techUK Insights RSS Feed - techUK RSS feed for insights content. en Copyright (C) 2015 IoT Secure by Design Workshop Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:51:30 +0000 CRM Sync DCMS has commenced work to map out the impacts of regulatory intervention. <p>The&nbsp;Department for Digital, Culture, Media &amp; Sport (DCMS)&nbsp;published the&nbsp;<a href="">Secure by Design: Improving the cyber security of consumer internet of things</a>&nbsp;report in March 2018, which set out how Government will work with industry to address the challenges of insecure consumer IoT. The Secure by Design report advocated to remove the burden from consumers to securely configure their devices and instead ensure that strong security is built into IoT devices and services by design.</p> <p>On the 14th October 2018, DCMS published the <a href="">Code of Practice for consumer IoT security</a> and set out the Government&rsquo;s ambition for appropriate aspects of the code to be legally enforceable.</p> <p>DCMS has commenced work to map out the impacts of regulatory intervention, with consideration as to which aspects of regulatory change are necessary, and are keen to road test current thinking with techUK members to gather feedback to help inform this work.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a>Contact: <a href=""></a> Tech Making Waves in the Water Industry | Design Sprint Fri, 04 Jan 2019 11:37:15 +0000 CRM Sync Join us in an interactive session to explore how technology can aid innovation in water <p>Water resources have become an increasingly concerning topic in the UK with a huge potential for innovation.&nbsp;The&nbsp;UK 2018 Climate Projections data, which was recently published from the Met Office suggests that summer temperatures could be up to 5.4C hotter by 2070 while average summer rainfall could decrease by up to 47 per cent over the same time period.</p> <p>Innovations will be crucial and solutions&nbsp;will have to cover a range of approaches including new water supply infrastructure, water transfers and leakage, but there will also be a need to reduce demand, and utilise data.&nbsp;</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="">NIC has identified drought resilience</a>&nbsp;as an important measurement, pointing out that due to climate change the UK is facing serious challenges along the way and the urgent need for the industry to boost supply resilience and to ensure a long-term water supply. It has been predicted that &pound;40 billion will be the cost of relying on emergency options such as road and ship tankers over the next 30 years and &pound;21 billion, the corresponding cost of building resilience. There is an urgent need to boost infrastructure, work on predictive maintenance and more efficient data gathering, as well as reducing leakages and water usage<strong>. </strong>Currently, 20% of mains water is currently lost each day, which amounts to almost 3 billion litres per day.&nbsp;</p> <p>techUK will bring together different stakeholders and policymakers in order to identify potential silos in tackling crucial issues within the water sector and how we can utilise technology for innovation.&nbsp;</p> <p>We will work together to explore:&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol><li><strong>How can companies </strong><strong>utilise</strong><strong> their assets?</strong></li> <li><strong>Examples of how to best&nbsp;</strong><strong>optimise</strong><strong> data to tackle major challenges and create successful silos, as well as what other data is available for companies to take advantage of.</strong></li> <li><strong>Leakage prevention and&nbsp;potential&nbsp;short and long-term&nbsp;solutions.&nbsp;</strong></li> </ol><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The event will also include a mini design sprint where each session will have the consumer at heart.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information please contact Teodora Kaneva, Programme Manager Smart Energy&amp;Utilities and IoT.&nbsp;</p>Contact: <a href=""></a>