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.


Danny Bagge - Retail Industry Director, Executive Partner, IBM Retail
Day 1 (14:45 - 15:45) Retail

Helping retailers best use digital technologies to create new experiences for their customers. This is what motivates me and I have helped over 100 organisations achieve their digital ambitions over the past 20 years.
Proudest accomplishments include developing our first ever grocery orders shopped on line; delivering an international ecommerce platform for a high street retailer; working with the executive team for large department stores to detail the benefit from a multi-channel use of Facebook, twitter, mobiles and web; and making sure a prominent high street brand created compelling offers to drive sales to new omni channel customers.
I have therefore been fortunate enough to accumulate a great set of experiences including influencing executive teams to deliver their multi-channel strategies, leading complex cross channel programmes of work, the design of disruptive experiences and even the architecture and development of ecommerce packages in my younger days.
Today I lead IBM's digital experience business for UK and use this knowledge plus my energy, passion and own network to continue creating ideas and deliver the necessary people, process and technology improvements.
I lead conferences on disruptive strategies, have featured on BBC1 on the future of retail, written in the FT about the customer centric supply chain and am a regular contributor to trade journals covering ecommerce, supply chain, marketing and operations.


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.



Professor Alan Brown - Associate Dean Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Surrey Business School
Day 2 (14:15 - 15:00) Business Model Insights

Alan W. Brown is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Surrey Business School where he leads activities in the area of corporate entrepreneurship and open innovation models. In addition to teaching activities in entrepreneurship and global strategy, he focuses on innovation in a number of practical research areas with regard to global enterprise software delivery, agile software supply chains, and the investigation of "open commercial" software delivery models. The result of this work is a series of practical frameworks and success models for advancing enterprise activities in local small-medium businesses, large corporations, and student enterprise groups.


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.


Chris Cartwright - Associate Partner, Infosys
Day 2 (09:00 - 10:00) Horizontal Innovation and the disruptive landscape

Chris is a Chartered Engineer with the IET and has been a member for over 20 years. Chris is the Chairman of the IET Information & Communications Panel which seeks to further engineering for the benefit of society. Outside of the IET, Chris is an Associate Partner at Infosys Consulting and he leads the IT Strategy practice in the UK. Chris works with FTSE 100 and other blue chips and works across a range of industries. Chris specialises in interfacing between IT and the business to identify, shape and deliver IT strategies and IT transformation projects/ programmes using cutting edge and often niche technologies.


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.


Dan Clarke - Future Digital Programme Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire County Council
Day 1 (10:45 - 11:45) Smart Cities - Panellist

Dan manages the ‘Smart Cambridge’ programme which was set up to look at how new and emerging technologies can help to transform service delivery and to help the city of Cambridge address some of the challenges it faces. The Smart Cambridge programme is currently developing the underpinning architecture (Data, Networks and Sensors) to support Smart City applications as well as working on a range of projects covering, Health and Social Care, Intelligent Mobility and Environmental Management. Dan has been involved in a number of Innovative programmes in and around Cambridge including, the development of alternative public transport delivery models, renewable energy projects and waste schemes for new developments.


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.


Naomi Climer FREng BSc CEng FIET - President, Institution of Engineering and Technology
Day 1 (18:15 - 21:00) Gala Dinner
Day 2 (09:00 - 09:30) Session B1 - Horizontal Innovation and the disruptive landscape

Naomi Climer is President and Fellow of the IET, Chair of the UK Government (DCMS) Future Communications Challenge Group (FCCG) looking at 5G and Chair of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) Council. Until March 2015, Naomi was President of Sony’s global division – Media Cloud Services, based in Los Angeles, USA.
After studying at Imperial College, London, Naomi trained as an Engineer at the BBC and has worked in technical roles in BBC Radio, BBC World Service and BBC News as well as at ITV and in local radio. In 2014, Naomi was awarded the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM) Industry Woman of the Year.
Naomi has a strong interest in diversity issues and has been an active campaigner for gender diversity within Sony and within the engineering profession in the UK. As a result of this, Naomi was short-listed for a WISE Women of Outstanding Achievement Award For Leadership and Inspiration in 2012. Naomi was also one of Computer Weekly’s 50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2015.


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

Jacqueline has worked for IBM for 27 years in a variety of roles, including Technical, Marketing, Sales, European Operations and Business Leadership. Her experiences are in driving sales and technical teams to achieve challenging growth objectives, and in the management and development of long-term client relationships to increase revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Jacqueline represents IBM as a member of the Board for techUK.
Jacqueline is currently responsible for client relationships, revenue, signings and customer satisfaction for all IBM’s products and services to all Enterprises, with the exception of the largest 22 clients in UK. A key focus in this role is on aligning teams and solutions to industries.


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.



