Deconstructing the Internet of Things
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Part 1: workshop
What happens when there are more things on the Internet than people?
As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, what strategies can you adopt to benefit from it?
This is a facilitated 90 minute collaborative workshop.
Together with Innovation Birmingham Campus-based tech innovators; JSJS Designs and Daden, delegates will build on challenges and lessons learnt by those designing and connecting with the IoT.
Delegates to the workshop will be encouraged to use the findings from the session to help influence their businesses strategy and engage with the rapidly evolving IoT.
Part 2: interactive link-up session, with a live HD video feed to delegates in Digital Enterprise Greenwich, Abertay University and Sunderland Software City
This online interactive session will provide an opportunity to hear from thought leaders, participate in Q&A sessions and share feedback from the workshops.
*Please bring a tablet/laptop with you to interactively participate*
16:00 Welcome to the workshop session (refreshments provided)
16:10 ‘Framing the IoT’ – 90 minute collaborative workshop, facilitated by Hugo Russell, Innovation Birmingham Campus
17:40 Session Stop ‘n Share (refreshments provided)
18:00 Interactive link-up session commences:
18:00 Chairman, Richard Foggie, IoT Special Interest Group, Knowledge Transfer Networks
Richard spent 24 years in BIS where he led on electronics innovation. Now with ESP KTN he leads on 'digital' and represents it in the IoT SIG. Richard is also a director of Healthcare over IP (HoIP) Community Interest Company, HoIP Telecom Ltd and sits on the board of the Smart Homes and Buildings Association (SH&BA)
Richard will provide an introduction and summary of local workshops from each participating node.
18.20 Ian Foddering, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco
Ian works with Cisco’s Customers and Partners to articulate how Cisco’s architectures, solutions and innovation can be applied to drive business transformation. He has a passion for technology, and the positive impact it has on society, fervently believing we are still only at the being of what is possible with respect to the power of Internet. To support this, Ian regularly talks about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in education and it’s standing for the long-term sustainability of the industry and the UK.
Ian will provide a presentaion on ‘the Internet of Everything’, the interconnection of people, process, data and things and what it promises to deliver.
18:40 Matt Webb, CEO, BERG: Lessons learnt from Little Printer
BERG brought its first connected product to market at the end of 2012, and has since opened up its technology to third parties -- the first partners are Benetton and Twitter.
Matt will share pictures and stories from along the way... providing a peek into manufacture (we'd never seen inside a factory before embarking on Little Printer), and some thoughts on what a fully-featured Internet of Things platform needs to include (hint: there's a lot more UI than we thought we'd need)
19:00 Maurizo Pilu, CDE Catapult
Maurizio will try to deconstruct his personal experience in defining, setting up and then managing a £9m innovation programme in the IoT while at the Technology Strategy Board. He will also briefly outline how the Connected Digital Economy Catapult could help drive forward the IoT agenda.
19:20 Online - Innovation Birmingham: David Burden, CEO, Daden Ltd
David focusses on creating compelling 3D immersive learning and visualisation experiences and applications. He is currently focussing on Unity3D, with some projects in OpenSim and even Second Life.
David's presentation will be on Understanding and Seeing the IoT: Issues and methods in accessing the IoT data to make useful information and decisions.
19.40 Wrap up and closing remarks by Chair
20.00 Refreshments and networking
Event Sponsored by Smarter Working West Midlands and part funded by the European Union
When & Where
Innovation Birmingham Campus
Innovation Birmingham Campus; The base for Birmingham’s tech community.
The Innovation Birmingham strategy is focused on a service offering for founders of new technology ventures, as well as more established tech businesses. The campus facilities include the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) multi-occupancy start-up centre with hot-desking facilities and a wide range of flexible office units (115-15,000 sq ft). However, the campus is far from just bricks and mortar; the team actively nurtures an interactive and supportive community within the place.