the impact of ai and machine learning on iot
Talks by Nvidia, Google and Intel PSG
Date and time : Thu 7 December 2017, 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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For our last event of the year we are very excited to invite at Hardware Pioneers three exceptional organisations who will share with us invaluable insights about the role of AI and Machine Learning in IoT. Join us on the 7th of December to learn from:

- One of the leading GPU manufacturer worldwide (Nvidia).
- The multinational technology company famous for its search engine and many other software and hardware products (Google).
- The Programmable Solution Group within Intel who offers a broad portfolio of programmable logic solutions that allow customers to solve a wide variety of system-level challenges (Intel PSG).

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
Nvidia
Alison B.  Lowndes 
AI DevRel - EMEA
Google
Luiz Gustavo Martins
Developer Advocate
Intel PSG
Stefano Zammattio
Product Marketing Manager 
Guest speakers
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
Bolt
Ben Einstein
Founder & General Partner
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: Alison B.  Lowndes - AI DevRel (EMEA) at Nvidia

Talk Title: AI at the Edge, for an easier, safer world
About the speaker: Alison is a mature graduate in Artificial Intelligence combining technical and theoretical computer science with a physics background & over 20 years of experience in international project management, entrepreneurial activities and the internet. She consults on a wide range of AI applications, including planetary defence with NASA & the SETI Institute and continues to manage the community of AI & Machine Learning researchers around the world, remaining knowledgeable in state of the art across all areas of research. She also travels and advises, teaches and evangelizes NVIDIA’s platform, around the globe.
About the company: Nvidia is an American technology company that designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market.
Since 2014 Nvidia has shifted to become a platform company focused on four markets – gaming, professional visualization, data centers and auto. Nvidia is also now focused on artificial intelligence.
Video: I Am AI
Video: The Deep Learning Revolution

Speaker 2: Luiz Gustavo Martins - Developer Advocate at Google

Talk Title: Machine Learning from everywhere and for everyone
About the speaker: For over 15 years Gus has gone from working on Financial Systems to Android Apps. Gus is a Developer Advocate at Google where he helps people create even better apps using Android, Firebase and Machine Learning. When he's not at the keyboard, you might find him teaching Capoeira.
About the company: Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Since its founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. They now offer dozens of products and services—including Google Cloud's AI. It provides modern machine learning services, with pre-trained models and a service to generate your own tailored models. Their neural net-based ML service has fantastic training performance and increased accuracy.
Video: Past, Present and Future of AI / Machine Learning
Video: Google Cloud Machine Learning

Speaker 3: Stefano Zammattio - Product Marketing Manager, Intel PSG

Talk Title: TBC
About the speaker: Stefano is responsible for marketing Intel PSG embedded products in the European region and specializes in the Nios® II processor, mid-range FPGA and SoC devices and related IP and development tools. He has been a member of the Intel PSG European technical product marketing team since 2004. Prior to this he has been involved in the computing and electronics industry since 1987 and has held roles in research science, systems development, engineering and product marketing management.
About the company: The Programmable Solutions Group within Intel offers a broad portfolio of programmable logic solutions that allow customers to solve a wide variety of system-level challenges. FPGAs enable system architects to increase system performance and power efficiency, reduce total cost of ownership and board area, and accelerate time-to-market and design team productivity. Intel FPGAs and SoC FPGAs target an array of applications in many industries, including automotive, broadcast, data center, communications, consumer, industrial, medical, military and aerospace, and test and measurement.

Agenda
6:30pm
Arrival and registration.
6:40pm
Drinks and networking.
6:50pm
Event opening.
7:00pm
Talk and Q&A: AI at the Edge, for an easier, safer world
Alison B.  Lowndes - AI DevRel - EMEA at Nvidia
7:20pm
Talk and Q&A: Machine Learning from everywhere and for everyone
Luiz Gustavo Martins - Developer Advocate at Google
7:40pm
Talk and Q&A: TBA
Stefano Zammattio - Product Marketing Manager at Intel PSG
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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