12.30 - 13.00 Guest arrival and registrations accompanied by IoT startup exhibition 




13.00 - 13.15 Welcome & opening remarks from the founder of Everything IoT and conference MC:


Eitan Bienstock, ATP Innovations


Mark Pesce, The Register



Session 1: IoT Global Landscape

13.15 - 15.30 Insightful presentations from keynote speakers on:

The critical blocks essential to IoT - a view from the Silicon Valley

Jay Adelson, Center Electric

Monetising IoT - why the right infrastructure is important

David Mellers, Intel

Innovative new technologies enabling IoT transformation

Kevin Bloch, Cisco


Identity and access management is a big piece of the IoT

Jan Zeilinga, KPMG


IoT security & privacy - the nightmare and the dream

Kate Carruthers, UNSW


Unleashing the Internet of Things and Big Data

Suresh Sood, UTS


Robots and the IoT

Michael Brünig, Data61



Afternoon Tea

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break featuring IoT startup exhibition



Session 2: Australian IoT Innovations

16.00 - 17.00 Quick pitch showcase featuring innovative Australian IoT startups:


Moderator: Ian Gardiner, AWS


LX Group

Switch Automation

Pooled Energy




Forcite Helmet System


Eora 3D



Startup panel discussion with leading Australian IoT entrepreneurs:


Deb Noller, Switch Automation

Lincoln Smith, Swyft

Andrew Rogers, Pooled Energy

Kelly Blyth, LX Group




Short Break

17.00 - 17.15 



Session 3: Australia's IoT Future

17.15 - 18.15 Panel discussion with:


Pia WaughAustralian Govenrment Department of Finance


Hamish HawthornATP Innovations


Bill BarteeBlackbird Ventures


Ros Harvey, The Yield


Geoff Wearne, CommBank


Discussion topics:

Building IoT ecosystem in Australia, Using IoT data to drive Innovation, Building a scalable IoT infrastructure & Cross industries monetisation opportunities.


Post-Conference Function

18.15 - 19.30 Networking event for a friendly post-conference celebration, including:


Startup IoT exhibition

IoT product demos

Food and beverages




Mark Pesce

Columnist, The Register

In 1994 Pesce co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web.  Pesce has written six books, including VRML: Browsing and Building Cyberspace and The Playful World: How Technology is Transforming Our Imagination, which used toys such as Furby and Sony’s PlayStation to explore our interactive future. As an educator, Pesce founded graduate programs in interactive media at both the University of Southern California’s world-famous Cinema School and the Australian Film, Radio and Television School. Pesce currently holds an appointment as Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney’s Digital Cultures Program. In 2012 Pesce founded MooresCloud, a startup developing connected lighting products for the home



Eitan Bienstock

Director Global Growth, ATP Innovations

Entrepreneur, investor and startup mentor, Eitan spent the past 20 years working for fortune 100 companies, venture capital firms and founding couple of startups in Israel, the US and Australia. During the late 90’s Eitan was responsible for the development of Intel Israel’s incubator program, which resulted in over USD100M increase in sales for supported companies in the first 3 years of the program including a successful listing on NASDAQ of (NVMI). After selling his events hire and online marketing companies in 2013, Eitan joined Artesian Capital as a managing director, corporate venturing. Currently, Eitan is Director, Global Growth in ATP Innovations, an advisor to Center Electric VC and the founder of Technoda Australia.



David Mellers

Enterprise Solutions Sales Director, Intel

For 45 years Intel has been inventing, pioneering and producing microprocessor technology for the modern world. A smart evolution is underway and Intel technologies — in massive data centers, sleek 2 in 1 devices and portable all-in-one computers, phones and tablets, and the tiniest sensors — are shaping an era when everything computes and connects, from automobiles and vending machines to automated factories and cities.

Suresh Sood

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Head of Consulting, Smart Dove

Working globally from London, Hangzhou and Sydney, Suresh is a practitioner with hands-on experience in driving the design and development of products at the convergence of IOT and Big Data inclusive of an end to end service capability. Things include smart fitness equipment, retail and hospital beacon wayfinding applications, consumer set top boxes and hospitality products. This exciting event helps provide an ideal and timely platform for the emergence of new Australian IOT initiatives in 2015.  

