This event is part of the Brunch Bytes programme of technical briefings, aimed at digital and creative companies across the Northwest. The series is running parallel at both Lancaster University's InfoLab21 and Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus. To view the entire programme go to:
NB. To be eligible to attend this free event you should be from a northwest SME from the digital and creative sector. Priority will be given to Northwest based SMEs from the digital and creative sectors. Places can only be guaranteed to companies booked onto 3 or more briefings.
Tablet Devices and the Internet of Things
Tablet devices have been around for years but Apple's iPad has reminded the market of it's existence. But do have companies a need for this technology and if so, what are the opportunities? Are tablets a cheaper alternative to computers or do they serve a unique purpose? The utility of tablet technology will vary between companies but it does present a variety of opportunities to generate efficiencies and give greater marketing prospects. Learn how tablet devices are influencing various markets and ways in which you can exploit the technology in your business.
Why attend and what will you get out of it?
Discover opportunities for the use of tablets in business scenarios
Hear about market trends and likely future directions of this market
Quiz an industry expert on your areas of interest or concern
Who should attend?
SME owner/managers in the digital and creative industries
Companies looking to gain insight into emerging technologies
SME Owner/managers wanting to apply new technologies within their company
Companies looking to utilise academic expertise from InfoLab21
Dr. Reuben Edwards
Dr. Reuben Edwards is Lecturer in Mangement Infomation Systems and M-Commerce at Lancaster University. He has been at the forefront of innovative multimedia application development for over ten years and is renowned for his extensive knowledge of development environments across all platforms. Many of Reuben's research projects employ novel uses of technologies such as RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, Flash Lite, Qt, Maemo, MeeGo (software development platforms) using the iPhone and Android platforms. Reuben was also selected as one of 50 most talented mobile developers in the world (from a community of over 2 million) to be a founding Forum Nokia Champion since 2007.
10:15 - Registration and refreshments
10:30 - Tablet Devices and the Internet of Things - Dr. Reuben Edwards, InfoLab21
11:30 - Q & A
12:00 - Lunch and networking
13:00 - Close
Please contact Carolyn Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org or 01524 510465 if you have any problems with registering.
ISTEP at InfoLab21
This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of ISTEP's regional events programme.
ISTEP is a project designed to indentify and support interactions between the North West’s Digital and Creative industries and InfoLab21’s Departments of Computing and Communication Systems, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21.
ISTEP is delivered under the “Innovation, Advice and Guidance” product, part of the Government’s Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.
When & Where
InfoLab21, Lancaster University
InfoLab21 is Lancaster University's world-class ICT Centre of Excellence.
It is a well equipped, high-tech environment providing ICT support for businesses, business incubation facilities, ICT education & training, and research & development.