Welcome to the techUK IoT newsletter for the month of October. To see the full newsletter, including industry and regulatory news, you can download the full document below for members only.
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Last month's Autumn Budget saw the Chancellor announce an ambitious package for tech, highlighting the importance of innovation in building an economy for the future. A focus on innovation was also reinforced by the Government's Industrial Strategy white paper, published on 27 November, which highlighted AI and Data Economy as one of the strategy's four 'Grand Challenges'.
One way in which industry is coming together to help drive opportunities forward is with the newly launched BSI IoT Community. The new community builds on Hypercat and seeks to accelerate IoT adoption by convening digital and physical industries to tackle challenges, shape opportunities and drive standardisation.
Back at techUK HQ, we have been planning the 2018 work programme with a focus on how we increase implementation helping to realise Government's IoT ambitions. If you have any views or thoughts on IoT issues we should be working on next year, now is the time to get in touch.
And finally, this will be my last newsletter for the IoT Programme. I will shortly be joining the Smart Meter Implementation Programme within Government (BEIS) to continue work on smart energy innovation. We are still recruiting for a replacement; more details here. It has been a pleasure working with many of you over the past 2 years, and I am sure I will see a number of you in my new role. I wish you all success for the future, and a happy holidays.