot).

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
Alibaba Cloud
Xuan Jin
Lead Solutions Architect
Soracom
Parag Mittal
CCO
DevicePilot
Pilgrim Beart
CEO
Guest speakers
Alibaba Cloud
Xuan Jin
Lead Solutions Architect
Soracom
Parag Mittal
CCO
DevicePilot
Pilgrim Beart
CEO
Google
Roberto Barbero
Cloud Customer Engineer
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: Xuan Jin, Lead Solutions Architect at Alibaba Cloud Europe

Talk Title: Data Driven IoT Applications
About the speaker: After graduation from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xuan received MSc in Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary, University of London. He then started his career in software engineering in Oracle UK and progressed to tech lead in software engineering and SRE in companies including Cisco. Currently Xuan holds the position of lead solution architect and technology evangelist in Alibaba Cloud Europe, helping customers to adopt the world-leading cloud platform and promote the BigData and AI solutions from Alibaba Group.
About the company: Alibaba Cloud offers high-performance, elastic computing power in the cloud. Services are available on a pay-as-you-go basis and include data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, Anti-DDoS protection and content delivery networks (CDN). Alibaba Cloud R&D efforts include the advancement of IoT technology, virtual reality, smart homes, automotive networking and information systems, and cloud-based mobile-device operating systems.
Video: Alibaba Cloud Computing Conference 2017 - Wang Jian, Chairman of Technology
Article: Alibaba Sets Sights on IoT, Rebrands Operating System AliOS

Speaker 2: Parag Mittal, Chief Commercial Officer at Soracom

Talk Title: Challenges and Solutions for Secure Connectivity when Managing IoT Devices.
About the speaker: Parag has 10+ years of experience in managing global businesses and proven track record of significant accomplishments in product management and business development during his tenure with Valid and Bluefish Technologies in management positions.The team under his management is breaking down the technical barriers to IoT/M2M and enabling prototyping to commercialisation already for over 5,000 businesses in a democratised way.
About the company: Soracom offers secure, scalable, cloud-native connectivity developed specifically for the Internet of Things, available in over 120 countries worldwide. Soracom's vision is to democratize IoT by breaking down technical barriers and bringing technology to people everywhere in convenient new forms
Video: Challenges in the Internet of Things - Parag Mittal, Chief Commercial Officer at Soracom
Video: Soracom in 30 seconds

Speaker 3: Pilgrim Beart, CEO of DevicePilot

Talk Title: The ingredients of successful IoT growth
About the speaker: Pilgrim Beart is a serial connected-products entrepreneur, having founded companies including Antenova (billions of antenna systems shipped) and AlertMe (now known as Hive and acquired by BG in 2015 for $100m, it's the UK's most successful connected home platform and has shipped millions of connected devices). He is an IET Fellow and is now CEO of DevicePilot.
About the company: DevicePilot is a universal cloud-based software service allowing you to easily locate, monitor and manage your connected devices at scale, with proactive management of the entire device lifecycle. DevicePilot has been built and is managed by a senior team that has the experience of resolving scaling issues first-hand through deploying millions of devices in previous businesses.
Video: Pilgrim Beart talks to Computer Weekly about the challenges of IoT and connected products
Video: Introducing DevicePilot

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Drinks and networking.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: "Data Driven IoT Applications"
Xuan Jin - Lead Solutions Architect at Alibaba Cloud Europe
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: "Challenges and Solutions for Secure Connectivity when Managing IoT Devices"
Parag Mittal - Chief Commercial Officer at Soracom
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: "The ingredients of successful IoT growth"
Pilgrim Beart - CEO of DevicePilot
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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