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Cocoon Networks London

4 Christopher Street



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Hardware Pioneers is supported by some of the leading companies in the IoT sector:

Mouser Electronics (Headline Sponsor)

Digi-Key and Cocoon Networks.

We are thrilled to have with us three leading companies in the sector who will share invaluable insights about developing IoT solutions for Smart Cities. Join us on the 8th of March to learn from:

- One of the top ten semiconductor companies worldwide (Texas Instruments).
- The second-largest mobile network operator in the United Kingdom (Telefónica UK).
- A Japanese semiconductor manufacturer and world's largest maker of microcontrollers (Renesas Electronics).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.

About the speakers

Ajinder Singh - General Manager, Building Automation at Texas Instruments

Talk title: Nano Power Sensing and Sensor Fusion for Smart Building Automation Sensor Nodes

About the speaker: Industry and TI’s business and technical (MGTS) expert for building automation and lighting solutions such as Nano power sensing node architectures for IoT applications. Lead a team in start-up environment and created orders-of-magnitude differentiated reference designs or solutions, thus establishing leadership for TI in Building Automation and Lighting space. In 2015, Ajinder was recognised by the Fortune Magazine as one of the Tech Industry’s “Accelerators” for his work in low power, connected devices (Fortune article).

About the company: Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping approximately 100,000 customers transform the future, today.
Video: TI Innovation Whiteboard series - Smart Cities
Video: TI 2017 - The Solution to building Smart City

Dimitrios Spiliopoulos - IoT Manager & Mentor at Telefónica

Talk title: Leveraging Data to achieve the Smart City vision

About the speaker: Dimitrios is actively involved with local authorities, councils and partners in Smart City ecosystem. Previously he worked for the Global IoT team at Vodafone. He has business background, including an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid and mixed working experience in the traditional and tech world. He is mentor in IoT StartupBootcamp Accelerator and IoTUK as well as he is an active member of the IoT community in London.

About the company: O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 23 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco Mobile.
Video: Telefonica IoT Success Stories - Smart Cities Valencia
Video: Telefonica IoT Success stories Smart Cities Guadalajara

Kieran Slorach - Principal Applications Engineer at Renesas Electronics

Talk title: Smart Cities: How to Realise a Secure Embedded Microcontroller-based Network

About the speaker: Born and bred in Scotland and now living in North London, Kieran is a specialist in embedded electronics and microcontrollers, with over 20 years’ experience in engineering solutions for industrial and consumer applications.

About the company: Renesas Electronics, the number one global supplier of microcontrollers and a leader in semiconductors, delivers trusted embedded design innovation that enables billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live - securely and safely.
IoT for Smart Cities by Renesas
Video: Renesas Autonomous Driving Solutions at CES 2017


6:30pm - Arrival and registration.

6:40pm - Drinks and networking.

6:50pm - Event opening.

7:00pm - Ajinder Singh - General Manager, Building Automation at Texas Instruments

7:20pm - Dimitrios Spiliopoulos - IoT Manager & Mentor at Telefónica

7:40pm - Kieran Slorach - Principal Applications Engineer at Renesas Electronics

8:00pm - Community announcements and demos: This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.

8:20pm - Drinks and networking.

9:30pm - Event ends.

Global partners

Electronic Specifier - Europe's premier publisher of information resources to the global electronics industry.

Publitek - The leading global marketing communications and PR agency for B2B electronics.

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