Ian Hughes
Ian Hughes
Senior Analyst, Internet of Things
451 Research

Ian Hughes is a Senior Analyst for the Internet of Things practice at 451 Research focussed on Industrial IoT, AR, VR and Robotics. He has 30 years of experience in emerging technology as a developer, architect and consultant through key technology trends. Ian had 20 years of experience at IBM in cross-industry application development. This included automotive, global sporting events, retail and telecoms. Ian was early to the Web development space in 1998 and social media in 2004, and was influential in virtual-worlds adoption in 2006-09. He spent the next seven years at his own consulting company, where he presented a regular emerging technology feature, on a UK Saturday morning children's TV show, built virtual disaster simulators for hospitals, pitched start-ups to investors, wrote a technology column for a fashion magazine and published two sci-fi novels (so far) under his online handle of epredator. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from Southampton Solent University in 2018.

My Sessions
The evolution of IoT: Augmenting the shop floor with robotics and AI
Presentation IoT & Edge Computing Theatre