CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Steve Baker - Business Development Manager, TTP
A Word from our Lunch Sponsor (13:30 - 13:35)

Steve provides consultancy, business development and project management at TTP, with a focus on wireless technologies for smart cities and intelligent transport systems. Prior to joining TTP he held a range of international marketing, sales and strategy director roles, both in spinouts and in established firms. His work has brought deeply innovative products to established instrumentation markets, secured product leadership in emerging wireless technologies and established new, multimillion-dollar business lines with segment-defining mobile application software.


William Beech - Senior Manager Consulting, Tech Media Telecoms Industry, Deloitte UK
Keynote - Connecting Generations (09:45 - 10:45)

An engineer by education, Will has spent his entire career focussed on project managing some of the biggest develop working in the technology, media and telecoms industries having worked for and with companies around the world dealing with the business impact of exponential technology change. Will’s primary focus remains working with some of the world’s largest and most influential organisations and their senior leadership teams to design and deliver true business transformation. With the rise of digitalisation, technology has found itself increasingly being addressed as a board level topic and no-longer the sole focus of CIO’s. Will has spent stints working in the US, India and Asia and has established deep industry insights and personal capabilities in delivery or strategic programmes. More recently, Will has been involved in working with start-ups in London as part of Deloitte’s Disrupt the Enterprise start-up programme, seeking to identify and promote innovative start-ups and facilitate investment. Will is the Chief of Staff for Deloitte’s Global CIO and Technology Insights Programme which globally engages CIO’s and technology executives from the Fortune 500, equipping them with the insights and research to make informed decisions and providing CIOs and CDOs with networking and skill development opportunities. This includes responsibility for the global launch and development of Deloitte’s annual Tech Trends report and CIO Survey; two premier industry research pieces.


Paul Ceely - Head of Mobile Network Strategy, BT
CW International Conference Committee

Paul has worked in network strategy and IP networking for over 16 years and has held a number of influential roles for market-leading fixed and mobile telecommunication providers. He is currently Head of Mobile Network Strategy for BT, focusing on continuing mobile leadership for the EE network, and now looking at the future opportunities as part of BT, including convergence, 5G and IoT.
Paul has been responsible for developing, driving and communicating the medium to long-term Network Strategy for EE since its formation in 2010 from the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, and was instrumental in the strategy and planning that underpinned EE’s highly successful 4G launch in 2012, almost a year before its nearest competitor. Since the launch of 4G, Paul has continued to drive EE’s competitive advantage on network coverage and technology, including identifying the opportunity and developing the strategy for the 4G-based Emergency Services Network.
Paul joined T-Mobile in 2005 in the UK network transport team, and has been working on LTE since 2008, when he developed the end-to-end transport architecture and strategy as part of the Deutsche Telekom Group programme.


Phil Claridge - Founder, Mandrel Systems Ltd
Plenary 2: Artificial Intelligence - Generation AI: the bumpy road ahead (16:50 - 17:35)

Phil Claridge is currently having fun, with Mandrel, hands-on with IoT technology. This includes LoRa, back-end AI, Spark big data, and advanced city information modelling. Past roles include: CTO, Chief Architect, Labs Director, and even Technical Evangelist for companies including: Geneva, Arieso/Viavi, Convergys and Madge. Phil Claridge is a practical large scale software/systems/data architect (including massive big-data geolocation and carrier charging systems), who understands the strategic and commercial value of big software systems, and influences all levels in an organisation. Phil also has a great deal of M&A and IPR experience. Phil’s early career was in electronics, and still finds it irresistible to swap from Powerpoint to a soldering iron.


Dr Peter Cochrane
Gala Dinner (18:30 - 21:00)

Peter is an internationally sought after guru who invests his time and money as an agent of change. Renowned for his out of the box thinking, he is an advisor and consultant to companies and governments, the author of blogs, articles and books on technology, business and managing rapid change.
With over 40 years of technology and operational experience, Peter has been involved in the creation and transformation of corporations. His BT career saw him progress to CTO with teams engaged in optical fiber, fixed and mobile networks, artificial life and healthcare, through to war gaming, eCommerce, and business modeling.
Peter has also spent time as an educator and was appointed Professor for the Public Understanding of Science & Technology @ Bristol (1998). He received the Queen's Award for Innovation & Export (1990), numerous Honorary Doctorates and was awarded an OBE (1999) for his contribution to international communications.


