Apprentice winner Joseph Valente announced as Keynote speaker at Smart Summit London.

Winner of BBC television show The Apprentice Joseph Valente has today been announced as a keynote speaker at the Smart Summit London 2016, with details of new Smart Home services from his company Impra Gas Limited set to be revealed. 

Valente, who is co-owner and Managing Director of Impra Gas alongside Lord Alan Sugar, will address delegates at the conference which takes place at the Olympia Conference Centre from Wednesday, September 21 to Thursday, September 22.

His keynote speech on ‘Delivering affordable Smart Home services’ will be presented in the Smart Home Summit Theatre on Day One of the event. 

“I am pleased to be participating in the Smart Home Summit, part of Smart Summit London 2016,” said Valente. “The top quality speaker panel, unique networking opportunities and qualified audience make this a must-attend event and the ideal platform to detail the new affordable Smart Home services from Impra Gas.”

The Smart Summit London conference and exhibition covers the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and its impact on the digital society. It includes three streams – Smart Home Summit, Smart Cities Summit and Industrial Internet Summit. Last year’s event sold out and attracted more than 500 senior representatives who came together to learn from and meet the diverse and extensive list of speakers, sponsors and delegates in attendance.

Mark Johnstone, Managing Director of Nexus Mediacom, said: “Valente is a fantastic addition to our speaker line-up. He represents the innovative and entrepreneurial nature of our visionary speaker panel.  Our conference agendas evolve from event to event to reflect the fast-paced developments in the smart industry, as we remain committed to delivering attendees the most dynamic speakers and a unique learning experience.”

Valente will be joining more than 150 leading speakers at the event including:

  • Karl-Filip Coenegrachts, Chief Strategy Officer, City of Gent
  • Christer Larsson, Director of City Planning, Malmo
  • Steve Turner, Head of Smart Cities, Manchester City Council
  • Verena Rathjen, CEO Global Business Segment Luminaires/Smart Home, OSRAM
  • Piet Coelewij, Managing Director, Sonos
  • Steve Moore, Director, Dixons Carphone
  • Paul Stein, Director - Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce
  • Hanno Kirner, Executive Director, Corporate and Strategy, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Tony Hutchinson, Director of IT Futures, Heathrow Airport

The full list of speakers can be found at:

Impra Gas Limited provides services, maintenance and installation of all plumbing, heating and electrical products to property management companies, landlords and private homeowners. Additionally, the company is championing smart heating and smart home technologies, partnering with the industry’s most innovative technology providers as soon as they come to market. 

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About Smart Summit London

Smart Summit is a 2 day conference and exhibition covering the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and its impact on the digital society.

With 3 in-depth event tracks and over 160 leading speakers, no other IoT event covers the Smart Home, Smart Cities and Industrial Internet of Things in as much detail.

Co-located with a joint networking exhibition, each track (summit) features over 20 unique and topical sessions – gain a unique insight from industry heavyweights and hear case study examples from major contributors.

Make sure you are present in London on the 21st and 22nd September for THE Smart event of 2016.