Future of Wireless International Conference 2016

Brought to you by CW (Cambridge Wireless)

The Future Connected World: Ubiquitous Wireless, Transforming Industries

About the event

As industries realise the transformational advantages of wireless, technology ceases to be sole responsibility of the CIO to become a strategic platform for their business managed by the Board. How will industries build their agile business models upon wireless platforms? How fast can wireless transformation occur? Once wireless becomes an integral part of the business what competitive advantages, and threats, will it bring? The 8th Future of Wireless International Conference will explore the shocks, surprises and pitfalls awaiting everyone.

This conference brings together entrepreneurs and engineers looking to disrupt traditional ways of doing business, together with Cxx level decision makers with the resources to make it happen. This is your opportunity to hear from and challenge innovators throughout the wireless and technology space. Based on real examples the conference will show how technology is now pushing the boundary of what we thought was possible across a number of industry segments. Based on real examples the conference will show how technology is now pushing the boundaries across a number of industry segments. This is your opportunity to hear from and challenge innovators throughout the wireless and technology eco-system and discover visions for new markets, industries and business models.

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Conference Partner: UKTI

UK Trade & Investment is the government organisation that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. Technology Partnerships accelerates growth by supporting tech SMEs engage with global value chain opportunities of multi-national companies.

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Platinum partner: IET

<b>Working to engineer a better world</b> Inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians. Informing the wider engineering community. Influencing government and standards to advance society.

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Gold and Innovation Showcase Sponsor: Intel

Intel is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of essential products and technologies.

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Gold Sponsor: Magna International

Leading global automotive supplier.

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Gold Sponsor: Ansys UK

ANSYS is the acknowledged industry leader in engineering simulation.

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Debate Sponsor: Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

CPCA is focused on helping to drive forward sustainable economic growth in our area

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Track Sponsors: Microlease

Microlease is the expert in Test and Measurement Equipment.

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Track Sponsors: Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies is the world's leading electronic measurement company.

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Track Sponsors: InterDigital Europe

InterDigital develops fundamental wireless technologies.

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Track Sponsor and Innovation Showcase Partner: u-blox UK

u-blox is the global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors

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Gala Dinner Sponsor: Canadian High Commission

We promote Canada's trade and economic interests in the UK through a variety of activities, often in partnership with organisations such as Cambridge Wireless. Whilst much of our activity is focused around the needs of individual companies and organisations, we also work with groups of Canadian companies visiting the UK, in organising events and making appropriate contacts for them. Similarly we work with individual UK companies, Agencies, UKTI and others, who may be planning to visit Canada, to make introductions to appropriate contacts to help maximize their trips.

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Session Sponsor: Barclays

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Test Lab Sponsor: Rohde and Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is one of the world's leading manufacturers of information and communications technology products for professional users.

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Lunch Sponsor: TTP Group

TTP is an independent technology company where scientists and engineers collaborate to invent, design and develop new products and technologies.

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Lunch Sponsor: Cambridge Consultants

World-class wireless product development services

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Drinks Reception Sponsor: GTT Wireless Ltd

GTT helps you deliver your outdoor IoT solutions quickly.

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Lanyard Sponsor: IC Resources

IC Resources is the recognised technology recruitment partner to technology companies globally.

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Exhibitor: Interlligent UK

Interlligent has been providing professional services since its inception in 2000.

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Innovation Showcase Partner: The KTN

The KTN is the UK'S innovation network.

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Innovation Showcase Partner: Cisco

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Innovation Showcase Partner: Iotic Labs

Create communities of unrelated things

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Innovation Showcase Partner: MediaTek (MTK Wireless Limited)

MediaTek is a fabless semiconductor company.

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Awards Sponsor: ConSol Partners

ConSol Partners provide permanent and contract staffing solutions to FTSE & Fortune 500 companies, global brands and start-ups in the technology domains of Communications, Cloud and Digital. Founded in 2008, ConSol Partners have quickly established themselves as one of the world’s leading technology recruitment brands.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Acticheck

Medical / lifestyle assisted devices

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Altitude Tech

Altitude Tech is an organically grown start-up based within the Bristol Robotics Laboratory Business Incubator.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: amBX

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: AMIHO Technology

We solve wireless communications challenges for the IoT using our LPWA technologies & expertise

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Aseptika (Activ8rlives)

Healthcare company developing and marketing a suite of self-monitoring devices and services.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Asset Mapping

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Boldmind

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: BSC Associates

Consultancy services relating to radio systems, antennas and propagation.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Converge

