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Much of the focus of IoT thinking in recent years has been about the connectivity solutions required to build the Internet of Things.  In the meantime, other trends have come to the fore: innovations in designing the actual “things”, more rapid adoption of technologies from mass market consumer deployments, and a much wider variety of connectivity offerings than just the headline options. At this in person event we will explore how these topics are forming part of Industrial IoT solutions and the opportunities this will bring.

This in person event is kindly sponsored by Keysight Technologies and is taking place at the historical Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The event will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow delegates and speakers to explore the themes of this event.

Following this event all delegates are invited to join the CW Founders' Dinner drinks reception, which is being held in the same location. The Founders' Dinner is an invitation-only event and offers business networking opportunities for Founder member organisations within the CW network.

Employees of CW member organisations can attend this event for free. You will need to be logged into your CW account to access your free ticket – log in (or reset your password here)

Tickets for non-members are £150 plus VAT. CW membership may be more cost effective for your organisation than fully priced tickets – find out more about CW membership benefits.

LIMITED FREE PLACES AVAILABLE for non-members who are under 35. For further information and to claim a free place please contact clare.kettle@cambridgewireless.co.uk


All attendees must make themselves aware of CW's Coronavirus Policy, in particular the requirement to take a Lateral Flow Test the day of the event and only attend if negative.  If restrictions do not allow or we deem it necessary we will switch the event to online-only and will inform all registered delegates.

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This event is kindly sponsored by Keysight Technologies

Whatever your use case, when you are designing, emulating, measuring, or testing your next engineering breakthrough, Keysight has a solution to help you innovate faster and with more confidence.

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Registration and networking over tea & coffee


Introduction to CW from Abhi Naha, CCO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)


Session 1: IoT in the wild: What’s coming down the road. Introduced & Chaired by Dr. Sally Atkinson, Edge Impulse and CW Industrial IoT SIG Champion


David Egan, Director Partnership and Ecosystem, Infineon Technologies

'Matter: Harmonizing Communications in the Smart Home'

This is a brief introduction to Matter, the new communications standard for smart home devices which runs over multiple protocols. This new standard is driven by a number of smart home ecosystems and aims to harmonize the smart home and deliver on the promise of interoperability.


Dr. Peter Karlsson, Sr. Director of Technology, Short range product centre, u-Blox AG

'IoT connectivity and positioning enhanced by Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth'

Description of Wi-Fi 6 technology for efficient IoT connectivity and related use cases as well as sharing an overview of the latest Bluetooth direction finding technology and how it can be used for accurate and high precision indoor positioning.


Dr Edward Klinger, CSO at CNIguard

'Enlightened Infrastructure for Smarter Cities'

An overview of the latest developments in enhancing the safety and optimising the performance of critical infrastructure.


Scott Register, Vice President, Security Solutions, Keysight Technologies

‘IOT Security: Find it Before They Do’

When developing or deploying IOT devices, it’s critical to understand how they expand the attack surface and how to mitigate the added risk. In this session, we’ll discuss techniques for uncovering IOT vulnerabilities and how to address these flaws on connected devices and their surrounding networks


Panel session with all speakers


Networking refreshment break


Session 2: IoT in the wild right now. Introduced & Chaired by Shahzad Nadeem, Plextek and Industrial IoT SIG Champion


Alessandro Grande, Director of Product, Edge Impulse

'Building Advanced Connected Edge ML Solutions'

In this talk, Alessandro Grande, Director of Product at Edge Impulse, will explore what it takes to extract valuable insights from data being collected by devices in the field, and how these new techniques and tools can give rise to more innovative and valuable IoT products.


Brian Cobb, VP Product and Applications, PragmatIC Semiconductor

'Ubiquitous Electronics for Identification, Localisation, and Quality'

PragmatIC’s Flexible Integrated Circuit (FlexICs) technology allows for ultra high volume production of devices with just enough intelligence and capability to provide a small amount of information from a very large number of points. This talk will introduce PragmatIC’s core technology offering, and then detail case studies on how products based on FlexICs can enable efficiencies within various supply chains.


