Who you can expect to meet on the day:
CEO at PhotonStar LED group plc
Dr James Mckenzie is founder and CEO of PhotonStar LED Group plc an AIM listed lighting LED lighting company. James has been involved in bringing new technology and products to market over the last 25 years and has developed an excellent, first hand understanding of the challenges. James has held senior management positions and leadership roles in organizations from start-ups to multinationals.
James is a Member of the Society of Light and Lighting, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist. James was recently elected to the Lighting Industry Association council (as well as being a longstanding member of the LIA technical board) and is Vice President of Business for the Institute of Physics.
Group Marketing & Innovation Director at ERA
Will Butler is Group Marketing & Innovation Director at ERA Home Security. Through partnership with UniKey, Will has led ERA into smart locking, building on over 180 years of heritage securing Britain's homes. He joined ERA through its 2012 acquisition of an architectural hardware business where he was Managing Director and had led a significant business transformation. Prior to this, Will spent 6 years in brand strategy and innovation consultancy, delivering projects for clients ranging from O2 and GlaxoSmithKline to Unilever and Mars. He has also established a successful consumer insight business. Will began his career as an Analyst in the Technology Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global executive search firm. He has an MA in Modern History from Oxford Universit.
Senior Consultant at Atkins
Will is a Senior Consultant at Atkins, leading the Building Design division’s digital team. An unusual combination of data scientist, engineer, planner and strategist, Will works internally and externally with Atkins' key clients to help future-proof and innovate within the construction industry. An expert on smart cities, data, digital engineering and the impact of emerging technology on construction and the built environment, Will’s research focuses around real-time city data, the challenges of long-term urban development and understanding spatial and temporal effects of design.
Business Development Director - IOT at BSI
David has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and has been involved with the “Internet of Things” (IoT) for the last 6 years. Originally training as an electronics engineer with the BBC, he then served as an Engineering Officer in the RAF.
Since then, David has delivered major secure IT projects for the MoD and complex optical telecommunications projects, before moving into microelectronics and LED lighting, including the development of IoT-based smart home systems.
For the last two years, David has been providing consultancy and testing services to commercial and domestic IoT-related markets, before joining BSI to spearhead their IoT business.