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Paul is the vice president and general manager of DAQRI International, an enterprise augmented reality company driving the future of work. In this role, Paul oversees the day-to-day operations of DAQRI International’s Headquarters in Dublin, and the sales and support activities with all of DAQRI’s International customer base in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Previous to joining DAQRI, Paul was VP Sales and Marketing at InnaLabs, a Dublin-based manufacturer of high-performance inertial sensors. Prior to that, he served in a number of leadership roles in Citrix Systems (a software company that provides server, application and desktop virtualization, networking and cloud computing technologies), Xilinx (a semiconductor design and manufacturing company) and Curtiss Wright (a manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets).
Paul brings to DAQRI a cross-disciplinary background in engineering and sales, and is able to work effectively across DAQRI’s international offices in London and Dublin as well as with the company’s U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles. He has a BEng degree in Electronic Engineering and a PhD (also in Electronic Engineering) from the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Vincent Slevin joined Samsung European Headquarters in April 2012 to lead the Digital Signage business across Europe and was appointed cross-product head of enterprise business in the retail, media and consumer goods verticals in September 2014.
Vincent brings 14 years of experience in International Marketing and Sales Management, with over 8 years in the Electronics Industry. During this time he has delivered innovative and result oriented marketing technology solutions for major consumer brands and retailers including Mango, Adidas, Tesco, Vodafone, Digicel, Scotia Bank, JD Wetherspoons and Ford Motor Company.
Vincent began his career in the City of London in Media at Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc. He earned an MA from The University of Glasgow and an MBA with concentrations in both corporate finance and data driven marketing from IESE University of Navarra. Vincent is also fluent in Spanish.
Andy Nye is the CEO and Founder of Artifact. He has been in digital development for more than 15 years and an entrepreneur for the last 13.
He is highly regarded for his combination of technical, design and commercial experience and has been trusted with creating digital content for some of the biggest international brands.
Artifact is an iOS and Android app that allows high-end interactive content such as AR and VR to be distributed over the internet to your device.
Content can be hosted within the Artifact app or via your own bespoke branded app featuring the same technology.
Users can browse and search for new content within the app or simply scan any image featuring the ‘Scan with Artifact’ logo to automatically trigger the download.
Like all good products, Artifact was born to solve a problem. Frequently when we developed mobile apps we would hit the same issue. Timescales.
When creating a mobile app you typically have plenty of time for iteration, testing, signoff and app-store review.
But time and again we found our clients then needed updates and new content, often with very tight timescales. Opportunities for last minute print ads would arise and we’d have a week to create and publish an impressive Augmented Reality piece to go with it. This was obviously a difficult proposition.
But what if we could separate the content from the app? Allow users to download fresh content without sacrificing the quality of the experience?
This is in essence what Artifact does. It allows us to ship a lightweight host app, which then pulls high-end interactive content from the cloud. Making your app future proof, relevant and dynamic.
Annina Verkkomäki is the founder of OMUUS Ltd., a CMF agency specializing in wearable technology and consumer electronics design. Annina has designed many of Nokia’s beloved mobile phones during her 13 year career working for Nokia Design. Antti Kujala, Head of Design at Suunto Ltd. Manufacturer of premium dive computers, heart rate monitors and outdoor sports instruments has said about her 'Annina is a multi-talented design professional and entrepreneur, knowing color and material design deeply while thoroughly understanding the strategic needs of the client. Working with her and Omuus, one will receive highest standard professional delivery ranging from trend insight, design strategy and excellent visualizations all the way to operative execution.’ Read more about her expertise at www.omuus.blogspot.com.
Arman Atoyan is the founder and CEO of X-TECH (http://www.X-TECH.am) - the leading IT companies in the web, mobile apps, e-Commerce and gaming industry in Armenia and co-founder and CEO of ARLOOPA (http://www.ARLOOPA.com) which is an augmented reality and virtual reality development startup. His projects won various awards and recognitions from NASA, Microsoft, GITI, etc.. Arman is a member of the iSOC Armenia. He holds an MA degree in mathematics from Yerevan State University.
Brian Witten is Senior Director of Internet of Things (IoT) at Symantec. An experienced information security expert, Brian has worked closely with leading universities, government organizations, and industry partners in information security for 20 years. Over the past few years, Brian has led engineering on Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP.cloud) and security technologies for Android. Prior to that, Brian created Symantec Government Research Labs and Symantec Research Labs Europe, as well as several new technologies now used in Symantec’s enterprise and Norton consumer offerings. Prior to joining Symantec, Brian worked at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the U.S. military’s central research and development organization charged with sponsoring revolutionary, high-payoff research, where he managed an R&D investment portfolio of more than $150 million in U.S. and international efforts.
Security that Helps You Iterate Your Product More Quickly Time to market is crucial in the Internet of Things (IoT), particularly for IoT Wearables. Most IoT engineers admit to cutting corners on security in order to reach market more quickly. However, what if security "done right" helped you accelerate delivery of new products and accelerate delivery of new functionality to existing customers? This talk will explore common myths about security, while laying a foundation for safe&secure Over The Air (OTA) product updates, and strategies to embed the right security technologies early in the design stage, and later in the manufacturing stages, to help companies iterate new products more quickly with less effort on security.
As VP of Product, David is responsible for designing the next generation of disruptive location technology. Prior to Skyhook, David formed and led all of Catalina Marketing’s mobile efforts, focusing on monetizing one of the world’s largest datasets of consumer purchase history. David has a host of mobile, product leadership and general business experience, including time at Thomson Reuters, Catalina and JP Morgan. David’s education spans both sides of the pond. He has a BA in finance from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Cambridge / Queens College in Cambridge, UK.
Skyhook Wireless is a big data company based in Boston, MA that specializes in location positioning, context and intelligence. Founded in 2003, Skyhook originally began by working on Wi-Fi location and evolved with the idea that hybrid positioning technology, which incorporates Wi-Fi, GPS, cell towers, IP address and device sensors, could improve their location services.
David co-founded 3G Doctor in 2006 as a means of providing patients with a means of private and economical access to the attentions of informed registered doctors. Today David's role involves bringing together feedback from Patients and Carers, the public, developer communities and technologists to learn how to improve the patient experience, bake in kindness and begin to understand ways in which 3G Doctor can deliver and support new care experiences. Interact with David on Twitter @mHealth.
Launched in 2006, 3G Doctor provides documented video consultations with registered Doctors 24x7 (available in the UK and Ireland only due to licensing and registration requirements).
OnSwitch is one of the most popular apps for Philips Hue owners.
The app provides an easy way for its users to control their home lighting, and over 50 professionally designed lighting scenes.
Before starting OnSwitch, David worked at several San Francisco startups, including a successful mobile game company and a social network.
David holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite in France, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Ken is Director of Research & Development at the GSK Human Performance Lab – a state of the art discovery research unit, committed to understanding human performance. Ken leads the discovery research and scientific support of high performance partners, impacting on athletic performance and translating to wider healthcare.
Prior to joining GSK, Ken was Director of Sports Sciences at the English Institute of Sport, leading sport science support to British sports and athletes in the four years leading up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ken’s research interests include the physiological determinants of sports performance, exercise-induced muscle damage and athletic recovery strategies.
With long-standing experience in the academic sector, Ken currently holds a number of academic appointments, including Visiting Professor at Northumbria and St. Mary’s Universities. Ken was awarded Fellowship of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) in 2010 for his contribution and impact to the field of sport and exercise science.
