Speakers Smart Systems Summit 2014 London at IoD

  • Evening Session Day 1 - 1st October

    4 inspirational talks

  • Dr Justin Hayward MBA MMath, Director,

    Cambridge Investment Research

    Justin is the founder director of CIR. He specialises in delivering business intelligence, assembling high-level project business strategy teams, building value networks and structuring conferences and their focus marketing. He is a theoretical physicist by training, taking advanced degrees MMath, and PhD from Cambridge University. He was the PhD student of Professor Stephen Hawking beginning in 1991. After a 6-month postdoc in Paris, he was with Deutsche Bank London from 1996-2000 as a relative value analyst, and took an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School in 2000/1.
  • Peter Drake

    Managing Director,
    Intelligent Networks
    Session Panel Chair

    Peter started on BT-NATO-ARPANET in the 1970s. He was UK Parliament ICT Auditor, Director of an Investment Bank, Insurance, and Technology Innovation Companies. He created Intelligent Networks 20 years ago which build network systems across Europe and Japan. He has been on several boards of international companies and was CEO of OSCRE global standard body for Real Estate and its spin off OSSSE on sustainability.

    Synopsis of interests: Smart Grids and Smart Systems is the opportunity to bring together silos of traditional areas of business. The biggest value is to identify holistic solutions to reduce CAPEX and OPEX and create a framework for further investment. The biggest obstacle is to convert, teach or remove the silo thinking of traditional approaches. The Internet (and now IoT) interoperability experience combined with agreed datasets shows why ICT skills are essential for Smart Grids.
  • Rasmus Blom, Group Director

    Grundfos Connect
    Energy-water nexus: challenges for established businesses to support the industrial internet

    Rasmus Blom is Director of Grundfos Connect, a new business development area in Grundfos with the overall responsibility of defining the digital products and services strategy and developing a business platform for innovating and launching digital products, information services and connected solutions. Utilizing applications on smart mobile devices, ubiquitous connectivity, M2M communication and the evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) focusing on Water and Energy. Prior to Grundfos Rasmus worked with IBM, Deloitte Consulting, Ericsson and Huawei. He is also co-initiator of the first large deep sea metagenomic project in the Arctic and Antarctic focusing on finding novel industrial enzymes.

    Rasmus holds an MSc from University of Copenhagen.
  • David Cairns, Baron of Finavon, Managing Director

    The Internet of Things and the Enterprise – are you a disruptor or about to be disrupted?

    The Internet of Things is an enabling technology that will dramatically transform both the volume of data and its availability for sharing (globally) within an extended enterprise. Freeing data from the constraints of LAN-based enterprise systems, stove-piped M2M applications or islands-of-automation presents both great opportunity and threats. Those enterprises most adept at extracting value-adding business information from that data will become the disruptors. Laggards in the Digital Enterprise stakes will become the disrupted.

    David Cairns is the major shareholder, Chairman & Managing Director of the PrismTech Group. PrismTech's intelligent data sharing software has been recognised by Gartner group as one of the leading products in the fast-growing business-critical Internet of Things market. Cairns has held top management positions with telecommunications, computer hardware & software and venture capital companies in the USA, Canada, the UK, Netherlands & Germany. He has substantial m&a experience and led Marcam's and Baan's IPOs on the NASDAQ and Amsterdam stock exchanges and supported the IPO of PSI in Frankfurt. His experience ranges from founding & building technology start ups to holding top management & board positions with public multi-national technology companies in the USA and Europe.

    He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Cranfield MBA. He is also a director and past Chair of ScotlandIS, the trade body for the digital industries in Scotland and serves on the IIDI advisory board at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • Usman Haque, Director

    In Praise of Messy Cities

    Architect & visionary serial entrepreneur Usman Haque, Usman Haque has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation performances. His skills include the design of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life.
  • Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director

    Building the smart city

    Pilgrim Beart is a serial entrepreneur whose previous companies have delivered hundreds of millions of devices into the mass consumer market. Now his current venture AlertMe seeks to empower consumers with its Smart Home platform. Pilgrim will explain what this is, and how the evolution of the Smart Home is led by the needs of consumers.
  • Session 1, Day 2 - 2nd October

    Smart Buildings: efficient warmth, comfort, health, security

  • Alan South, Commercial Director,

    Solarcentury plc

    Alan South is responsible for driving growth at Solarcentury through proprietary products and services. His role is to lead the team, to manage innovation as a portfolio, and to maintain a five-year vision and strategic roadmap. He joined the firm in the relatively early days of solar and has witnessed its growth into a mainstream asset. In 2011 Solarcentury won the Queen’s Award for Innovation.