Raj Gawera - VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge & Samsung Aalborg and CW Chairman
Day 1 (18:15 - 21:00) Gala Dinner

Raj has over 20 years of experience in short range and wireless communications technology R&D, business development and marketing. Raj was part of initial IEEE 802.11 team to define first WLAN standard in 1996 – a technology which has now shipped over 5bn units.3G data transmissions working with Motorola and others to demonstrate one of the first video calls at the 3GSM show in 1998 – many years before 3G licences were awarded.


Hugh Halford-Thompson - Chief Technology Officer, BTL Group LTD
Day 1 (16:15 - 17:15) FinTech

With 5 years experience with blockchain technology Hugh is co-founder of BTL Group LTD. A founding member of the UKDCA, Hugh previously co-founded Quickbitcoin in 2013 which became the UK's biggest bitcoin brokerage and operated the first bitcoin ATM in London. Hugh works out of BTL Group LTD's London office where he is responsible for all technical aspects of the company.



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.


Michael Kuhlmann - CEO, Colony Networks Inc.
Day 1 (18:15 - 21:00) Gala Dinner

A successful ‘serial entrepreneur’, Michael started his first venture while finishing university (UBC Economics). After gaining valuable start-up experience at a digital media venture incubator in Boston, Michael returned to Vancouver and started mobitus communications consulting. In 2002, Michael co-founded FatPort, which became Canada’s largest independent Wi-Fi hotspot operator. As VP Business Development he was actively involved in all aspects of the company including its operations, finances, sales and strategic planning. In 2003, Michael initiated and led the mobitus VoIP division, forming one of the first mobility-focused VoIP operations anywhere. FatPort has since been acquired by PowerStar International Inc.
Michael’s area of expertise is technology strategy in the digital media, wireless communications, digital payment and VoIP verticals. His primary focus lies in determining business and pricing models. He has worked with strategic partners such as Intel, Sony, Nintendo, T-Systems, Boingo, the MIT Media Lab and Bell Canada. Michael is fluent in English and German.


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 Applied Technologies
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.



Anthony Newstead - Global Group Director, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Innovation, Coca-Cola Innovation Services
Day 1 (14:45 - 15:45) Retail - Panellist
Day 2 (13:15 - 14:00) Profit zone discovery through new user experience

Anthony Newstead is Global Group Director Emerging Technologies & Strategic Innovation. His career began in Music, took a detour into programming, migrated into investment banking via reinsurance and then progressed into leading large scale multi-year Business Transformation initiatives within Coca-Cola Bottling around Western and Eastern Europe, including vending operations in the Far East. After taking up an engagement leading business development in a UK financial startup Anthony returned to Coca-Cola Europe in Interactive Marketing, leading a Pan-European iTunes/Coca-Cola music program and developing data visualization & crowd-sourcing ideation solutions. Currently based in Atlanta, Anthony is responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for business-driven emerging technology & innovation, leading the adoption and expansion of The Bridge, a multi-location commercialization program/incubator for software technology startups, establishing and developing working relations with external partners and collaborating with the business, and evangelizing innovative solutions that target core business need.


Jaideep Prahbu - Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Business and Enterprise, Cambridge Judge Business School
Day 2 (14:15 - 15:00) Business Model Insights

Jaideep Prabhu is Professor of Marketing and Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has published in leading academic journals and his work has been profiled by the BBC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Financial Times, Le Monde, The New York Times, and The Times. He has consulted with or taught executives from Bertelsmann, Barclays, BP, BT, GE, the UK Government, IBM, ING Bank, the NHS, Nokia, Philips, Roche, Shell, Siemens, Unilever, Vodafone and Xerox, among others. He is the co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, described by The Economist as “the most comprehensive book yet” on the subject of frugal innovation. His most recent book, Frugal Innovation, was published in February 2015.


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.


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.


William Webb MBA, PhD, DSc, DTech, FREng, FIET, FIEEE, Weightless SIG and CW Deputy Chairman
Day 1 (18:15 - 21:00) Gala Dinner

William is CEO of the Weightless SIG and a Director at Webb Search, an independent consultancy. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies, formed in 2011. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom and led major reviews conducted by Ofcom including the Spectrum Framework Review and most recently cognitive or white space policy. William has published 14 books, over 100 papers and 18 patents. He is a Board member of CW, other oversight Boards and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, of the IEEE, and was the president of the IET during the 2014 term.



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.


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: Standardisation & Test strategies for a connected world

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)

My current role is Technology Evangelist within Dyson's new Emerging Technology group. I jump between electronics, software, control and system disciplines to meet individual project needs. My current focus is on transforming and enabling products with new technology and IoT will be part of our future transformation.



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.


