Why is IoT security such a thorny topic? To be frank, it’s because it doesn’t comprehensively exist – it’s too much of an afterthought. Everyone says, “We have IoT security” …until things gets a little more complex. How are you going to protect something that’s in someone’s house if it’s connected to their WiFi network? What kind of device behavior do you want to keep an eye on?

You can secure these things all the way to the edge, but how? And how can we bring new and emerging tech into the enterprise? We answer these questions and more in this special edition of Arrow Bandwidth live from the Arrow Vision event held on May 8, 2019, in London.

Davitt Potter
Global Practice Leader, Arrow
Davitt Potter’s early real-world education began at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he was a field engineer, systems architect and security/infrastructure consultant. Potter joined Arrow in 2010 and quickly moved up to director of technical services. He currently leads the two of our global practice areas, assisting with global go-to-market strategies, emerging technology incubation, CTO/CISO consulting, and helping customers and their end-users with IT strategy planning and management.

David Fearne
Global Practice Leader, Data Intelligence, Arrow
David Fearne has been at Arrow for eight years, working in UKI, EMEA and global roles. He was most recently the technical director of Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in the U.K. and Ireland. Fearne specializes in big data and all things cloud, and he was one of the founders of ArrowSphere. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the 50 most influential people in big data in the U.K.

Richard Holmes
Business Development Director, Edge & IoT, Arrow UK and Ireland
Richard Holmes has over 18 years of experience in the ICT channel. Working with solution providers in the application, cloud and system integration space, Holmes has led sales and product teams and built vendor practices and pre-sales technical teams. He views distribution’s role in IoT as working with partners and vendors across Arrow to create an effective ecosystem with the ability to make a significant impact on client’s business challenges. When not doing this, Holmes can be found co-hosting the Arrow Bandwidth corporate podcast series and mentoring start-ups within the IoT Tribe accelerator.

Andy Smith
Partner Alliances Director, Services, Arrow EMEA
Andy Smith has more than 30 years of experience working alongside technology companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Tunstall and GEC. He is driven by a conviction that our business thrives and grows through collaboration. In that spirit, Smith is committed to working together with other parts of Arrow, our suppliers and a growing ecosystem of co-sell partners to develop new business and growth together.

Andrew Bickley
Director, IoT, Arrow EMEA
With over 24 years of experience in the electronics engineering industry, Andrew Bickley has held senior sales and technology marketing roles worldwide with NXP, Wolfson and Future. Bickley currently leads the Arrow Global Components EMEA IoT team and brings a unique perspective of developing IoT solutions from the device hardware and connectivity marketplace.

Joining on the Q&A panel

James Davey
Director, Engineering, Arrow UK, Benelux and Eastern Europe
James Davey has more than 18 years of experience in the electronics industry, including senior regional and worldwide roles in semiconductor design, engineering, field sales and marketing at Microchip, Toshiba and Cadence Design Systems. Davey leads a team of regional engineers and has seen first-hand the challenges and opportunities brought from technological innovation in the electronics industry.

Mark Carlton
IoT Solutions Architect, Arrow EMEA
With experience spanning multiple technologies within the IoT and analytics landscape, Mark Carlton has been working in the IT industry for over 17 years across various verticals and roles. As an IoT solutions architect, Carlton’s responsibilities include working with partners and vendors to design and deliver technical solutions and enablement to meet the changing demands of business today.

Last modified: May 28, 2019