Kate Carruthers

Head of Business Analytics & Data Governance, UNSW Australia

Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UNSW School of Computer Science & Engineering

Kate Carruthers is head of business analytics and data governance at UNSW Australia and she is also a Senior Lecturer with the School of Computer Science and Engineering. She has both an academic and personal interest in IoT, having co-founded and IoT hardware startup and worked with international agencies around IoT privacy and security.

Kevin Bloch

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Cisco Australia and New Zealand

Kevin is privileged to lead the strategy and technology direction in Australia and New Zealand for a world–class business. With the team, Kevin shapes Cisco's strategy to enable its customers to create value based on the technology platforms they build and the transformations they undertake. Kevin spends a lot of time working with business and technology leaders both externally and internally within Cisco. As Cisco touches so many parts of the global technology industry and market, it places him in a fantastic position to see what’s coming down the track and most importantly, to share what is possible, from Cisco’s perspective.

Jan Zeilinga

Director, KPMG First Point Global

Jan is CTO and co-founder of First Point Global, Australia’s leading Identity and Access Management consultancy and systems integrator. In this role, he directs the continued development and communication of the company’s technology strategy and vision. His depth of experience in information security has helped establish First Point Global as trusted advisor and strategic partner to many of the region’s largest and most respected organisations.

Michael Brünig

Executive Manager, CSIRO, Data61

Michael is member of CSIRO’s Executive Management Council, driving CSIRO’s focus on digital innovation. He led the initiative to establish a National Research Flagship on Digital Productivity and over the past year he guided this business unit through a merger process to form Data61, a new CSIRO entity that is now the largest data innovation group in Australia. Michael has a Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen in Germany and has experience in R&D in academia, industry, and government from Europe, the USA, and Australia. Prior to his engagement with CSIRO, he was with Bosch R&D in California. Michael is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and he has published more than 50 technical papers with more than 600 lifetime citations.

Jay Adelson

General Partner, Center Electric

Jay Adelson is a serial entrepreneur and investor known for his work founding and running companies such as Equinix, Digg, Revision3, SimpleGeo and Opsmatic. Most recently, Jay co-founded Center Electric, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on the Internet of Things and Internet infrastructure. In 2008, Jay was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.



Ian Gardiner

Startup Business Development, AWS

Technology entrepreneur working to build relationships and business with the startup ecosystem as part of Amazon Web Services across Australia and New Zealand. Based out of AWS's Sydney office, the role covers - startups, venture capitalists, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, angel investors, government.
Accomplished leader of high-growth technology businesses. Strong understanding of technology and cloud infrastructure and how it can be used to build competitive advantage.



Pia Waugh

Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0 for Technology & Procurement Division, Department of Finance

Pia Waugh is an open government and open data ninja [1], working within the machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond. She believes that tech culture has a huge role to play in achieving better policy planning, outcomes, public engagement and a better public service all round. She is also trying to do her part in establishing greater public benefit from publicly funded data, software and research. Pia was awarded as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Australia for 2014.

Hamish Hawthorn

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ATP Innovations

Hamish has served as the CEO of ATP Innovations since 2007. His extensive business networks span all areas of technology, and he has a proven track record in building early-stage businesses. He has led capital raisings and strategic investments for a number of companies and serves on the boards of several portfolio businesses.

Prior to joining ATP Innovations in 2005, Hamish held senior roles in business development and strategy. He was the Director of R&D for the leading custom automotive wheel manufacturer, where he ran product development programs for race and road applications.

Bill Bartee

Co-founder and Managing Director, Blackbird Ventures

International Venture Capitalist, CEO, Board Director specializing in investing in and assisting disruptive, innovative companies grow. Successful founder and CEO. I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs and management teams build the next large, category winning companies.

Bill has led investments in and/or served on the Boards of many companies and is a mentor at Startmate, Muru-D, and External /Principal Lecturer at University of Sydney teaching lean startup methodology/principals to computer science, engineering and graduate students.