Karolina Eklund - Head of Marketing, Anite
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 5: National Testbeds

Karolina has held numerous sales and marketing positions in the mobile industry since 2001. With a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, she has contributed to the success of a number of international technology focused B2B companies. Karolina joined Anite’s Device & Infrastructure Testing business as Head of Marketing in November of 2011 and has since completely reinvigorated its marketing programme in areas including PR, product launches, market analysis, development of value propositions, digital marketing and international events. Keysight Technologies, the world's leading electronic measurement company, acquired Anite in August last year.


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.


Tom Griffiths - Head of Broadcast Technology, ITV
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Entertainment

Tom Griffiths has over 20 years experience in broadcast & media engineering & technology, project & programme delivery, and media technology consulting. He has held senior roles in technology leadership, programme & project management, client account portfolio management, business requirements analysis, technology consulting, technology architecture development, as well as line & team leadership. Tom presently works as Director of Broadcast and Distribution Technology at ITV, having started his career as a Technology Apprentice with the BBC.


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.


David Mark Harrison - Director Technology Strategy, Ofcom
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Securing the Future

David Harrison is Director of Technology Strategy in Ofcom. He is responsible for leading Ofcom’s technical research programme and supporting Ofcom policy development across a wide range of areas including: the internet of things, fixed and mobile availability and performance, unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum, future use of UHF spectrum, network neutrality and next generation broadband access. Before joining Ofcom, David worked for the Independent Television Commission where he held the position of Deputy Director of Technology, and before that led the high frequency research and development activities in Thomson Multimedia based in Rennes. David has a first class honours degree and PhD in Electrical and Electronic engineering.


Robert Harwood - Global Industry Director, ANSYS, Inc
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 2: Industrial Internet

Global Industry Director, Aerospace and Defense Rob obtained his engineering PhD in 1998 and since that time has focused on the industrial use of simulation based engineering in a broad range of sectors with specific focus on Aerospace and Defense. Rob has been with ANSYS for 15 years.



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 Managing Director of Storage at Open Energi and an expert on electricity markets and demand-side flexibility, including demand response and battery systems. He is responsible for defining and delivering Open Energi’s vision and strategy to grow our distributed storage network in the UK and overseas, which includes supporting new and existing clients and working with strategic technology partners to realise new market opportunities. 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).


Sean Kennedy - Director, KPMG
Day 2 (11:15 - 12:15) Track 7: Future Regulatory Frameworks

Sean leads the Telecoms regulatory economics team within the UK Economics and Regulation practice. He is a telecommunications regulatory specialist with over 21 years of wide-ranging international commercial and regulatory experience in public and private sectors. Prior to joining KPMG in 2011, Sean held senior public policy positions at Mott Macdonald, Ovum, Orange UK as well as working seven years in Regulatory Affairs for Vodafone (in Australia, New Zealand and for Vodafone Group in the UK). He also worked for the Treasury for the New Zealand Government and the Australian Government.


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

Sinead is a senior associate with the TMC Group at international law firm, CMS and is an adviser to public and private sector clients, nationally and internationally, on strategic and complex corporate, commercial transactions and sourcings primarily in the TMC and energy sectors. Sinead has a particular interest in IoT and in the data protection and security issues associated with emerging technologies. Dual qualified, Sinead has worked at leading law firms in Sydney, Australia and Dublin, Ireland. She is a member of the Society for Computers and Law, Tech UK’s Data Protection Group and CMS’ representative on the SMMT Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Forum and is a regular contributor to industry events, including the National Outsourcing Association, Women in Telecoms and Technology and Tech UK’s interest groups on smart mobility and data protection and privacy related issues.


Kevin Maher - Senior Director Sales UK, SIGFOX
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 4: Standardisation & Test strategies for a connected world

Kevin has 25 years experience in the mobile telecom industry, having held a number of senior positions with Mobile Network Operators and infrastructure vendors. During the last 10 years his career has focused on enabling service providers, infrastructure vendors and mobile operators to grow their global M2M/IoT businesses by establishing relationships with external stakeholders in the value chain and creating opportunities for collaboration.


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

Jane Rumble is Director of Market Intelligence at Ofcom. She is responsible for a range of Ofcom research publications including the annual Communications market report, International Communications Market Report, as well as Ofcoms mobile and fixed broadband performance reports. She has worked at Ofcom for the last 9 years, prior to which she ran her own research company.



Moray Rumney - Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies
Day 1 (12:30 - 13:30) Track 4: Standardisation & Test strategies for a connected world

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 - Vice President, Chief Technical Officer, Intel Security
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.


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

Dejan Bojic is Director of Solutions Strategy and Development at NEC Europe. In this role he is responsible for identifying new market growth segments in the region, and for defining high level solution concepts required for early stages of business incubation. Dejan’s current focus is on business models and technology platforms within a broad range of Smart City services and applications.
Dejan joined NEC in early 2009, prior to which he has held senior positions in product management and technical services in both blue chip and start-up companies in telecommunications industry.


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.


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: Standardisation & Test strategies for a connected world

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.