Internet of Things Monthly Update | January 2018

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As always the year kicked-off with a bang as we saw the latest in consumer electronics unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. For the connected home the clear emphasis was on driving greater connectivity and AI capability into devices. In line with the past number of years the automotive sector again had a strong presence at the show with new electric vehicles being demonstrated and a focus on mobility as a service solution. techUK was at the show at part of a partnership with the Department for International Trade and you can read Paul Hide's round-up of the week, including dodging storms and how a tech fair deals with a power cut!

On our side of the Atlantic we've been working hard to confirm our 2018 programme. In the year ahead we will continue to focus on;

  • Ensuring we've got the right policy and regulatory framework to spur the adoption of IoT,
  • Tackling some of the core issues facing us, particularly trust issues like security and privacy,
  • Driving market engagement with a focus on the connected home and the construction/infrastructure sector.

These build on what we achieved in 2017 – see here for a round-up of the last six months of our work. If you would like to get engaged in the programme over the next year then please get in contact. In the short term I hope to see many of you in Bristol on the 7 February at our Future of IoT: Innovation, Skills and Security event.

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