A chance to sign in, badge up, and get ready for the rest of the day.
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 session no 1
Five minute pitches from some of the most exciting new companies in the Internet of Things today.
A chance to caffeine up and get to know some of your fellow delegates
Dodging the UX traps: common problems that can derail your design
Getting design right in IoT products is critical. And difficult. Claire Rowland looks at why that should be, how to align hardware design, UX and APIs and some UX prototyping approaches to help you check you are on the right path, with or without hardware.
- Claire Rowland – Author, Designing Connected Products
Lunch… Break. Refuel. Chat. Form partnerships and take over the world.
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? Alex 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.
- Alex Deschamps Sonsino – Founder, Good Night Lamp/Designswarm
Coffee Break (Number Two)
The final break of the day, the last chance of day one to speak over a sensible beverage.
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
IoT or magic: should customers be able to tell the difference?
Technology and magic are often compared but magic is amazing and threatening to people in equal measures. So should the IoT look like magic to customers or not?
- Genevieve Bell – Director, User Experience, Intel
The end of the day, hopefully much the wiser, and full of ideas for your business. Now… to the pub!