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IoT is a disruptive set of technologies at the interface between the cloud, devices and the maker movement. IoT said to create $9 tr in new economic value over the coming years, but many of the use cases for IoT focus on industrial scenarios or wearable fitness devices. IoT creates the opportunity for new, creative ways to design connected experiences, and in doing so have a transformative effect on people. In this session we'll explore this innovation agenda around IoT with one of the UK's pioneers in this space - Haiyan Zhang - a designer, technologist and maker of things. She is Innovation Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge where she and her team focus on inventing cutting-edge technology to enable new "Connected Play" experiences. In the UK, you may have seen Haiyan on BBC documentary series, Big Life Fix. Haiyan will discuss her design-led approach to innovation in connected play, crowd sourced science and treatment of chronic medical conditions, and in doing so move the IoT discussion beyond "the connected fridge" to empowerment of individuals to have better control of their lives.
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