IoT Thames Valley Meetup #24 Speakers

We have a great set of presentations lined up for the IoT Thames Valley Meetup #24 on 13th February:

  • Adam Armer, Vodafone, talking about Digital Buildings & IoT, a move from passive to active where the building becomes an agile platform for the delivery of a range of different services
  • Andy Clark, Oracle, will talk about how the World’s first AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global honey bee populations
  • Rob McDonald, Peter Brett Associates, will provide an update on forthcoming Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster £1.73m Challenge Fund calls
  • Richard Kinder, Wirepas, will be showcasing a number of sensor devices powered by Wirepas Mesh designed for commercial and industrial IoT applications such as smart building and factory systems. Also a live demo of indoor location capabilities and how to build from sensor to cloud using Node-RED and AWS will be shown.
  • Atul Wahi, JT International, will talk about euicc/esims enabling OEMs in the connected world
  • Jonathan Hilliard, Newbury Innovation, will talk about their extensive experience in adding connectivity to new and existing products, allowing them to communicate with smartphones, smart home hubs and other IOT devices
  • Robin Kennedy, Knowledge Transfer Network, will talk about the Cyber Security Academic Start-up Accelerator Programme
  • Lia Richards, IoT Tech Expo, will explain why you need to attend IoT Tech Expo Global 2019 and offer IoT Thames Valley Meetup members a special discount to attend the conference.

IoT Thames Valley Meetup #23 Speakers

We have a great line up of speakers for the IoT Thames Valley  Meetup on 21st November and you will see below details of the talks that will be given by the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, OCF Data, Cisco, and Anglia. There are also details about a new MSc IoT with Entrepreneurship from City, University of London.

Speakers/Talks:

1.  Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre : the journey towards the digitization of Engineering and Manufacturing
Richard Lanyon-Hogg, Director of Informatics, AMRC

2. Industry 4.0 – A plain English translation for Manufacturers
Prof. Cliff Brereton, Director, OCF DATA
The UK manufacturing sector has a productivity gap with most of its competitors. A lack of adoption of Industry 4.0 methods and technologies is partly responsible for this, but primarily it is the longstanding issues such as down-time, yield and throughput that are the real culprits of underperformance. Yet these traditional manufacturing challenges and the deployment of Industry 4.0 are linked together in so much as one is the answer to the other. During this brief presentation, we will look at these productivity challenges and how using Industry 4.0 techniques can make a positive difference to manufacturing productivity for all, from large enterprises to privately owned SME’s.

3.  Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0
Stuart Traynor, Solutions Architect, Cisco

Industry 4.0, is driving manufacturing organisations to rapidly adopt new technologies including, Robotics, Industrial IoT, Mobility, Collaboration and Analytics to help drive efficiences. Unfortunately, more devices and connections also open the door to new cyber-security risks, and previous generations of industrial control systems were not conceived with security or the IP connectivity needed in mind.

Traditional guidance to create air gapped and siloed networks is no longer relevant in today’s world which needs to make use of the data generated on the factory floor and cloud services. This session looks to explore how standards and technology are evolving in order to allow organisations to effectively adopt Industry 4.0 whilst maintaining the required level of security. Within this session we will discuss two examples (enterprise and SMB) to explore the different challenges and approaches required to evolve security in the manufacturing environment.

Stuart is Solutions Architect within Cisco UKI Technology Office with a focus on working with manufacturing customers as they look move towards Industry 4.0

4. Securing and monetizing data in the cloud
Andrew Pockson, Marketing Manager, Anglia

Andrew will discuss solutions for securing the data from the IoT ‘thing’ out via various connectivity options. Included will also be how to monetize the service, to get on-going revenue from the hardware solution.

5. MSc IoT with Entrepreneurship
The Engineering School at City, University of London is offering a new Msc IoT with Entrepreneurship programme:

https://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/internet-of-things-with-entrepreneurship

This programme is unique in a couple of ways: it is centred around student design projects that are industry-oriented; and a substantial entrepreneurship component is delivered by our highly rated Cass Business School.

Modules include: IoT Security; IoT Technologies; Data Analytics; Entrepreneurship; Communication Networks.

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup – 2017 Highlights

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup highlights for 2017 include: our 3rd Anniversary in May; a growth in membership to 1,300 people and excellent presentations from startups to large enterprises right across the IoT ecosystem including:

  • Ocado Technologies
  • Schneider Electric
  • Dashboard
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Vodafone
  • KTN
  • Logi Analytics
  • Honeywell
  • Review Displays
  • Rescon
  • BSI
  • Dell EMC
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Device Authority
  • Sixis
  • BCS
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Surrey University
  • GSMA
  • Abacode
  • Sony
  • Wirepas
  • Voytech Systems
  • T&VS
  • Adaptive Wireless Solutions
  • Think Engineer

A special thank you to our 2017 Sponsors:

  • Green Park
  • KTN (Innovate UK)
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Logi Analytics
  • Anderson Young
  • LynxPro
  • Review Display Systems
  • BCS (Berkshire Branch)
  • Device Authority
  • Surrey University
  • Kemuri

In 2018, I plan to hold another 5 events spread across the year.

The next Meetup is on the evening of 7th February 2018.

IoT Thames Valley Meetup 29 Nov 2017

Internet of Things Thames Valley

Reading, GB
1,284 Members

This group is open (free) for business, academic, public sector and technical professionals interested in the ‘Internet of Things’ who wish network, share knowledge and experi…

Next Meetup

IoT Thames Valley Meeting #18

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 6:15 PM
118 Attending

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We have a great line up of speakers and exhibitors, including:

  • Simon Fabri, Technical Director, Schneider Electric
  • Duncan White, Managing Partner, Marks & Clerk
  • Piers Corfield, Founder & CEO, Dashboard
  • Adam Armer, Global Business Development Manager, Vodafone
  • Robin Kennedy, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN
  • Steve Morecraft – Technical Manager, EMEA, Logi Analytics

If you are looking for a new job/contract position or to recruit staff then come along and talk to Anderson Young and LynxPro who will be exhibiting and are sponsors of the Meetup.