The Internet of Things + 11 new Speakers = Good News

The Internet of Things is getting its own Summit, own stage and 11 new speakers. Interested? Find out more here.


Emerging trends lead to periods of creativity that provide us with ideas that can define a generation. The Internet of Things is emerging at speed, and with it an array of new opportunities, ideas and … things! And the people behind these developments? Here they are – 11 of the best in the IoT field, their ideas are new, exciting and growing – these guys are only getting started.

Liam Casey – PCH CEO

The Man that made geography history…. From Cork to China, Liam Casey has had a massive and hugely positive impact on Hardware worldwide. As Founder & CEO of PCH Liam has dramatically shortened the time-to-market for the latest products. How does he do it? Well here is Liam himself in conversation with Mic Wright on the Web Summit Main Stage last year – take it away Liam:

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Alex Hawkinson– SmartThings CEO Founder

From the home, to the office, to the gym – this is where Alex Hawkinson is trying to create revolutionary change. As an IoT entrepreneur and thought leader Alex founded SmartThings and is looking to create the latest chapter of the internet age, which connects not just people but things and creates an interesting and intriguing future.

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Ayah Bdeir – littleBits, Founder & CEO

‘Lego for the iPad generation’ – that is how littleBits, an award-winning library of Electronics has been dubbed. Bdeir is a mixture of amazing talent – an engineer, interactive artist and one of the leaders of the open source movement. Ayah has been recognised for the work she has done growing Littlebits – being named in Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of Popular Mechanics 25 Makers who are reinventing the American Dream.

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Linden Tibbets – CEO of IFTTT

When we asked for a bio on Linden Tibbets, his brother Alexander sent this back – “Linden is one of the adventurous individuals working on IFTTT, a service enabling creative control over the devices and applications you use everyday. Linden is also quite tall”. So good and impossible to top.

Ben Medlock – Swiftkey CEO

Already laying claim to a global best selling app, Ben Medlock and Swiftkey are well on the way to creating something extraordinary. Ben invented an intelligent typing system for smartphones that has transformed the text input industry. Based on advanced natural language processing and machine learning, the system adapts to individual language usage and device interaction making touchscreen typing fast. Recognition is always good – and Ben+Swiftkey have had that already, being chosen as one of the most innovative Mobile Businesses by Fast Company.

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Also confirmed to speak:

Neil Harbisson –  Creator of the Cyborg Antenna
Adam Dunkels – CEO at Thingsquare
George Yianni – Head of Technology at Philips Hue
Mike Soucie – Co Founder of Revolv
Deniz Karashin – Chief Designer at Osteoid
David Cuarteilles – Co-founder of the Arduino platform

11 speakers and many more to come – the Internet of Things is really booming. Want to be part of the IoT Summit in November? Why not get your Early Bird ticket now.

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