Keynote speakers

Ray Anderson - CEO, Bango
Day 1 (16:15 - 17:15) FinTech

Ray is Chief Executive of Bango, the only open, global platform that gives content providers fast and easy access to the huge opportunity presented by the emergence of the mobile internet. He co-founded Bango in 1999 after realising that the convergence of internet connectivity with the ubiquity and new functionality provided by internet connected mobile devices could open up huge opportunities for content and service providers.


Arabel Bailey - Managing Director, Accenture Digital UK
Day 1 (09:45 - 10:45) Scene Setting

Arabel leads Accenture Digital for the UK and Ireland. She has specialised in large scale programme delivery working with some of the largest UK companies helping them deliver business change through the adoption of IT. She also represents Digital on the UK and Ireland executive committee.



Eileen Burbidge - Partner, Passion Capital
Day 1 (09:45 - 10:45) Scene Setting
Day 1 (16:15 - 17:15) FinTech - Chair

Eileen Burbidge is chair of Tech City and Partner at Passion Capital, the leading early-stage technology venture capital investment firm in Europe, based in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. Eileen has been included in the WIRED100 each year since 2012; is one of London's 1000 Most Influential people according to the Evening Standard newspaper (2014); and was named one of the 12 Most Influential People in Tech by the Telegraph (2014). She is also a frequent guest and commentator for media including Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Sky News and the BBC.


Jon Carter - UK Head of Business Development, Deutsche Telekom
Day 1 (09:45 - 10:45) Scene Setting

A highly motivated corporate entrepreneur, with a passion for new and evolving connected technologies, and identifying and supporting major firms to exploit them through defining engaging customer propositions, in order to create new value and drive growth. Combines creativity, with a rationale and customer-centric approach, as demonstrated through senior corporate roles at EE/Orange, and working on innovation projects for clients, incl. Procter & Gamble, E.ON, RWE npower & Vodafone. The enthusiasm and interest for consumer-led innovation was formed whilst leading a small entrepreneurial team in Orange in the early 2000s, and subsequently in EE/Orange, Deutsche Telekom and Inzenka/GrowthMark, defining and launching new value propositions into B2B2C & B2C markets.


Nick Chrissos - Head of Innovation Technology UK and Ireland, Cisco
Day 1 (10:45 - 11:45) Smart Cities

More than 20 years’ experience in Telecoms, from development to product management, marketing and sales. An industry ambassador for Cisco with proven thought leadership and innovation. A motivational team leader with many years in management in a senior engineering level and a successful project manager with numerous achievements on complex tasks and globally distributed teams. Previous positions include, Chief Architect for IP Telephony development in EMEA, Head of Unified Communications Technology for Europe and Collaboration CTO for UK and Ireland. Currently, the Head of Innovation Technology for UK and Ireland, responsible to accelerate innovation, by creating proof of concepts, pioneering new technologies towards country digitisation.


David Cleevely - Cambridge Angels
Day 2 (16:20 - 17:20) Debate

David Cleevely CBE FREng FIET is the Founding Director of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge and Chair of the CSaP Advisory Council. He has co-founded several companies and organizations including Abcam, Analysys, 3 WayNetworks, Controllis, the award winning restaurant “Bocca di Lupo”, Cambridge Network, Cambridge Wireless, Cambridge Angels and the Cambridge Science Centre.
He is Chairman of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Cambridge Science Centre and is an Ambassador of the Cambridge Centre for Global Equality. e was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to Innovation and Technology.


Jacqueline Davey - Vice President, Enterprise & Commercial, IBM UK & Ireland
Day 2 (16:20 - 17:20) Debate

Profile to follow.




David Dobson - Global Senior Industry Advisor RHCG, Intel Corporation
Day 1 (14:45 - 15:45) Retail

David Dobson leads Intel’s EMEA sales and strategy for the Retail, Hospitality, and Consumer Goods industry sectors and works as part of the strategy group globally. Before joining Intel David worked for 12 years at Microsoft in several leadership roles in the sales and consulting organizations. Before that David worked for 14 years working in large European Retail ISVs (starting as a developer and rising to be a CTO). His perspective on technology’s value in the industry has been shaped by advisory and project engagements in the US, across the EU, and in India, Australia and Japan. At Intel, his current areas of research and engagement include the future of the store in this new digital age; how and where retailers turn data into competitive advantage; the role of technology within the new cross-channel shopper journey, and, the critical business and IT capabilities that industry success will demand going forward.


