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On behalf of the IMPACTech team we would like to invite you to attend our event on The Impact of Internet of Things on our Lives highlighting four important areas: developments and IoT technologies, applications, connected society and finally data and security. The event will take place on the 24th of March 2017 at IBM.

The rapid development of technology, especially in the areas of sensors, sensor-integrated systems and faster and more intelligent wireless networks, has inspired the industry as a whole to find new ways to generate revenue and embrace the end users.

Putting sensors in almost all of our everyday devices such as coffee machines, fridges and washing machines allows the manufactures to capture live data about our behaviour. By understanding consumer trends, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be able to increase connectivity and shape the way we interact with technology.

Healthcare is a clear example of how the IoT can be beneficial to patients – by sharing their information with medical practitioners and helping them to be more informed on how and when to take their medications. Wearable health and fitness monitors are another example which help monitoring performance and provide their wearers with the optimal dietary and training regime.

Having smarter city infrastructure, self-driving cars, connected appliances and even smart lighting raise an important question… Who is in charge and how can we take control of our technology before it takes control of our lives?

Some of the biggest challenges that face IoT are around data privacy & security, cost of implementation and establishing a sense of control and trust within the system. Standards and having a common platform is another issue that needs to be addressed in order to make it easier for end users and consumers to adopt the IoT.

This event offers technical presentations and it will be a great opportunity for you to meet and engage with IoT experts from across academia and industry, where innovative technology in this exciting and rapidly developing field can be exploited and challenged.


Draft Programme:

Chair: Christopher Gibson, Technology Leader at IBM

Session One: Technologies that Makes IoT a Reality

09:30   Coffee & Registration

10:00   Introduction & Welcome by Dr Ghaithaa Manla, Impactech

10:10   Joint Design of Coding, Modulation and User-Cooperation for Efficient Wireless Communications by Dr Soon Xin Ng, Associate Professor at the University of Southampton

10:20   Low Power IoT Networking by Professor Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton

10:35   Security for Secure IoT: Advanced Architectures for IoT Gateways by Simon Forrest, Director of Segment Marketing, Consumer Electronics at Imagination Technology

10:50   Panel Discussion

11:00   Tea, Coffee and Networking

Session Two: Applications of IoT

11:15  Enabling IoT Applications in a Secure SMART Environment by Rod White, Senior Business Development Manager at Eseye

11:30   Smart Transporting Systems by Dr Sebastian Stein, University of Southampton

11:40   IoT – Make More with Less: How to Make Simple Products Intelligent by Gert Jørgensen, VP Sales & Marketing at Delta

11:55   Acoustic Loggers for Soundscapes of Forest Exploitation by Professor Patrick Doncaster, University of Southampton

12:05   The Challenge of Legacy Assets by Richard Lucas, Manager Director at ASH Wireless Electronics

12:20   Panel Discussion

12:30   Lunch and Networking

Session Three: Connected Society, IoT as a Solution

13:10   Cutting Council Costs with Connected Citizens by Josh Hewer, Senior Analyst at Globaldata

13:20   TBC by Finlay Kelly, Project and City Finance Lead at Future Cities Catapult

13:30   IoT Observatory by Dr Aastha Madaan, University of Southampton

13:40   Connecting Society through Co-operative Intelligent Traffic Systems by Paul Brookes, Head of Research and Development for Siemens Mobility, Intelligent Traffic Systems

13:55   Designing for an Internet of Humans by Dr Paul Grace, Consultant at IT Innovation

14:10   Panel Discussion

14:20   Tea, Coffee and Networking

Session Four: Data and Security

14:35   Addressing the Wicked Challenges of IoT Security by John Moor, Managing Director, IoT Security Foundation

14:50   Cyber Security in IoT by Robert Walters, Associate Professor at the University of Southampton

15:00   The Insecurity of Things by Leigh Chase, Computer Scientist at IBM

15:15   My Friend Cayla, the Hacked IoT Doll that Good Taste Forgot by Ken Munro, Partner at Pen Test Partners

15:30   Hardware-Level Security for the Internet of Things by Professor Mark Zwolinski, University of Southampton

15:45   Panel Discussion

15:55   Wrap up & close

Background of Impactech:

Impactech mission is to support and help the UK to retain its leading position in the electronic systems and technology industry. Impactech operates as a facility that pulls together experts and businesses from across a wide range of domains, including autonomous systems, nanotechnology, smart sensing, communications, electronics and data & security, allowing collaboration and acceleration of innovative solutions. A main focus of the hub is to hold regular networking events which will provide opportunities to hear about the latest challenges and development in key areas of university research, as well as from companies working in those areas. With over 80% of the industrial base being SMEs, the ultimate goal of the hub is to increase their visibility and market penetration, and provide support with their technical development.

This event is kindly hosted by IBM.


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