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: Mesh technologies for the Smart Home. Is using Thread too risky?
About the speaker: Pascal has held positions at Audi, Diebold Nixdorf and Bosch. He is now Product Manager at Panasonic Industry Europe, headquartered in Munich. He is responsible for wireless connectivity for Panasonic in Europe mainly for Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity modules.
About the company: Panasonic Industry Europe is part of the global Panasonic Group and provides industrial products and services in Europe. Their portfolio includes electronic and electro-mechanical devices, rechargeable batteries, displays, semiconductors and factory automation solutions for a broad range of industries such as automotive and mobility, building and infrastructure, home and personal, production and logistics, medical and healthcare.
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Talk Title: Monetising the Machine
About the speaker: Jon has worked in and around the connected home space since the early 2000s, and has a deep knowledge of the UK and European market, and in particular what will finally drive growth in this market. He has previously consulted for both E.ON Group and RWE npower on their connected home strategies.
About the company: Deutsche Telekom is the largest telecommunications provider in Europe. Their Smart Home offering includes a platform, gateways, apps, compatible devices and full suite of services. DT's open platform enables companies to develop new solutions, extend existing products and adapt to new market potential.
Video: Jon Carter interview at the Smart Home Summit 2015
Video: Jon Carter interview at the IoT World Forum 2014
Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: TBC
About the company: Cypress targets markets growing faster than the broader semiconductor industry, including automotive, industrial and consumer electronics markets. Their world-class, secure wireless technology—along with their MCUs, memories, analog ICs and USB controllers—give the company an unparalleled competitive advantage in the Internet of Things.
Video: Cypress Semiconductor promo video
Video: Cypress Acquires Leading Position in Wireless IoT
Talk Title: Why choose a single wireless protocol if you can have them all?
About the speaker: : Łukasz Duda has been working at Nordic Semiconductor for more than 4 years. He is an enthusiast and evangelist for embedded IoT technologies. In his professional career, he pioneered the use of IPv6 over BLE and leads a team delivering a Thread protocol solution. In his free time, Łukasz likes to spend time with his recently born son and actively plays volleyball and chess.
About the company: Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specialising 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: Connect Sense: Smart home devices for IoT
Video: Thread-powered Smart House with nRF52840 Demo