Mischa Dohler - Co-Founder, Worldsensing
Day 1 (10:45 - 11:45) Smart Cities

Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King's College London, Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the smart city pioneer Worldsensing, Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies and the Transactions on the Internet of Things.



Tony Henderson - EMEA Business Development Lead, Microsoft Operating Systems Group
Day 2 (12:30 - 13:30) Entertainment

Tony is EMEA Business Development Lead for Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group. His key role is enabling strategic partners deploy Microsoft’s PlayReady content protection technology for cross-platform entertainment experiences on mobile and in-home devices. Prior to joining Microsoft Tony ran a leadership network for CEOs and held senior commercial roles with the BBC and the music industry. Tony is a graduate of Edinburgh University and a co-founder of the Oxford Technology & Media Network. In his spare time Tony runs ultramarathons and has recently completed an 83 mile run along the length of Hadrian’s Wall. Tony also writes and has been known to publish books and humorous poetry on the impact of technology on society amongst numerous other topical themes.


Magdalena Krön - Head of Rise London and VP Open Innovation, Barclays
Day 1 (16:15 - 17:15) FinTech

Magdalena Krön is Head of Rise London and VP for Open Innovation at Barclays. With plans to be a part of the disruption of the financial industry she is building out the London ecosystem of startups for Rise, Barclays global open innovation platform. Magdalena started her professional career in retail management and whilst doing a Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL Magdalena co-founded a company building a flexible workforce application for retail chains. In 2013 she joined Capital Enterprise where she built and grew the service Capital List and launched the London Co-Investment Fund. In her current role Magdalena keeps one foot in the startup world and another foot in the corporate world as she’s facilitating connections between the two. As a great advocate for improving gender diversity in tech she is also the founder of the Geek Girl Meetup community in the UK. Follow @MyKron on Twitter.


Steve Leonard - Deputy Chairman, Infocommunications Development Authority of Singapore, Chief Executive, SG Innovate
Day 1 (10:45 - 11:45) Smart Cities

Mr Steve Leonard is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experiences, having played key roles in building several global technology companies in Software, Hardware and Services. In his current role as Chief Executive of SG Innovate, Mr Leonard has been chartered to help translate some of the early tech R&D innovations that Singapore has gained a global reputation for, into commercial success by connecting them with the relevant industry corporates, start-ups and funds across sectors such as Digital Tech, FinTech, CleanTech and MedTech. Prior to his current role, Mr Leonard served as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) within the Singapore Government, focusing on further developing the Smart Nation vision for the nation. Prior to joining IDA, Mr Leonard served as President of EMC Asia Pacific and Japan for six years, and as President of Asia Pacific and Japan for Symantec/Veritas Software for three years. Mr Leonard also spent 18 years with EDS, where he led various European and Asian operations for the majority of that period.


Geoff McGrath - Chief Innovation Officer, McLaren
Day 2 (09:30 - 10:30) Automotive

Geoff McGrath trained as a mechanical engineer, initially working in aeronautical, civil, chemical, petroleum and mechanical engineering. Gaining experience in all aspects of the field, from conceptual engineering through to business development for start-up and blue-chip firms alike, he later switched focus to the world of telecoms, media and entertainment. He joined McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) in 2009 and has brought more than 20 years’ experience to bear on the company’s innovative and dynamic approach to pursuing ground-breaking conceptual design, development and engineering.


Graham Mills - Chairman, Commercial Module, DVB
Day 2 (12:30 - 13:30) Entertainment

Graham Mills is Chairman of the DVB Commercial Module, he has made a substantial contribution to the DVB industry group since its formation in 1993, setting the international specifications for digital TV and interactive services. Graham graduated from King's College Cambridge with an honours degree in engineering. He holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.



Justin Peters - CEO and Founder, Kabbee
Day 2 (09:30 - 10:30) Automotive

Founder and CEO of Kabbee, a London-based mobile app designed to connect people that need to get from A to B, with local licensed minicab firms nearby. Kabbee has been downloaded by more than 300K active users across London, who are being serviced by 70 high quality fleets 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



David Sharp - Head of Ocado Technology 10x, Ocado
Day 1 (14:45 - 15:45) Retail

David Sharp is Head of Technology 10x at Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer. Ocado’s 10x activity seeks out, creates and implements new, state-of-the-art, disruptive technologies to enable Ocado and Ocado’s “Ocado Smart Platform” clients to deliver a superior customer service with high operational efficiency.