Paul Copping - Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich
Plenary 1: The Intelligent City - The next generation city (15:35 - 16:20)

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 - Professor, Ravensbourne
CW International Conference Committee

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.


John Davies - Senoir Advisor, CW
Plenary 1: The Intelligent City - The next generation city (15:35 - 16:20)

John has carried out a unique mix of strategic and operational roles with placements in the USA and Europe and partnerships in Asia. Over recent years much of his private sector and Government activities has been in the area of mobile and wireless communications, digital media, Smart Cities, Cloud and Big Data and M2M/IoT as well as emerging and disruptive technologies. Helping technology start ups in the UK and internationally sourcing technology and partners as well as provide due diligence in areas of M&A and stock listings. Operating as a UK Government Advisor John has briefed both UK and International Government Ministers and Departments on Smart Cities and respective technologies and applications. This has included providing international workshops, mentoring and consulting at senior levels. John has designed and ran awareness and implementation workshops for international companies and led international delegations to overseas markets, the most recent to Singapore and Malaysia in partnership with InnovateUK. John is an active member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Smart Cities. John will be engaging with potential new international companies and organisations, and supporting CW member companies.


Sally Epstein - Subject Matter Expert, Darktrace
Plenary 2: Artificial Intelligence - Generation AI: the bumpy road ahead (16:50 - 17:35)

Sally Epstein is a Senior is Cyber Security Expert, operating across EMEA since 2015. She works as a technical advisor implementing Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System technology in some of the world’s largest corporate networks. Sally played a pivotal role in deploying cutting-edge machine learning technology across industrial control systems of the UK’s largest energy company – earning Darktrace numerous industry awards. Sally holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from King’s College London and a BA degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.


Ann Fisher - Founding Partner, Bailey Fisher Executive Search
Gala Dinner (18:30 - 21:00)

Ann is a Founding Partner of Bailey Fisher Executive Search, an independent executive search firm specialising in technology, life sciences, digital health and private markets; and the founder of Women 4 Technology, a business networking forum for 1,000+ international female entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders.
With over 20 years’ experience in executive search, Ann specialises in building leadership teams for innovative UK growth companies and has conducted numerous Partner searches for ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms. In recognition of Ann’s extensive business network, she was nominated as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Business People in the Cambridge cluster.
Ann is a mentor on the Techstars Barclays Accelerator; and a member of the Astia Global Advisory Board, a US organisation dedicated to the success of high-potential growth ventures globally. She is also a member of the Cambridge Campaign Committee for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.


Simon Fletcher - CTO, Real Wireless
Keynote - Connecting Generations (09:45 - 10:45)

CW International Conference Committee Chair

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).


Raj Gawera - VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge and Chairman, CW
Welcome to the CW International Conference (09:30 - 09:40)

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.


Stephen Hamilton – Partner, Mills & Reeve
Track 4: Transportation - Mobility as a Service (14:35 - 15:35)

Stephen is a partner at leading national law firm Mills & Reeve and heads the firm's work in relation to the law and regulation of driverless cars and autonomous road vehicles. Stephen consulted on the subject at the House of Lords, with legal counsel from many of the major automotive manufacturers, with Tier 1 suppliers and with advisers and specialists in relation to road traffic safety and behaviour. Stephen’s experience extends wider than the legal, regulatory and insurance issues for driverless cars. Stephen gives expert opinion on how the transformation of our travel networks as a result of the arrival of self -driving vehicles will have a profound effect on the way we live our lives. Stephen will discuss how the autonomous vehicle change in transportation brings great opportunities for auto manufacturers and everyone else involved in personal mobility.


