Hugo Fiennes is CEO and Co-founder of Electric Imp, a innovative and powerful Internet of Things-based cloud service and hardware platform that makes it simple to connect devices to the Internet.
Hugo began developing hardware and software for early ARM-based computers in the late 1980s and has been building useful and successful things ever since. After designing many MP3 players for Rio, Hugo led Apple's hardware team through the first four generations of the groundbreaking iPhone, and was then an early advisor to Nest Labs, architecting the hardware for their first thermostat product before starting Electric Imp in 2011.
Hugo graduated first honors from University of Warwick in Coventry, England with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering.
Room: N-121 | Time: 10:40am - 11:00am
Electric Imp launched a Internet of Things connectivity platform in 2011 and it is now empowering devices in more than 15 consumer and industrial product segments. The company has learned a great deal in those three years about what is required to successfully deliver end-to-end connectivity. This presentation will focus on the challenges Electric Imp has encountered - designing and managing scalability, security, and connectivity protocols, among others - and learned from, and how the company has used a variety of technologies to create a platform that enables developers and product designers to deploy, manage and quickly scale their connected products and services to millions of users.
Leading the presentation will be Electric Imp CEO and Co-founder Hugo Fiennes, who managed Apple's hardware team through the first four generations of the groundbreaking iPhone, and was an early advisor to Nest Labs, where he architected the hardware for their first thermostat product before founding Electric Imp.