In 2014 we’re building on a successful, one day, single-stream format that brings together some of the most influential people in connected devices to debate and discuss what is needed to build successful businesses.
The draft programme for the day is below. Please note this is almost certain to change as we announce new speakers and sessions, these are just some of the highlights we’re planning.
If you would like to join the programme as a speaker, please get in touch with Hermione Crease (email@example.com). Or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to hear first about developments.
Why are we here and what do we do if there’s a fire? An introduction from Mark Littlewood.
Analysts are all busy telling us about the world of opportunity that the Internet of Things offers, but where would they actually put their own money? We’ve asked Matt Hatton, one of the most respected analysts in the IoT space, to tell us about the most exciting options in IoT right now and which ones he would pick if he were an entrepreneur.
Matt Hatton, Machina Research
The Internet of Things promises a whole new level of efficiency and service for customers in many sectors – thermostats that self adjust when customers are on holiday, ovens that alert service centres before they break, printers that order new ink cartridges for themselves. But how will this add value for customers and who will be providing these services? JP Rangaswami, Salesforce’s Chief Scientist, will look at the possibilities.
3 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today
A networking break, coffee and conversation in the exhibition area.
George Yianni, Philips Hue, talks about the ups and downs of building not just a new product, but a new ecosystem.
How will we get IoT devices into the hands of the majority, the slower adopters, the average, time-poor, Tesco customer? Answer: don’t make them think about how to use the tool. In this brief talk, Claire Rowlands looks at the basics of UX design and explains the practical steps you need to bake into your product development process to make the solutions that stand a chance of widespread adoption.
Hugo Fiennes was a hardware engineer on the first generation of iPhones and Google before going on to found Electric Imp. He will talk about what it takes to create a product that customers love, and how he is applying those lessons in his day job as CEO of Electric Imp.
The second batch of 3 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.
Grab some lunch and take some time to talk to fellow delegates and the exhibitors.
@IoTwatch, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, has been an astute observer of the IoT startup scene for many years. In this short session she talks about what IoT startups are doing in 2014 and how to ride the tide of IoT hype.
In a firm signal that the market for IoT businesses is getting serious, a number of experienced entrepreneurs are bringing their talent to the market. We want to know why they are interested, what they think will make the difference between success and failure in the Internet of Things.
Your panel includes
Collette Balou (moderator)
Stan Boland (Neul)
Andy Yeoman (Concirrus)
Unilever’s products are among the best known in the world and their business depends on getting closer to customers. In this session, Jeremy Basset, Unilever’s New Ventures Director, will share some of their thoughts on how the IoT might help them.
The third batch of 3 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.
Coffee and conversation in our exhibition area
The fourth batch of 3 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.
Following up from last year’s well received investor roundtable, we will invite a panel of funders to give us their views on where the smart money is going and what you need to bear in mind if you are going to work with investors