Nick Hunn - CTO, WiFore Consulting
Track 1: LPWAN - Who will be the winner in IoT? (11:30 - 12:30)

CW International Conference Committee

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.


Noel Hurley - Vice President & General Manager, Business Segments Group, ARM
Plenary 2: Artificial Intelligence - Generation AI: the bumpy road ahead (16:50 - 17:35)

Noel Hurley is the vice president and general manager of the Business Segments Group (BSG) at ARM, with a focus on networking and servers. Noel is responsible for driving the adoption of ARM technology in several important segments, including the server, networking and client compute markets. Noel joined ARM in 1994, performing a number of technical marketing, segment marketing, product marketing and commercial roles. He left ARM in 2005 to become the founder and vice president of marketing for XMOS Semiconductors, a VC funded fabless semiconductor company. Subsequently in 2010, he was appointed chief operating officer at Toumaz Technology, before re-joining ARM in 2011.


Collette Johnson - Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Plextek
Track 3: Healthcare - The Future of Healthcare (14:35 - 15:35)

CW International Conference Committee

Collette works for Plextek in medical business development, helping companies with their strategic positioning relating to product development. Previous to working at Plextek she worked at NHS innovations with a lead role in bringing together industry and clinical organisations for product adoption and also was the programme lead for the national SBRI healthcare programme.  Whilst in this role she focussed on the mHealth and telehealth space and developed a network bringing together; industry, clinical and academic stakeholders. She also worked in a strategic role in healthcare at Cambridge Consultants for world leading corporate organisations and highly innovative start-ups.


Oliver Kibblewhite - Head of Special Projects, REWIND
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

As Head of Special Projects, Oliver leads on innovative and technical solutions allowing REWIND to deliver ground-breaking and challenging productions. With a deep rooted background in complex IT, Oliver applies his in-depth knowledge of bleeding-edge technology and science to bespoke technical setups and solutions.
REWIND fuses bleeding-edge technology with award-winning creative storytelling. Delivering immersive experiences for the world's largest studios, agencies and brands, REWIND leads the way in innovative content creation.
The team combines its deep-rooted heritage in VFX and CGI production with an industry-defining approach to VR, AR, MR and experiential marketing. REWIND works closely as an approved developer with Oculus, HTC, Sony, Samsung, Google, FOVE, Meta and Microsoft Hololens.
REWIND is considered a world leading and trusted production partner by the likes of the BBC, HBO, NBC Universal, Sony, Red Bull, Rolls Royce and Jaguar.


Muki Kulhan - Exec Digital Producer, BBC
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

Muki Kulhan is an award-winning Executive Digital Producer with over two decades creating interactive and groundbreaking content in the worlds of music, entertainment and tech innovation. After 10 years overseeing and growing MTV International’s digital platforms in the noughties, she now runs her own digital production arm Muki-International Ltd, creating exclusive social content/stunts, video, apps, websites, animation/gfx, VR/AR, live streaming and commercial business strategies for broadcasters, brands, A-List music talent, record labels, agencies and R&D/academic teams. As BBC’s Digital Exec for The Voice UK for Series 4 & 5, she produced the first-ever ‘series’ of 360°VR experiences for a flagship show, which earned kudos from peers and fans alike. This vast experience starting from early digital days to being a leading expert in her field as found Muki heading up regular speaking, moderating and youth-mentoring conferences and events around Europe, and producing experimental projects in the worlds of Mixed Reality, VR and AR.


Matthew Larbey - Managing Director, UK, EdgeConnex
Plenary 1: The Intelligent City - The next generation city (15:35 - 16:20)

Matthew is a senior level executive with over 20 years of business, strategy and go-to-market experience from a diverse B2B and B2C high growth technology background that includes many building block industries for the Internet of Things – business transformation enabling datacentres, cloud and network services, location aware mobile technologies, mobile device software and application development, asset and logistics supply chain management.
As Managing Director at EdgeConneX, Matthew is helping to lead the company's growth into the UK and EMEA markets and has held leadership positions within a wide variety of fast growth global organisations that include Equinix, Motorola, VIRTUS Data Centres, TRACKER Network and GEC Marconi.


