Joe Barkai

Former VP - IDG Research

Previously Vice President of Research at IDC, a leading global market research firm, Joe’s focus is on researching, forecasting and the strategic application of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology and the union between IoT and Cloud technologies and business processes such as Product Lifecycle

Management (PLM), Service Lifecycle Management (SLM), Application Lifecycle Management (ALM),
and equipment diagnostics and prognostics methods.

Richard Cornish

Former Global Head of the Internet of Things - Xchanging

Richard has over 20 years' experience in delivering connected digital businesses for the telecoms and systems integration industries, with leadership roles at Orange Group, Aviva before consulting for T-Systems, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems and Cobra AT. In 2010 he joined Vodafone Global Enterprise to plan and deliver Vodafone Vehicle Connect before taking a role as Global Head of IOT at Xchanging, where he set up the business unit to digitalise business and delivered an IoT asset management platform. Richard has just exited an IoT start up and is currently consulting.

Otto Schell

Board of Directors, DSAG & Global Business Architect, GM Motors

As Member of Board of Directors of German Speaking User Group (DSAG), Otto leads the Resorts Business Process and Industries Solution, Globalisation and Innovation (Transformation / Industry 4.0).
Within GM, Otto Schell is the Global SAP Business Architect and SAP CCoE Lead. The position owns and integrates the SAP Enterprise Architecture approach on design, deployment, operation and continuous improvement of GMs SAP business process landscape. Furthermore ensure the alignment across GM business process requirements, standardizes products, services and content based on a common „meta-model“ towards GM business process vision and to enable real time scenarios.

Joe Policella

Principal Consultant, Dell Services

Joe has over 27 years of experience in the IT Industry as a software developer, architect, and business consultant.
In his current role, Joe is responsible for Dell’s Insurer of the Future proposition which helps financial services
companies disrupt their markets by designing, implementing, and deploying enabling technologies. Before Joining Dell, Joe worked in Telemetry at NASA on various space station projects.

Jessica Groopman

Research Director & Principal Analyst, Harbor Research Inc

Jessica's current focus is the application of sensors and smart systems in consumer-facing businesses, with an emphasis on customer experience, the ethical use of data, privacy, contextual marketing, automated service, and wearables. She is a regular contributor to numerous 3rd party blogs and news/media outlets. She is also a contributing member of FC Business Intelligence’s IoT Nexus Advisory Board and the International IoT Council. Jessica is featured on Onalytica’s top 100 influencers in the Internet of Things.

Tim Ensor

Head of Connected Devices, Cambridge Consultants

Working with clients across consumer, medical and industrial sectors and helping them to create competitive advantage through the combination of new connected devices and innovative services by applying advanced technology and user-centric design to a wide range of applications. Most recently this has included using 4G mobile technology to control a swarm of robots and developing the next generation of smart home heating control. Previously, Tim has advised the mobile telecoms industry on strategy, operations and regulation.

Jon Hill

Professional Services & Business Development Director, InVMA

Jon is passionate about using technology to drive innovation. His career spans 20 years within industry and consulting and has been a combination of hands-on line management roles and big 4 consulting assignments. He has a broad experience of addressing performance issues together with a history of successfully identifying and implementing technology enabled process transformation.

Nitin Manoharan

Director, Strategy & Insight, Oracle

Nitin is a results oriented strategist and trusted technology adviser with significant experience in large scale global business transformations at Fortune 500. He has over fourteen years Strategy and Business consulting experience in Banking and Telecom Sectors.

Dr. Lorraine Watkins-Mathys

Dean of the Faculty of Design Media Management, Buckinghamshire New University

Lorraine has been involved in a number of collaborative arrangements with partners around the world. These have included co-developing a CPD programme with Saratov State Socio-Economic University delivered in Russia for international managers, participating in the British Council’s sponsored National Entrepreneurship Week in Sri Lanka and as guest of the Pudong Science & Technology Officeresearching into hi-tech entrepreneurship in China’s hi-tech zones. Lorraine has also worked on a number of EU and TEMPUS-funded projects in Turkey and Eastern Europe focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Jon Penney

CTO & Founder, Cryptosoft

Jon has over 20 years experience in the Information Security sector having led several startup security operations including running PGP in EMEA for 3 years under an exclusive contract secured with PGP Corp in 2002. More recently, forming and running specialist data centric security VAR Intellect Security Ltd. In his current role as CTO for Cryptosoft Jon is passionate about data security and plays a particularly active role in driving initiatives to protect the privacy and integrity of information travelling across ecosystems making up the Internet of Things.

