Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino


Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, and entrepreneur based in London.

She has been named 1st in a list of 100 Internet of Things Influencers (Postscapes, 2016), 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and in the Top 100 Influential Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014), and Smith & Williamson Power 100 (2017).

Deschamps-Sonsino is also the founder of the Good Night Lamp, which are connected lamps for your global friends and family. She is also the Director of designswarm a strategic consultancy focusing on the Internet of Things. Some of her clients include BBC R&D, P&G, British Gas, EDF R&D and Nominet, British Telecom and others.

She was also a co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, a smart design studio. Tinker was the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK.

She has been running the London Internet of Things meetup since 2011, the second largest meetup on that topic in the world.

Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the London Design Museum and galleries around the world.

She is part of the Mozilla Leadership Network Advisory Group on the board of the Virt-EU project, and an advisor to many startups.

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino – Action: Notes on the development of the IoT certification mark

Houten Zaal

The #iotmark is a pan European community effort to develop a starter friendly, open certification mark. In this talk we will outline the current state of the project as well as challenges ahead. We will invite the audience to reflect on it’s responsibility to consumers in the world of connected products.


Manufacturing IoT

Houten Zaal

Alexandra Deschamp-Sonsino used all of the experiences of the Good Night Lamp development and other adventures in bringing IoT products to the market in a workshop to understand the challenges of manufacturing and how to overcome these. Register for the conference here.

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#iotmark : a certification mark for #iot

Betonnen Zaal

The London and European #iot communities are coming together to create an #iot certification mark with principles that we feel industry can and should follow and to help frame a way for consumers to access more ethical connected products. We’d like to share this work with the ThingsCon community as we’ll be applying to register […]


ThingsCon Talents Night

Houten Zaal

This year we introduce the ThingsCon Talents Night. Specially for students we will organise a contest for the best IoT student work of the last year, and a challenge during the day for student teams to prototype a connected escape room in the hotel. The jury consists of our ThingsCon Fellows. For the Talents Night […]