Tom Gardner

HEAD OF IOT & MVNO
CK Hutchison

Tom leads IoT & MVNO for CK Hutchison’s IoT business, which offers customers a single point of access to CK Hutchison’s 12 mobile networks and deploys new technology, centrally, that all CK Hutchison operators can access. CK Hutchison also holds significant business interests in major IoT verticals such as utilities, retail and shipping.

Tero Blomqvist​

PROGRAM DIRECTOR​
City of Tampere​
Tero is a passionate leader with a growth mindset. He has 19 years of experience in the high tech & wireless industry. During this path, Tero has created world leading mobile products based on four different Mobile OSs. Tero gets energized by leading talented people and seeing them deliver something unique. He is one of the creators and the Program Director of Smart Tampere program by the City of Tampere. It is an economic program that creates innovative smart city solutions by enabling value ecosystems that include parties like companies, education, communities, citizen and the city organization itself. The ultimate goal for Tampere is to be an internationally recognized sustainable smart city attractive for business and citizens.

Reinier Huisman

GROUP PRODUCT DIRECTOR, IOT
LIBERTY GLOBAL

Reinier is Group Product Director in the Liberty Global Group for IoT for the Business Services market. Liberty Global is the largest international cable operator group and includes market facing brands such as Virgin Media, Telenet, VodafoneZiggo and UPC. He brings 15 years of Telco & IoT Product management experience in the B2C, B2B and Wholesale market at several tier 1 providers in the US and Europe. He has a proven track record of developing, launching and scaling products from start to tens of million dollar businesses with product launches across the globe. He is leading and involved in multiple IoT projects across Europe including various smart office, smart building and public sector related use cases.

Trevor Dorling

Director
Digital greenwich

Trevor Dorling is a Chartered Town Planner has over 35 years experience, working in senior positions in town planning, employment & skills, and economic development within London local government. He has worked for the Royal Borough of Greenwich since 1987, and has led projects of national significance including overseeing work to maximize the local employment and business opportunities from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He has played a key role in establishing Greenwich as one of the UK’s leaders in smart city innovation.

Trevor has an Honours degree in town planning and a Masters degree in Information Systems and Technology. This laid the foundations for his interest in Smart Cities and the application of new technologies to improve the urban environment, economy, and delivery of public services.

Trevor is co-chair of the Cities Standards Institute, a joint initiative by the British Standards Institution and the Future Cities Catapult, which oversees the development and deployment of smart city standards, and participates in ISO working groups developing new global smart city standards. Trevor is also an Advisor to London Councils on employment, business and skills.

Dimitrios Spiliopoulos

IOT STRATEGIST
o2

Dimitrios Spiliopoulos is currently working for the IoT team of O2 (Telefonica UK) in London and he is also teaching about IoT Business in the MBA of IE Business School. Dimitrios is active in the IoT community by mentoring IoT startups, speaking in conferences and writing about IoT subjects. He previously worked for the global IoT team of Vodafone. He has lived in 6 countries and before his MBA he worked in different countries (EMEA and India) and industries doing international business. He helps companies to start their IoT journey and create great value for their customers through new services, business models and connected products.

Paul Morrissey

CHAIRMAN
SMART LIVERPOOL

Paul is a Veteran Technology Innovation Entrepreneur, he has created, enabled and successfully sold, floated or merged a series of International Telecommunications, Technology Operations, Software and Consultancy practices and continues to invest in early stage technology business through his Private Equity fund Livewire Capital Partners. He is a recognised International Business leader and expert on Customer Experience, Data Forensics, Smart Cities,
IoT and Media Content distribution and is the inventor of Problem Derived Innovation Analytics (PDIA) an alternate methodology for the examination of Big Data hypothesises. He also continues to act as Non-Exec Chairman/Director of several companies in the Cx, Big Data Analytics, Digital Content, Gaming sectors. He is working closely with VC’s and Private Equity to secure funding and drive new and existing entities to profit. He has been intimately involved in these types of Ventures since 1999. In addition, he undertakes strategic consultancy assignments for Major Global Enterprises where his technology expertise can be effective to drive organisations to profitability or exits.

Specialties: Paul is the Global Ambassador for the TM Forum with responsibility for Big Data Analytics and Customer Experience he is also currently the Head of the Data Analytics Group at TM Forum he also sits on the ‘Smart Cities’, ‘IoT’ and ‘5G’ working groups for TM Forum. In 2010 he was awarded a Professorship by the School of Mathematics and Computing at Liverpool John Moores University for work surrounding University technology spin-out companies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a sought-after Global speaker on the International conference circuit.

Alex Lorette

VP ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS
PROXIMUS

Allan Mayo

SMART CITY STRATEGIST
Digital greenwich

After a long career as a senior civil servant at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Allan joined Digital Greenwich to help develop the Borough’s Smart City Strategy, which was launched on 22 October.  He brings his extensive knowledge of Whitehall, the European Commission and member states, particularly in relation to smart cities and innovation policy.  He has recently been conferred the title of Honorary Professor by the University of Birmingham, where he has close links with the Business School’s City-Region Economic Development Institute.

His area of expertise includes understanding cities and urban transformation, understanding urban economies and environments, and policy aspects of Smart Cities.  He was responsible for the development of the Government’s strategy in this area, which was published in October 2013, and supported BSI’s strategy for developing a suite of smart city standards.

Current interests include translating what the Government’s Future of Cities Foresight Programme means for Greenwich/local government.

