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IoT17 shares interesting research on the commercialisation of the Internet of Things and updates on our Internet of Things Forum, 25-26th October 2017, Cambridge, UK.

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Bootstrapping a £3 Million IoT Business | Internet of Things Forum | Concirrus

Bootstrapping a £3 Million IoT Business | Internet of Things Forum | Concirrus

Here’s a nice definition of the Internet of Things that doesn’t mention technology.

“The Internet of Things allows you to know information that you previously couldn’t economically know. With that knowledge, you can operate a different business process.”

Craig Hollingworth, co-Founder at Concirrus, has built his IoT business on a simple premise: if a customer can understand the potential to transform their existing business model, the technology piece becomes relatively trivial to deliver.

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Cars Drive Innovation in the Internet of Things |

Cars Drive Innovation in the Internet of Things |

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot built the first powered vehicle is 1768. It was steam powered. A fellow Frenchman, François Isaac de Rivaz, built a hydrogen powered vehicle with electric ignition in 1808. It wasn’t until 1886 that Karl Benz built the first production vehicles powered by gasoline and the 20th Century that cars became widespread. It’s almost impossible to imagine a world where cars don’t exist and easy to forget how much they have changed over the years.

This crash test, between two cars produced 50 years apart, is a vivid illustration of some of the benefits of innovation in automotive technology in the second half of the 20th Century.

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All the talks from IoT Forum 2015 in one place.

All the talks from IoT Forum 2015 in one place.

Last year, over 200 investors, entrepreneurs and corporates turned out for two great days of doing business and connecting at IoT Forum 2015.

The BLN produce events where guests are encouraged to connect on a meaningful level – to create contacts that have the potential to shape the future of any business. The IoT Forum embodied this philosophy with the overwhelming atmosphere emanating from Robinson College being one of open collaboration, born from mutual interest in a growing industry.

Speakers such as Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Rick Bullotta, Rick Robinson, Andy Stanford-Clark and Matt Hatton shared their thoughts with an audience of investors, corporates, and entrepreneurs. See for yourself what they had to say, and then sign up for more at IoT Forum 2016 – 9-10 March, Cambridge, UK. Tickets available here.

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Call for Speakers for IoT Forum 2016

Hardly a day goes by when we don’t receive 10’s of applications from ‘the worlds leading speaker on…’.

It’s kind of part of the business. Most people have something to say, and we have a stage to say it on. People who set out to speak for only their benefit are never the ones we want to speak to.

We do however have lots of time for people looking to share a message or a thought which will not only benefit the audience, but also provide something new, different, or alternative to a debate. That’s why we’ve opened applications for speakers for IoT Forum 2016.

Simply fill in the form below, and we’ll be in touch.

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Get on Stage at IoT Forum 2016 – Ones To Watch 2016

We’re opening our IoT Forum stage up to your exciting IoT company. Allowing you the opportunity to show off their company and product to the IoT Forum audience. Far more than a pitch, this is an opportunity to show how your product is making the world a better place through disruptive applications of Internet of Things technology.

Each company on the Ones to Watch list will have a five minute speaking slot on stage, and two tickets to the event.

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Who will be at IoT Forum 2016?

Who will be at IoT Forum 2016?

The IoT Forum 2016 is live. Registration is open for an event which delivers on it’s promise to strip the hype and gimmicks away from the buzz around IoT.

Three types of people attend IoT Forum – investors, corporates and disruptive entrepreneurs. When combined, these groups have the ability to shape the future of the IoT.

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Tickets now available for IoT Forum 2016

Tickets are now available for IoT Forum 2016.

If you joined us for a previous year, or missed out and would like to be part of 2016’s delegation, now is the time to secure your spot.

This will be the forth year of IoT Forum, over which time the event has followed the progress of IoT whilst staying just ahead of the curve due to world class speakers and audiences. The first year was all about what IoT could mean, the second, what it was becoming, and 2015 marked the year where speakers and delegates were saying ‘look what we’ve done!’. The conference has found a winning formula, having been recognised in the ‘Top Three IoT Conferences in the World’ in 2015.

The BLN’s events are informal but professional, and 2016 will be no different. Delegates come to learn from speakers, but also to eachother to do real business.

Join us for IoT Forum 2016.

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IoT Forum 2015 Summary

IoT Forum 2015 Summary

Last week, over 200 investors, entrepreneurs and corporates turned out for two great days of learning, growing, and connecting at IoT Forum 2015.

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The British Gas Hive Story | Chris Beanland

Hive and British Gas – a Tale of Two Businesses

Chris Beanland, Head of New Products, Hive talks about the strategic rationale behind Hive, how they operate, get to market and the challenges of working as a small startup within a large corporation.

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