Advisory Board


Smart IoT is the event to interpret, as well as describe, the IoT and the opportunities it brings, providing a route map for organisations looking to develop their IoT strategies.

The 2019 event will be guided by a board of patrons comprised of some of the world’s leading IoT innovators, practitioners and thought leaders. They will help us define the most relevant subject matters and identify the best speakers for the conference.

Currently confirmed for the Smart IoT 2019 advisory board:

Danny Wootton 

Head of Innovation, Ministry of Defence


Danny Wootton

Danny joined MoD as Head of Innovation for ISS on 1st August 2016, working with the ISS teams and the broader defence community to create a proactive, repeatable and agile innovation model for ICT across MoD.

The ISS Innovation team are responsible for: technology scouting & horizon scanning, partner & SME engagements to leverage innovation from industry across all sectors, running internal & external innovation challenges & hackathons and the management of innovation activities such as an innovation radar and funnel.  The Innovation Realisation part of the team are responsible for the delivery of Alpha and Beta projects and for ‘delivery readiness’ as projects are moved through to the delivery organisations.  Other areas include creating innovative commercial models and practices for defence to improve our speed of response to the market.

Prior to joining MoD, Danny was Director of Internet of Things and Innovation at CGI.  Previous roles have included creating and supporting a range of start-up businesses as well as director level positions in Solution and Product Management, Commercial Management, Product Marketing and Finance at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Danny has been married to Mary for 32 years.  His interests include photography, music and motorsport.  He plays football regularly and is a loyal Aston Villa despite the clubs ups and many downs.

Jacqui Taylor

Strategic Advisor to UK Government, FlyingBinary

Jacqui Taylor

Jacqui is recognised as one of the 100 most powerful UK entrepreneurs and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of her international web science work. One of the 10 Global IoT innovators, UK’s most influential Women in Tech 2017 & 2018, 34 IoT Influencers
on Twitter and 20 global entrepreneurs to watch, a UK Smart City leader in 2018. She is the world’s first Smart City Tsar. Her company has been recognised as one of 20 Global IoT companies to watch in 2018. She has published five books as an international web scientist and is a Visiting Professor at LSBU.

Her company has been successfully awarded all ten H.M.Government G-Cloud frameworks underpinning Secured European Cloud Services for Big Data and IoT, which implement GDPR with no reliance on Privacy Shield arrangements.

She is a Strategic Advisor to the UK and Chinese Governments on Smart Cities and a principle UK expert for the International British Standards Institute (BSI) team on the top level ISO and JTC 1 Technical Committees for Smart Cities and AI. She is part of the UK CPNI team (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) who have defined the new governance model required to secure the UK Smart Cities using new European Cyber legislation. She is also the Technical Author of 1 BSI and Editorfor 3 ISO smart city standards.

Anne Mette


Director, Leonardo Internet of Things Solutions, 


Anne Mette Hoyer

Anne is an IoT expert who started her career at SAP in 2015 and quickly progressed to a global role in the industry. Now heading the Business Consulting practice for the SAP Innovation portfolio at CGI France.

Prior to that, with her MBA, Anne has held various positions in the media industry from sales to market research over radio and podcast host.

In 2017 Anne was named one of the top 30 inspirational women in Technology by and since then she has been contributing in strengthening the confidence of young professionals in the industry through mentorships and motivational speeches.

Anne hold several boards seats in the tech space and is a frequent keynote speaker on the topic of IoT and diversity.



Principal Data Scientist, University of Oxford


Ajit Joakar

David Mudd

Business Development Director, 

BSI Standards

David Mudd



VP, Head of Development, 

LivingPlan IT

Dan Byles



Founder, YoUrban 


Luke Loveridge



Knowledge Transfer Manager, Digital, KTN

Richard Foggie



Premier Sponsor

Lead Connectivity Partner

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor






Industry Award


compare cloud


Industry Award


bristol council + bath


BSI / edgar




chain of things


Gambica / GSMA




KWMC / Machnation


Media partners


One M2M / smart cities


chamber of commerce


University of Bristol / wearables




Daxx / Innovate

























  • "Smart IoT has helped bring together a community of practitioners to talk about IoT and intelligent edge, develop new ideas and create networks. Smart IoT differentiates itself through excellent speakers talking on relevant topics and the quality of the delegates. I think every conversation has been valuable. First time I have run out of business cards by 3pm!"
    Intelligent Edge Lead, HPe
  • "Arrow see Smart IoT and Cloud Expo Europe as a strategic event where we have the opportunity to bring the entire force of Arrow’s business to a place with customers relevant to all of our divisions and show the scale and ability of our One Arrow strategy"
    CTO, Arrow
  • "The show is good, we were here last year and we’ve definitely been busier on our stand than we were. It’s been a good morning so far, it’s important for us to get across, not just our technology, but the company as a whole and we’re meeting with lots of different people from lots of different verticals so this is key. We’re already talking about about booking a stand for next year."
    Regional Sales Director UK & Ireland, Telit
  • "We were looking for return on investment on our stand and activities at Smart IoT, so we set our targets of how many strong contacts we needed to make at the show. The teams at Closerstill Media and KTN really got behind us and we exceeded our targets."
    CEO, SmartWorld Connect
  • "It’s our first time at the show – we’ve found it very illuminating – to see what the industry is doing and to see how fast the industry is moving. It’s enabled us to promote into new areas, into new people. And, still enabled us to have that understanding from the customer base of where Siemens is, and what we do and how we fit into the world of digitisation"
    Business Director Data Services- Siemens