Raphael Ani

HEAD OF INTELLIGENT MOBILITY​
Wayra UK (Telefónica)​

Raphael heads up the Intelligent Mobility unit at Wayra. The Intelligent Mobility Acceleration programme is a partnership between Wayra part of Telefónica Open Future_, and the Transport Systems Catapult. The key aim of the programme is to attract disruptive startups with high growth potential into the UK transport industry, while helping them grow into world-leading companies. The programme focuses on intelligent mobility, including areas such as connected and autonomous vehicles, connected infrastructure, customer experience, and transport data and analysis.

Teppo Rantanen​

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GROWTH, INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVENESS
City of Tampere​

Teppo is the Executive Director for growth, competitiveness and innovation at the City of Tampere. Before working for the city he has worked as a senior partner and CEO for Deloitte Finland since 2002, Deloitte UK 2013-2016, responsible for IoT and TMT eminence.

David Gray

Senior manager
ntt security

David is a Senior Manager for NTT Security. In this capacity he is responsible for managing professional services engagement for Incident Response across EMEA, SOC/CIRC redesign, Security Gap Analysis and Roadmap services and other various security-related consulting engagements.

David specialises in OT Security engagements and has delivered SOC builds for major Oil & Gas and National Power grid organisations. Prior to NTT Security, David was an Advisory Consultant and Engagement Manager for a Global Security vendor where he delivered Security Consulting services around EMEA and APAC and as an Incident Response Team Leader for a major UK defence contractor where he investigated and coordinated all cyber security incidents across the company. David spent his formative years within the UK’s Royal Air Force where he worked on most of the UK’s secure communications network within his 22 year career. He led the Malware analysis team and was responsible for defending MOD network assets against Computer Network exploitation attacks from various APT groups

Dan Mosca

Consultant
PA CONSULTING

Dan Mosca is an Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) security specialist at PA Consulting who works with clients who provide or regulate the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) across the globe. Combined with his industry experience and degree in ethical hacking and countermeasures he understands how to compromise connected control and automation systems and helps clients understand and mitigate security risks.

Alongside his career at PA he volunteers with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as an Associate Editor for its new Smart Cities journal series and is currently working on the global coordinated development of its first special edition on the cyber security issues that affect smart cities.

Jeremy Green

INDEPENDENT ANALYST

Independent thinker and writer about technology, especially smart cities and IoT.

Jeremy Green has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. For most of this time he has been an industry analyst at specialist research companies including Ovum, Machina Research, and most recently Gartner.

His research focuses on the emerging Internet of Things, with a particular interest in Smart Cities and connected transport.

He has an independent blog which covers, among other things, the use of ICT to help make transport more sustainable, at www.jeremygreen.net. He has regularly appeared in the specialist press, and on radio and TV as an expert industry commentator and has been a judge for the GSMA’s annual mobile awards.

In 2009 he was seconded to the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission to work on a project on sustainable transport, including input to the Commission’s high profile report Smarter Moves: How Information Communications Technology can promote Sustainable Mobility.

Jonathan Rowan

PARTNER
Ad LITTLE

Jonathan has over 20 years global experience in senior strategy consulting and management roles in the telecoms and technology sectors. His specialist areas include consumer, business and enterprise solutions in mobile, fixed and media contexts, convergent technologies and solutions (e.g. IPTV, OTT, VoIP) new business models (e.g. mPayments, cloud, next-gen wholesale), virtual business models (e.g. MVNO), spectrum auction strategy, both access and core network technologies in mobile, fixed and cable environments, mobile data and applications, carrier wholesale markets, sales force optimization, new product launch, market entry, company valuation, due diligence, post-merger integration and operational performance improvement. He has been advising incumbent operators, mobile network operators, cable operators, media companies, international MVNOs, global carriers, mobile device manufacturers and equipment manufacturers

Julian Watson

SENIOR PRINCIPAL ANALYST
IHS Markit

Julian Watson is the senior principal analyst of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity research at IHS Markit. He is responsible for analyzing IoT technologies, applications and business models. 

Prior to this, Julian was Director of Operators research with IHS Technology’s Mobile and Telecom team. In this role he developed analysis of operators’ bundling business models, emerging markets footprint strategies and M&A opportunities. He also undertook custom research for operators, equipment vendors and regulatory authorities on issues such quad play strategies, VoIP and fixed broadband market segmentation. 

Julian has been widely quoted on mobile market consolidation, quad-play and telecoms regulatory developments by media outlets such as the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN and Reuters.

Julian has a BA in Politics and Russian from the University of Leeds. He is based in London, United Kingdom.

Bengt Nordström

CEO
nORTHSTREAM

Bengt co-founded Northstream in 1998 and is since then the CEO of the company. He has previously held the position as CTO and Executive Director of Smartone in Hong Kong. Other management positions include Ericsson, Comviq and Netcom consultants. Bengt has also held a position in the Executive Committee of the GSM Association as well as chairing the GSM Association Asia Pacific Interest Group. Bengt is an acknowledged telecom industry thought leader that is frequently invited as speaker and moderator in conferences and strategy workshops.

Toni Luhti​

CEO
Wayra UK (Telefónica)​
Toni played a key role at the biggest Microsoft Indirect CSP partner in Europe, beginning from start-up phase to the current mature stage. He has also been a quarterback for Microsoft’s indirect business in transitioning from traditional transaction-based business to consumption-based cloud business. He is currently working for Elisa (#1 telco in Finland) as a Regional Director, meaning responsibility of second largest market region in Finland.

Matt Hatton

Technology thought-leader
Consultant

Matt Hatton is a widely respected technology industry expert with over 20 years’ experience. He is currently Research Vice President at Gartner following the acquisition of Machina Research, the specialist IoT research and consultancy firm he co-founded in 2011, and of which he was CEO. Prior to establishing Machina Research, Matt worked at 3 UK, Yankee Group and Analysys Mason.