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With Todd O'Brien, Mark Hill, Gregor Vucajnk, Iker Larizgoitia

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Todd O'Brien (Dell Centre for Entrepreneurs, http://eir.dell.co.uk (http://eir.dell.co.uk/)) will talk about the The Security of Things:

Consumption and usage of the internet is fundamentally changing. A recent report from Cisco stated that only 0.06% of things that could be connected currently are. By 2015 there will be 250% more connected things than today. While the most natural progression for IoT starts in the connected home, there are so much more to be discovered and this poses a real threat to intrusion. Let’s take a journey to explore the “what ifs” and the real case scenarios that open doors to security risks and what the creative IoT minds are doing to set up the internet’s “Neighbourhood Watch” programme.

Mark Hill (OpenTRV, http://opentrv.org.uk) will talk about OpenTRV mission:

Using open source and open hardware, OpenTRV is on a mission to cut the entire UK's carbon emissions by 10%. On the way we are giving away our energy saving technology to all and creating a social impact. An intended consequence of this is to create a sensor network of millions of nodes and put control of the data in the hands of the owners. The talk will highlight the benefits of being open in an IoT world.

Gregor Vucajnk (Aerohive Networks, http://www.aerohive.com) will talk about IoT phenomena from the perspective of WLAN vendor.

While WiFi is by no means the only way of providing network connectivity to IoT devices. However due it’s wide spread use, low cost and operation on the unlicensed bands, it is well represented as the connectivity of choice. However the widespread integration of WiFi has its downsides. This presentation is focused on exposing the potential issues from the perspective of a WiFi network infrastructure vendor.
There are several caveats of WiFi implementation to be considered. The caveats will be discussed from the perspective of network performance and scalability, security and manageability.

Iker Larizgoitia Abad (Evrythng, https://evrythng.com) will talk about EVRYTHNG on the Web of Things.

EVRYTHNG LTD is a Web of Things software company, making products smart by connecting them to the Web. Companies use EVRYTHNG’s software-as-a-service to manage their connected products, make product operations smarter with real-time tracking analytics, and help their customers connect to products in a smarter way. In this talk we will present the vision of EVYRTHNG as a company, our proposition of a platform to make products smart based on Web of Things principles, and a selection of our success stories based on real world scenarios.