Dr Ian Lewis - Director of Infrastructure Investment, University of Cambridge
Plenary 1: The Intelligent City - The next generation city (15:35 - 16:20)

Dr. Ian Lewis is Director of Infrastructure Investment at the University of Cambridge. He represents the University in the significant urban, housing and transportation developments in the region where the University of Cambridge is recognized as the hub around which a globally leading network of tech and life sciences industry and research businesses has become established. Dr. Lewis’s prior career included CIO for the University of Cambridge and global CIO roles in banking.


Karen Livingstone - Director of Partnerships & Industry Engagement, Eastern Academic Health Science Network
Track 3: Healthcare - The Future of Healthcare (14:35 - 15:35)

Karen is Director of Partnerships and Industry engagement for the Eastern Academic Health Science Network and the National Director for SBRI Healthcare. As the NHS England national Director for SBRI Healthcare she leads a £20m investment programme where small enterprises are funded to develop technology solutions for healthcare problems. This award winning programme has over 150 companies under contract with the potential to impact 7m patients. At Eastern AHSN she is supporting the Network to develop its role in economic development and wealth creation.
Formerly Director of NHS Midlands and East she supported the work of the regional health authority and the Public Health Team to promote closer working across all government. Karen led on relations with Local Government supporting the development of Health and Wellbeing Boards across the Midlands and East Cluster area.
A Board member of the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) Karen championed the work of the RDA in business development, communications, and equal opportunities. Karen was also board member of EEIDB, the service provider for Business link in the East of England. The Business Link service provided specialist business advice and support to start ups, SMEs and high growth companies across the region.
Before joining the team at the regional health authority Karen worked as a special adviser to the then Secretary of State for Health – Patricia Hewitt MP. With a specific remit to handle media and communications she also had responsibility for managing relationships with national stakeholders representing employer, patient and community interests. Prior to her role in Westminster Karen was a campaigns and communications director for several national Trades Unions, the Labour Party and voluntary sector organisations.


James E. Marks - CTO, DoubleMe
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

James E. Marks is an experimental new media provocateur. Often described as ‘transformative tech tinkerer’, he creates award-winning social video edutainment, and immersive, mixed / virtual reality experiences. With over 20 years of hands-on collaborations with alternative, pop culture branded and unbranded entertainment. James is SVP and Head of UK Operations for DoubleMe, a Silicon Valley start-up pushing boundaries of holographic mixed reality, as well as the founder of PsychFi Lab & HACKSTOCK. At PsychFi, he collaborates with the biggest social video & moving image artists, exploring immersive tech, psychology, psychedelia & sci-fi culture. A BAFTA - VR Associate Group Member and Member, Judge, Honoree & Shortlisted - The Webby Awards / The Lovie Awards (IADAS) The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences.


Geoff McCormick - Founder, MC Squared Innovation
Innovation Programme (10:45 - 10:55)

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.


Edward Miller - Interactive Imagery Specialist (VR, AR & Photogrammetry), Scape Technologies
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

Having worked in the field of interactive imagery (VR, AR & 360 video) for the past 7 years, Edward is now working to build city-scale localisation technology for augmented reality at Scape Technologies.
Starting his first VR company whilst studying Philosophy & Psychology at university, Edward has created interactive content for the likes of BBC, Jaguar, UEFA, NBCUniversal, ESNP, Vogue, Save the Children, NHS, Daily Mail and Royal Ballet.
In 2014, Edward notably produced ‘Hong Kong Unrest’, the first 360-degree news documentary designed for virtual reality, which covered the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. Later in 2015, Edward helped form ‘Medical Realities’, a new startup based upon medical training in virtual reality. In February, Edward helped Medical Realities launch the first 360-degree capture of a medical procedure for VR.