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Cyberlytic

Cyberlytic’s web application security software applies machine learning.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Energy Deck

Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Firmwave

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: GeneAdviser

GeneAdviser is an online marketplace for genetic testing making it easy for doctors to search for and order tests online from accredited laboratories. The GeneAdviser catalogue covers a wide range of tests, easily searchable, with information to guide clinicians in choosing the right tests. As a social enterprise based in Cambridge, UK, our mission is to make genetic testing more accessible for patients with rare diseases.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Give Vision

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Herdsy

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Hoxton Analytics

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Logikk

Logikk is a niche supplier of Permanent and Contract Recruitment

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Money Mover

Money Mover is feature-rich online global payments platform for small/medium size enterprises (SMEs) and private individuals. It aspires to make global payments cheap, simple and transparent through the use of leading edge technology. Many of our clients save up to 70% on the cost of their international payments compared with using their bank.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: MvBii Ventures

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Nquiringminds

NQminds develop IOT and SmartCities technologies. We build security into hardware and software and advanced analytics that help a city capture, secure, analyse and use data. We support peer to peer secure data sharing of IOT data streams, private data sets and open data with genuine end to end security. NQminds are recognised as an Open Data Champion by the UK Cabinet Office and nominated for a Parliamentary Award for innovation in productivity. In 2014 Cisco identified NquiringMinds as a Top 15 company in IOT The UK government has awarded NquiringMinds the contract to provide the Data Integration platform for its Future City Solutions Program.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Nwave Technologies

Real time parking space sensor data to save time, fuel and reduce emissions

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Prospective Labs

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: RFMOD

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Rize

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Savortex

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Smart Antenna Technologies

Smart Antenna for cellular handsets, PC's, tablets, portable devices etc.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Smartbell

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Speechmatics

Speechmatics provides cloud-based, speech recognition that converts speech-to-text thus making it searchable and interpretable.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: Undo Software

Undo Software is the leading commercial supplier of Linux and Android reversible debugging tools that enable software developers to record, rewind and replay their C/C++ code to respond quickly to customer critical bugs, increase their productivity and meet their development deadlines.

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Start-up Zone Exhibitor: VividaWeb

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Speakers

Ray Anderson - CEO, Bango

Ray has over 30 years experience in starting, growing and selling businesses. He was named ‘Business Person of the Year’ in 2012. Ray co-founded Bango in 1999 after realizing that the convergence of the internet with the ubiquity of mobile phones could open up huge opportunities for content and service providers. Prior to Bango Ray established IXI which created the industry standard network GUI - X.desktop. IXI was an early leader in the creation of the web. It sponsored the first ever WWW conference at CERN and shipped the world’s first commercial web browser.

Danny Bagge

Arabel Bailey - Managing Director, Accenture

Peter Bance - CEO, Origami Energy

Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering , University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

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. He currently manages the delivery of the CDT in Communications, leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity, as well as his role as the School Research Impact Director. Mark's current research activities are delivered through the Communication Systems and Networks Group, forming a key component within Bristol's Smart Internet Lab. He has over 25 years of physical layer wireless research embracing the application of Spread Spectrum technology for cellular systems, adaptive or smart antenna for capacity and range extension in wireless networks, MIMO aided connectivity for through-put enhancement, Millimetre Wave technologies as well as flexible RF technologies for SDR modems underpins his current research portfolio.

Pilgrim Beart - Founder Director, DevicePilot

Pilgrim Beart FIET has led innovation for 25 years in Connected Product companies, each at a scale of 1-100m+ customers. His startups include antenova (smartphone antennas), AlertMe (Connected Home platform, powering British Gas Hive and Lowes’ Iris) and 1248 (scalable IoT services).

Dejan Bojic - Director, High Summits Consulting

Alan Brown - Associate Dean, University of Surrey (ICS)

Eileen Burbidge - Partner, Passion Capital

Euan Burns - Chief Engineer, Carillion

Martin Callinan - Co-Founder and Director, Source Code Control

Alan Carlton - Vice President, InterDigital Europe

Alan Carlton is Vice President, InterDigital and Head of InterDigital International Labs Organization spanning Europe and Asia. In these regions Alan is responsible for R&D activities in the areas of 5G and IoT. Alan has led his organization to over a dozen major collaborative project wins. He founded and currently leads the oneTRANSPORT initiative, one of the largest Smart City projects in the UK. In the area of 5G Alan’s research interests include next generation internet and advanced applications of NFV/SDN technologies. Alan has over 25 years wireless industry experience spanning every generation of wireless. Prior to InterDigital, he held senior positions at Nortel, Siemens and several wireless startups both in Europe and United States. Alan is an EEE graduate of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and also holds a MSc. in Communications & Signal Processing from Imperial College, London. Alan holds many patents covering a diverse range of wireless technology areas. He is a regular invited speaker at wireless industry events and is also author of a wireless futures blog for Computerworld.