    He has over 25 years technical and leadership experience in innovation. Prior to Solarcentury Alan was European head of IDEO, a company that features regularly in top ten lists of innovative companies. He is respected thinker and spokesperson, and has delivered executive learning programmes on behalf of Harvard and Said.
  • Stephen Pattenden, Managing Director


    What makes our homes and buildings smart?

    Stephen has an in-depth knowledge of the Metering and Utility Sectors. He has been involved in ITC and Information to the home for around 20 years. He spent 12 years with GEC Computers starting in IT and moving to Marketing and Business Development with GPT Payphones. He was involved with the BT MeterLink project and in the product management of the Telemetry Interface Unit developed by Payphones for BT. He formed Telemetry Associates in 1998 and has been Principal Consultant and Managing Director since. Stephen manages the secretariat of Smart Homes & Buildings Assocation (SHABA).

    He gained an MSC from Loughborough University in Robotics and Flexible Manufacturing Systems and an MBA from the Open University.
  • Stan Boland, CEO


    IoT: the city-wide network

    Stan Boland has been the Chief Executive Officer of Neul Limited since April, 2013. Stan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Icera Inc. He co-founded Icera Inc. in 2002. He served as Vice President and General Manager of the DSL business unit of Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) with responsibility for all DSL-related worldwide development and marketing activity. He assumed this role following the sale to Broadcom of Element 14 Inc. Neul comes from the Gaelic word meaning ‘cloud’. Neul’s transport related work has covered key areas such as guiding transport systems using sensor networks.

    Stan holds a degree in Physics and Theoretical Physics from University of Cambridge, is a member of the IEEE and a fellow of the institute of Chartered Management Accountants.
  • Dr Richard Curry, e-health Development Director

    eHealth: Home is where the Care is

    Synopsis: The ease with which services can be accessed from the home suggests that care services could be similarly delivered. In fact the technology and infrastructure to do it is with us now. More difficult though, is the re-organising of care services out of an institutional setting and into a home setting. In this talk a design for a caring home will be presented, a pilot programme described and some of the issues discussed.

    Dr. Richard Curry is the e-health development director for SEHTA (South East England Healthcare Technologies Alliance) (www.sehta.co.uk) where he is working on a number of projects exploring the role of technology in the long term care of the elderly. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at University of Portsmouth where he is actively engaged in research into assisted living. Prior to that, he was Senior Scientific Advisor to the Department of Health’s research initiative on the role of technology in supporting chronic disease management, self-care and healthy living and an advisor to the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) on their Assisted Living Innovation platform.

    Richard holds a PhD in physics from the University of Durham and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Russell Haggar, CEO,


    Connected Living needs... Connectivity

    Russell is the CEO of Xsilon, a scaleable technology company that can solve the problem of wifi reaching parts of buildings and out-buildings that other systems cannot reach.
  • Chris Wright, CTO,

    Moixa Technology

    Enabling localised energy systems through smart storage in homes

    Chris Wright heads up Moixa’s Engineering and Design Operations, and brings over 15 years experience in Product Design and Commercialization. He has previously worked with Michael Hopkins, Foster and Partners, on large scale complex architectural projects.
  • Session 2, Day 2 - 2nd October

    Sensors, devices, objects & the internet of everything

  • Dr John Riley, Secretary General,

    Digital Policy Alliance

    John Riley is the Secretary-General of the Digital Policy Alliance. This organisation alerts Parliamentarians and policy makers to the potential impacts and implications from new technologies such as the Internet of Things. John is strongly engaged with the IoT community, and joins the conference as an expert moderator.
  • Alex Mateo, Manager: Smart Cities,


    Enabling the Internet of Things: Sensors, Communication, and Cloud

    Alex Mateo is Libelium’s Industry Manager for Smart Cities with a focus on market growth and sustainable development in Europe and APAC. He began his career as an environmental consultant, first at the Fundación Ecología y Desarollo, and then at Ceyges 2001, S.I., where he both moderated important debates involving municipalities, the public, businesses, and NGOs and assessed sustainable development management.