Robert Milner - Head of Connectivity, Cambridge Consultants
Keynote: Connecting Generations (09:45 - 10:45)

Rob is Head of Connectivity at Cambridge Consultants, the product development firm and world’s largest independent wireless development group.
As the senior technical architect and leader for Cambridge Consultants’ smart systems work, Rob works on connected system development projects that deliver new product and service opportunities for clients. Rob specialises in short range wireless technologies and IoT, where he is an acknowledged visionary. His current focus is on re-engineering the IoT minimum viable product in order to strip out cost and pave the way for the coming IoT explosion.


Ali Nicholl - Head of Sales and Marketing, Iotic Labs
Innovation Programme (10:45 - 10:55)

Focused on communication and engagement working across Iotic Labs’ clients and projects, Ali is passionate about enabling and empowering individuals and organisations to experience and exploit the IoT economy. He is focused on collaboration within and amongst communities and the co-creation of transformative services and solutions, bringing disparate organisations together to share data and knowledge to create solutions through community design. He supports individuals and organisations through the flexible design process to generate prototypes swiftly that prove out bottom-up solutions, ongoing revenue generation and new business models and capabilities.


Priya Prakesh - Founder, Design 4 Social Change
Keynote: Connecting Generations (09:45 - 10:45)

Founder of London-based award-winning Design for Social Change (D4SC) Priya’s focus is improving public infrastructure planning and development in real-time, by combining big data with active citizen engagement for Amey Ferrovial, Atkins, HERE, Thames Valley Housing and Samsung. D4SC’s Changify and Citizen Canvas platforms have been piloted in UK and Europe with plans for rollout in SE Asia. She is on ‘Tech City Insider 100’, IBM’s ‘People for Smarter Cities’ and has featured in the FT, Sunday Times, BBC, Wired and Guardian. Recognised in DIT’s 2017 honour list for award-winning work in Chinese smart cities, D4SC was recently invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. Before D4SC, Priya led the global design team as Head of Mobile Phone User Experience at Nokia. At the BBC, she was lead-designer and co-inventor of iPlayer with joint patents.


Gareth Presch - Founder & CEO, World Health Innovations Summit
Track 3: Healthcare - The Future of Healthcare (14:35 - 15:35)

#hellomynameis Gareth Presch (Founder) CEO World Health Innovation Summit CIC ,holds a BA Hons in healthcare management. A problem solver and healthcare strategist who has experience working in public, private and voluntary healthcare settings in the NHS and abroad. Patient focused and quality driven. He advises business on social media, CSR and various other areas of community health. He supports a number of charities and is keen on the great outdoors.


Tony Sammut - Senior Research Manager, Vodafone R&D
Track 1: LPWAN - Who will be the winner in IoT? (11:30 - 12:30)

Tony joined Vodafone Group R&D in 2000 after completing a PhD in Mobile Satellite Communications at the Centre for Communications Systems Research at the University of Surrey. Over time he has worked to bring new technologies to Vodafone, from the optimisation of data (TCP, video streaming) over mobile networks, through the development of mobile IP voice and video services including IMS services and network architectures through to the creation of new IoT technologies for LPWA. He is now working in areas related to 5G and automotive.


Mike Short - Vice President, Telefonica
5G Debate: 5G needs to be planned today on the basis that tomorrow's society will need Gigabit connectivity (12:30 - 13:30)

Dr Short has held positions in Electronics and telecommunications for 40 years. He has had experience with 5 Generations of Mobile technology and mobile data services including the establishment of a new 5G innovation centre based at Surrey University. He has been involved in mobile licence bids, network launches and in recent years Innovation for business development in areas as diverse as Mobile TV, connected cars, smart metering, smart cities and emergency services. He is a former elected Chairman of the global GSM Association and UK Mobile Data Association, and a former President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET - 2011/2102).


Ian Simmons - Vice President Business Development, Magna International
Track 4: Transportation - Mobility as a Service (14:35 - 15:35)

Ian Simmons focuses on 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 commercialize inventions for the Magna product groups. Ian has been with Magna since 2003 and has worked in Europe and North America during his 30-plus years in automotive.


