- Head of Strategy and Business Development, 1NCE GmbH
Arne is Head of Strategy and Business Development at 1NCE and has worked over 9 years as Analyst and Consultant prior to his work at 1NCE. He served enterprise clients in the telco, media and IT sector and helped with go-to-market strategies, market forecasts and business cases. His industry focus is M2M and IoT as well as digitalization and cross-media convergence.
1NCE is the global Tier-1 IoT Carrier specialized in providing managed connectivity services for low bandwidth IoT applications such as Asset Tracking, Tank Monitoring, Vehicle Telematics, Smart Metering and Waste Management.
Educated in the Netherlands Henk's career has been closely entwined with the development of new technologies for cordless communication, cellular networks and digital TV.
Henk joined Huawei leading the team at Neul whose technology became the basis for the new 3GPP NB-IoT standard, and who successfully developed the world's first NB-IoT SoC, now deployed in devices for the 100+ NB-IoT networks in more than 50 countries.
In 2017 Henk took responsibility for all of Huawei's R&D activities in the UK, including design centres in Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Ipswich and London and additional collaborations with universities and business partners across the country.
Prior to joining Huawei Henk has been chief marketing officer at Plextek and sales & marketing director at Symbionics, where he was responsible for standardisation, business promotion and sales, playing a leading role in the growth of the company and its eventual sale to Cadence.
Henk's relationship with CW started when he was head of strategic investment at EEDA, responsible for seed funding the Discovering Startups competition, developing open innovation science parks with BT, GSK and Unilever as well as co-funding 14 innovation and incubation centres including the Hauser Forum and the Gnome Centre (Earlham Institute) at Norwich Research Park. Henk is also a director of Hethel Innovation, a highly successful incubation and innovation specialist.
- CEO, TechWorks
As CEO at TechWorks, Charles is driving collaboration between Deep Tech and Semiconductor companies, Academia and Government in order to promote the sector and grow business opportunities for UK companies.
Previously, Charles was responsible for International Business & Marketing at HiSilicon (Huawei’s chipset business) based in Cambridge UK, with responsibility for product strategy, go-to-market and business development in IoT, edge and smart devices fields. Prior to this he led u-blox’ activities in the fast moving consumer IoT segment (wearables, smart-home and entertainment) following the acquisition of the ARM Software Radio spin-out Cognovo, where we was 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.