When and where is it on?

Páirc Uí Chaoimhon 22nd January, 2018, from 09.00-17.00

How many years has it been going?

This is the first year.

What was the inspiration to start it?

The Internet of Things is a transformative development that is enabling billions of everyday objects to communicate with each other over the Internet. These technologies are changing all of our lives, boosting productivity, making transport more efficient, keeping us healthier, making our homes more comfortable and reducing energy needs. According to the latest Gartner industry report, 8.4 billion connected things are currently in use worldwide (up 31% from 2016) and expected to reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services were expected to reach almost $2 trillion in 2017.

The purpose of this event is to provide organisations with the information and tools they require to capitalise on the potential opportunities inherent within the IoT and to provide direction on how organisations can derive big business benefits from the connected world. During this event, international speakers such as Vitaly Golomb, Stuart Hillston, Prof. John Barrett and others will present their vision for the future of the IoT industry. According to Vitaly, “We are in the midst of the next industrial revolution where entire industries will be transformed in the next decade. At Beyond the Internet of Things, I will provide an in-depth view of next-wave technologies that Silicon Valley VCs are investing money in and how you should be investing your time.” 

What exciting things can people look forward to?

This exciting event offers a unique opportunity for multi-nationals, SME’s, start-ups, entrepreneurs and academics to hear what international, battle-tested entrepreneurs, technologists, investors and dedicated researchers expect from the next wave of technology innovation and investment and to learn how their organisations can drive profit from it.

 

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

Views on the future of IoT and how will impact new and emerging business models and how existing, as well as new companies, might capitalise on this change in the technology landscape. Talk to the people who live this world.

Free entrepreneurial, investment and funding clinics featuring one-to-one sessions between attendees and the people behind some of the world’s most influential companies will be held throughout the day. These sessions will provide invaluable advice and guidance on how attendees can facilitate investment, innovation, collaboration, and foster new commercial relationships within the Internet of Things domain.

Particular attention will be paid to matching attendees needs to the most appropriate funding mechanisms for their enterprises and providing updates on the latest funding calls, supports and investment opportunities available from Enterprise Ireland, H2020 and Science Foundation Ireland, as well as routes to access innovation and research resources from across Ireland and beyond.

Who will be speaking?

Headlining the event, direct from Silicon Valley, is Vitaly M. Golomb, world renowned venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and one of the gurus behind HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original start-up that focuses on global, early-stage investments in frontier technology.

Vitaly will bring his deep knowledge and experience to young entrepreneurs and corporate leaders alike to unleash their innovation and set them on the path to winning the future. “We are in the midst of the next industrial revolution where entire industries will be transformed in the next decade. At Beyond the Internet of Things, I will provide an in-depth view of next-wave technologies that Silicon Valley VCs are investing money in and how you should be investing your time.” 

Among the array of international speakers, Internet of Things TED talk master, Professor John Barrett, will open the event with his insightful views on how the Internet of Things and beyond can shape our future. Early-stage advisor, UK technology market expert and Founder of ConCap Ltd, Stuart Hillston, will also be on hand to advise tech companies on how to develop and articulate a commercial strategy that appeals to investors and to outline the stepping stones essential for businesses to reach international markets.

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

Book the one-to-one clinics sessions early and use this opportunity to speak to Vitaly Golomb, Stuart Hillston and other seasoned technologists about how their organisations can harness this new wave of technology and investment.

Take this opportunity to find out how their organisations can avail of Enterprise Ireland, H2020 and SFI funding.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

Tickets can be booked at http://events.cit.ie/index.cfm?page=events&eventId=316

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?

Further information https://www.beyond-iot.com/


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