First speakers for IoT13 announced

The countdown to Internet of Things 2013 has begun and we’re assembling a rare gathering of speakers with insights to share on building and succeeding with Internet of Things projects. We’ll share the full list with you over the weeks leading up to 27th June but a few key names to bear in mind are:

Jeremy Basset, Global Director, New Businesses Unit, Unilever

Jeremy spends his days cultivating business opportunities which can grow to become the future of Unilever. As such he is championing the potential of the IoT within the business and spends a lot of time thinking about IoT business models. He’ll be joining the discussion on the new and exciting ways of doing business in FMCG that the IoT will enable.

Charbel Aoun, VP Smart Cities, Schneider Electric

Charbel has been working with smart cities and connected communities for more than a decade, working with industry leaders such as Cisco and Accenture.  He is now in charge of building the market for smart cities at Schneider Electric, covering the various verticals that encompass a city such as healthcare, education, transportation, physical safety and security. He’ll be looking at the business case for IoT in complex ICT transformations like smart cities.

Marc Overton, VP Wholesale and M2M at EE

Marc’s responsible for identifying and building branded and wholesale businesses in markets where ‘always on’ connectivity will transform the way businesses operate and people live. This gives him oversight of an immense range of markets and he’ll be giving us his views on the most promising sectors and the new ways of doing business that IoT will enable.

We’ll be sharing more details of additional speakers over the next few weeks. If you want to join us the day and share your experience of doing business with theIoT, as a speaker, exhibitor or delegate, more details can be found on the website (

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