Ian Simmons - Vice President - Business Development, Magna International
Day 2 (09:30 - 10:30) Automotive

Ian Simmons has served as Vice President Business Development, Corporate Engineering and R&D since 2012. In this role Simmons is responsible for validating innovation opportunities for Magna along with developing cooperative relationships with customers as well as coporate venture groups, government agencies, educational communities and other research institutions. He also manages outside investment in partner technology companies to commercialise inventions for the Magna product groups. Simmons, who has worked in the automotove industry for more than 35 years, began his career in 1976 with student training at the Ford Motor Company in the U.K. Upon leaving Ford in 1982 he undertook engineering assignments in Europe with Volkswagen and DAF Trucks. He took an executive assignment in the US in 1993 and subsequently worked for Porsche Engineering, joining Magna in 2003.


Peter Simpson - VP Product Management, Pace International
Day 2 (12:30 - 13:30) Entertainment

25 years immersed within the Media and Telecommunications industries with strategic roles across technology innovators, equipment manufacturers and service providers (Pace, Nokia, Three-UK, Vidiator, Adaptive Broadband, Olivetti & Oracle Research Labs, The Technology Partnership...) gives Peter a unique 360 degree perspective on the essential ingredients for delivering commercially successful products in today's world of rapid service convergence. Peter provides the glue between Pace's technology and sales teams making sure everything they do meets the needs of their customers' subscribers.


Paul Stein - Director, Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce plc
Day 1 (18:15 - 21:00) After Dinner Speaker

Paul was appointed Director, Research & Technology at Rolls Royce in February 2016. In this role, Paul is accountable for the company’s global investment in R&T, as well as promoting innovation and helping the group set its business direction in view of market and technology trends. Paul is also actively engaged in, engaged in talent development for the company, ensuring that specialist engineering talent is promoted and sustained through the specialist pipeline and Fellowship scheme. Prior to this appointment Paul was Chief Scientific Officer, the role he assumed when he joined the company in 2010.
In his previous career, Paul became the Director General, Science and Technology at the Ministry of Defence in 2006, responsible for the technical direction, prioritisation and out-sourcing of the UK's £500m annual investment in Defence S&T. In 1996 he was appointed Managing Director Roke Manor Research, at that time owned by Siemens. It's most famous commercially successful innovation is 'Hawk-Eye', the ball sports tracking system used for line call verification in tennis. In 2003 Paul was appointed to the Siemens UK Executive Management Board leading technology and contributing to business strategy.
Paul started his career at Philips Research Laboratories in Redhill, Surrey developing technology and systems engineering techniques for early generation analogue cellular phone systems, then moving into the development of military communications systems and then progressing into business development roles. Paul graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from King's College London in 1978. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


Kate Stone - Managing Director, Novalia
Day 2 (13:15 - 15:50) Innovation Showcase

In 2016 Dr Kate Stone is going to shake up the world as we know it - that is what Bloomberg Europe announced last year. In short, she's a game changer.
With a degree in Electronics and a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University; she founded the award winning lab Novalia to explore the space where traditional print and conventional electronics converge, and has been living in that world ever since.
Some people expect the future to look like the film Minority Report, but Dr Kate Stone believes the opposite - she wants to infuse our current analogue world with electronics so that everything looks like it always has… except that it can come alive through interaction. Imagine a world where a teenager’s bedroom poster comes to life with the launch of a new album, or an LP that enables you to DJ from the actual record sleeve itself, or a notebook that actually plays musical notes? This is the world Dr Kate Stone is creating - by adding 'digital soul' to everyday flat surfaces that we take for granted, she is changing the world as we know it. Using her patented interactive print, Dr Kate Stone is adding interactivity and capacitive touch to everything from hats and mandalas through to packaging and books - and connecting them to the internet, she is creating a new frontier for traditional industries that we already know and love, and who until now have been locked out of the technology age.
Dr Kate's unique style onstage is endearing, authentic and unforgettable; we've the seen the most hardened tech audience stand up for a standing ovation. The future is bright, the future is Dr Kate Stone.


Steve Turner - Strategic Lead, Manchester City Council
Day 1 (10:45 - 11:45) Smart Cities

Steve Turner is strategic lead for the design, coordination and delivery of the Manchester Future Cities programme. He led the design of Manchester’s €24m (£17m) EU Lighthouse submission, Triangulum, and is currently overseeing the development of an open innovation programme in conjunction with the BBC. More recently Turner secured a number of strategic relationships with China, leading work on the EU-China Smart City Forum, as well as establishing joint collaboration projects with Digital China and Wuhan. He has held a number of external positions, advising both the UK Government and the European Commission on their respective Smart Cities initiatives.