Jon Carter - UK Head of Business Development, Deutsche Telekom

Rory Cellan-Jones - Technology Correspondent, BBC Research & Development

Nick Chrissos - Head of Innovation Technology, Cisco

Daniel Clarke - Smart Cambridge Programme Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire

Dan is the Programme Manager for the Smart Cambridge programme which was set up to explore how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Local councils, technology businesses, university researchers and partner organisations are working together to find smart ways to tackle city challenges, such as transport and air quality.

David Cleevely CBE, FREng FIET - Chairman, Raspberry Pi Foundation

David Cleevely CBE FREng, FIET is the Chairman of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd. He is the founder and former Chairman of telecoms consultancy Analysys (acquired by Datatec International in 2004). In 1998, he co-founded the web based antibody company Abcam (ABC.L) with Jonathan Milner and was Chairman until November 2009. In late 2004 he co-founded the 3G femto base station company, 3Way Networks, which was sold to Airvana in April 2007. He has invested in over 55 companies and is Chairman of four of them, including the award winning restaurant “Bocca di Lupo” and its gelateria subsidiary, Gelupo. He has been a prime mover behind Cambridge Network, co-founder of Cambridge Wireless, co-founder and Chairman of Cambridge Angels and is a member of the IET Communications Policy Panel. For 8 years until March 2009 he was a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. From 2001 to 2008 he was a member of the Ministry of Defence Board overseeing information systems and services (DES-ISS, formerly the Defence Communications Services Agency). After being sponsored to study Cybernetics at Reading by Post Office Telecommunications, he joined their Long Range Studies Division. A PhD at Cambridge was then followed by the Economist Intelligence Unit in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the IET and he has recently held an Industrial Fellowship at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. In 2009 he was appointed the Founding Director and Executive Committee Member of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge and was Chair until June 2018. He was elected a Fellow Commoner of Queens College, Cambridge in 2013 and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall in 2015. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List in 2013.

Naomi Climer - President, IET

Paul Copping - Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich

Paul Copping is Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Greenwich, 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 innovative, agile and cheaper services for Greenwich citizens. Paul is currently working on connected and autonomous vehicles; 5G wireless; and a collaborative smart city procurement framework. Paul has an MBA in Marketing from Cass Business School and an MA in Spanish and French from the University of Cambridge. His earlier career background is in telecoms (Nortel, BT) and mobility (Transport Research Laboratory) with a focus on corporate development and innovation management. He is a Director of the City Protocol Society. 

David Crawford - Director, Telecom Technologies

David Crawford is a Professor at the University of Essex and at 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, TTL, and chairs and presents regularly at technical and business conferences. David is a Member of the Royal Television Society, an ex-Board and Council Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), and has been the Executive Producer for the annual IBC Multimedia Conference in Amsterdam for many years.

Nathan Croft - Acting Electronics Research Manager, Dyson

Jacqueline Davey - Vice President, IBM

Iain Davidson - Head of Marketing, Arkessa

In a career spanning 20 years with BAE SYSTEMS, Motorola, Freescale & Arkessa, Iain has worked in a number of roles from hardware/firmware design, systems integration, IoT Business Development and Marketing. He is on the lookout for compelling new IoT devices/applications and especially a creative business model approach which can simplify adoption and scale. Currently, Iain runs Marketing at Arkessa.

Peter Davies - Director, Thales

David Dobson - Snr Industry Advisor RHCG, Intel

Mischa Dohler - Professor, King's College London

Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, driving cross-disciplinary research and innovation in technology, sciences and arts. He is the Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder of the pioneering smart city company Worldsensing, Fellow of the IEEE, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and a Distinguished Member of Harvard Square Leaders Excellence. He is a frequent keynote, panel and tutorial speaker, and has received numerous awards. He has pioneered several research fields, contributed to numerous wireless broadband, IoT/M2M and cyber security standards, holds a dozen patents, organized and chaired numerous conferences, was the Editor-in-Chief of two journals, has more than 200 highly-cited publications, and authored several books. He acts as policy, technology and entrepreneurship adviser, examples being Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, former Minister David Willetts’ 8 Great Technology Fund, UK Regulator Ofcom, UK Ministries, No 10, EPSRC ICT Strategy Advisory Team, European Commission, Tech London Advocate, ISO Smart City working group, and various start-ups. He is also an entrepreneur; composer & pianist with 5 albums on iTunes and an artist-verified Spotify account; as well as fluent in 6 languages. He has talked twice at TEDx. He had coverage by national and international TV & radio, and his contributions have featured on the BBC, the Wall Street Journal and many others.