Rachel Skinner - Executive Director; Head of Development WSP & Vice President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Track 4: Transportation - Mobility as a Service (14:35 - 15:35)

Rachel is Head of Development and an Executive Director of WSP, and a Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). She is a chartered engineer, an ICE Fellow, an elected member of ICE Council and chairs its London Transport Expert Network. In 2016, Rachel was named as one of The Telegraph’s inaugural Top 50 Influential Women in Engineering. She has authored and co-authored various publications on topics including autonomous vehicles and future place-making, and before that about digital technology and its potential for infrastructure, industry innovation and collaboration. Having held prior roles as UK Director of Transportation Planning and European Director of Marketing and Communications, Rachel is now involved with major contracts for both public and private sector clients in London and elsewhere in the UK. Rachel is also a founding Board member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar in London and was its elected President from 2009-2013.


Carl Smith - Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre, Ravensbourne
Track 2: Immersive - The art and applications of Mixed Reality (11:30 - 12:30)

Carl H Smith is Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) and Principal Research Fellow based at Ravensbourne. His background is in Computer Science and Architecture. He has won over £5 million in research funding and has 16 years experience conducting R+D into the application of hybrid technologies for perceptual and cognitive transformation. He is working on the newly funded Horizon 2020 project [WEKIT] Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training’ which will use the latest in wearable and motion tracking technology to create ‘wearable experience’ - an entirely new form of media. His other research interests include Embodied Cognition, Spatial Literacy, Perceptual Technology and Human Centric Methodologies and Pedagogies.


Yodit Stanton - Founder & CEO, Open Sensors
Track 1: LPWAN - Who will be the winner in IoT? (11:30 - 12:30)

Profile to follow.




Ian Stewart - Director of Channel and Sales, IOT, Arqiva Ltd
Track 1: LPWAN - Who will be the winner in IoT? (11:30 - 12:30)

Ian is Director of Channel and Sales, IOT at Arqiva Ltd, with a background of Innovation value creation and strategy in Digital Technologies across FMCG, Telecoms, Devices and Digital Solutions spanning Consumer and Business sectors. Responsible for M2M & IoT Proposition, Portfolio Management, Partnerships and Sales in the UK, across IOT/M2M Managed Connectivity and Vertical Sector Solutions. Ian has worked in the Digital and Telecommunications sector for over 20 years and formerly held senior Marketing and Commercial positions at O2, Telefonica, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson, Three, Blackberry and Psion.


Dr Robert Tansley - Investment Director, Healthcare, Cambridge Innovation Capital plc
Track 3: Healthcare - The future of Healthcare (14:35 - 15:35)

Robert is Investment Director at CIC, a venture fund actively investing in the Cambridge (UK) cluster. His portfolio of investee companies includes Congenica, Inivata, STORM Therapeutics, Morphogen-IX, CMR, Exvastat, Microbiotica and Carrick Therapeutics. Prior to CIC, Robert spent 20 years in large pharma, the MHRA and VC backed companies including Arakis (sold to Sosei), Treague (Founder, CEO), Avilex Pharma (founding CEO) and KalVista (part of founding management team, listed on NASDAQ, November 2016). Robert qualified in medicine from UCL, and is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. He holds an MBA (LBS, distinction) and an M.Phil in Biostatistics from the University of Cambridge.


Stephen Temple - Visiting Professor and Technical Secretary of the Strategy Advisory Board, University of Surrey 5G IC
5G Debate: 5G needs to be planned today on the basis that tomorrow's society will need Gigabit connectivity (12:30 - 13:30)

Stephen Temple is visiting Professor at the Surrey University 5G IC and Technical Secretary of their Strategy Advisory Board. At an earlier period in his career at the DTI he was one of the creators of the GSM mobile revolution that propelled Europe to the forefront of mobile technology. His time at the DTI also included a stint on industrial policy. In the private sector he pioneered ntl’s (now Virgin) broadband Internet and become MD of their networks division. He was later director of special projects in Vodafone's HQ Corporate Strategy.


