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Building Successful IOT Products – lessons from the coalface.

Wednesday 21st September 2016
8.00am registration for 8.30am start
DogpatchLabs, CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
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8.00am registration and breakfast, 1.30pm close and networking lunch


This seminar will explore some of the interoperability, security and architecture challenges and solutions arising from building IOT products. It will identify some of the reasons why IOT products may not live up to their promise and how to overcome these to build successful IOT products.

A range of thought leaders from USA, Portugal & UK & Ireland will explore the challenges and share knowledge and soluttions for successful IOT products.


This event is for IT professionals including Systems Architects, Developers & Testers, Data Scientists, Innovation Teams and end-user organisations.


IoT in the Age of Digital Transformation

Daniel Newman, CEO Broadsuite Media Group.

Businesses today must adapt to greater rates of change than ever before. Rapid innovation and agile business are keys to making sure that instead of being disrupted, your business is disrupting. IoT is one of the core technologies fueling digital transformations. It's impacts reach far and wide from changing the way we shop to monitoring our health and even running our cities.

In this talk, Digital Analyst and Best Selling Author, Daniel Newman will take you on the journey of IoT as it transforms the way we work and the way we live. 

About Daniel Newman: Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. A 5x Best Selling Author including his most recent “Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy,” Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago Native and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future.


Product Usability Challenges in IOT 

Antonio Santos,  Manager of the Atos UK & IE, Social Media Center of Analytics

Challenges from the Transformation Perspective. Antonio seeks to help audience understand the context of IoT for  Analytics, Skills and Usability Challenges in building products of tomorrow.

About Antonio Santos: Antonio is Digital Transformation Expert at Atos & Coordinator of the Atos UK & IE, Social Media Center of Analytics.  Antonio has a strong focus on collaboration and accessibility for IOT. Antonio works in Consultancy for the public and private sector Across Europe, and spent 4 years as executive training coach to Siemens Europe, North America and Oceania. Atos is the Worldwide IT Partner and lead integrator of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Testing the Internet of Things: Architecture, Risks and Strategy

Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerard Consulting, & Managing Director TestOpera

The IoT is the biggest thing that has hit the IT industry since client/server twenty years ago.  Paul sets out an architectural vision for the IoT, highlights some of the risks the IoT presents and suggests what strategies will be required for IoT assurance.

About Paul Gerrard: Paul is a well-known consultant and speaker in the UK in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance. He has built robots and experiments with things and has written and spoken extensively on testing the IOT. Paul has worked extensively with corporates in the financial, government and most other sectors and has recently delivered IOT product testing seminars in UK, Ireland and Israel. Paul won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award and in 2013 he won the inaugural TESTA Lifetime Achievement Award.


Security & Role of Blockchain in IoT

Dinis Guarda, Founder and CEO Ztudium

Dinis will talk about how to manage IoT for business strategy, technical set up , security, plus  blockchain (a natural marriage that has yet to properly consummate?).

About Dinis Guarda:  Founder and CEO Ztudium that publishes, Dinis created the project tech, digital platform, book and film with Derin Cag. Dinis writes regularly on how disruptive Innovation, big data, social media, IOT, and technology are disrupting and opening new opportunities for the education, business and financial - fintech world. His special interests include , security, tech infrastructure, big data & blockchain and IoT. Dinis was recently considered the 6th most influential person in Top 100 Fintech Insiders. Dinis clients / partnerships work include UN, MasterCard, P&G, Philips, Bloomberg, Vodafone, Nike