Speakers

Your speakers at IoT Forum 2017 all have deep experience in building IoT businesses and projects, as entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, IoT champions, funders and analysts.

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Speakers

Our stellar line-up of speakers bring a wealth of experience in IoT business

Eva Pascoe

Partner, The Retail Practice

Eva studied linguistics, psychology and the ergonomics of computer interaction before co-founding the world’s first Internet Café in 1994 (where David Bowie and Gary Barlow learnt basic Internet skills).

JP Benini

CTO & Founder, Cognitoys

JP is Co-Founder of Elemental Path, making smart toys smarter with CogniToys, shaking up the eLearning and toy markets with the world’s first cognitive toy.
Find out about his experience with crowdfunding – is it a blessing or a curse?

Manav Gupta

Founder & CEO, Brinc

Manav is co-founder & CEO of Brinc, a global IoT accelerator and platform based in Hong Kong. Having spent the past decade developing tech and startup ecosystems in China, he is familiar with the hurdles hardware companies face in getting products that drive deep consumer engagement to market.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Founder, Good Night Lamp/Designswarm

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker based in London. She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, a family of internet-connected lamps.

Pilgrim Beart

Founder, DevicePilot

Pilgrim Beart is CEO of DevicePilot, a service which enables connected-product companies to scale-up quickly without escalating costs by taking care of the management of their devices.

Ken Munro

Partner, Pen Test Partners

Ken is passionate about empowering the user and blowing away the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) peddled by security vendors.

Marie Gilmour

Innovation Programme Manager, Nichols Group

Marie Gilmour is an Innovation Champion with the Nichols Group, an elite company of strategic change specialists, involved in the planning and delivery of the UK’s most complex and iconic projects, such as Crossrail and High Speed 2.

Mike Hogg

Business Unit Leader Embedded and Mobile Systems, Zuhlke

Mike Hogg leads Zuhlke UK’s System Solutions team, which delivers software and hardware for medical devices, industrial systems and the Internet of Things.

Raph Crouan

CEO, Startupbootcamp IoT

Raph is the Founder & Managing Director of the Startupbootcamp IoT Program. After working in the Telecom industry and  Apple (Head of Strategy & BD), he decided to return to his love of entrepreneurship & innovation-driven companies.

Josh Liu

Director in Management & Entrepreneurship, Koobe Global

Josh Liu used to be an entrepreneur himself and has witnessed the challenges hardware startups are facing first-hand. He joined Koobe Global (a Foxconn affiliated company) in May 2016.

Tony Kypreos

CEO, Dupl

Tony is CEO of Dupl, focused on preventative health and fitness. Dupl gives context and empathy to biometric sensor data via communication, content delivery and evidence based sports psychology for sustainable motivation.