Final Agenda & Speakers for IoT Thames Valley Meetup on 18 April

We have speakers from Amazon Web Services, Vodafone, Cloud9 eSIM Technologies, Ultra IoT, Armor Associates, Microshare and the Knowledge Transfer Network. You can register/RSVP for the Meetup here:


Tara Walker is a Senior Technical Evangelist and Developer at Amazon Web Services. Who describes herself as a “Geek Girl who is an ardent developer, enthusiastic software engineer and impassioned technical evangelist keen on software development/engineering and technical strategies who loves tackling big challenges, and making a difference in people’s lives via technology.”

Gareth Hamer is Director of Business Development, Cloud 9 Mobile. Gareth will be presenting and answering your questions on the new GSMA standard for eSIMs (embedded SIMs ) which are now being introduced in to the Consumer and IoT market.

John Tuersley, Manager of Vodafone’s NB-IoT and Open Labs is looking for people interested in developing NB-IoT capable devices/sensors.

Robin Kennedy, Transfer Manager at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will providing an update of the latest funding opportunities and news from Innovate UK.

William Steen, Director, Armor Associates will be talking about his experience working with a customer to launch a range of intelligent furniture products using the ‘Particle’ platform.

Charles Paumelle is Co-founder and Managing Director of Microshare and Co-chair Marketing of the LoRa Alliance. Microshare is launching a free IoT data storage solution for developers and corporates that is integrated with many LoRaWAN network servers and allows storing and sharing all your IoT data securely.

Antoine Zenié, Co-Founder of ULTRA IoT will be talking about the principles from design thinking, some of the considerations involved in developing and testing new IoT solutions will be evaluated in order to reduce the time required in the initial planning and discussion phases.

If you are looking for a new contract position or to hire then come along and talk to Fabiola Pinheiro from LynxPro.


6.00 – 6.45 Drinks & Pizza Reception, Networking and meet the exhibitors
6.45 Welcome – Duncan Purves
6.50 Tara Walker, Sr. Technical Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
7.10 “eSIMs explained” Gareth Hamer, Director of Business Development, Cloud 9 Mobile
7.25 “Innovate UK opportunities and news” Robin Kennedy, KTN
7.30 ‘Showcase’
– “Design thinking and rapid prototyping in IoT” Antoine Zenié, Co-Founder – ULTRA IoT
– “Real IoT – Particle Platform and Intelligent Furniture” William Steen, Director, Armor Associates
– “Free IoT data storage” Charles Paumelle, Co-founder Microshare, Co-chair Marketing, LoRa Alliance
– “NB-IoT and Open Labs” John Tuersley, Vodafone
7.50 ‘Open to the Floor’
7.55 ‘IoT contract & job opportunities’
– Fabiola Pinheiro, LynxPro
8.00 – 9.30 Networking and meet the exhibitors

Confirmed Exhibitors:
– Cloud 9 Mobile
– LynxPro
– Review Display Systems

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