Background

The Application of the Internet of Things (IoT) has now come a long way from the story of the Coke machine at Carnegie Melon University in 1980s.  From the initial Machine-to- Machine (M2M) capabilities used in manufacturing, power and utilities, the “Thing” now can be any natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address.  More objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate. The resulting information networks promise to create new business models and improve business processes.

So every company, irrespective of their size, involved with ICT (Information and Communication Technology) service infrastructure believes that they have a pivotal role to play in the Internet of Things.  So now is the time to understand the evolving value chain and find out your place here.

In this conference we focus discussions on:

● The trends of transformative convergence of technologies – interconnectivity of the world around us

● Efficiency and effectiveness –  to do better what they already have been doing, the operative words for IoT

● Security  – how much does the third party know about my lifestyle; who owns my biometric data; public access to government-collected data

● Putting IoT data to work –  new approaches to data analysis and aggregation and knowing which data to throw away

● Demo of products and services by IoT StartUps

● Case studies covering integration with existing infrastructure.

This one-day conference prepares you to meet and understand the technology that is advancing at a rapid pace and the implications involved for the enterprise.  Listen to technologists, business leaders and participate in interactive panels to gain insight into technology innovations and find out how this will impact your business.

Programme

  • Programme
    Conference Chair: Richard Sykes, Chair, Cloud Industry Forum
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    Chairman's Scene Setting
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    Interoperabilty; Value Webs; Friction & Complexity; HyperCat Spearheads

    Justin Anderson, CEO, Flexeye & Chair of the HyperCat Steering Group

    • Interoperabilty - The value of interoperability and HyperCat to create a fertile environment for innovation.
    • Value Webs - Moving from value chain to new value webs.
    • Friction & Complexity - Understanding systemic friction and complexity to assess adoption models.
    • HyperCat Spearheads - Exploring the UK Government-funded Hypercat spearheads
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    Visualisation of high-dimensional structure

    Chris Watkins, Royal Holloway

    Chris presents visualisation methods and automatic diagram construction:

    • Traditional approach via PCA
    • D-dimensional Data visualisation
    • Scatter plot in D-dimensions
    • How to interpret multi-dimensional information.
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    Case Study: Smart Devices – The emerging user experience

    Raina Brody, New Experience

    This presentation covers four areas of learning:

    • Why ‘Connected’ is not the same as ‘Smart’ – and how people are looking for devices that make intelligent inferences
    • The experience of interacting with multiple devices – the magic that arises when devices talk to each other, and the need for a consolidated and simplified interaction
    • The opportunity smart, connected devices offer for caring for the elderly and vulnerable
    • The barriers to adoption that exist and need to be overcome once the market grows beyond early adopters

    Understanding end users and their experience is vital to any IoT business model and that is why we feel our presentation will be of interest to your delegates. Our presentation is illustrated throughout with real stories that we gathered from the field that help to bring to life our findings and conclusions.

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    Why everything you do will be pay as you go

    Tim Murdoch, Cambridge Consultants

    Pay-as-you-go was a breakthrough moment for the mobile industry, one so powerful that there are now more mobile connections than people.

    Tim builds on his experience of developing Vodafone’s mobile payments service M-PESA to explore how the Internet of Things may enable many more pay-as-you-go moments as a vast range of sectors start to deliver services that charge by use.

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    Panel: Governance and Security
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    Data-Driven Decision Management - In the context of Putting IoT Data To Work.

    Nigel Devenish, Potentem

    How software is able to be used to cleanse and segment IoT data from multiple incoming data sources. Based on desired outcomes the data can then be profiled and reduced down into meaningful, manageable parts. Rules based modelling can then be used to further extract business specific metrics which are used in mathematical, fuzzy-logic or other algorithmic analysis of the data, to produce desired outcomes.

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    Open Data and the Ecosystem
    James Moulding, Opensensors

    James will speak around the importance of Open Data for the emerging Internet of Things ecosystem, how Open Data is transforming business and why the choice for connected cities and environments of the near-future will be open, or failure.

Sponsors

Tickets

  • Standard Rate
    275 GBP

    £275 + VAT

    End Users Organisations

  • Standard Rate
    750 GBP

    £750 + VAT

    Non-Sponsoring Vendors and Consultants

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