Raghu Das MA (Cantab) is CEO of IDTechEx. He has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University, where he studied Physics. He has tracked emerging technologies for over 17 years, providing best-in-class global research and strategic advice. He has helped organizations large and small – from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups, enabling them to make the best strategic decisions based on global insight. Raghu has lectured at over 500 events around the World and leads several research programs including topics covering materials, manufacturing and electronics. His analysis of these industries and market forecasts have been cited globally, in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
Falcon Events & Media Ltd
Director and Founder
Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the multimedia and events industries. The last 15 years in the technology sector as Sales Director at the GSMA (Mobile World Congress) and at Clarion Events as Commercial Director for the Telecoms, Technology and Payments sectors. He has a passion for the technology industry and ran the NFC and Mobile Money Summits at the GSMA as well as the Payments technology and Bluetooth events series at Clarion Events.
As a Director and Co-Founder at Ably Events he helps businesses, associations and other interest groups create, develop and deliver compelling events building revenue, brand value, profits, scale and capital growth through services ranging from consultancy, partnerships, joint ventures to full event management projects.
Dr Dean Anthony Gratton is a technology futurist and columnist. He has worked within the wireless and telecommunications R&D industry where, in his early career, he developed real-time embedded and Windows device driver software, and later moved to providing solution architecture. As such, Dean has created prototypes and developed new products for the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Industry 4.0 (IIoT); the Smart Home, Smart Cities and the Smart Metering sectors. He has worked with technologies to include Bluetooth, NFC/RFID, ZigBee, Wi-Fi and EnOcean. His wireless research work has been patented.
Dean was a former Editor of the Specification of the Bluetooth System: Profiles. He has participated in defining the initial Bluetooth Personal Area Networking profiles, and was active in the Near Field Communication (NFC) technical and marketing committees
Lisa Seacat DeLuca is a Director & Distinguished Engineer, leading the incubation and incorporation of the Digital Twin across IBM’s IoT offering suite and driving the digital transformation of IoT solutions within IBM. Lisa holds a Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business, and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University with minors in Business Administration and Multimedia Productions. This year, Lisa was named Innovator of the Year from Innovation & Tech Magazine. In 2018, LinkedIn named Lisa #1 on their list of Top Voices in Technology and one of their Top 15 Female Voices to Follow. In 2017, Lisa was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame, was named #2 in LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology List, named as a Top Women in Tech IoT Influencer by Onalytica, and received an honorary PhD from Claremont Graduate University. In 2016, Lisa was named one of the Most Influential Women in IoT. She was named one of MIT’s 35 Innovators Under 35 in 2015, as well as, LinkedIn’s NextWave of 10 Enterprise Technologists Under 35, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, and IBM’s Working Mother of the Year for Working Mother Magazine. In 2014, she was named one of Network World’s 50 Most Fascinating People in the World of Technology.