Karolina Eklund

Steve Feast - Managing Director, EAHSN

Steve Feast (EAHSN)

Simon Fletcher - CTO, Real Wireless

Simon joined Real Wireless in January 2016 as Chief Technology Officer, taking overall technical and technical strategy responsibility across the company. He has chaired various conference committees including the Cambridge Wireless Annual International Conference and is recognised as a regular speaker at industry events. He is a Small Cell SIG Champion. His long-standing association with the UK innovation eco-system through roles such as Director of mVCE and the Innovate-UK ICT-KTN brings a wealth of practical knowledge on open innovation to accelerate product and services delivery. Simon spent the past 20 years working in telecoms infrastructure systems and product development. In NEC Corporation he played a key role in the formation of Joint Ventures for development of 3G and 4G products and established a core team that developed the first-generation of technology for 4G systems culminating in a Steering Board position in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI). In recent times he has directed projects on future cities, the application 5G and IoT in industry verticals with an event horizon towards 2030. His long participation in Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) and then directing Real Wireless engagement in H2020 5G-NORMA, 5G-MoNArch and the 2016 NIC study on Future Comms infrastructure brings great foresight on a range of architectural evolutions underway in 5G architectures.

Neil Garner - Founder, Thyngs

Neil Garner is the founder and CEO of Thyngs, a mobile technology platform that turns any physical object into an instant point of sale. The firm provides a simple, secure and affordable way for any business to take advantage of the growth in mobile payments, with clients in the charity, entertainment and heritage sectors. Neil was previously founder and CEO of Proxama plc, where he pioneered mobile proximity marketing and mobile contactless payments (now commonly known as Apple/Android Pay) for high profile global brands. A passionate campaigner for digital entrepreneurship, Neil is also a co-founder of Norwich-based technology hub Whitespace, now part of the Barclays Eagle Lab network. When he needs to unwind from technology, Neil enjoys spending time with his family in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, playing the guitar, and strategy games.

Raj Gawera - VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge (SCSC)

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. Raj also helped pioneer the first 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. He has also been awarded a number of patents including short range wireless technologies. Raj was a founder member of startup UbiNetics (1999), which successfully exited in 2005 for over $120m USD. As part of that deal, Raj joined CSR and ultimately took the role of VP Marketing where he was part of the team that acquired SiRF Technologies for $136m (2009) to add GPS technology to CSR portfolio. More recently in 2012, he helped sell CSR’s handset business to Samsung in a deal worth $310m for 310 staff to form the SCSC division. As part of that deal, Raj took up the role of VP Marketing responsible for defining future wireless products. In 2014, Raj was promoted to head up the SCSC division leading the silicon and software development for Samsung’s connectivity solutions.

Tom Griffiths - Head of Broadcast Technology, ITV

Keith Grimes

John Haine - Visiting Professor, University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

John Haine has spent his career in the electronics and communications industry, working for large corporations and with four Cambridge start-ups. His technical background includes R&D in radio circuitry and microwave circuit theory; and the design of novel radio systems for cordless telephony, mobile data, fixed wireless access and IoT communications. He has led standardisation activities in mobile data and FWA in ETSI, and contributed to WiMax in IEEE. At various times he has been involved in and led fund-raising and M&A activities. In 1999 he joined TTP Communications working on research, technology strategy and M&A; and after the company’s acquisition by Motorola became Director of Technology Strategy in Motorola Mobile Devices. After leaving Motorola he was CTO Enterprise Systems with ip.access, a manufacturer of GSM picocells and 3G femtocells. In early 2010 he joined Cognovo, which was acquired by u-blox AG in 2012. He led u-blox' involvement in 3GPP NB-IoT standardisation and the company's initial development of the first modules for trials and demonstrations. Now retired from u-blox he is a Visiting Professor in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Bristol University, where he chairs the Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications. He was founder chair and is Board Member Emeritus of the IoT Security Foundation. John has a first degree from Birmingham (1971) and a PhD from Leeds (1977) universities, and is a Life Member of the IEEE.

