FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF HAQUE DESIGN + RESEARCH. EXPERT PIONEER IN INTERACTIVE ARCHITECTURE, THE INTERNET OF THINGS AND SMART CITIES.
Keynote speaker category: Technology, Current trends, The Future, Innovation, TEDx Keynote speaker topics: interaction design, creative technology, urban systems, public space, big data, internet of things, smart cities, responsible tech/product development, technology & society, entrepreneurship, future of cities, impact of climate change on cities, progressive innovation, scaling IoT/data platforms, mass participation.
Usman Haque is founding partner of Umbrellium (http://umbrellium.co.uk/), designing & building urban technologies that support citizen empowerment and high-impact engagement in cities; and Thingful (https://thingful.net/) a search engine for the Internet of Things.
Earlier, he launched the Internet of Things data infrastructure and community platform Pachube.com, which was acquired by LogMeIn in 2011, rebranded as Xively, and sold on to Google in 2018.
Trained as an architect, Usman has created dozens of platforms, responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation initiatives throughout the world. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life. He has also taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, including the Interactive Architecture Workshop (until 2005) and, with Adam Greenfield, RC12 Urban Design cluster, “Participatory systems for networked urban environments”. He received the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK, a 2009 World Technology Award (art), the Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence prize and the Asia Digital Art Award Grand Prize. He is also a Member IoT World Forum Steering Committee, and part of the authoring committee for the BSI PAS 212, ‘Automatic resource discovery for the Internet of Things’. http://umbrellium.co.uk/ • https://haque.co.uk/ • https://twitter.com/uah
Founding partner of Umbrellium - Sept 2013 - Present
Founder CEO Thingful - Nov 2013 - Present
Founder and Director of Haque Design + Research - 2000 - Present
Director Urban Projects Division Xively - July 2011 - July 2013
Founder / CEO Pachube.com - Internet of Things data infrastructure and community platform Pachube.com, which was acquired by LogMeIn in 2011, rebranded as Xively, and sold on to Google in 2018.
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Awarded the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK