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: Build vs Buy: The Commercial Arguments
About the speaker: Ronald is a sales & marketing professional with 25 years experience, now he is a director for the EMEA Distribution channel of Digi International, the leading-edge supplier of IoT Connectivity & Embedded PCs; most recently 2 & half years as the EMEA Distribution Manager for Broadcom, the Ethernet & Wireless Datacomm solution provider, and the previous 9 years in a pan-Euro technical marketing role for the demand creation arm of the world’s largest electronic component distributor.
About the company: Digi International is an American machine to machine (M2M) communications and technology company headquartered in Minnesota. The company initially offered intelligent ISA/PCI boards (the 'DigiBoard') with multiple asynchronous serial interfaces for PCs. Nowadays, multi-port serial boards are still part of the product line-up, but the company is focusing on embedded and external network (wired and wireless) communication solutions as well as enterprise-class USB products. The company has a full line of radio modems and embedded modules based on current CDMA and GSM communications platforms.
Video: Digi TransPort® WR11 XT Cellular Router
Video: Digi XBee3 Zigbee Mesh Kit Demonstration
Talk Title: Sensors and ML – A short story about manufacturing and the human body
About the speaker: Christopher is the Head of Traffic Software, responsible for the TRL Software Portfolio. Leading a team researchers, developers, engineers and mathematicians he is responsible for the overall management of the group, products, projects and strategic direction. With over 16 years experience in traffic and road safety engineering, Christopher has worked across Local Authorities and regional Government agencies in the United Kingdom, in addition to working in the Middle East.
About the company: Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is a global centre for innovation in transport and mobility. It provides world-leading research, technology and software solutions for surface transport modes and related markets engaged in intelligent, new mobility innovations. Independent from government, industry and academia, TRL helps organisations create global transport systems that are safe, clean, affordable, liveable and efficient. Established in 1933 within the British Government as the UK's Transport Research Laboratory, TRL was subsequently privatised in 1996. Today, TRL has more than 1,000 clients across 145 countries, driving positive societal and economic benefit worldwide.
Video: TRL's portable driving simulator
Video: TRL's Driving Simulator - Urban Street