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What is the 'Internet of Things'?
Thu 11 May 2017, 17:00 – 19:00 BST
What business challenges can we solve using the 'Internet of Things' (IoT)?
"Smart toasters, connected rectal thermometers and fitness collars for dogs are just some of the everday "dumb items" being connected to the web as part of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).
Connected machines and objects in factories offer the potential for a 'fourth industrial revolution', and experts predict more than half of new businesses will run on the IoT by 2020"
Wired.co.uk , Feb'17
The next Harrogate Digital event on Thursday 11th May aims to de-mystify IoT and inspire people involved in business to understand -
What opportunities could IoT create for your business?
What are corporate organisations and universities working on currently within the concept of IoT?
We've brought together some experts in the field to make short presentations about the sort of projects they have been working on and how the concept is being developed -
Richard Holmes, Arrow ECS (based at Cardale Park and one of Harrogate's largest employers)
Dr Dhaval Thakker, Faculty of Engineering & Informatics at University of Bradford
NOW ADDED -
Jem Henderson is the Community Manager for the IoTUK Programme at Digital Catapult. IoTUK is a programme of activities that seeks to advance the UK’s global leadership in the Internet of Things (IoT) and increase the adoption of high quality IoT technologies and services throughout businesses and the public sector.
She will be talking about the open data project that IoTUK created with ODI Leeds and Bloom – the Nation Database as well as the new IoTUK Mentoring Programme for SMEs.
Hosted and supported by Paul Berwin of Berwins Solicitors, and David Read of Harrogate based Consult RFID.
There's also the opportunity, as always, to meet your peers from the tech/creative/digital sector in an informal environment.
This is the latest in the series of popular 'networking' events for businesses based in Harrogate district in the digital, creative and tech sectors.
This event is organised by the Economic Development team at Harrogate Borough Council.
We are looking for sponsorship for this event - a sponsor's information would be included on all marketing material and publicly thanked on the evening. Sponsorship contribution would cover refreshment costs only. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this - email@example.com
**Please note the change of venue from previous events - this event is at Everyman Cinema in Station Parade, Harrogate**