Ros Harvey

Founder and Managing Director, The Yield

Ros is an entrepreneur and experienced executive in the field of technology, particularly the Internet of Things (IoT), and user-centric technology. Following successful seed funding she is now the full-time Managing Director of The Yield - an AgTech business she founded at the end of 2014. Ros has a particular commitment to creating public good with private effort through innovative uses of technology, which is reflected throughout her career. She founded the globally-recognised Sense-T and Better Work programs – both which have strong novel technology underpinnings. Ros recently co-founded the Knowledge Economy Institute with Dr Michael Briers.

Geoff Wearne 

Executive General Manager, Regional and Agribusiness Banking, CommBank

Geoff is responsible for regional based commercial and agribusiness customers in over 70 locations throughout regional Australia. Geoff's business operates with 500+ staff based on a Sales and Service strategy with a fully integrated relationship management model.

Geoff has over 20 years’ experience with Commonwealth Bank, holding broad experience across Retail, Business and Institutional Banking in client origination, management and team leadership.

Prior to his current role, Geoff spent five years leading the Corporate Banking business in NSW/ACT and prior to this, spent three years as CBA’s country head and Head of Institutional Banking in New Zealand.


LX Group

"We’ve spent years preparing for your IoT product launch, so you don’t have to."

Our IoT hardware core significantly accelerates the development of commercial IoT projects. We licence our core into bespoke custom design projects for technology start-ups through to multinationals. We help organisations find IoT value within their own organisation, develop their own IoT product, or build an IoT prototype to raise capital. We have been involved in over 250 custom IoT products and projects.


"Managed Apache Cassandra in the cloud."

Instaclustr provides a managed service and consulting and support services for the Apache Cassandra database. Cassandra is a perfect fit for Internet of Things deployments as it permits the storage of massive amounts of time-series data that comes directly from users, devices, sensors, and similar mechanisms that exist in a variety of geographic locations.

Switch Automation

"Connected Buildings. Smarter Operations. Better Business."

Switch Automation is the world’s first cloud-hosted Enterprise Operations Platform for managing buildings at a portfolio level. Switch Automation delivers its “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) platform through a flexible and scalable cloud-based global framework, hosted on Microsoft Azure infrastructure. We collect operational data and integrate all monitoring and metering devices and sub-systems to help decision makers manage and control their real estate operations; ultimately saving money and time.

Swyft Inc.

"Improving value for brands and consumers in vending."

Swyft natively connects technology such as mobile and web commerce with vending to improve the value for brands and consumers. We provide a smarter automated retail experience at vending economics by utilizing technology, such as demographic profiling for ad serving, or having Uber drivers deliver from a vending machine.


"FitMachine – A Fitbit for Industrial Equipment."

MOVUS are developing a “Fitbit” for industrial machines – a compact data collection and communications device, combined with powerful data analytics and a user-friendly dashboard application. The solution provides cost-effective remote condition monitoring and reporting from locomotives and construction machinery to smaller items such as generators, fans and pumps.

Forcite Helmet Systems

"Smart helmet for Snow sports."

Forcite Helmet Systems builds helmets with integrated tech for different applications, such as snowsports, cycling and Motorcycling. The company has developed the world's first smart helmet for snow sports called the Forcite alpine. It fully features a 4K camera system, 200m helmet to helmet communication, motion sensors, and GPS. The idea behind Forcite products is that users should be able to enhance their outdoor adventure sporting experience without having to attach bulky action cameras and other potentially dangerous after-market devices onto a helmet.


"Wattcost brings homes to life by unlocking the intelligent voice in everyday household appliances."

Wattcost is pioneering technologies that simply transform with one consumer installable device, an entire household and its appliances into the contextually-aware smart energy home of the future.

Pooled Energy

"We are an energy company using new pool technology to help save our customers energy, chemicals and costs."

Pooled Energy Pty Ltd offers swimming pool owners and operators an integrated solution of advanced pool automation services and electricity.

Our pool automation system is a unique technology designed to provide high quality water and a healthy swimming environment using minimal energy & chemicals. It has been developed over a 5 year period in a multi-million R&D program by Pooled Energy’s parent company, Efficiency Filters. Both Pooled Energy and Efficiency Filters are Australian owned, based and operated.


"Making Flexible Work possible."

Both the job hunting and recruitment process can be slow, painful and inaccurate — but multiply that frustration by 10 when dealing in the flexible workforce. We’ve been there, done that and now we say, “Enough is enough!”

