Content is king, and our speakers deliver the best mobility content on the planet. From our founder and president to industry innovators, Atmosphere 2017 has a full lineup to engage and enlighten you. Here’s a preview.
Editor, WIRED UK
David Rowan is Editor-at-large and founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition. He’s taken 120 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.
His recent keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and recent stage interviews have ranged from will.i.am to James Murdoch and David Cameron. David has been a columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Guardian.
At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences, apps, and a consulting business. He is co-founder of FlowJourneys.com, taking amazing people for weekend adventures in the world’s most extraordinary locations. And he is still searching for the future.
As a speaker, David covers a vast array of topics, from the new rules of business in a mobile-internet age to the future of healthcare and luxury brands; from technology megatrends to creating cultures of innovation in organisations. His particular skill lies in making the rapid advances in technology comprehensible to a wider audience. A superb storyteller, his speeches help businesses comprehend these changes in a way that allows them to turn them to their advantage.
Ms Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Entrepreneur and Product Designer, Focused On the Internet of Things
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer and entrepreneur.
She was named first in a list of 100 Internet of Things Influencers (Postscapes, 2016), 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and in the Top 100 Influencial Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014).
She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, connected lamps for your global friends and family.
She is also the Director of designswarm a strategic consultancy focusing on the internet of things. Some of her clients include BBC R&D, P&G, British Gas, EDF R&D and Nominet, British Telecom and others.
She was co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, a smart product design studio. Tinker was the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK.
She has been running the London Internet of Things meetup since 2011, the second largest meetup on that topic in the world.
Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and galleries around the world.
She is part of the Mozilla Leadership Network Advisory Group and an advisor to many startups.
Group Vice President IDC European Research
Thomas Meyer joined IDC in January 1999 and is currently responsible for managing IDC’s IT Research in Europe. This includes coverage of software, services and hardware markets focused on topics such as datacenter transformation, cloud computing, virtualization, business continuity, sustainability and print services. Additionally Meyer also manages IDC Europe’s cross-domain Practices which provide insight and advisory on 3rd Platform industry transformation such as Internet of Things, Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Customer Experience IT to ICT vendors and end users.
Meyer frequently speaks at IDC, industry, customer and CIO events such as CeBIT, IDC’s EMEA CIO Summit Series, IDC’s Datacenter and Cloud Conferences and the Mobile Commerce Conference. He often contributes to articles in publications across Europe, including the Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, Focus, Le Monde Informatique, and IT Week, and has also appeared on the BBC World Business Report and Breakfast Business Update.
Before joining IDC, Thomas Meyer worked as an IT media analyst. He holds degrees from the University of London in economics and German and an MA with a focus on European management concepts.
Near futurist / Digital strategist
Ade McCormack is a former technologist who today helps organisations’ harness technology and people to thrive in the digital age. As well as advisory work, he has written a number of books, including Beyond Nine to Five – Your Career Guide for the Digital Age and Attention Dynamics – High Personal Performance in the Digital Age.
He has lectured at MIT Sloan School of Management on digital leadership. He is a former columnist for the Financial Times, and CIO magazine. Again, with a focus on digital leadership. Ade has worked in over 30 countries, with some of the world’s best known brands. His perspectives can be explored via his blogs on www.ademccormack.com.
SVP and GM, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Keerti Melkote is SVP and GM, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He started Aruba Networks in 2002 with a vision to enable mobility for enterprises of all sizes. This started with the creation of Aruba’s secure mobility platform for deploying enterprise-scale wireless LANs. He led Aruba through its IPO offering in 2007 and continues to guide Aruba’s strategic direction as it grows and expands into the leading provider of enterprise mobility solutions. Prior to founding Aruba, he held leadership roles in product management, technology marketing and engineering at Cisco, Intel and leading networking startups such as Shasta Networks. He received his MSEE from Purdue University and B.Tech in ECE from JNTU, Hyderabad. He has been granted multiple patents for innovations in the field of networking and communications and was honored by Purdue University as an Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer in 2009. He serves as an adviser and an angel investor to multiple silicon valley startups that are applying technology to transform many diverse industries including wireless, security, datacenter, social networking, healthcare, sports and construction.
Chief Technology Officer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Partha Narasimhan is the Chief Technology Officer at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. He has been with Aruba since the inception of the company in 2002. At Aruba, he has led wireless product development in Engineering and later became the CTO for enterprise networking. Since the acquisition by HP, he has been the CTO for the networking organization within Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He currently leads a team that is responsible for technology vision and strategy for networking, spanning both campus and data center networks. He has worked on multiple networking technologies throughout his career following a PhD from Rutgers University. He has participated in the standardization process at the IEEE 802.11 and the IETF.