techUK Insights RSS Feed - techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 Brit-twin: towards a national digital twin Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:14:01 +0100 CRM Sync Join us to unpack the National Infrastructure Commission's digital twin recommendation. <p>In 2017, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) released the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">New Technology Study: Data for the public good</a> which &ldquo;examines the opportunities that new innovations present &ndash; and makes recommendations to increase open data sharing to make the most of them.&rdquo;<br> The NIC&rsquo;s key recommendations are:</p> <table style="width: 500px;" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" align="center"><tbody><tr><td><img style="height: 194px; width: 530px;" src="//" alt=""></td> </tr></tbody></table><p>The NIC&rsquo;s ambition is certainly positive and reflects a drive to put what Britain&rsquo;s dynamic and innovative tech sector is producing to good use for the nation&rsquo;s infrastructure.<br> It is recommendation #2, &ldquo;a digital twin of Britain&rsquo;s infrastructure&rdquo; that has caught the attention of the tech sector. Practical across many specific, smaller-scale use cases, it is yet to be accomplished on a scale required to make &ldquo;Britwin&rdquo; a reality.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s why techUK is bringing together public and private sector, policy makers, decision makers and innovators to forge an understanding of just what might be involved in making the national digital twin a reality, and how the tech sector can help to deliver this ambition, taking it beyond the pilot stage.</p> <p>The day&rsquo;s agenda is as follows:</p> <p><strong>09:30-10:00&nbsp;Registration</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>10:00-10:15&nbsp;Welcome</strong></p> <p><strong>10:15-11:15&nbsp;Session One: Current state of play &ndash; what exists? </strong></p> <p>Hear from those who develop and use digital twins for various physical infrastructure assets as they share their experiences of real world applications and use cases. This session will lay the foundation for understanding what a digital twin is, and how it applies data and digital technologies to provide real-time insights that can assist in planning, predicting and understanding various types of infrastructure assets.&nbsp;</p> <p>Speakers include:</p> <ul><li>Dr. Peter van Manen, Frazer-Nash Consultancy</li> <li>Ali Nicholls, Iotic Labs</li> <li>Matthieu Francoz, Dassault Systemes</li> <li>Kevin Reeves, Costain</li> </ul><p><strong>11:15-11:35&nbsp;COFFEE BREAK</strong></p> <p><strong>11:35-13:00&nbsp;Session Two: A Vision for Brit-twin</strong></p> <p>This session will combine public and private sector perspectives and approaches to outline what digital twin of Britain could and should involve, as well as identifying their priorities and challenges for infrastructure owners that a digital twin may be useful for.&nbsp;</p> <p>Speakers include:</p> <ul><li>Sarah Hayes, National Infrastructure Commission</li> <li>Philip Proctor, Highways England</li> <li>Kevin Reeves, Costain</li> </ul><p><strong>13:00-14:00&nbsp;LUNCH &amp;&nbsp;DEMONSTRATIONS</strong></p> <p><strong>14:00-15:15&nbsp;Session Three: Delivering a National Digital Twin in 2019?&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The final session of the day will be centred around a panel discussion on how to deliver a national Digital Twin in 2019. Industry representatives, with first-hand experience of buying and selling digital twin technology, will share their thoughts on the necessary next steps to make a National Digital Twin a reality.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Speakers include:</p> <ul><li>Dr. Peter van Manen, Frazer-Nash Consultancy</li> <li>James Kidner, Improbable</li> <li>Alexandra Bolton, Centre for Digital Built Britain</li> <li>Matthieu Francoz, Dassault Systemes</li> </ul><p><strong>15:15-16:00&nbsp;Event Wrap-up &amp; Networking</strong></p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a> T1D: Rise of the Machines II Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:47:10 +0000 CRM Sync This event will look at new developments in Type 1 Diabetes and transformative tech <p>Technology has huge potential to transform type 1 diabetes and some people with the condition are showing remarkable results using digital tools.&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2018 we launched the inaugural T1D: Rise of the Machines conference to a sold-out audience with many more watching online. We return in early 2019 to discuss progress over the last year.</p> <p>The event will be co-hosted by techUK and Dr Partha Kar and will look at new developments in the field and progress in making transformative tech a reality for the many rather than the few. The event is free to attend for people with or affected by the condition but please recognise that by booking a place you are potentially depriving someone else from a place. Please try and let us know in advance if you cannot attend.&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>To register&nbsp;<a href="">please click here</a></strong></span></p> <p>If you would like to join the waiting list please e-mail <a href=""></a>&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href=""></a> Security & Policing Home Office Event Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:04:17 +0000 CRM Sync This official Government event is a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss. <p>This official Government event is a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with <a href=""><strong>UK suppliers</strong></a>, colleagues and Government officials. The 2019 event will be hosted by the <a href=""><strong>Joint Security &amp; Resilience Centre</strong></a> and for the first time in its history, will be attended by the Home Secretary, alongside the Minister for Security and Economic Crime.</p> <p>The Minister for Security and Economic Crime, The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, recently discussed with Alan Peaford, Editor in Chief of Farnborough International News Network (FINN), the importance of public-private security sector partnerships, the role of the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) and why the next edition of the Home Office&rsquo;s Security and Policing (S&amp;P) 2019 is a must attend event.</p> <p><a href="">For more information click here</a></p> <p><a href="">To register to attend click here</a></p>