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Tim Devine
IoT Expert
PA Consulting

Tim works in PA Consulting’s Technology Innovation practice. He helps clients to use the latest technologies to deliver innovative business solutions for the last 25 years. Tim leads PA’s connected home initiative, working with companies from the energy, telecoms, media, government and insurance sectors on developing services  that deliver benefit to users using IoT technologies. Originally Tim worked in the telecommunications sector on key technology challenges including network sharing and sourcing, machine to machine applications and delivery and the improvement of performance of network operations. In parallel with this work Tim has advised multinational enterprises on the design and procurement of their communications networks. Tim is currently advising the UK government on the procurement of nationwide, mission-critical telecommunications services. 
 
Matthew Evans
Executive director
techUK

Matthew is the CEO of Broadband Stakeholder Group and Executive Director of SmarterUK. He started with the techUK in April 2014 as the Broadband Stakeholder Group’s Policy Manager.
Matthew now heads the BSG and SmarterUK as well as leading techUK’s Internet of Things Programme. Matthew joined from Arqiva's public policy team where he worked for over two years across the broadcast and telecoms markets. Before that he was a researcher for an MP at Westminster. 
 
Hugo Fiennes
CEO/Co-Founder
Electric IMP, Inc

Hugo Fiennes is CEO and Co-founder of Electric Imp, the IoT platform preferred by commercial and industrial product makers to securely connect devices to the cloud. Hugo began developing hardware and software for early ARM-based computers in the late 1980s and has been building useful and successful things ever since. After designing many MP3 players for Rio, Hugo led Apple's hardware team through the first four generations of the groundbreaking iPhone and was then an early advisor to Nest, architecting the hardware for their first thermostat product before starting Electric Imp in 2011. 
 
 
John Fogelin
Chief of engineering (COE)
EVRYTHNG

John was an early embedded software pioneer and contributor to Wind River Systems, and a key architect and implementer of the VxWorks real-time operating system, including the microkernel wind. During his 17-year tenure, he held the executive positions of CTO, General Manager / Vice President of the Embedded Technologies Business Unit, and Vice President of Platform Engineering. He also served as Vice President of Engineering at Ekso Bionics, California, and Levant Power, Massachusetts. Over his career, John has contributed to Martian rovers, human-gait-rehabilitation exoskeleton robots, the world’s fastest production motorcycle, and a fractal drawing Etch-A-Sketch. He has been granted US Patents: 5872909 – Logic analyzer for software, 8359575 – Protection domains for a computer operating system. John holds BA in computer science from University of California at Berkeley. His personal interests include guitar building, kayaking, and cooking. 
 
Fenella Frost
Head of business development
PhotonStar

Fenella studied engineering in the Royal Navy before moving to A&P ship repair. In 1994 she joined LSI systems and delivered projects to develop management & communications systems for engineering & manufacturing.  In 1996, Fenella joined Riverside Systems and established the commercial division. In 1998, she set up Oatley-Darwent Ltd., an award winning marketer of “eco” products. Fenella expanded the business exponentially and it was acquired in 2000.  Fenella moved into consultancy and then to Bobby Gilbert & Associates – co-authors of the ZedBook for sustainable construction, and developers of Carbon Mixer software. She joined PhotonStar LED Group Plc in November 2008.
 
Danny Hughes
CTO
VersaSense
Danny is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of VersaSense, the creators of MicroPnP, the world's first true plug-and-play Internet of Things (IoT) platform. He is also a Professor with the Department of Computer Science at KU Leuven (Belgium), where he leads the Networked Embedded Software task force. Danny holds a PhD from Lancaster University (UK) and has since worked at the University of California at Berkeley (USA), the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China). His research focuses on developing and securing the complete Internet of Things (IoT) software stack. 
 
Ken Munro
Partner
Pen Test Partners

Ken is passionate about empowering the user and blowing away the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) peddled by security vendors. He is a successful entrepreneur and is a founder and partner in Pen Test Partners, a partnership of like-minded professional penetration testers all of whom have a stake in the business. He is a familiar face on the speaker circuit and regularly appears on the BBC Technology website. Ken has been in the infosecurity business for 15 years. 
 
Kailash Narayanan
Vice president and general manager
Keysight Technologies
Kailash is an experienced executive in the electronics test and measurement industry. He leads the wireless device test business and is responsible for product and solution development, marketing and delivery to the wireless devices ecosystem. One of his focus areas is IoT and his business intends to transform the way electronics measurement companies approach the IoT business and market needs. Kailash started his career as an engineer in 1996 in a start-up company in the San Francisco Bay Area developing sales force automation solutions. He then joined Hewlett-Packard, moving into the electronic test and measurement industry. He has been part of a wide range of businesses and technologies spanning wireline backhaul, base stations, electronic components, wireless handsets and fiber optics.
 
Nick O'Leary
Emerging technology specialist
IBM

Nick is an emerging technology specialist at IBM, where he gets to do interesting things with interesting technologies and also play with toys. With a background in pervasive messaging, he is a contributor to the Eclipse Paho project and sits on the OASIS MQTT Technical Committee. He is the creator of Node-RED, an open source tool for wiring the Internet of Things.
 
Christopher Tubbs
Business development director EMEA
Green Hills Software

Chris is an industry veteran, with 41 years experience in avionics, simulation, medical, automotive and software. After 15 years in the aerospace industry, managing safety critical systems he co-founded in the simulation and medical imaging markets in the roles of commercial and managing director. He then spent 8 years in the automotive industry in Germany and Holland as a development and business development manager after which he joined Green Hills Software in 2008. Chris was promoted to director of business development EMEA in 2012 since when he has specialised in safety and security. 
 
 
 
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