Here is the final programme for IoT14. Look out for insights from entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, investors and industry analysts on what is needed to build successful businesses in the Internet of Things.

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9.00 - 9.10

Why are we here and what do we do if there’s a fire? An introduction from Mark Littlewood.

9.10 - 9.40
The Analyst’s Dilemma: what if I were an IoT entrepreneur?

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 and an entrepreneur himself, to tell us about the most exciting options in IoT right now and which ones he would pick if he wanted to get into the space.

Matt Hatton, Machina Research

09.40 - 10.20
The rise of the serial entrepreneur – panel

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)
Stephanie Race (Crop Performance Ltd
Niall Murphy (Evrythng)

10.20 - 10.40
Ones to watch – the 2014 showcase companies

3 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.

Featuring Arkessa, SigFox and nWave Technologies

10.40 - 11.10
Morning Coffee

A networking break, coffee and conversation in the exhibition area.

11.10 - 11.25
Questions every IoT startup should ask themselves

@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.

11.25 - 11.45
Creating products people love: lessons learned from Apple and Nest

Hugo Fiennes was a hardware engineer on the first generation of iPhones before going on to work on the early stages of Nest and 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.

11.45 - 12.10
Ones to watch – the 2014 company showcases pt 2

The second batch of 4 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.

Featuring Red Gate, Flexeye, ioBridge and Liveguard

12.25 - 14.00
Lunch break

Grab some lunch and take some time to talk to fellow delegates and the exhibitors.

14.00 - 14.20
How to get the IoT into Tesco

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.

14.20 - 14.40
Confessions of an Intrapreneur

George Yianni has spent more than four years working within Phillips to build the Hue business from scratch and in that time has learnt some valuable lessons about how disruptive innovations works inside big brands and how they can work with smaller start-ups. In this short talk he will look at the key lessons he has learnt about the challenges of intrapreneurship and how he is now applying them to partnering with developers and start-ups outside the company.

14.40 - 15.00
What do Unilever’s customers want from IoT

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.

15.10 - 15.20
Ones to watch – the 2014 company showcases pt 3

The third batch of 3 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.

Featuring Ciseco, Xsilon, Alleantia

15.20 - 16.00
Afternoon coffee

Coffee and conversation in our exhibition area

16.00 - 16.20
Ones to watch – the 2014 company showcases pt 4

The fourth batch of 3 five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.


Moixa, Friendly Technologies, SmartNotify

16.20 - 17.00
Financing, Investment and Exits in the IOT

Following up from last year’s well received investor roundtable, we have invited a panel of investors, finance specialists and IoT executives to look at all aspects of financing a growing business, right up to exits.

17.00 - 17.30
The Internet of Customers

In the excitement of adding devices to the internet have we rather missed the point? However much we talk about IoT and M2M behind every interaction there is a person – a customer – trying to achieve something. What difference does adding things to the internet make to a customers’ social, economic, business environment? JP will argue for a more customer focussed approach to the IOT and look at some of the questions and conventions that could emerge.

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