Nick Williamson - CEO & Founder, Credits
Day 1 (16:15 - 17:15) FinTech

Nick Williamson is the CEO & Founder of Pythia, the company behind Credits. Nick started his career working in a Hedge Fund Administration while attending Illinois Institute of Technology. Eventually Nick realized his first true calling and became an online professional poker player. Through his unique skillset and leadership qualities, Nick caught the eye of Pokerstars and was hired to manage the Product & Operations of Ring Games; the largest real-money online poker product in the world. During 2010 Nick was first introduced to Blockchain technology via Bitcoin and quickly became a leader in the space, contributing to numerous open source projects. This work would eventually lead to conceptualizing and building Credits; A Hybrid framework providing interoperable, built-to-purpose blockchains.



Track session speakers and panellists

Peter Bance - CEO, Origami Energy
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 6: Connected Energy

Peter founded Origami Energy in 2013 with the vision of creating the marketplace for the distributed energy world. The company is developing the technical and financial mechanisms by which fleets of distributed energy assets (including generation, energy storage and demand side response) can interact directly with each other and transact peer-to-peer. The company is trialing this smart technology platform initially in the UK and then aims to roll it out globally.


Eric Bantegnie - Vice President Systems Business Unit, ANSYS, Inc
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 2: Industrial Internet

Eric Bantegnie joined ANSYS as President & CEO of Esterel Technologies in August 2012 as part of the acquisition of Esterel and is now Vice President and GM, ANSYS Systems Business Unit responsible for System and Embedded Software Simulation activities. Prior to that, Eric, a serial entrepreneur, co-founded Esterel and Distene in 2000, was President & CEO of Simulog, a simulation services company from 1998 to 2001 and created Dyade, an Internet security startup incubator from 1996 to 1998. Eric served 4 years as Deputy Director in the French Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications from 1992 to 1996, and held before several technical and business management positions at France Télécom and Groupe Bull. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1982, a French major military and scientific College. Eric has been President of the Embedded France professional association that he created from 2013 to 2015, serves as advisor to the 'New Industrial France' governmental initiative for Embedded Systems and IoT Strategy and is a board member of two startup companies in manycore processors (Kalray) and cybersecurity (Trust in Soft).


Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, University of Bristol
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 5: National Testbeds

Mark Beach received his PhD for research addressing the application of Smart Antenna techniques to GPS from the University of Bristol in 1989, where he subsequently joined as a member of academic staff. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He was Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010, and then spearheaded Bristol’s hosting of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications.


Euan Burns - Chief Engineer, Carillion
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 2: Industrial Internet of Things

Euan has extensive engineering experience across a variety of roles in both the public and private sector. In May 2013, he joined Carillion in the newly created role of Chief Engineer where his diverse range of skills and experience gained from working across a range of market sectors and technologies help to provide market leading Engineering Services to Carillion’s clients. Euan is currently responsible for further developing Carillion Services’ integrated energy-led hard service offerings and leads its Engineering Centre of Excellence team driving Asset Management, Critical Environment Management and Life-Cycle products.


Martin Callinan - Co-Founder and Director, Source Code Control Ltd
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 4: Testing, Verification, International Standards – Quickening the Pace

Martin has over 20 years’ experience of providing business level risk management solutions to software issues. Enabling proactive management of security and Intellectual Property risks that may be embedded in software applications created in house or implemented by third party applications.




Paul Copping - Smart Cities Advisor, Digital Greenwich
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 5: National Testbeds

Paul Copping is a Smart Cities Advisor in the Digital Greenwich team, serving the Royal Borough of Greenwich, population 270,000. His role is to engage with industrial partners to deploy integrated technology solutions that will result in more agile, cheaper services for Greenwich citizens. Paul is currently working on several smart city and smart mobility projects, including the 'Sharing Cities' Horizon 2020 Lighthouse programme (London/Milan/Lisbon) in which he is developing an open and replicable city data platform. Paul has an MBA in Marketing and an MA in Spanish and French. He joined Greenwich in September 2014 after seven years at the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL Ltd) and over twenty years of senior commercial management in the international telecoms industry, including BT and Nortel Networks.


Nathan Croft - Acting Electronics Research Manager, Dyson
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 2: Industrial Internet (Panellist)

Profile to follow.




Peter Davies - Technical Director, Thales e-Security
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 3: Securing the Future

As a Technical Director of Thales in the UK Peter has been their leading expert on Cryptography in the UK responsible for providing cryptography and information security direction and expertise on a variety of products and projects. Previous work includes the development and certification of flexible and interoperable commercial security solutions that are also widely used by governments; these solutions are available worldwide and support the security of both communications and infomatics in an international, multi grade environment. Peters specialist knowledge is at the core of the cyber defence and forensics activities that he undertakes combatting existential treats against business. Peter has, interacted on security and products at any level from Prime Minister, through Board to deep technical including Certification Labs and partners developing and sustaining business opportunities worldwide.


