Enabling the Internet of Things for the Real World
15:05 - 15:30
Achieving the full vision of the Internet of Things poses a number of challenges for conventional electronics. This presentation describes how flexible integrated circuits can add appropriate connectivity to everyday items - adapting to the diversity of physical forms required, and doing so at a cost point suitable for trillions of smart objects.
Speaker Biography (Scott White)
Scott White is an experienced serial entrepreneur, now leading his sixth technology venture as CEO of PragmatIC. He is also a board director at mobile visual search company Cortexica. Past successes include Azea Networks, which he grew from concept to eight figure sales levels before the business was acquired. He has lived and worked across the globe including Australia, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the US and the UK. Scott has a first-class Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia, with triple majors in Pure Maths, Applied Maths and Information Technology.
Company Profile (PragmatIC)
PragmatIC is a world leader in ultra-low-cost flexible electronics, enabling the potential for trillions of smart objects that can engage with consumers and their environments. Our unique technology platform delivers flexible integrated circuits (FlexICs) that are thinner than a human hair and can be easily embedded into everyday objects. PragmatIC's solutions provide the opportunity to add new functionality, as well as extending proven applications such as RFID and NFC into mass market use cases previously prohibited by the cost of traditional silicon ICs. Our novel, differentiated products are being adopted by a growing base of global companies across diverse markets, including consumer goods, games, retail, pharmaceutical and security sectors. PragmatIC's first product family, the ConnectIC® series of RFID FlexICs was launched in February 2019. Within 2 months we received orders for over 20 million units from customers in Europe, North America and Asia, endorsing it as the ideal solution for introducing connectivity into mass market applications. PragmatIC is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with our first billion-unit production facility in Sedgefield. Shareholders include Cambridge Innovation Capital, Arm and Avery Dennison.