Pilgrim Beart has a passion to change the world for the better. He has about 30 years’ experience leading innovation in ground breaking, high-technology companies, five of which he has co-founded. After a degree in Computer Engineering, Pilgrim designed innovative computer systems at start-ups in Cambridge and Oxford, then for six years led technology teams in three start-ups in Silicon Valley. In 1998 he headed back to his home town of Cambridge, UK where over the past 17+ years he has co-founded five companies: activeRF (indoor location systems), antenova (multi-band smartphone antenna systems), Splashpower (wireless charging), AlertMe (a Smart Home platform used for Home Energy Management sold in 2015 for $100m) and DevicePilot (IoT device management). Pilgrim is a Fellow of the IET and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory.