Back in October last year, the first ever Internet Of Good Things Conference, designed to help businesses across the South West to develop and grow global Internet of Things (IoT) projects, was held at The Octagon in Bath.

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the conference, which had the overall aim to help demystify the business of the Internet of Things and nurture great ideas, we have collected the videos of the talks and discussions from seasoned IoT professionals below.

So if you want advice on just what the Internet of things is, how to build, finance and sell your Internet of Things idea or just want to see an expert panel answering question on running IoT companies, these lively addresses and debates are for you.

Demystifying the Internet of Things

Microsoft’s Ewan Dalton, who leads ISV strategy for IoT in the UK and EMEA, had 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.

Building An IoT Business

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.

IoGT event: Financing Your IoT Idea

A panel of experts discuss possible ways to finance your Internet of Things idea. The panel includes:

  • 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 startup 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 a range of tech clients including startups, spin-outs, established companies and investment funds

Selling Your IoT Idea

Intel’s Elaine Cook, Director of EMEA Strategic Marketing for IOT, looks 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.

Expert Panel Discussion

Experts in the field of the Internet of Things, including areas such as software and engineering, financing, privacy and security, startups, and enterprise initiatives, discuss the challenges and wider implications of trying to make a business focussed on this new field. The experts include:

  • Ewan Dalton – Microsoft’s Director of ISV strategy for IoT in the UK and EMEA
  • Glenn Smith – Co-Founder of iPad-driven kitchen-management system Sure Sense
  • Graham Fisher – Director of both Bathcube Telecomms & Innovation Consultancy and wireless and technology organisation Cambridge Wireless
  • Chris Dyson – Partner (technology sector) at Ashfords LLP
  • Graham SmithBSquare IoT Technical Architect, who has wide hands-on experience creating connected medical and industrial embedded devices with appreciation of business drivers for IoT
  • Henry Tucker – Editor in Chief at BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

To get involved with the conversation about IoT and be the first to hear about future Internet of Good Things events, why not join the Internet of Good Things linkedin group.

Jamie Middleton