Pilgrim Beart is CEO of DevicePilot, a cloud service providing Operational Management of connected products. DevicePilot enables IoT companies to scale-up quickly without escalating costs by taking care of the management of their devices. Previously Pilgrim co-founded the Smart Home platform AlertMe, sold to British Gas in 2015 for $100m and before that founded antenna technology company Antenova which has shipped billions of antenna systems into smartphones globally. Pilgrim began his career at start-ups in Cambridge and Oxford, then led technology teams in three start-ups in Silicon Valley in the 1990’s. Pilgrim is an IET Fellow and chairs the Startups panel in their annual Innovation Awards.