Edward has worked in the technology sector in both investment and management roles. Early in his career, he was part of a buy-in team of a company which became one of the world’s largest supplier of robots for bomb disposal and hazardous materials handling. Prior to the start of the dot com boom, he established an ISP in the UK. During the dot com boom, he was involved in advising and managing investments in technology companies and was founding CEO of KVS, an email archiving company which was sold four years later for $225million. After that he co-founded an investment fund based in London and San Francisco and was responsible for investing in mainly US based technology companies. He has been a board member of some 30 technology and engineering companies. Edward is married with two children and lives in Suffolk, UK.
Francois is the head of European product partnerships at Nest, whose mission is to create a home that‘s thoughtful - one that takes care of itself and the people inside it. Nest is a founding member of the Thread Group, a networking technology designed to better connect and control products in the home.
In his role at Nest, Francois works closely with iconic brands including Whirlpool, Mercedes-Benz, and Philips Hue to create meaningful and thoughtful product integrations, Nest and partners can build connections that anticipate people’s needs to make their lives easier.
François has held senior product, marketing and business development roles at several major European tech players, and holds a Master's degree in Engineering from Supelec, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management (Sloan Fellows).
Designed for consumers and devices in and around the home, Thread is an IPv6 networking protocol built on open standards for low-power 802.15.4 mesh networks that can easily and securely connect hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the cloud. The non-profit Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things in the home, educating product developers and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread and ensuring a great user experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification. Thread is backed by industry-leading companies including ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale Semiconductor, Nest Labs, OSRAM, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Labs, Somfy, Tyco and Yale Security. Since opening its membership in October 2014, Thread has quickly grown to more than 220 members. For more information, please visit http://www.threadgroup.org.
Geoff has worked in city and county local government since 1987 and at Milton Keynes Council since 1998. His responsibilities include corporate strategy, communications and external relations and economic development.
His wider role embraces the promotion of Milton Keynes to external audiences and investors and leading major projects to secure the long-term economic success and sustainability of the city – which is the fastest growing place in the UK.
Geoff has established the Milton Keynes Future City Programme as a nationally prominent collaboration between industry, academia and the public sector, providing smart city innovations at scale.
Mr. Inget has over 15 years of professional experience in wireless IT business. Since joining Bittium (former Elektrobit) in 1999, he has held various key positions in engineering and R&D management while working close to customers and partners. In his current position as a Product Manager for Bittium’s IoT solutions, he is leading product management activities to create state of the art, secure IoT solutions and engineering services for IoT and wearable technology markets. Bittium’s solutions are based on platforms and technologies which are optimized and tailored for customer-specified IoT use cases, for example in enterprise, healthcare, industrial internet and wellness markets. Mr. Inget holds M.Sc. Electrical Engineering degree from Oulu University.
SAP SE (Systems, Applications & Products in Data Processing) is a German multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with regional offices in 130 countries.
Joss Langford is the Technical Director of Activinsights, developing wearable technologies to support the science of behavioural change. In his career within the innovation, design and technology fields, Joss has had designs recognised by DBA and D&AD and acquired patents in a range of technical disciplines. He has held senior management roles within global FMCG and consulting businesses, with extensive experience in design-centric organisations and start-ups. He was a contributing author of Growth Champions, an innovation management book published in 2012, and recently co-authored Data to Life which explores the measurement of everyday human behaviour. He is a founder member of Coelition, a non-for-profit organisation working to create standards for the responsible use of behavioural data.
Activinsights Ltd provides wearable technology for healthcare professionals and academics alike. Activinsights works directly with the healthcare professional, allowing them to educate patients to help improve their overall health through the provision of personalised lifestyle reports. Whilst the GENEActiv product range specialises in wrist-worn, raw data accelerometers for academic research in an open source environment.www.activinsights.com
Jure Lampe is CTO of SenLab and has been responsible for the development of new business opportunities as a CEO and founder in five SMEs for last 30 years in Mobile, Sensors, M2M and IoT field. Teams, leaded by Jure, hold several awards from CES and other competitions and are part of several AAL, IoT and eHealth EU projects.
