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: 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
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
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