Steve Feast - Managing Director, EAHSN
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 1: Transforming Healthcare - Little by Little

Steve has recently been appointed as the Managing Director of the Eastern Academic Health Science Network. Prior to this Steve was Executive Medical Director at North East London Foundation Trust, a large and successful community and mental health provider employing 6000 staff across the challenged health economy of NE London. In this role Steve was a member of NCEL Health Education England board and held several prominent roles within the UCL Partners CLARHC and AHSN. Prior to working in London Steve has been deputy CEO and Director for Transformation, NHS Bedfordshire and Luton, Policy Lead for the Inclusion Health team in the UK Cabinet Office, Senior Advisor in Health and Wellbeing Department of Health, Primary Care Transformation Director and board member NHS Modernisation Agency and Star Ratings Advisor at the Commission for Healthcare Improvement and then the Healthcare Commission. As an experienced clinician qualified both as a GP and psychiatrist Steve worked for 16 years in GP practice and was one of the founder members of the National Primary and Care Trust Development team (NatPaCT), lead PEC Chair for the East of England as well as Professional Executive Committee Chair of Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT. Steve is a Visiting Professor at University College London.


Keith Grimes - Urgent Care General Practitioner, Digital Healthcare Innovator, Health Alert 24
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Transforming Healthcare – Little by little

Dr Keith Grimes is a GP and Digital Health Innovator. With 15 years of experience of working in primary care, he has constantly sought to bring new technology and innovation to healthcare. He has worked as Clinical Lead for the Electronic Clinical Communication Implementation in Scotland, Roving GP service in Brighton & Hove, and the award winning ‘MyLittleOne’ neonatal camera system in Fife. He is the founder of VRDoctors.net, an online forum for clinicians interested in the role of Virtual Reality in healthcare.


Stephen Hayes - Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 2: Industrial Internet of Things

The Beckhoff suite of products can connect legacy machines along with new applications to third party cloud hosting systems or via a Beckhoff cloud service specifically set up for industrial applications. Beckhoff provide a number of wireless interfaces to their controllers in order to provide edge analytics before cloud integration. Existing user cases use mobile 3G communications to connect devices and controllers to cloud based applications.


David Hill - Business Development Director, Open Energi
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 6: Connected Energy

David Hill is Business Development Director at Open Energi and an expert on electricity markets and demand response. He is responsible for defining and delivering Open Energi’s vision and strategy to deliver system-wide change in energy markets. This includes identifying and developing strategic technology partnerships, collaborating and working with businesses and stakeholders to realise new market opportunities, defining our international strategy and communicating our vision. David is part of the Environment & Utilities Working Group advising London’s Old Oak Park Royal Development Corp on its energy strategy. He joined Open Energi in 2010 after completing an MSc Energy, Trade & Finance at Cass Business School.


Shamus Husheer - CEO, Heartfelt Technologies
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 1: Transforming Healthcare – Little by little

Shamus Husheer has founded, fund-raised and managed multiple companies based on technologies invented by himself and others. He designed and developed one of the first FDA-approved "wearable health"/"digital health" consumer medical devices, one of the first crowdfunding companies, and one of the first businesses based on a facebook app, raising over £7 million for these three companies and leading teams of over 30 in roles all the way from CEO to general lackey (often both at the same time).


Sinead Lynch - Senior Associate, CMS
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 7: Future Regulatory Frameworks

Sinead is an adviser to public and private sector clients, nationally and internationally, on strategic and complex corporate / commercial transactions and sourcings primarily in the technology and telecommunications (TMT) sector.



Kevin Maher - Senior Director Sales UK, SIGFOX
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 4: Testing, Verification, International Standards – Quickening the Pace

Profile to follow.




Jane Rumble - Head of Media Research and Market Intelligence, Ofcom
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 7: Future Regulatory Frameworks

Profile to follow.




Moray Rumney - Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 4: Testing, Verification, International Standards – Quickening the Pace

Moray Rumney joined Hewlett-Packard in 1984, and through the transition to Agilent and now Keysight has worked in manufacturing engineering, product development, applications engineering, and most recently technical marketing. His early focus was the development and system design of base station emulators used in the development and testing of cellular phones. Moray joined ETSI in 1991 and 3GPP in 1999 where he developed type approval tests for GSM, UMTS and LTE. He currently represents Keysight at RAN WG4, developing HSPA+, LTE and now the new radio for 5G. Moray has published many technical articles in the field of cellular communications, and was editor of Agilent’s book “LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless”. He is a regular presenter at industry conferences where he speaks on wireless technology issues and their implications on the wider industry. His current focus is on radiated testing and how this will evolve from 4G to 5G.