Lasse Leppäkorpi, CEO and Co-founder of Beddit, is an entrepreneur living and breathing the high-tech startup scene. Lasse is the mastermind behind Beddit’s international growth - from a successful Indiegogo-campaign that collected over $0,5M of pre-orders and launched the Beddit Sleep Tracker in 2014 to making Beddit available in Apple Stores worldwide a year later.
One of Lasse’s biggest advantages is his solid experience in science and hands-on involvement in R&D. He’s worked on IPR around biomedical engineering including sensors, electronics, signal analysis, clinical studies, scientific publications and patents. Specialized in ballistocardiography (BCG), a method for analyzing cardiovascular system based on measuring micro-movements of a person that is in the very core of Beddit.
Zappar are bringing brands to life by connecting the physical world to digital devices. We create incredible augmented reality experiences across consumer products, pharmaceuticals, property, sports, events and media for major brands like Coca Cola, Hasbro, Rovio, Manchester City, One Direction and ASDA Walmart.
Martin has 20 years experience working across major digital publishing platforms and licensing roles with companies like the BBC. He brings his marketing and product development knowledge to Zappar to help clients create engaging experiences that deliver tangible benefits and measurable return on their investment.
Michael Mulquin has been working for the last twenty years on how technology can help neighbourhoods, cities and regions work better.
He is an active member of most of the International standards bodies working on developing standards and guidance documents for smart cities and is editor of the report prepared by the Smart City Study Group of the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee on ICT standards.
He is technical author of two recently published British Standards Institution (BSI) publications: PD8101 Smart cities – Guide to the role of the planning and development process, and PD8100 Smart cities overview - Guide.
He brings a comprehensive understanding of the key issues involved in implementing a smart city and of the role of IoT within that and how standards can provide building blocks to help cities tackle the specific challenges and obstacles they face.
City Building Blocks focuses on how technology can transform neighbourhoods and places. We work with cities and industry to help them develop and implement bold, simple and effective solutions to tackling the complex issues of managing urban areas.
Mike Cowen is MasterCard’s Head of Emerging Payments Products for the UK and Ireland responsible for: Digital and Remote Payments; Contactless and Proximity Payments; and Enhanced Issuer Processing Solutions.
Prior to his current role Mike was recognised as one of the payments industry’s leading global experts in the field of transit fare collection. Much of this reputation was built through his long term work with Transport for London to enable travellers to tap their contactless-enabled payment cards (or mobile phones) to travel throughout London.
Mike joined MasterCard in 2000. In his time with the company he has managed the Mondex Electronic Cash product, championed chip technology in the Asia Pacific region and forged new relationships across the public transport sector. In 2005 he was the Product Manager responsible for the Taiwan Money card – the world’s first deployment of contactless EMV technology. Since that time he has been instrumental in transit projects across the world from South Africa and Australia to France and the UK.
Mike’s previous experience includes ten years in the electronic security industry, where he specialised in access control and identification technologies in particular advanced RFID technologies. He began his career in the industry as a systems engineer, later moving into sales & marketing and then product management.
Mike has a BSc in Computer Technology from Teesside University.
Nadia Kang is one of the visionaries in Wearable Tech world. Before the term "wearable technology" was widely used by high-tech groups, Nadia pioneered the idea of utilizing in-house stainless yarn technology for various wearable garments that we could wear in our daily lives. In early 2009 her belief that new materials and fabrics could be developed that were conductive, washable and comfortable, lead to the birth of AiQ in 2012 after a 3-year incubation period inside Tex-Ray Group. With her exceptional enthusiasm and unique view angle, AiQ and ecosystem partners play a significant role driving the formation of the trend unveiled in CES 2014.
AiQ is a Tex-Ray group company utilizing the in-house patented stainless yarn technology to provide smart clothing featured by comfort and human factors. Tex-Ray's globalized footprints cover production facilities for yarns, fabric and apparel in North America, Africa and Asia as well as local presence in more than 150 locations in the past 35 years. Self-evident continuous innovation unlimited to textile enables the seamless collaboration and integration with fellow-travelers from various domains, and the work has been well adopted and proven for human-care services / applications as AiQ's track records.
