The IoT Forum 2015

A meeting of the key people in European IoT – Entrepreneurs, corporates and investors. Bringing these three groups under one roof, the IoT Forum is where the Internet of Things means business.

The IoT Forum focuses on realising the commercial potential of IoT and how it impacts business models. It strips out the hype and shows how IoT makes companies money. Join us.

Who comes?

This is an event for all those who have built products and services around IoT technology:

  • Established large brands, who are using or interested in the IoT and how it will effect their business.
  • High quality, disruptive, and growing companies.
  • Investors and influencers in the market.
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Simon Ford

Director of IoT Platforms, ARM

Part of the IoT team in ARM, Simon leads the mbed project to establish an open platform for developers to create ARM-based IoT devices on a massive scale to a very wide professional developer audience

Martin Charlier

Product Designer,

Martin is a co-author of the forthcoming O’Reilly book ‘Designing Connected Products’. His experience cuts across design: digital, industrial, research and speculative. He believes in the importance of iterative, experimental prototyping and real human insight to inform new ideas.

Chris Beanland

Head of New Products, Hive, British Gas

Chris is currently Head of New Products for Hive where he uses the customer development process to define the product roadmap and then manage those products through to launch.

Andy Stanford Clark

Master Inventor, IBM

Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specialises in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, Smart Metering and Smart Grid technologies.

Rick Bullotta

CTO and Co-Founder, ThingWorx

Rick is the CTO and co-founder of ThingWorx. Rick was previously CTO at Invensys Wonderware and was a vice president with SAP Research in the areas of future manufacturing and the “internet of things”.

Phani Pandrangi

Chief Product Officer, Kii

Phani Pandrangi is the Chief Product Officer at Kii, in charge of product vision, management and execution.

Why come to IoT 15?

Easy – you get to meet the people who are making the Internet of things a commercial reality. You also get hands on exposure to the products they are building. BLN events focus on bringing high value people together with great content and lots of networking.

This is one place that the people who are actually making things happen in IoT get together to learn from each other and do business together. Two days of making great connections, sharing the excitement, uncovering the insights.

  • Meet and talk with a group of brilliant people from around the world.
  • Hear smart panels and thoughtful keynotes and see presentations from selected companies that represent the best of emerging Internet of Things businesses.
  • Get hands on with the exhibition, demos and workshops 

IoT15 considers

  • What problems can the IoT solve now?
  • How can startups address big IoT markets?
  • Is there ‘smart money’? If so, where is it investing?
  • How will the IoT change business models?
  • Who are the disruptors and who will be disrupted?

The BLN IoT Forum Promise

It’s simple. We are so confident you will enjoy and get value from our events, that if you attend and don’t agree, we will refund your ticket price.

'well paced, varied and interesting and I particularly appreciated the non-tech focus.'

Amyas Philips, ARM

'I genuinely felt the conference was excellent: I met a lot of useful people, and I enjoyed the pitches and panels.'

Alex Van Someren, Amadeus Capital

'like a big cauldron of innovation waiting to pop out a bubble of a new business venture - amazing :)'

Andy Stanford Clark, IBM