Paul Coby

During his talk, Paul will speak about how IoT has been around for some time now; but it is still searching for the 'killer apps'. What are the applications that are going to get consumers at large to buy into the IoT? Who is going to advise them? What happens to all that data about their possessions? Will it really pay back?

Paul is IT Director at John Lewis which he joined in March 2011. John Lewis is Britain's leading omni-channel retailer with 36% of its sales online over the busy Christmas period. Paul set up John Lewis' first Innovation Incubator last summer.

Previously, he had been Chief Information Officer (CIO) of British Airways for 10 years. There he built and many industry leading innovations including calendar selling, online check in and dynamic packaging of flights, hotel and car hire. Paul joined BA from the Civil Service where he held senior roles including Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Transport, Deputy Director of Rail Privatisation, and Head of Resource Management for the Motorway and Truck Road Programme.

Paul is also a member of the Boards of SITA, which is the systems and service co-operative owned by the Air Transport Community operating in 200 countries around the World, Pets at Home and P&O Ferries.

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