Raj Samani - VP, CTO, McAfee EMEA
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Securing the Future

Raj Samani is an active member of the Information Security industry, through involvement with numerous initiatives to improve the awareness and application of security in business and society. He is currently working as the EMEA Chief Technical Officer for Intel Security, having previously worked as the Chief Information Security Officer for a large public sector organisation in the UK. He was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame (2012), won the Virus Bulletin Péter Ször Award for the paper/investigation he co-authored on the takedown of the Beebone Botnet, and was named in the UK’s top 50 data leaders and influencers by Information Age. In addition, Raj is currently the Cloud Security Alliance’s Chief Innovation Officer and previously served as Vice President for Communications in the ISSA UK Chapter where he presided over the award of Chapter Communications Programme of the Year 2008 and 2009. He is also Special Advisor for the European CyberCrime Centre, also on the advisory council for the Infosecurity Europe show, Infosecurity Magazine, and expert on both searchsecurity.co.uk, and Infosec portal, and regular columnist on Help Net Security. He has had numerous security papers published, and regularly appears on television commenting on computer security issues.


Rahim Tafazolli - Head of the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 5: National Testbeds

Rahim Tafazolli has been the Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications at the University of Surrey since April 2000, Director of Institute of Communication Systems (ICS, formerly known as CCSR) since January 2010 and the Director of the 5G Innovation Centre since 2012. He has over 25 years of experience in digital communications research and teaching.


Steve Unger - Group Director and Board Member, Ofcom
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 3: Securing the Future

Steve Unger was appointed to the Ofcom Board in April 2015. He is Ofcom's Group Director, Strategy, International, Technology and Economists. He has been with Ofcom since its inception, and has held a variety of senior roles. He was Acting Chief Executive from January to March 2015. Before joining Ofcom, Steve worked in industry - for two technology startups, both of whom designed and operated their own communications networks, and as a consultant advising a variety of other companies on the commercial application of new wireless technologies. He has a Physics MA and a PhD in Astrophysics.


Francis White - EU General Manager & NHS Innovation Fellow, AliveCor
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 1: Transforming Healthcare - Little by Little

A passionate advocate for patient empowerment, Francis brings a fresh perspective to the healthcare industry and is an emerging thought leader on the exciting frontier of Digital Health & regulated, connected medical devices. With a 25 year career in leading Medical Device Companies that serve many sectors, the move to AliveCor in January 2013 opened up a new horizon.



Chris Wright - CTO and Co-Founder, Moixa
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 6: Connected Energy

Chris Wright co-founded Moixa with Simon Daniel in 2003 to realise the pair's vision for next-generation interface and energy technology. Since, they have developed and commercialised a number of patents including the multi-award-winning USBcell battery; the latest in the stable is the Maslow DC micro-grid product family, now being rolled out in a DECC energy storage demonstrator in 250 homes. Chris has expertise in technology conceptualisation, market strategy, engineering and manufacturing, and leading diverse engineering teams to deliver ambitious projects.


Graeme Wright - IoT Director, Fujitsu Manufacturing/Utilities/Services
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 2: Industrial Internet of Things

Graeme is the associate director for the energy, utilities, and construction sectors within Fujitsu UK & Ireland. He is responsible for leading the development of the sector strategy and ensuring alignment of capabilities with market demand. With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Graeme combines his software engineer heritage with keen business skills by working in the area of emerging technologies and specifically how they can be adopted by industry to deliver positive business outcomes. A current area of focus and interest is how productivity can be transformed through the use of IoT and analytics in the built environment.



Committee and Chairs

Pilgrim Beart - CEO, DevicePilot
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 6: Connected Energy

Pilgrim Beart FIET leads DevicePilot, a service enabling connected-product companies to scale-up quickly by managing their devices. Previously Pilgrim co-founded the Smart Home platform AlertMe, sold to British Gas in 2015 for $100m and before that founded the antenna technology company Antenova which has shipped billions of antenna systems into smartphones globally.


Dejan Bojic - Smart City Solutions Programme Director, NEC
Day 1 (10:45 - 11:45) Smart Cities

Profile to follow.




