IoT13: new speakers come to play

We’re thrilled to announce our next batch of speakers joining us on the 27th June to discuss the commercial opportunities and challenges in building IoT businesses. Two more entrepreneurs, two respected investors, and a distinguished academic will lend us their experience:

Andy Hobsbawm, Evrythng

The founder and CMO of Evrythng, Andy is a lifelong evangelist for digital services and communities. He will give us his point of view in the discussion on winning business models for IoT.

Pilgrim Beart, AlertMe

Pilgrim is an innovator and entrepreneur who founded one of the UK’s most successful Smart Home platforms in AlertMe. With a string of startups under his belt, he is very well placed to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing IoT across multiple sectors.

Bill Janeway, Warburg Pincus Technology Fund 

Bill Janeway has been an active venture capital investor for forty years, building the team at Warburg Pincus that funded many internet success stories. He is also a respected academic with many publications on modern finance and will join the panel looking at the investor perspective on the IoT

Alex van Someren, Amadeus Capital

Alex is a poacher turned gamekeeper (or maybe other way around?) a very successful entrepreneur who is now Managing Director in the Seed Fund at Amadeus Capital. He will join Bill on the panel considering where the smart money is going in IoT.

Prof. Gerd Kortuem, The Open University

Gerd is Professor of Ubiquitous Computing at the Open University. His research areas include the intersection between the physical, social and digital worlds and he is involved in test bed projects in a number of hot areas including smart cities and transportation. He will take part in the panel looking at the potential of IoT in multipartner, infrastructure projects.

A more detailed schedule for the day has now also been published, including the opportunity for exciting IoT businesses to showcase their potential to the audience for the day. If your IoT business is tackling a big opportunity and you would like to make a short presentation on the topic, then apply here for a chance to pitch on the 27th June.

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