Tim Murdoch recently joined Cambridge Consultants to create Digital Services, a new initiative from the company that draws together a number of strands from across the business. Prior to this, Tim led the design, development, deployment and operation of M-PESA, Vodafone’s highly successful payment platform for emerging markets. M-PESA is now moving over 40% of Kenya’s GDP where the average income is £500 proving the commercial viability and huge capacity for mobile in delivering digital services vital to emerging economies across the globe.
Tim is also an Industrial Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Engineering Design Centre and continues to guide Semantic Traction, an initiative in machine learning and social media analytics. He has also won awards for innovation and technology and originated patents in objected orientated database systems and mobile payments.
Paul Egan is a co-founder of Neul & VP of Business Development. As a serial tech entrepreneur he has been part of some of the most successful UK tech start-ups over the last 20 years. Beginning with ARM in the early 90s, followed by 10 years with Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), he has held technical, commercial and leadership positions. He holds several patents in the field of chip design.
At Neul, Paul’s focus is to promote & exploit the global opportunities in new kinds of low power wide area networks (LPWAN) to enable the ‘internet of things’. These ‘things’ will range from wearable’s to smart parking spaces, online mouse traps to the humble soap dispenser, from environmental monitoring to high tech agriculture and many other applications. For the predicted explosion of IoT devices to become a reality innovative & new approaches to technologies, networks & business models is required.
The agenda will be:
Arrive 6:45 for a 7pm start (buzz for entry after 7pm)
> Introduction by Mark Cheverton (@ennui2342)
> Tim Murdoch (@tnsmurdoch)
> Paul Egan (@Mr_IoT)
> Networking & retire to The Mill
Hashtag: #iotcam. Thanks to Makespace for hosting the meetup:
Makespace is a community run space, that houses manufacturing and prototyping kit and provides the surroundings to meet, work, build, socialise and do amazing things. Makespace has three main aims – to support existing and new businesses, to raise awareness of and skills in engineering and manufacturing, and to provide a fun place for people to hangout and work on projects.