Workible makes finding a job – or the perfect candidate – simple.

No more posting resumes into the silent wastelands of job boards.

No more wading through hundreds of irrelevant resumes.

No more going through hundreds of job ads trying to find if just one matches your availability.

Eora 3D

"High-Precision 3D scanning powered by a smartphone."

Entirely powered by a modern smartphone, and precise to sub-100 microns, the eora 3D scanner lets artists, makers and designers everywhere quickly transform everyday objects and surfaces into high-quality 3D Models. These 3D Models can then be used in 3D Printing, Game Design and Animation, high-precision measurement, and even VR. At eora 3D, our mission is to enrich our customers lives by helping them be creative in 3D.







"The Internet of Things (IoT) industry is expected to be a multitrillion-dollar market with an install base of 50 billion connected things by the end of 2020. Intel is already working to accelerate the development and deployment of this revolution through end-to-end solutions, ecosystem cultivation and engagement with key policymakers.

Intel plays a critical role in the ecosystem in helping to collaboratively guide the development of the IoT market. Intel has identified five tenets of the Internet of Things: security; automated discovery and provisioning; data normalization; broad analytics; and infrastructure to monetize hardware, software and data management. Intel also continues to work with strategic IoT industry players including AT&T, Cisco, GE and IBM to further promote compatibility and security through standards and test beds with groups like the Industrial Internet Consortium (of which Intel is a founding member) and the Open Interconnect Consortium.

Intel has developed the Intel IoT Platform – an end-to-end reference model that reduces solution complexity and makes it easier for the ecosystem to focus on the needs of their vertical industries. With this solution, businesses are empowered to advance from pockets of pilots to mainstream IoT deployments. To drive adoption, Intel has announced collaborations with partners including Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini, Dell, HCL, NTT DATA, SAP, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., Wipro, and more."

Center Electric

"Center Electric is a US-based early-stage venture capital firm that is investing in building the next generation of The Internet. 


We believe that the Internet of Things (IoT) is the term that people will soon remember as the harbinger of the most revolutionary expansion of computing since the dawn of the personal computer. The Things themselves are a bellwether of the Internet's Third Wave.


The First Wave was the prevalence of desktop connectivity. The Second Wave was the rapid connection of more screens, phones, tablets and laptops. The Third Wave is the expansion of connectivity to everything else, for both industrial and consumer use. Early indicators of this are the rise of cloud computing, the development of low power wireless technologies, and the initial rise of connected objects.


To support the creation of this new Internet ecosystem, we are investing in companies inventing the infrastructure needed to support IoT as well as the hardware that takes advantage of it. This infrastructure will need to support more than 50 billion devices by 2020. Center Electric is a firm designed to invest in the full stack, for both the Internet as well as the Things." 



“The Internet of Things has the potential to change industries and improve the lives of our customers. At CommBank we are exploring the role for banks and financial services companies in the connected world of smart farms and Digital Agriculture.” 

LX Group

LX Group is an award winning IoT product and solution development consultancy with a unique IoT hardware core for accelerating the development of commercial IoT solutions by up to an order of magnitude. We develop custom IoT products and solutions for our clients (technology start-ups through to multinationals).  After 250+ custom IoT products and projects across over a wide range verticals it is clear to us IoT is here to stay, the value is real, the opportunities are huge. We have connected boats, farms, bridges, athletes, fridges, roads, factories, vehicles, homes and even Koalas.  It just makes sense and we strongly believe what we’re seeing now is just the beginning of what’s to come.


We offer three primary services; IoT Accelerate, IoT Launchpad and IoT Bespoke.  IoT Accelerate clients are those wanting to look for value within their own organisation or verticals but need help identifying opportunities for value creation and then solution implementation. IoT Bespoke clients are those with funding to develop their own custom commercial IoT product or service for sale to others.  We’re finding IoT is driving businesses who are not traditionally technology companies to consider the release of their own IoT device. IoT Launchpad clients are those looking to quickly prototype an IoT product or solution to raise funds (typically VC’s, crowdfunding and grants).  We have a range of tools and pre-existing IP blocks that can streamline this process.  

© 2015 by Sigma Ventures Pty Ltd

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