Alan Carlton - Managing Director, InterDigital
Day 2 (09:30 - 10:30) Automotive

Alan Carlton is a visionary, highly motivated and driven product & technology executive with an impressive story of accomplishments over 20+ years in the wireless technology industry spanning 2G, 3G, 4G and beyond. World class expertise in management, strategy, planning, product management, systems engineering, architecture and design. Extensive experience across all elements of the value chain: Carrier/OEM relationships, network, radio and chip technologies, standards, and intellectual property.


Rory Cellan-Jones - Journalist and Broadcaster
Day 2 (16:20 - 17:20) Debate

Rory Cellan-Jones has been a reporter for the BBC for a quarter of a century, covering business and technology stories for much of that time. He joined the BBC as a researcher on Look North in 1981, moving to London to work as a producer in the TV Newsroom and on Newsnight.



David Crawford - Professor, University of Essex and Ravensbourne
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Entertainment

David Crawford is a Professor at the University of Essex and Ravensbourne in the UK, with interests in next generation networks and ‘beyond HD’ multimedia services. He is well known in the engineering and business fraternities, having worked for over 40 years in the telecoms and broadcast industries and academia. David lectures on ‘ICT’, ’Networks’ and ‘Broadcast Technology’, and is Director of a small high tech start-up in France. He also runs his own technical Consultancy Company, and chairs and presents regularly at technical and business conferences. David is a Member of the Royal Television Society, a Board and Council Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), and is Executive Producer for the annual IBC Multimedia Conference in Amsterdam.


Bob Driver - CEO, CW
Day 2 (09:00 - 09:30) Keynote

Bob joined CW as CEO in May 2015. He’s responsible for leading the development of the organisation, broadening its reach with other sectors and clusters, while retaining the unique culture and dynamism of the CW community. Previously Bob was Director for Technology at UK Trade & Investment [UKTI] where he successfully led teams helping UK tech companies to access overseas opportunities, and attracting tech inward investment into the UK. He also coordinated the UKTI science and innovation agenda and was responsible for the delivery of UKTI events from small missions to large trade fairs. Bob first joined UKTI in 2001 as International Trade Director for the East of England Region, and in 2006 became the national UKTI Director for High Technology Sectors.


Iain Davidson - Product Marketing Manager, Arkessa
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 2: Industrial Internet

Iain Davidson is Marketing Manager at Arkessa an award winning M2M and IoT managed service provider. This follows 20 years at BAE Systems, Motorola and Freescale in tech development and marketing roles. Iain is working on the next 50 billion connections for a safer, more energy efficient planet.


Simon Fletcher - CTO, Real Wireless
Day 1 (09:45 - 10:45) Scene Setting

Simon joined Real Wireless in January 2016 as Chief Technology Officer, taking overall technical responsibility across the company. He is currently chairman of the Cambridge Wireless Future of Wireless Conference Organising Committee and Small Cell SIG Champion. In recent times his focus has been on future cities, the application 5G and IoT in industry verticals with an event horizon towards 2030. Simon spent 20 years working in the design and development of technical telecoms infrastructure. Beginning his career in technology demonstrators at Racal Radar Defence Systems, he moved to Telecoms Modus in 1999 to play a key role in the development of 3G products. In 2006 he established a core architecture team that helped develop the first-generation of technology for 4G systems culminating in a Steering Board position in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI).


Neil Garner - Founder & CEO, Thyngs Ltd
Day 1 (10:45 - 11:45) Smart Cities

Neil is a company Founder, CEO, CTO, Product Innovator and Board Advisor with a long track record of leading teams to deliver innovative new consumer services in the mobile payments, loyalty and marketing space. He was Founder of Proxama, a leader in development of NFC wallets, and previously a Board Director of Consult Hyperion, a specialist digital commerce consultancy. He has been involved in shaping disruptive innovations like mobile contactless payments, proximity marketing and mobile wallets from the very early concepts, through technology development to the current level of market maturity, working alongside many large global organisations. He is also co-Founder & CEO of the not-for-profit tech co-working space, WhiteSpace Norwich, which has become a key part of evolution of Norwich as a fast growing UK tech city.


John Haine - Chairman, IoT Security Foundation
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 3: Securing the Future

Professor John Haine is Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Bristol University, and also the Chairman of the IoT Security Foundation, whose mission is promote best practice in appropriate security to those who specify, make and use IoT products and systems. John is a member of the IET and IEEE and serves on the CW Board. John has spent his career in the electronics and communications industry, working for BT, Marconi, PA Consulting, and with start-ups including Cognito and Ionica. In 1999 he joined TTP Communications working on research, technology strategy and M&A activities; and then became Director of Technology Strategy in Motorola Mobile Devices. He was CTO Enterprise Systems with ip.access Limited, the leading manufacturer of GSM picocells and 3G femtocells. In 2010 he joined Cognovo Ltd, which was acquired by u-blox AG, where he worked on RF platform strategy for future wireless modules. John retired from u-blox in 2015.