Nigel Wall - Director, Climate Associates
Track 4: Transportation - Mobility as a Service (14:35 - 15:35)

Nigel Wall is an independent system engineering consultant and Director of Climate Associates Ltd: CAL helps organisations optimise ICT system design based on understanding the whole life carbon footprint cost of deploying innovative ICT technology compared to using current systems. Climate Associates are leading work with ITU-T SG5 and ETSI in standardising the analysis and in determining best practice. Nigel is also involved with Intelligent Transport Systems – 'connected cars' he is the Chair of the ITS UK Communications SIG and the Land Navigation & Location Group at the Royal Institute of Navigation.


Stanley Wang - Deputy Director General of the International Division, Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan
Plenary 1: The Intelligent City - The next generation city (15:35 - 16:20)

Mr. Stanley Wang, who holds a MS degree in Computer Information System from the City University of New York and a MS degree from Columbia University, currently serves as Deputy Director General of the International Division, Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan. He is responsible for planning and coordinating technology collaboration between III and its global partners. Mr. Wang’s team has also worked extensively with Taiwanese industry partners to help promote their solutions internationally. In 2012-16, the team has carried out IT consultancy and training projects in SE Asia, Middle East, and Africa with revenue exceeds 50 million USD. Mr. Wang also serves as representative for III in IoT Forum and Morgenstadt - City of the future Initiative. Mr. Wang also served as Secretary General of the ADOC (APEC Digital Opportunity Center) Secretariat in 2011-12. This project, funded by Taiwanese government, started in August 2004 with participation from 10 APEC economies - Chile, Indonesia, PNG, Peru, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia and Russia. The cooperation aims at bridging the digital divide within the APEC community. By end of 2014, 101 training centers were set up and more than 600,000 trainees benefited from ADOC’s ICT training programs. As a result, this project has received AFACT’s eASIA Award in 2013. Mr. Wang has involved in a number of bilateral cooperation projects between Taiwan government and other countries offering Taiwan’s expertise in IT industry development, talent cultivation, and technology development. Prior to the current position, Mr. Wang served as Policy Coordinator of the Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG), Executive Yuan (Cabinet), Taiwan. Mr. Wang is responsible for cross-ministerial coordination and staff support to the Minister of State overseeing national science and technology policies. In his previous positions within III, Mr. Wang was responsible for pursuing III’s technology cooperation with Taiwanese IT companies and academic community. As a result of the close tie, III has enjoyed great success in technology licensing, averaging 100 licenses over a five-year period.


William Webb - CEO, Weightless SIG
5G Debate: 5G needs to be planned today on the basis that tomorrow's society will need Gigabit connectivity (12:30 - 13:30)

William is CEO of the Weightless SIG, the standards body developing a new global M2M technology. He is a Director at Webb Search, an independent consultancy, and President of the IET. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research across all areas of Ofcom’s regulatory remit. He also led some of the major reviews conducted by Ofcom including the Spectrum Framework Review, the development of Spectrum Usage Rights and most recently cognitive or white space policy. Previously, William worked for a range of communications consultancies in the UK in the fields of hardware design, computer simulation, propagation modelling, spectrum management and strategy development.
William also spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. William has published 14 books, over 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey University, a Board member of Cambridge Wireless, other oversight Boards and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET. His biography is included in multiple “Who’s Who” publications around the world. William has a first class honours degree in electronics, a PhD and an MBA.


Pete Wood - Head Technology Evangelist, RS Components
RS Components for the Digital Generation (10:55 - 11:05)

Pete has worked in technical sales and marketing in the Electronics Industry since 1998 in both franchised distribution and Semiconductor OEMs. He joined RS Components in 2011 to manage DesignSpark, an online engineering community for professional Engineers, tech start-ups, students and makers. DesignSpark now has over 500,000 registered members from all over the world. Today, Pete is part of the RS Components Innovation Team. He is involved in various activities that include building partnerships and investigating new and emerging technologies. Pete also works closely with Hackspaces, The London FabLab and various tech start up meet-up groups and incubators.


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