Andy Hobsbawm, founder and CEO of Evrythng

Andy Hobsbawm is founder and CMO of Evrythng, a Web of Things software company, making products smart by connecting them to the Web.

Evrythng helps manufacturers connect directly with customers and partners through their own products, using smartphones and intelligent identities for physical products on the Web.

Andy established the first international Internet agency in 1994 which merged with pioneering digital services firm Agency.com in 1997 where he was European MD then Chairman until 2009.

Andy co-founded the award-winning online community Do The Green Thing in 2007. He has been listed among the 100 top digital influencers by Wired UK and was recently named among the 20 inaugural inductees of the British Interactive Multimedia Association’s Digital Hall of Fame, alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Jonathan Ive and Dr. Mike Lynch.

He has been a weekly columnist about the new economy for the Financial Times, a member of GartnerG2′s first advisory board on online advertising and spoken at numerous conferences including TED. He has yet to receive any royalties from obscure pop songs released by a minor independent record label in Europe.

EVRYTHNG IoT Smart Products Platform

Call to Action: help define the next-generation of product identifiers

Product codes are set to change, and we’re calling on brands to have their say.

GS1, the global standards organisation, is launching a working group on a new standard called the ‘GS1 URI’.  In their call to action, GS1 describe the twin objectives:

“The short-term goal of this work is to reduce the need for multiple codes on packs, while ensuring that we develop a glide path with industry toward a future where a single 2D barcode could serve the needs of …

Using Machine Learning to enhance the Digital Supply Chain

 

What is machine learning?

Machine learning is to data scientists what mining automation is to gold diggers. That is to say, it is now profitable to extract gold from large piles of rubble and sand that were previously considered too expensive, or even impossible, to manually process.

Machine learning is ushering in a paradigm shift in the way software is designed and developed. Traditional software engineering is essentially coders writing step by step how a machine is supposed to …

7 Things We Learned About IoT Smart Products in 2017

As we embark on 2018, I wanted to stop for a moment and take a look at some key disruptive technology trends emerging over the last 12 months. Here are 7 of the most significant which are certain to shape the year ahead.

2017 was a turning point for mass-scale consumer engagement via product packaging.  This came about from 2 key developments:

  • Apple enabled QR codes and NFC support in iOS 11.  Alongside QR code support in Chrome, now up to two billion devices can natively scan …

Appliance Telematics

Remember all of the hype about Internet-connected appliances, including refrigerators that would order milk and washing machines that could be controlled and monitored from work?  For all of that excitement, it might surprise you to know that in 2014, of the 600M white goods appliances sold globally, less than 0.2% came with Internet connectivity.*

While the reasons for this are important (and were contemplated in a previous post), a highly unfortunate byproduct of the slow rate of IoT …

GS1 Blog Series: Using GDSN and EPCIS with EVRYTHNG

You’ve made it through to the final post in our blog series on GS1 identifiers and the EVRYTHNG platform… congratulations! (For a recap on what we covered so far, take a look at GS1 in a nutshellWhy web-enable GS1 Identifiers  and  EVRYTHNG and SmartSearch.)

In this post we’ll look at the “share” standards developed by GS1. Specifically we’re going to look at the Global Data Synchronization Network (GSDN) and Electronic …

iOS 11, Barcodes, NFC tags and the IoT of Tagged Thngs

 

The announcement at WWDC17 in June that the Camera app in the latest version of iOS, version 11, would be able to read QR codes out of the box got our attention. The main building blocks of the EVRYTHNG cloud, THNGs and Products, come with a QR code by default. This meant that soon over a billion devices would be able to interact with THNGs and products simply by reading a QR code.  Apple also announced that it would open the iOS 11 NFC API and improvements to their Vision

GS1 Blog Series: Using GS1 Identifiers and SmartSearch with EVRYTHNG

 

Welcome to post #3 in our series exploring GS1 identifiers and the EVRYTHNG platform. If you missed the last post, read it here  to catch up. (Don’t worry, we’ll wait…)

The EVRYTHNG platform has been built with a highly flexible data model geared towards providing the ability for anybody to digitally represent physical products and the world around them. This is done by providing a resource model that is based on real-world interactions, and has even made its way …

Geoweb Summit #8


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Internet of Things Workshops

Getting started with IoT application development

7.00 - 7.40 pm - Build an IoT app in 10 minutes with Dweet.io and Freeboard

Bug Labs' lead sales engineer Vishal Kumar will guide you through creating your first Internet of Things application using Dweet.io and Freeboard.

7.40 -8.20 pm - Connect people, devices and systems with Robin

Robin's founder Zach Dunn and software developer Mark Costello will demonstrate presence applications for IoT using the new Robin platform.

8.20 - 9.00 pm - XMPP and a normalized fabric for IoT

Clayster co-founder Rikard Strid will discuss XMPP standardization efforts and what a normalized fabric for internet of things will look like. Watch his talk at CloudExpo last year.

9.00 - 10.00 - Networking


Thursday, May 22, 2014


IoT Workshops continued

Demos, show-and-tell, Q&A

10.00 - 10.10 - The IoT New York Meetup

Linda Drabik is the organizer of the Internet of Things New York meetup.

10.10 - 10.50 - Build a better than iBeacon experience

Dave Mathews is founder and CEO of NewAer, a peer-to-peer discovery and communication platform that developers can build upon for a better than iBeacon experience.