Rupert Baines, Chief Marketing Officer, Codasip


Craig Herrett, Sales Director, Alliot Technologies Ltd

'Pre Planned v Right Time Maintenance'

Craig will look at the monitoring of machinery within industrial / manufacturing applications and keeping them running by using your time efficiently and effectively with the utilisation of Quick to Deploy, High ROI IoT technology.


Panel session with all speakers


Closing remarks and session ends


Delegates are invited to join the CW Founders' Dinner drinks reception, which is being held in the same location


Rupert Baines - Chief Marketing Officer, Codasip

Brian Cobb - VP Product and Applications, PragmatIC Semiconductor

Brian has over 20 years’ experience in flexible electronics and thin film transistors. Previously he spent four years in the Holst Centre supporting partners’ innovation roadmaps around flexible OLED displays and other advanced circuit electronics and has co-founded Complex Materials, a company which develops novel bio-resorbable materials for the healthcare market. Brian holds a PhD in Solid State Electronics from the University of Texas.

David Egan - Director Product Marketing, Infineon Technologies

David Egan is Director Partnership and Ecosystem in the IoT Compute & Wireless business at Infineon Technologies. As part of this role he manages Smart Home product strategy, which includes BT Mesh and Matter over Thread products. Before joining Infineon in 2021, David spent more than 15 years managing IoT wireless products at Silicon Labs, with a focus for most of that time on IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee and Thread. He has served on the Board of the Zigbee Alliance (now the Connectivity Standards Alliance), and was their Marketing Chair for Zigbee Smart Energy. David was instrumental in the adoption of Zigbee by the GB Smart Metering programme, which will install >100m Zigbee devices in UK homes and supported a number of breakthrough Zigbee products in LED lighting and home automation in recent years. Dave holds Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Applications from DCU and Technology Management from TU Dublin and has a Master’s degree in Strategic IT Management from University of Derby. He is working towards a Professional Doctorate in Computing and Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Alessandro Grande - Head of Product, Edge Impulse

Alessandro is a physicist, an engineer and a communicator with a visceral passion for empowering humans to build products that developers and enterprises love to use. Alessandro is the Head of Product at Edge Impulse and the co-organiser of the TinyML EMEA Forum, as well as the co-founder of the TinyML group in the UK and in Italy. Prior to Edge Impulse, Alessandro previously worked at Arm where he focussed on building technologies and ecosystems to help accelerate the adoption of Edge ML and IoT.

Craig Herrett - Sales Director, Alliot Technologies Ltd

A self-confessed technology lover, Craig is one of the founding members of Alliot Technologies, the UK and Europe’s leading IoT distributor.

Specialising in LPWAN technologies, Alliot provide all of the critical components to create end-to-end IoT solutions for a wide variety of applications. Whatever you’re looking to monitor, Craig has helped many businesses design and develop smart solutions to enable improved efficiencies, save money and improve overall conditions. Join Craig at the upcoming IoT in the Wild event to hear how LoRaWAN can be used to monitor machinery within industrial applications. With specialist sensors to monitor a variety of parameters discover how Alliot can help improve manufacturing environments with solutions that are quick to deploy and offer a high ROI.

Peter Karlsson - Head of Technology, u-blox UK

Peter is the head of technology in u-blox product center short range radio. He received his PhD at Lund University in 1995 and has been engaged in research and standardization in mobile and wireless systems with several management and expert roles in more than three decades. Peter is focusing on efficient wireless positioning and connectivity technologies and solutions for IoT. He is the author and co-author of more than 80 journal and conference papers and 3 book chapters in the wireless communications area, reaching some 4000 scientific citations. Peter holds more than 50 filed patents on wireless and mobile systems.

Edward Klinger - CSO, CNIguard

Edward is an engineer with 35 years experience in creating, building and running global technology companies. He is founder of CNIguard which manufactures ruggedized sensoring systems for critical infrastructure including water, electricity, transport, oil & gas, and defence sectors. Previously he was with PwC, Perot Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. Edward holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill and an MBA from Wharton.

