Program Committee

Dr. Boris Adryan

Dr. Boris Adryan has a long-standing interest in big data analytics and machine learning. From 2008 to 2015 he lead a method development group at the University of Cambridge. Since 2013 he has been a consultant and hired hand for mostly London-based IoT companies. In 2016 he returned to Germany and joined Zühlke Engineering in Frankfurt to support their IoT and data analytics activities.

Paul Fremantle

Paul Fremantle is a researcher into the security and privacy of IoT at the University of Portsmouth. He co-founded the Open Source software company WSO2 where he was CTO. Previously he was a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Software Group, where he led the introduction of SOA technologies into WebSphere. He is a regular speaker and has co-authored two books.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, and entrepreneur based in London. She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, connected lamps for your global friends and family, and Director of designswarm a strategic consultancy focusing on the Internet of Things. Her clients include BBC R&D, Nokia, British Gas, EDF R&D and British Telecom. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and galleries around the world.

Damon Hart-Davis

Damon Hart-Davis is lead on the OpenTRV open source project created following his 2012 presentation to DECC’s smart heating workshop. He has freelanced in technology for over 30 years, delivering mission-critical products from design-to-live in the City for more than 20 of those, and has founded and been involved in several start-ups over that time with his creations seen on TV and the Web, while his pioneering Internet Service Provider helped crack open that market in the UK more than 20 years ago. A virtual/on-line credit-card company start-up that he co-founded as CTO, Ixaris, turns over £10m.