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Less Romans. More Robots. 2014 marks the third Bath Digital Festival to be held in our beautiful city. And this year, it's going to be bigger and better than ever. With a full ten days of digital activity designed to cater to all ages and knowledge levels, check out our event programme to find out more.


The Internet of Good Things

Date: Thursday 30th October - View all events this day

Time: 1pm - 6pm

Venue: The Octagon at Milsom Place, Milsom Street, BA1 1DN

Sessions & Speakers

A value-packed afternoon designed to help businesses across the West Country to develop, grow and launch global Internet of Things (IoT) projects.

In partnership with TechSPARK, the information hub for all things tech in Bristol & Bath, The Internet of Good Things Conference will run 5 sessions offering exclusive insight from seasoned industry players:

Demystifying the Internet of Things

Ewan DaltonEwan Dalton, Microsoft Director of ISV strategy for IoT in the UK and EMEA, will be taking on the unenviable task of presenting what exactly the term means to businesses today and for tomorrow.

Financing your Internet of Things idea
Expert panel covering the various options for financing IoT projects and start-ups:

Peter Jaco

Peter Jaco, serial investor, entrepreneur and innovation accelerator who specialises in the commercialisation of Internet of Things technologies on a global basis.

Simon BondSimon Bond, chair for the Business Acceleration Centre group of SETsquared, and Director of the University of Bath Innovation Centre.

Peter Claydon
Peter Claydon, Continuumbridge CEO, a recent start-up still raising finance, and which provides an end-to-end platform that connects the physical world to the Internet.

Chris Dyson
Chris Dyson,  Partner at Ashfords LLP, who advises to a range of tech clients including start-ups, spin-outs, established companies and investment funds.

Selling your Internet of Things idea

Elaine Cook
Elaine Cook, Intel Director of EMEA Strategic Marketing for IOT, will be looking at the challenges facing businesses in communicating the key benefits for the emerging applications for the IoT.

Building an Internet of Things Business

Glenn SmithGlenn Smith, co-founder of IoT start-up Sure Sense, will be sharing his learnings from forming the company 2 years ago, to gaining traction with hospitals, restaurant chains and contract caterers.

Internet of Good Things expert panel Q+A

Your chance to ask any question, with panel specialisms including software & engineering, financing, privacy & security, start-ups, and enterprise initiatives:

Graham SmithGraham Smith, BSquare IoT Technical Architect, combines wide hands-on experience creating connected medical and industrial embedded devices with appreciation of business drivers for IoT.

Graham FisherGraham Fisher, University of Bath Research Commercialisation Manager as well as Director of both Bathcube Telecomms & Innovation Consultancy, and Cambridge Wireless.

…plus, Ewan Dalton, Glenn Smith and Chris Dyson.

Additional Benefits

General themes and questions collated prior to event for extensive panel discussion.

Emphasis on collaborative, shared thinking within a highly engaged networking environment.

Resources and recordings from the day made available to all attendees after the event.

Join 200 delegates looking to learn from and connect with similar business types with significant global operating aspirations.

Further Information

Price: Applicable discounted price of £20 – standard price of £30 – Book your ticket here 

Please send any thoughts, ideas and questions for the two panels to – ian@internetofgoodthings.com

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are very pleased to have The App Lab come on board as our headline sponsors. The App Lab are a digital strategy and product development consultancy specialising in tablet and mobile offerings – www.theapplab.net


Boston Tea Party, one of our favourite local cafes, has now come on board as our official caterer for the event – as if you didn’t have enough reasons to attend this tasty event!

In Partnership With:

Tech Spark