    Mateo studied Environmental Sciences at Alcalá de Henares University in Madrid and has completed a postgraduate degree in Water Resources Engineering.
  • Paul Green, Founder

    Iotic Labs

    Iotic Laboratories Launch

    Paul founded and launches the new Iotic Labs in October 2014.

    He founded Arkessa, the business that provides remote internet services to multitudes of machines. His professional life combined engineering and science has taken him through a variety of roles, including design and production engineering, business planning, marketing and corporate sales, mainly in the telecommunications sector. The first product Paul introduced to manufacture is now is in the Science Museum in London. A passionate and committed Christian, Paul is as excited about materials science and quantum physics as he is interested in railways, walking, skiing and the natural world.
  • Colin Howlett, VP,


    What is the value of smart systems?

  • Session 3, Day 2 - 2nd October

    Smart automotive & transport systems

  • Hugo Spowers, Chief Executive


    If it’s not sustainable, it’s not smart

    We are facing challenges in the transport sector the likes of which we have not faced before. A step change is inevitable and we need a rethink at a system level. By aligning industry's interests with those of consumers and trends in resource constraints, the cost of resource efficiency can become a source of competitive advantage, enhancing profitability and resilience.

    Hugo Spowers is a former motorsport engineer. During an MBA, he studied the commercial feasibility of bringing hydrogen cars to market. He concluded that a step change in technology is both essential and possible and, furthermore, that the principal barriers are not technical but to do with people, politics and business inertia. This led to the formation of Riversimple.
  • Peter Sharratt MA, Sustainability Services Director


    Peter Sharratt is an expert in sustainability services. He has been a senior consultant with WSP and Deloitte. He has spoken in global conferences on smart cities and has been involved in the Masdar project, bringing experiences of building sustainable and smart cities to this summit.

    Peter holds a degree from Cambridge University.
  • Moeen Khawaja, COO


    Unlocking IOT data value

    IoT is expected to generate swathes of real time data by tens of billions of connected devices in the next 15 years. Data has inherent value, which can only be unlocked by creating information from it. Such transformation of data into information in the IoT universe will require certain basic services to be enabled, thus making possible various market based data sharing and exchange transactions in the future.

    Moeen Khawaja has two decades of international business development experience, holding strategic and leadership roles with executive responsibility in telecommunication network service operators and technology based service operators. Moeen led from concept to launch of Sprint’s 3G Picture messaging service in 2002-03, under the 3G brand “Vision”. He has senior level start up experience in operations and business planning for a telematics insurance service provider with game based application development and fleet management services. Moeen was part of the team that led the first round of investment into Pachube.com and remained associated until its exit to LogMeIn Incoroporated.
  • Dr Alistair Duke, Principal Researcher

    BT Innovate & Design

    Creating an Internet of Things ecosystem for Transport

    Alistair Duke is a Principal Researcher in BT's ICT Research Practice. His primary interests are the Semantic Web for Business Intelligence and the Internet of Things. He worked on the recently completed TSB funded Stride project which was an IoT Demonstrator for the transport sector. He has written many papers and books chapters in the areas of web-based collaboration systems, knowledge management and semantic technology and has served on the program committee of numerous conferences in related areas. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

    Alistair graduated from Aston University with an MEng in Electronic Systems Engineering and from Loughborough University with a PhD in Collaboration Systems for Concurrent Engineering. He was twice a finalist in the BCS IT Industry Awards in the R&D Category.
  • Dr Caroline Hargrove, Technology Director

    Mclaren Technologies

    Complex decision insight F1 style

    It is now possible to monitor complex systems such as humans, transport or manufacturing processes, but we must improve our analysis tools to extract better insight. This presentation discusses two case studies: pre-operative bio-assessment and predictive air traffic control, where modelling and analysis are used to derive actionable insight for decision support.

    Caroline Hargrove joined the McLaren Formula 1 team in 1997 as a Vehicle Dynamics Engineer. For a period of 10 years, she worked principally on the development of the McLaren simulator programme. The work involved the development of a bespoke simulator used primarily for the engineering development of the F1 racing car. In 2007, Caroline joined McLaren Applied Technologies as one of the founding members with the goal of exploiting McLaren technology and expertise to other markets.

