HANNAH PERNER-WILSON (Workshop E-Textiles / Handmade electronics / DIY creation)
Hannah Perner-Wilson combines conductive materials and craft techniques, developing new styles of building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. She received a B.Sc. in Industrial Design from the University for Art and Industrial Design Linz and an M.Sc. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where she was a student in the High-Low Tech research group. Since 2006 Hannah has collaborated with Mika Satomi, forming the collective KOBAKANT. In 2009, as research fellows at the Distance Lab in Scotland, KOBAKANT published the website titled How To Get What You Want, where they share their textile sensor designs and DIY approach to E-Textiles.
ALEXANDRA DESCHAMPS-SONSINO (Workshop Artisanat renouvelé)
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur & speaker based in London. She was named 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and is in the Top 100 Influencial Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014). Since 2006, she has built consumer-facing internet of things products, services and communities for clients such as BBC R&D, Nokia, British Gas, EDF, British Telecom.
She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, a family of internet-connected lamps for your global friends and family. She heads up designswarm a consultancy for governments & corporate clients who want to plan for next generation connected products, experiences & strategies. She also helps advise early stage startups. She is the co-founder of IOTAngels, a UK-based angel network for internet of things investments. She is co-editor of Connected, a magazine covering internet of things thought leadership.
She was co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, a smart product design studio. Tinker was the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK, ran workshops around the world and offered design and consultancy services to clients like BBC, BT, EDF and others. She has been running the London Internet of Things meetup for Xively since 2011. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum and galleries around the world.