It was shortly after dawn that the 16 ft Great White shark started surfing down the waves behind the 24ft boat. 23 year old Olly Hicks was trying to become the youngest and one of only 5 people to row single-handed west to east across the Atlantic – a challenge that had already claimed 5 lives. To start with he was grateful for the shark’s company “it relieved the boredom”.
It had already been an eventful trip, “awe inspiring” Atlantic storms had capsized him twice and continuously tried to wash him overboard - progress had been slow. The bad weather and some very bad maths meant that Olly’s food supplies had all but run out when he was less than half way across but, by a stroke of good fortune, he came across a British warship and took on more life-saving stores.
Olly wasn’t hungry but he wasn’t so sure about the shark. After half an hour the shark started diving under the boat “which did concern me a bit” and then began to ram the stern threatening to damage the fragile rudder. 80 days into his trip and 1200 miles from land this would have been “a bit of a nuisance” and so Olly stood up with his oar, walked to the end of the boat and “thwacked” the shark on the nose until it gave up.
For another 44 days Olly battled the elements, escaped physical and mental illness and avoided ocean traffic. On the 28th September 2005 after 124 days alone at sea Olly landed in the Scilly Isles “not much madder than when I set off” – he was greeted by old friends William and Harry. It was a remarkable achievement for a young man who had never rowed before but it hadn’t quenched his thirst for adventure.
Olly’s next mission was to row single-handed around the world. The aim was to row from Tasmania to South Georgia, through the tempestuous Southern Ocean and back to Tasmania – a trip of 18000 miles that would take 20 months. It was a mission that has been described as “at best perilous and at worst suicidal” and it was a mission that would give Olly his first taste of failure.
In 2009, after three years of fund raising (he secured the backing of Virgin and Google) and planning he set off but after “only” 96 days boat problems meant that he had to abandon the voyage. Olly’s sole focus is now is to try again.
Olly is witty and understated, he gives a fascinating insight into what drives him to achieve his goals and the lessons he has learnt along the way – lessons about project management, team work and the importance of being good at maths. How Olly deals with fear and loneliness, success and failure will resonate with audiences from all walks of life.
Paul Copping is a Smart Cities Advisor in the Digital Greenwich team, serving the Royal Borough of Greenwich, population 270,000. He is developing integrated technology solutions that will result in more agile, cheaper services for Greenwich citizens. He joined Greenwich in September 2014 after seven years at the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL Ltd) and over twenty years in the international telecoms industry, including BT and Nortel Networks. He has specialist knowledge of emerging telecoms products, intelligent transport solutions, robotics, satellite enabled services and autonomous vehicles. Paul has an MBA in Marketing and an MA in Spanish and French.
Digital Greenwich has been established by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as its in-house team to develop and take forward its smart city strategy.
Paulo has a Degree in Computer Sciences applied to Management from University Portucalense (Porto, Portugal) and a Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship from University of Porto (Portugal). He has started 5 different companies. Presently, he is the CEO of Kinematix a company based in Porto (Portugal) and Austin (US) that develops innovative wearable devices.
About Kinematix - Knowledge from body movement
Kinematix is a Portugal based technology company that makes wearables to monitor the movements of your body. Kinematix is dedicated to giving people a way to obtain meaningful information about their body movements, and turning that information into tangible actions that will improve their health on a daily basis. Kinematix is partnered with IEE, a global leader in safety sensing systems, and Run4Excellence, an organization that promotes running excellence. For more information, visit www.kinematix.pt
Pete Daukintis is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft with a software engineering background in 3d graphics, web and mobile development. These days often found writing code but otherwise talking about it.
Specialties: Project Management, Embedded Systems, Home Automation, Web-enabled Control, Loxone
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