Scott Register - Vice President, Security Solutions, Keysight Technologies

Scott Register has more than 15 years of experience leading product management and go-to-market activities for global technology companies and is currently vice president of security solutions for Keysight where he is tasked with brining new security solutions to market across Keysight’s broad solution portfolio. Prior his current role, Scott was vice president of product management leading the development of new Ixia products in the areas of Security, Virtualization and Cloud. Earlier, Scott spearheaded the company’s visibility product line.Scott brings Keysight broad experience in managing enviable growth across a diverse range of environments, from embryonic to VC-backed startup to multi-hundred-million-dollar product lines. Innovative and energetic, Scott has a strong history of successful engagements with customers, channels, and business partners on a global basis.Prior to Ixia, he led product management at BreakingPoint Systems where he was responsible for the industry's highest rated network performance, security, and resiliency testing equipment, before the company was acquired by Ixia. Scott previously led product lines for Blue Coat, where he oversaw the successful launch of a new appliance suite designed specifically for low touch, rapid sales opportunities. At Check Point Software he managed all aspects of FireWall-1 product and a suite of supporting products including software management, load balancing, and intrusion protection systems. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and also served as a member of the research faculty.

SIG Champions

Sally Atkinson - Director of Account Management, Edge Impulse

Sally’s career started in academic science, however she rapidly found herself working in Tech with a passion for partnerships and building ecosystems. Initially managing UK and then EMEA partnerships for ISVs from start-ups to listed companies, she moved into the world of IoT in 2018, joining Arm to develop the Mbed ecosystem and subsequently leading the global Partner Program at Arm Pelion. An interest in innovative edge technologies led Sally to Edge Impulse, the leading development platform for machine learning on edge devices, where she works with enterprise customers and partners bringing machine learning intelligence to their devices.

Paul Bearpark - Head of Electronics & Software, 42T

Paul is an experienced engineer, engineering manager and product manager. He has spent over 30 years working in the field of electronics in both product development companies and technology consultancies. During his career he has led the development of products through their entire life-cycle from concept to volume manufacture and on-going support and upgrade. He specialises in radio communications, sensor systems and systems engineering. He has worked in the defence and security, telecommunications, and test and measurement industries. 

Paul studied Physics with Electronics at the University of Manchester and has an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Sylvia Lu - Corporate Strategy, u-blox UK, Member of Advisory Board, UKTIN

Sylvia Lu is an award-winning Chartered Engineer and Non-Executive Director. Sylvia has over 15 years of experience in the Telecom industry for four mobile generations with chipset vendors, currently with u-blox at the Corporate Strategy group – a Swiss vendor of positioning and wireless communication chipset, modules, and services.

Sylvia serves on several national and global industry Boards: she is an elected board director of CW (Cambridge Wireless), and serves on the Advisory Board of UKTIN, which provides independent advice on the telecoms sector, champions the opportunities in telecoms research, development, and innovation for the UK, and helps UKTIN provide impartial input to government. She also serves on the Board of 5G-ACIA (5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation), and joins forces with global industry stakeholders to influence 5G development and deployment in line with industrial imperatives to accelerate Industry 4.0.

She holds a first-class Electronic Engineering degree from Birmingham University and a Master of Science degree in Communications and Signal Processing from the University of Bristol. She graduated with a Distinction from the University of Oxford in PGDip Strategy & Innovation, and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Cambridge. Sylvia is also an artist.

Shahzad Nadeem - Director Business Growth, Itron

Shahzad is the Director Business Growth at Itron Metering Solutions. Previously he worked at Plextek as the Head of Smart Cities Business and later as Head of Industrial Sensing Business. . His focus is delivering business value utilising technology innovations. Development of a major IoT connectivity platform is one of Shahzad’s recent works. He specialises in EVs, DEMs (Distributed Energy Management Systems), Smart Cities, mobile networks, MNOs, MVNOS, MVNEs, Wholesale, m2m and IoT and has keen interest in both technical and commercial aspects. Working cross functionally with businesses, customers, technology, marketing and suppliers – he has delivered complex solutions in the mobile networks and IoT industry. Shahzad has spent 15 years in different technology roles and a decade in business development roles.

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