10.50 - 11.00 - eCan

Sean Auriti is co-founder and member of Alpha One Labs, a community makerspace in Brooklyn, and founder and CEO of Emrals, that has developed the eCan concept.

11.00 - 11.40 - Networking break


11.40 - 12.00 - Databubbles with localized maps that pull in 3rd party APIs deployed in the real world

Rachel Law is co-founder of Interface Foundry, a mobile app and hardware framework that lets you browse and build secure geo-fenced data bubbles in physical places and times. Rachel will preview Interface Foundry's databubble builder that implements recursive geospatial and temporal mapped objects - bubbles within bubbles.

12.00 - 12.20 - IoT meets geospatial

Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

12.20 - 1.00 - Manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's

CMO Chris Tella will demonstrate Basic6's capability to manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's remotely and wirelessly over a large geography.


Lunch break


2.00 - 4.00 pm - Doors open

Coffee, intro videos + networking

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Andy Hobsbawm is founder and CMO of Evrythng, a Web of Things software company, making products smart by connecting them to the Web.

Chris Rezendes is the President of INEX Advisors, helping clients to define and select growth and investment opportunities in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M).

Edward Samson is the CEO at Basic6, a company that is recasting unique IT management tools around a broader cloud solution that includes the data center and the Internet of Things.

Randall Sanborn is a Technical Advisor at Mobiquity, a mobile engagement provider creating innovative solutions that drive business value.

Moderator

Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Indoor positioning 

Anne Marie Stephen is Vice President Retail Sales and Customer Development at iInside, a 15 year old technology leader delivering Indoor Location Services.

Ankit Agarwal is the founder and CEO of Micello, a provider of comprehensive indoor venue maps.

Mike Loushine is the Director of the Emerging Mobile Technologies Group at Applied Communication Sciences.

David Wenning is VP North American Sales for Pole Star, whose NAO Campus indoor positioning solution has been implemented all over the world since 2008.

Moderator

Hugh Seaton is President of The Marketer Project, an advertising agency dedicated to bringing together the best thinking, theory and insight.

5.20 - 6.00 pm - Networking break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - InterDigital keynote

Narayan Menon 

Narayan Menon is Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Augmented reality 

Pete Wassell is the founder and CEO of Augmate, the first wearable platform that accelerates the development of cloud-based digital eyewear applications.

Brendan Scully is a Senior Business Development Manager at Metaio, the leading augmented reality software company.

Andrew Kemendo is the founder of Visidraft, which brings CAD-based AR to the architecture, construction and engineering industries.

David Elmekies is founder of iC the Universe, a new company with proprietary augmented reality engine that allows users to embed large amounts of information in small and manageable apps.

Moderator

Ori Inbar is the co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR).

7.00 - 7.05 pm - IPG Media Lab keynote

Melvin Wilson 

Melvin Wilson is Head of Strategy at IPG Media Lab, where marketers and Interpublic's agencies go to discover and learn about their future.

7.05 - 7.45 pm - Panel 4

Building apps with geodata 

Eddie Pickle is the founder and CEO of Boundless, the company behind the OpenGeo Suite, a complete geospatial platform for managing data and building maps and applications.

Jonathan Levy is a cartographic designer who has worked with clients such as the Antenna International, New York Observer, Airbnb, TED, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software and data analytics related to land, water and people.

Zach Dunn is CPO and co-founder at One Mighty Roar, a company in Boston that makes products to organize shared experiences across physical and digital spaces.

Moderator

Lubna Dajani is Principal at Stratemerge, a technology and business services provider.

7.45 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Drinks + networking



What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Skyhook
Lokadot
Canaan Partners
Objectgraph
Accel Partners
Cloudline
Socialight
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
Lokadot
Rosetta
Vrinda
LTU technologies
CityPockets
TangentVector
Chart Venture Partners
LavaMap
HopStop
Maponics
Imano
Lumatic
Romer + Associates
PlaceIQ
AdMonsters
GeoIQ
Galigeo Inc
Sonar
ff Venture Partners
BiteHunter
K2 Labs
Geostellar
Vizzuality
Betaworks
Broadcastr
SonicNotify
Nokia
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Esri
R/GA
LocalResponse
Foxfire Investments
OgilvyOne
RGHTCRWD
Founder Institute
LocaModa
Megamorphosis Design
GroupArgent
Xtify
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
NYC DoITT
Humble.tv
SPM IBI
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
Densebrain
Circus
StoreFinders
Phone.com
CBS Local
Chart Venture
WellApps
Sense Networks
Soversa
Goodzer
WebMD
360i
Affect Strategies
New York Times
@radical.media
American Express
Sailthru
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Goby
Magnet Media
The Knot
Apple
Metamorphic Ventures
Crowdbeacon
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
8Coupons
Hotlist
Socialight
Placecast
SCVNGR
Deep Focus
MobileBehavior
Baristanet
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
NearVerse
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Hyperpublic
Business Insider
SimpleGeo
Outcast
IBM
Starcom Mediavest Group
Retailigence
Locality Media
JiWire
Taap.it
Ogmento
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
PSFK
ADstruc
Square 1 Bank
Telcordia
YellowBrck

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the geoweb community. Ticket sales cover our costs. Geoweb Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.