Jane Humphreys, OBE
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 7: Future Regulatory Frameworks

Jane retired recently after over 40 years in the Civil Service. Most of her career dealt with shaping the policy and regulatory framework for telecommunications and broadcasting, from the early days of a privatised BT, through the radical changes in mobile telecoms and the highly successful digital TV switchover, culminating with the UK Spectrum Strategy. She is now Senior Spectrum Adviser to the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, working with industry to get the best value from radio spectrum.


Nick Hunn - WiFore Consulting
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 1: Transforming Healthcare - Little by Little

For the past twenty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of ‘The Essentials of Short Range Wireless’ - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.


Geoff McCormick
Day 2 (13:15 - 15:50) Innovation Showcase

Geoff has worked as a business consultant in the design industry for over 10 years. In that time he has worked with some of the world’s most famous and successful designers, where his role was to help designers, companies and brands to try and maximise the commercial effectiveness of design. His experience covers every populated continent and a diverse range of sectors, including developing a mobile petrol retail station, an interior design system for VIP aircraft, hydrogen powered vehicles, packaging strategies for FMCG brands and innovation programmes utilising Asian sourcing. It is this breadth of experience that he values most. Common across all of his clients and projects is the desire to create truly unique experiences that occupy a space in peoples’ hearts and minds.


Abhi Naha - Head of Marketing and Business Development, CW

Abhi Naha was the CEO and Founder of Zone V Ltd a Cambridge UK start up backed by Qualcomm and ARM Holdings. Zone V is focused on empowering people with aging eyes and visually impaired through inclusively designed mobile devices with a strong focus on empowering women in developing countries. Abhi is also a Board Advisor to EqualEyes, part of Wayra (Telefonica) and founder of the CW Future Devices special interest group which he now co chairs with ARM, Accenture, u-blox and Iotic Labs. Previously he held senior management roles at Powermat and Idem. Prior to that he was a senior manager at a Silicon Valley mobile touchscreen and user interface technology provider, Synaptics. Abhi is a mentor for the Princes Trust and Vice President of the Communications and Manufacturing Association of India.


Leo Poll - Director & Co-founder, Akendi UK
Day 2 (13:15 - 15:50) Innovation Showcase

Technically everything is possible, making it work for people is where the real challenges are. Addressing these challenges from an end-user perspective in a way that makes business sense is what drives Leo. With more than 20 years of experience in Innovation driven Experience Research and Design he is able to bring an ability of strong lateral thinking combined with broad domain knowledge of applications/markets and technical enablers. Previous to his role at Akendi, Leo worked for the mobile phone division of Philips in Le Mans, France, managed numerous international projects whilst employed by Philips Electronics UK, was a member of the global ‘Connectivity Programme’ board of Philips Research, (Co-)founded Ryppel Ltd, Eversfield Innovation Ltd, Galileo Software Adviesbureau v.o.f.


Stuart Revell - Managing Director, RTACS
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 5: National Testbeds

Stuart has spent over 30 years in the technology industry with experience in electronics and ICT R&D; ranging from Industrial Systems to complex ICT and Consumer solutions and has managed international teams covering both commercial and technical disciplines.

 


Antony Rix - Senior Consultant, The Technology Partnership

Opportunities to transform what we do can be surprising and subtle. Dr. Antony Rix helps companies large and small create new business driven by technology, through his role as Senior Consultant in Communications and Wireless at TTP. Antony has been privileged to architect, manage and deliver major product development programmes, and give precise insight through consultancy and research, working with customers worldwide. He previously co-founded a start-up, undertook R&D and standardisation at a major network operator, and studied engineering at the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge.


Charles Sturman - VP Sales and Marketing, u-blox
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 4: Testing, Verification, International Standards – Quickening the Pace

Charles is leading u-blox' product marketing activities in LTE, responsible for business strategy and chipset product line. Prior to this he was a founder and executive VP Sales & Marketing at Cognovo, responsible for business, product and market strategy together with sales planning and leadership. Previously, Charles led ARM’s Vector Signal Processor activity, developing and marketing a novel signal processor technology, later spun-out as Cognovo. Before that he held various positions in system design, business development and product marketing within Acorn Computers, TTPCom and Motorola.