Pilgrim Beart is a computer engineer turned technology entrepreneur. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and has been involved with integrated circuit and system software design roles in high-tech start-ups in the US (Silicon Valley) and the UK (Cambridge and Oxford). He has a keen interest in revolutionary science and technology and his current interests include machine learning and emergent behaviour.
Since 1998 he has co-founded “connected product” start-ups activeRF, antenova, Splashpower. In 2006 he co-founded AlertMe, the connected home platform which manages millions of devices and powers British Gas’ Hive & Lowes’ Iris which sold in 2015 for $100m.
Pilgrim now leads1248 DevicePilot, which is focussed on helping connected-product companies to manage their products at scale.
See Pilgrim’s TEDx talk: ‘Connected Innovation’
Favourite TED talk: ‘Hans Rosling – The best stats ever’