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Connecting to The Internet of Things

We live in an era of accelerating technical innovation. Just when we’ve grown comfortable using the Internet through our phones, a new wave of sensor-packed gadgets appear. Will these wearables and “Internet of Things” objects become as important to us as smartphones?

Most of today’s smart objects are only connected to limited services on our smartphones or the Internet. This session will discuss what will happen when small networks of objects grow into larger systems where objects communicate with each other, and what types of new experiences we can expect.

Kati London, Microsoft Research FUSE Labs
Kati is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and will talk about why designing IoT for socially relevant engagement is key to making meaning out of these technologies.

James Haliburton, Topp
James is the co-founder and CEO of Malmö based Topp and will talk about why you won’t use the next big thing and why designers of IoT experiences will need to check their egos at the door, as the most important innovations will be distributed, invisible, and will only be recognized when they don’t work as intended.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Designswarm
Alexandra is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker based in London. She will talk about how to design connected products that are meaningful to humans.

PROGRAM

At The Conference we explore complexity in a digital world through the lens of our main themes Human Behavior, New Technology and Make it Happen. And of course, don't miss out on the side events, a lovely buffet of in-depth seminars, masterclasses and festivities. 

 

Tuesday Aug 18

  1. 8:00 am
    • 8:00 am - 9:30 am

      Registration with Coffee and Croissants

      Location: Slagthuset, Carlsgatan 12
  2. 9:30 am
  3. 10:45 am
  4. 12:00 pm
  5. 1:00 pm
  6. 2:00 pm
  7. 3:15 pm
  8. 4:15 pm
    • 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

      Break

      Afternoon energy boost + interview with a speaker

  9. 4:45 pm
  10. 7:00 pm
  11. 7:30 pm

Wednesday Aug 19

  1. 8:30 am
  2. 9:00 am
    • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

      Coffee and Smoothie

      Location: Slagthuset, Carlsgatan 12
  3. 10:00 am
  4. 11:15 am
  5. 12:15 pm
  6. 1:15 pm
  7. 2:30 pm
  8. 3:30 pm
    • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

      Break

      Afternoon energy boost + interview with a speaker

  9. 4:00 pm
  10. 5:15 pm
  11. 6:00 pm
  12. 7:00 pm

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