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Highly esteemed experts will join IoT market leaders at pioneering IoT business event

Fri 23 Oct 2015

The global technology and business event, Smart IoT London, has today announced that renowned industry pioneers Robert Scoble, R “Ray” Wang, Dr. John Bates and Mike Gualtieri will lead a 180-strong international speaker faculty. Taking place at ExCeL on the 12th and 13th April 2016, the event is expected to draw an audience of over 20,000 professionals, making it the largest gathering of Internet of Things (IoT) expertise in the world.

Heading up the keynote programme will be legendary technology evangelist and author of the revered Scobleizer blog Robert Scoble, whose impressive career spans roles as a Strategist and Evangelist for Microsoft and a Futurist for Rackspace. Widely considered to be the leading authority on the state of the global tech community, Scoble will draw on his recent experience gleaned through interviewing thousands of executives and technology innovators for his book The Age of Context, co-written with Forbes author Shel Israel.

Discussing the show, Robert Scoble commented: “With 3.5 billion networked products expected by 2015, it’s clear that the Internet of Things has arrived, and I’m delighted to be speaking at Smart IoT London to discuss this phenomenon.  Smart IoT London is bringing together the entire IoT ecosystem in a way that hasn’t ever been done before, and the event provides a vital platform for nurturing IoT evolution.”

Joining Scoble will be award-winning global Internet of Things (IoT) analyst, Harvard Business Review Press best-selling author of Disrupting Digital Business,  and thought leader R “Ray” Wang, who will bring over 20 years’ experience advising enterprises on strategy and disruptive technology to the event.  Three times winner of the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations Analyst of the Year Award, Wang is the Founder, Principal Analyst and Chairman of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research, as well as the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog A Software Insider’s Point of View, which amasses 10’s of millions of page views a year.

Smart IoT London will also include a keynote delivered by IoT and big data pioneer Dr. John Bates, who was listed as one of the top ten “Innovators of the Decade” by Wall Street & Technology and one of the “Tech 50” most influential technologists by Institutional Investor. Most recently, Bates authored Thingalytics: Smart Big Data Analytics for the Internet of Things, which advises businesses how to take advantage of the fast Big Data that flows from the digital planet.

The panel of esteemed experts is completed by Mike Gualtieri – a principal analyst at Forrester, and renowned writer and speaker, whose research focuses on the convergence of big data, machine learning, and IoT technologies that enable technology professionals to design and develop predictive apps – smart apps that are contextually aware and adaptive. Mike will share his insights into how technology innovations in big data, artificial intelligence and user experience are supercharging the IoT world.

Smart IoT London is the brainchild of the multi-award winning CloserStill Media, and is expected to be the biggest global event for IoT yet. Designed to help thousands of businesses develop cutting-edge IoT strategies and acquire the technical know-how to be able to deploy them across their entire technology ecosystem, the event has additionally secured major speakers from Cisco, Innovate UK and Rackspace to add to its educationally-led conference programme.

John Davy, Group Event Director at Smart IoT London said: “We are delighted to have such hugely respected experts confirmed for Smart IoT London. Robert, Ray, John and Mike are undisputed leaders in their field, and we honoured to be working with them to create outstanding content for Smart IoT London.”

About CloserStill Media

CloserStill Media, the UK’s fastest growing business media company, specialises in high-value, content-driven events and the nurturing of B2B and professional communities. The company operates chiefly in the healthcare and technology markets. CloserStill’s international technology portfolio includes the world’s largest and best attended cloud and data centre events, Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World.

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