    She is now Technical Director with responsibilities including the High Performance Centre, Elite Sports and the areas of Analytics, Simulation and Modelling. Application sectors range from motorsports and automotives to a range of wider business sectors. She has played a pivotal role in developing McLaren Applied Technologies from a start up to a highly profitable company and is currently further engaged in forging partnerships with international leaders in R&D to enhance Applied Technologies position as an innovative and forward looking technology company.

    Caroline studied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering then obtained a PhD in Applied Mechanics Engineering from the University of Cambridge. She lectured for 4 years in Engineering at Cambridge University as a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College.
  • Session 4, Day 2 - 2nd October

    Smart Cities & infrastructure

  • Dan Byles FRGS MP

    Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Smart Cities Group, House of Commons

    (Taken from Wikipedia): Dan Byles FRGS MP is an English mountaineer, sailor, ocean rower, polar adventurer and Conservative Party politician. He is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Warwickshire, having been elected at the 2010 general election. In 1997 he took part in the first ever Atlantic Rowing Race, the Port St Charles Barbados Atlantic Rowing Race, successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean unsupported in a 23-foot (7 m) wooden rowing boat in 101 days with his mother Janice Meek. In 2007 he and his mother were united in adventure once again when, together with team mate Richard Profit, they successfully walked and skied 350 nautical miles (648 km) from Resolute, Nunavut to the Magnetic North Pole in 20 days and 5 hours.He holds two Guinness World Records. Byles is married to Prashanthi Reddy.
  • Tony Rooke, Sustainable Energy Director

    Tony Rooke is Industry Principle Consultant Europe for Sustainability Consulting at Infosys. Tony has over 16 years experience in IT and consulting across multiple industries: Telecoms, Financial Services, Utilities, Space, Environment, Logistics, FMCG and Government. He has helped clients to achieve their sustainability visions and realize tens of $millions fiscal and environmental benefits. His successful deliveries include projects in sustainability strategy, smart grids, smart meters, electric vehicles, micro-generation, carbon finance, carbon & sustainability management, green IT, investment risk assessment for sustainability, sustainable city projects and new payments systems for sustainable infrastructure. Tony is a regular presenter on sustainability best practice, carbon reporting, energy efficiency and green IT at conferences across all vertical sectors, including Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2014 this June in Cambridge. He has featured in many publications including the Times, Reuters, Environmental Finance, Computer Weekly, and Insider Business.
  • Douglas Cheung, Smart Cities Energy Gp

    Hitachi Europe

    Smart Energy Systems for communities

    Douglas is an experienced project manager and electrical engineer with a background in the implementation of smart and innovative automation and control technologies. Since he joined Hitachi Europe’s Smart Cities Energy Group in 2011, he has been managing the design and delivery of LCNF projects for Hitachi in the UK, including a Tier 1 project in partnership with WPD in Cornwall, with a focus on voltage control and energy storage on MV and LV networks. More recently, he is involved in the delivery of the “Smart Community Project in Greater Manchester, UK” which focuses on the aggregation of demand from heat pumps in residential housing.
  • Professor Robin Leatherbarrow, Pro-Vice-Chancellor

    Liverpool John Moores University
    Connecting Liverpool, Sensor City

    Professor Leatherbarrow, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer), was an undergraduate at the University of Liverpool (1976-79) where he studied Biochemistry before going to Oxford to complete his DPhil on immunoglobulin structure and function. After being appointed Research Lecturer at Oxford he moved on to Imperial College London, supported by a Royal Society Pickering Research Fellowship. He was appointed Lecturer in 1984, Reader (1999), Professor (2002), Head of Chemical Biology (2002-2013), acting Head of Chemistry (2006), Deputy Head of Chemistry (2008-2013) and Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (2010-2013). He is the elected Chair of the Protein and Peptide Science Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Biology.
  • Pilgrim Beart, Founder Director

    Building the Internet of Things: bottom up!

    Pilgrim Beart is a serial entrepreneur whose previous companies have delivered hundreds of millions of devices into the mass consumer market. Now his current venture AlertMe seeks to empower consumers with its Smart Home platform. Pilgrim will explain what this is, and how the evolution of the Smart City is led by the needs of consumers.


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