Conference, the first event dedicated to the connected hardware
industry, will be held on June 18-19, 2014 at La Halle Freyssinet in
Hosted by Rude Media, European publisher of the Rude
Baguette-the first English-language technology authority on the
French startup ecosystem-the Connected Conference will gather
international technology innovators and visionaries to discuss subjects
including the future of connected hardware, the internet of things, open
source hardware, 3D printing, and hardware-enabled software.
"The evolution of connected technology has spanned electronic rabbis to
fitness devices to home security monitoring, connecting the world in
which we live through the phenomenon known as the internet of things,"
said Liam Boogar, co-founder, CEO and editor of Rude Baguette and
organizer of the Connected Conference. "This conference explores beyond
the latest wearable and printable gadgets, to examine how connected
technology will affect our lives, what barriers limit its growth, and
what opportunities exist in our connected world."
The agenda will feature keynotes, panel discussions and fireside chats
addressing the connected hardware ecosystem and its evolution, and an
exhibition hall of 25 technology companies exhibiting their innovation
in the connected space. Over 500 attendees from the hardware, mobile
technology, consumer device, startup and venture capital industries are
The Connected Conference will focus on crowdfunding as a potential
source of technological revolution through a startup crowdfunding
competition offering a novel twist on traditional competitions that
are a hallmark of many technology conferences. Powered by Indiegogo, ten
crowdfunding projects will launch campaigns during the conference, with
exhibition hall stands and videos in between conference sessions.
Three campaigns receiving the highest backing from attendees will have
the opportunity to pitch on stage.
Speakers include: Pascal Cagni, former general manager, vice-president,
EMEIA, Apple; Zeesha Currimbhoy, vice-president augmented intelligence,
Evernote; Alban Denoyel, CEO, Sketchfab; Bram de Zwart, CEO, 3D Hubs;
Romain Dillet, writer, TechCrunch; Kate Drane, design, tech and hardware
lead, Indiegogo; Laurent Fournier, senior director business development,
Qualcomm Europe; Rafi Haladjian, CEO, Sen.se; Jack Lang, co-founder,
Raspberry Pi; Ludovic Le Moan, CEO, co-founder, Sigfox; Loic Poirier,
CEO, Archos; Fred Potter, CEO, Netatmo; Kegan Schouwenburg, CEO,
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