Zach is an entrepreneur, investor and technologist in the embedded space with a passion for TinyML and Internet engineering. Zach is a former Arm VP, founder and CEO of the Micro:bit Foundation and Sensinode, active in several of his portfolio companies, and secretly working to bring ML to any embedded device.
Zach founded the Micro:bit Foundation in 2016 to bring the brilliant educational work of the BBC to children and teachers around the world. Since then micro:bit has been used by millions of young people in 50+ countries. This is making a real difference in education at a global level, providing the ability for anyone to learn to solve problems creatively using technology, and paving the way for a whole new generation of Makers and IoT pros.
Zach was co-founder of Sensinode where he has acted as CEO and CTO for the ground-breaking company before acquisition by ARM in 2013. At ARM he has served as Vice President of Marketing and Director of Technology for Internet of Things, and is on assignment from ARM to the Micro:bit Foundation. He is an active investor and advisor for tech startups, including CubiCasa (PropTech), Augumenta (AR), Petasense (Industrial IoT), Walkia (LED lighting).
He is known is a pioneer in the use of IP and Web technology in low-power networks with 6LoWPAN and CoAP standards development, and is co-author of the book “6LoWPAN: The Wireless Embedded Internet”. Zach has served on the Technical Advisory Board and Board of Directors at the IPSO Alliance, and was awarded the Nokia Foundation Award in 2014 for his work on the Internet of Things.