Danny Wootton

Director, IoT, CGI

Danny is responsible for sales, marketing and delivery of CGI’s Internet Of Things propositions across all UK markets, plus development of CGI’s Global IoT Platform. Prior to joining CGI in 2007, Danny was involved in a range of start-up businesses and held director level positions in Solution and Product Management, Commercial Management, Product Marketing and Finance at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Anthony Waller

Partner and Joint Head of Technology, Olswang

Anthony has been a Partner at Olswang since 2008. He deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company and business acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, schemes of arrangement, fundraisings, venture capital investments and IPOs, joint ventures and reorganisations. As well as advising established international companies in the technology sector on a variety of transactions and public company issues, Anthony is a leading member of the team at the firm focused on high growth technology companies, acting for both the companies themselves and investors into the sector.

Why Attend?

This event is for commercially minded business leaders to understand how to leverage IoT for their business. Have a commercial conversation on a technical subject that is focussed on business benefit and outcome.

Experience an ideas exchange set up to answer questions such as “What does my business look like tomorrow and how do I get there?  Is IoT something I need to explore now or can I wait?”

The answer to these and many related questions will help you decide how and when to progress IoT projects within your business. 

Key Benefits: 

  • Slice through technical language and have a commercial conversation that focusses on business benefit and outcome.
  • Explore how your market is being transformed by IoT.
  • Establish how IoT is delivering better customer experience and enhanced experiences.
  • Build the business case for IoT using ROI metrics that measure the effectiveness of deployments.
  • Understand which capabilities you have in-house and what you need to outsource.
  • See how incremental additions to your existing IT infrastructure can have a big impact.
  • Analyse where blind spots may be in your business and how connectivity can be leveraged for commercial gain.
  • Build a true business case for IoT implementation and understand how your business structure needs to shift internally.

Whilst the end game may be a revolution, the journey must be an evolution and it is those businesses that are the fastest adopters that stand gain significantly.

If you want to join a vibrant debate on how the future of technology leads to value and innovation for your business, this is the ONE event not to miss.


Commercial IoT

Consumer expectations of convenience and speed, board pressure to deliver increases in operational efficiency and brand’s competitive search for differentiation are all business issues that IoT can help solve.

  • Visibility into customer’s physical shopping behaviours.
  • Enhanced customer experience.
  • Optimises in store operations.
  • Improved inventory and supply chain
  • Capture new revenue opportunities.

Industrial IoT

For many organisations with legacy Machine to Machine and SCADA solutions the focus until now has been simply to gather data for a specific purpose. The Internet of Things provides the opportunity to make that data available across the business and unlock the potential for new engagements with consumers.

IoT offers a huge first mover advantage both for condition monitoring/uptime and obtaining operating data to improve the product design. Not to mention that R&D costs can be slashed by understanding how your assets are performing in the field and how your customers interact with them.

IoT-enabled products offer innovative service business models and elevate SLM to become a strategic business function rather than an unavoidable operations tax.


Predictive Maintenance

Mobile Working

Extended Supply Chain Visibility

Connected Enterprise

Remote Asset Monitoring

Increased Customer Insight and Engagement

Placing your customer at the heart of everything you do has taken on a new meaning and IoT enables you to deliver the highly tailored and individual solutions that customers are coming to expect in almost every sector.

Data is the new currency with which you will operate and inform business decisions, to transform the way your business runs literally from the ground up. The key to harnessing IoT will be empowering your workforce to run small trial pilots and enabling an agile working approach.

Viewing a business as a series of subsystems, each with inputs, transformational processes and outputs is a perfect framework to implement IoT. Moving towards a connected enterprise where all departments work in unison with real-time feedback is the  goal of IoT.

Join us for a vibrant debate on IoT, network with your peers and work out how you can use IoT in your business to gain significant advantage.


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