On the 30 October the Internet Of Good Things Conference, designed to help businesses across the West Country to develop, grow and launch global Internet of Things (IoT) projects, will be held in Bath.

Having recently topped Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, the Internet of Things has captured the hearts and minds of innovative business thinkers the world over to become the most talked about opportunity for an accelerated pace of change in the tech space.

IoT applications across disparate sectors including smart cities, wearable tech, healthcare, energy, smart homes, smart automotive and connected industrial applications are fast emerging with many more new sector applications playing host to creative ideas that will impact our lives like never before.

But possibly the greatest opportunity that the IoT is enabling is the engagement of a variety of technology businesses that are playing a part in its rapid growth, with global opportunities being realised at very local levels.

“The Internet of Good Things conference will help demystify the business of the Internet of Things and nurture great ideas”


In partnership with us here at TechSPARK, The Internet of Good Things conference offers exclusive insight from seasoned industry players to help demystify the business of the Internet of Things and nurture great ideas. The line-up for the conference includes:

Demystifying the Internet of Things

Microsoft’s Ewan Dalton, who leads ISV strategy for IoT in the UK and EMEA, will be taking on the unenviable task of demystifying the IoT by presenting what exactly the term means to businesses today and for tomorrow. Ewan’s role as a global business strategist has him working with enterprise software companies building SaaS offerings, producing commercial IoT solutions in many industrial scenarios.

Financing your Internet of Things idea

There will be an expert panel covering the various options for financing IoT projects and start-ups, including:

  • Peter Jaco, serial investor, entrepreneur and innovation accelerator who specialises in the commercialisation of Internet of Things technologies on a global basis.
  • Simon Bond, chair for the Business Acceleration Centre group of SETsquared, and Director of the University of Bath Innovation Centre.
  • Peter Claydon, Continuumbridge CEO, a recent start-up still raising finance, and which provides an end-to-end platform that connects the physical world to the internet.
  • Chris Dyson, Corporate Partner at Ashfords LLP, who advises to a range of tech clients including start-ups, spin-outs, established companies and investment funds.
Selling your Internet of Things idea

Intel’s Elaine Cook, Director of EMEA Strategic Marketing for IOT, will be looking at the challenges facing businesses in communicating to consumers and clients the key benefits for the emerging applications for the Internet of Things. Elaine has more than 15 years’ experience of working in the evolving field of Embedded Computing and is a passionate advocate for the Internet of Things and its ability to enrich people’s lives.

Building an Internet of Things start-up

Glenn Smith is co-founder of IoT startup, Sure Sense, a company that has built a Commercial Kitchen Management System involving wireless sensors and applications delivered via tablets and smartphones. Formed around 2 years ago, Sure Sense has gained traction with hospitals, restaurant chains and contract caterers. Glenn will be sharing his learnings regards building an IoT startup.

Internet of Good Things expert panel Q+A

Your chance to ask any question, with panel specialisms including software & engineering, financing, privacy & security, start-ups, and enterprise initiatives. This includes the previously mentioned Ewan Dalton, Glenn Smith and Chris Dyson, as well as:

  • Graham Smith, BSquare IoT Technical Architect, combines wide hands-on experience creating connected medical and industrial embedded devices with appreciation of business drivers for IoT.
  • Graham Fisher, University of Bath Research Commercialisation Manager as well as Director of both Bathcube Telecomms & Innovation Consultancy, and Cambridge Wireless.

Why Bath and Bristol?

The Bath & Bristol region has been labelled in a recent McKinsey report as globally significant within the West Country and the fastest growing high-tech area outside of London. It’s a ‘good’ time to be engaged with this emerging area of business, with plenty of room for worthy, interesting or just plain cool ideas to succeed quickly and with immense global impact.

Join 200 delegates looking to learn from and connect with similar business types with significant global operating aspirations. Send any thoughts, ideas and questions for the panel to: ian@internetofgoodthings.com. To get involved with the conversation about IoT join the Internet of Good Things linkedin group.