Hugh Halford-Thompson

David Harrison

Robert Harwood - Industry Director, Ansys UK

Stephen Hayes - Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation

Tony Henderson - Account Director, Microsoft Research

David Hill - Business Development Director, Open Energi

Jane Humphreys

Nick Hunn - CTO, WiFore Consulting

For the past thirty 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, IoT, wearables, 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.

Shamus Husheer - CEO, Heartfelt Technologies

Heartfelt Technologies develops remote patient monitoring equipment (Digital Health / Telehealth / Telemedicine) for the ongoing evaluation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Sean Kennedy

Magdalene Kron - Head of Rise London and VP Open Innovation, Barclays

Steve Leonard - Executive Deputy Chairman, IDA

Sinead Lynch - Senior Associate, CMS

Kevin Maher

Geoff McCormick

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.

Geoff McGrath - Chief Innovation Officer, McLaren Applied Technologies

Graham Mills

Anthony Newstead - Global Group Director for Emerging Technologies and Strategic Innovation, The Coca-Cola Company

Jaideep Prabhu

Stuart Revell

Jane Rumble - Head of Media Research and Market Intelligence, Ofcom

Moray Rumney - Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies

Moray Rumney joined Hewlett-Packard in 1984 after completing a BSc in Electronics from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University. The HP electronic test and measurement business was split off to Agilent Technologies in 1999 and most recently in August 2014 to Keysight Technologies. During his 30-year career Moray’s main work has been 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 was a significant contributor to the development of type approval tests for GSM and UMTS. He currently represents Agilent at 3GPP RAN WG4, where the air interface for HSPA+ and LTE Advanced is being developed. Moray’s current focus is in MIMO “over-the-air” test methods. Moray has published many technical articles in the field of cellular communications and is a regular speaker and chairman at industry conferences. He was editor and contributing author to Agilent’s book “LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless” whose second edition was published in 2013.

Raj Samani

David Sharp - Head of Technology 10X, Ocado

Ian Simmons - Vice President Business Development, Magna International

Ian Simmons has served as Vice President Business Development, Corporate Engineering and R&D since 2012. Simmons is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities with start-ups, universities, venture capital companies and entrepreneurs. As a result of his work in the last 12-15 months, Magna has entered into partnerships with more than 15 companies and invested over $90 million.

Simmons joined Magna in 2003 as Executive Director Sales and Program Management for Magna Steyr North America. In 2008 he was promoted to General Manager, Magna Steyr North America and in 2010 this role was expanded to President of Magna Steyr North America.

Simmons, who has worked in the automotive 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.

In 1990 Simmons held the position of Manager of Business Development for Hawtal Whiting Plc. in the U.K., where he was responsible for sales activities throughout Europe. In 1993 he accepted a transfer to the company’s U.S. operation to become Vice President of Sales. In 1995 Simmons became Vice President of Operations for the Hawtal Whiting technical center in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Simmons returned to the U.K. in 1997 as Director of Business Development for TWR Ltd. supporting TWR Group sales and operational tasks for the technical services division. He subsequently returned to the U.S. in 1999 and joined Porsche Engineering Services as Head of Sales in 2000. Simmons holds dual U.S. / U.K. citizenship.

Simmons has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 20 years.

Kate Stone - Director, Novalia

Charles Sturman - Senior Director Product Marketing, Huawei Technologies Research and Development (UK)

Charles is responsible for Product Marketing at Neul / Huawei Technologies in Cambridge, with responsibility for product strategy and business development in the NB-IoT market. Prior to this he lead u-blox’ activities in the fast moving consumer IoT segment (wearables, smarthome and entertainment) following the acquisition of the ARM Software Radio spin-out Cognovo, where we has founder and executive VP Sales & Marketing. Charles has held various positions in system design, business development and product marketing within Acorn Computers, TTPCom, Motorola and ARM.

Rahim Tafazolli - Director, University of Surrey (ICS)

Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey (CCSR))

Francis White - EU General Manager & NHS Innovation Fellow, Alivecor

David Wong - Senior Technology & Innovation Manager, SMMT

Chris Wright

Chris Wright (Moixa Group)

Graeme Wright - IoT Director, Fujitsu UK

Graeme Wright is Chief Technology Officer for the manufacturing, utilities and services sectors within Fujitsu having joined in 2001 from the management consulting division of PwC. Highly innovative, Graeme is leading the development of Fujitsu's offerings and business growth strategy for the sector. With many years of experience in the IT industry, Graeme combines his software and engineering heritage with keen business skills by working in the area of emerging technologies and specifically how technologies can be adopted by industry to deliver positive business outcomes by understanding the impact they have on people and society.

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