Today at HP ZED London: the future of hardware

It's your chance to glimpse the future, as the pop-up shop for creatives focuses on hardware.

HP ZED, a 'pop up shop' for creatives in London's Soho, features two weeks of exclusive events for CG artists, including talks, workshops and contests. But tickets are going fast - so make sure you register today and be sure of a seat for the sessions you're most interested in.

In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of what's going down at ZED today. And it's something a little different...

Hardware startup showcase, 6-10pm

Today's session offers you the unique opportunity to come and listen to some of the leading hardware start-up entrepreneurs and influencers today. Brought to you in collaboration with the London Hardware Startup Labs Meetup Group (HS LAB), the evening starts at 6pm with a chance to see eight table demonstrations of prototypes and projects.

This will be followed by an open panel discussion, in which speakers will share their knowledge, demo their inventions and discuss some of the design and technology challenges they've faced.

The discussion will be followed by drinks and snacks for informal networking, plus the opportunity to test out the latest HPZ Workstations. So who are the speakers? Read on...

Csaba Tölgyesy

Csaba Tölgyesy

Twenty-six-year-old Csaba Tölgyesy lives in Budapest and invented the Urban Surfboard, which brings the thrill of extreme sports like snowboarding and surfing to the streets.

Tölgyesy is the winner of people’s choice award in HP backed Launchbox competition.

Yonatan Raz-Fridman

Yonatan Raz-Fridman

Yonatan Raz-Fridman is the maker of Kano, a build-it-yourself computer that raised over $1.5m on Kickstarter. Describing himself as "obsessively focused" on Kano, he's a member of the Sandbox Network and has previously worked at Winnovation, the Zell Entrepreneurshop Program and the Keter Group.

Laurence Kemball

Laurence Kemball

Passionate about entrepreneurship and technology, Laurence Kemball is a regular speaker at various global events, including TED, the UN's +20 climate conference. He's also the inventor of paving slabs that convert energy from people's footsteps into electrical power.

Anastasia Emmanuel

Anastasia Emmanuel

Anastasia Emmanuel works for Indiegogo, the biggest international crowd funding platform, as UK Marketing & Community Manager. She's also a technology reporter, hosting a weekly tech news video roundup on Tech City News.

Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas runs a London-based company called Audiowings which is developing a set of internet-enabled headphones that allow you to access your audio from Spotify on the move, via 3G, without needing a smartphone. The team has won a number of awards, including winning an award in Virgin Media's Pitch to Rich competition.

Jan Anwer

Carl Thomas

Product design engineer Jan Anwer is working on the ultimate in stethoscope technology. His device offers advanced audio detection and decoding, allowing exceptional playback and recording quality It detects both high and low frequency sounds using an intuitive switching mode, and the data can be stored and analysed providing greater analytical depth for doctors.

You won't want to miss seeing these inspirational speakers and their eye-opening demos. So register today and join us this evening!

HP ZED London 2014

This content has been brought to you in association with HP ZED, a 'pop up shop' for creatives in London's Soho from 29 September – 10 October 2014.

With talks, tutorials and creativity sessions brought to you by top experts from leading studios like Double Negative, MPC, Milk and The Mill, as well as HP, Intel and Nvidia, it's going to be a must-attend event for anyone working in motion graphics, animation or 3D. Find out more here!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.

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