Where Internet of Things means business

A meeting of the key people in European IoT – Entrepreneurs, corporates and investors. The first BLN IoT Forum in 2013 helped define the commercial opportunities for entrepreneurs in IoT.

Our second forum will focus on realising the commercial potential of IoT bringing buyers, suppliers and investors in the sector together to talk about doing business, learn more about the funding, the products and the relationships that are needed for success in the market.

Who should attend?

This is an event for those who have built products and services around IoT technology:

Established large brands, who are using or interested in the IoT

High growth tech businesses developing IoT technologies and platforms

Investors and influencers in the market.

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JP Rangaswami

Chief Scientist, Salesforce

JP Rangaswami is Chief Scientist at Salesforce where he helps customers think about innovative ways to use the real-time, mobile and social capabilities provided by Salesforce apps and the Salesforce platform.

George Yianni

Head of Technology, Connected Lamps, Phillips

George has spent more than four years working within Phillips to build the Hue business from scratch and has learnt some valuable lessons about how disruptive innovations work inside big brands and how they can work in start-ups.

Colette Ballou

Founder & President, Ballou PR

One of the most influential figures in Britain’s digital economy, Colette is the founder of Ballou PR, a European communications and strategy agency that focuses on high-growth technology and internet companies.

Claire Rowland


Claire is a user experience researcher and designer with a passion for making technology make sense to mass market consumers.

Andy Stanford-Clark

Master Inventor, IBM

Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specialises in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, Smart Metering and Smart Grid technologies.

Alex Deschamps-Sonsino

Founder, Good Night Lamp/Tinker London

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker based in London. She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, a family of internet-connected lamps.

Why come to IoT 14?

Easy – you get to meet the people who are making the Internet of things a commercial reality. BLN events focus on bringing high value people together with great content and lots of networking.

This is one place that the people who are actually making things happen in IoT get together to learn from each other and do business together. Spend your day making great connections, sharing the excitement, uncovering the insights.

Meet and talk with a group of brilliant people from around the world.
Hear smart panels and thoughtful keynotes, get involved in the exhibition and demo area and see presentations from selected companies that represent the best of emerging Internet of Things businesses.

IoT14 considers

  • What problems can the IoT solve now?
  • How can startups address big IoT markets?
  • Is there ‘smart money’? If so, where is it investing?
  • How will the IoT change business models?
  • Who are the disruptors and who will be disrupted?

The BLN IoT Forum Promise

It’s simple. We are so confident you will enjoy and get value from our events that if you attend and don’t agree, we will refund your ticket price.

Like a big cauldron of innovation waiting to pop out a bubble of a new business venture – amazing

Andy Stanford Clark, IBM

A fantastic day, really enjoyable – you pulled it off in style. Packed audience, great speakers, great networking, and all very slickly organised

Pilgrim Beart, Alert Me

I learned a tremendous amount at the conference and looking forward to seeing what happens next with many of the companies showcased

Ben Keyser, O2