Tea, Coffee, Chat.
Adminitrivia. What to do in the event of nuclear war breaking out. What to expect in the next two days.
7 Numbers You Need to Know About the IoT
The world is awash with numbers about the IoT and IoT markets. Which are the ones that tell the most interesting stories? And which are the ones that you need to watch as you build your business? Matt Hatton picks his favourites.
- Matt Hatton – Founder, Machina Research
Ones to Watch Showcase
- Product Health
Coffee & Tea Break
Grab a coffee and the demonstrations in the networking area
Reasons to be Cheerful / Reasons to be Fearful
If you are starting an IoT business in 2015 what are your chances? Will being in the UK be an advantage? Alexandra Deschamps Sonsino looks at the prospects for Internet of Things startups, what will work in their favour and what will be the challenges for the coming year.
- Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino – Founder, Good Night Lamp/Designswarm
Solving Hard Real World Problems with IoT
Vorsprung durch IoT
Andy will show how BMW, Daimler and VW are using connected devices to control tools and monitor processes in real time to drive efficiency and reliability in their car production lines.
How Connectivity is Unlocking the Promise of the Internet of Things
Arqiva is now building a national low-power, low-cost IoT network using proven SIGFOX technology. The network is already operational in 10 of the UK’s largest cities. Using the network – companies are already running trials with low power connected devices and services. Simon will discuss some of the case studies of applications the SIGFOX network has surfaced e.g. connected alarms, social care in the home, smart parking and waste management.
World-Class Technical Operations & Maintenance With Augmented Reality and IoT
Alexandr will show how SOF has addressed modern facilities management issues with Internet of Things and Augmented Reality solutions. IoT is being used to create a dynamic, self-managed data repository, optimize processes and information availability with continuous updates on equipment status, records and more. He will show the applications in action at Cantine Antinori and at VEGA2 EXPO Venice Pavilion.
Lessons for the IoT from 8 World Championships
McLaren are one of the most successful teams in Formula One history, with 12 drivers’ championships and 8 constructors’ championships.Caroline Hargrove will talk about how this success has influenced many IoT markets – not just connected cars but also medical devices and wearables.
- Caroline Hargrove – Technical Director, McLaren Applied Technologies
Lunch… Break. Refuel. Food. Chat. See the demonstrations.
Smart City, Smart Ecosystem: Why Should Entrepreneurs be Interested in Smart Cities?
Despite the hype about Smart Cities, many IoT startups find this sector daunting, thinking smart city applications are complex, hard to sell and require intensive support. Rick Robinson thinks this is a myth and in this talk he will look at the current state of Smart Cities and where some of the most interesting challenges lie.
- Rick Robinson – IT Director, Big Data and Smart Cities, Amey
Ones to Watch Showcase
- Intamac Systems
Security & the IoT | How to Build Security Into Your IoT
Though the potential of the IoT is vast, adoption can easily be curtailed by security worries. No company wants their products to be a victim of a hack, yet many do not appear to consider security as a primary driver of design decisions. This presentation will look at IoT security and describe what product designers – regardless of platform – need to be aware of if they want to build a secure and successful device.
IoT security encompasses requirements that are new for many product designers – such as provisioning, authentication, OTA upgrades and link encryption – and weaknesses in any one could potentially be used to compromise the security of the end product. From physical attacks to analysis of communications channels, there are many possible attack vectors that need to be considered.
From hacked routers to refrigerators sending spam email, there have been a lot of scary news stories about Internet of Things (IoT) security, or lack of it. According to the 2014 Hewlett-Packard Internet of Things Research Study, 70% of Internet connected devices they surveyed didn’t even use encrypted network connections. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently weighed in on the issue too, releasing a report that outlines potential IoT security risks, ranging from unauthorized access and misuse of personal information, to facilitation of attacks on other systems and risks to personal safety.
- Hugo Fiennes – Founder, Electric Imp
Coffee Break (Number Two)
The final break of the day, the last chance to see the exhibits.
The Story of Hive: How to Get IoT in the Hands of 150k Customers
British Gas have been one of the most longstanding supporters of IoT and smart home technology. But how you build and manage an effective ‘start up’ team within a huge corporation? And what does it take to get hardware into the hands of 150k consumers
- Chris Beanland – Head of New Products, Hive, British Gas
Business Models for the IoT
Nigel will talk about some of the real world business model innovation that the IoT enables.
Stream Technologies and its IoT-X platform is building a ‘Unified Access Connectivity Environment‘ for IoT and as such is well-placed to disrupt traditional IoT business models as connectivity extends beyond cellular to satellite, Low Power Radio and WiFi.
- Nigel Chadwick – CEO & Founder, Stream Technologies
A Smart Energy Powered, Smart Energy Talk
Smart energy has been a lead application for industrial IoT going way beyond smart grid homes and connected vehicles. Andy Stanford Clark harnesses some futuristic energy tech to look at what has happens, how it affects other IoT and what’s next.
- Andy Stanford Clark – Master Inventor, IBM
Day One Wrap Up
The end of the day, hopefully much the wiser, and full of ideas for your business. Now… to the pub!