Event Round-up: Future of IoT

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    Friday16Feb 2018
    Meeting notes

    techUK partnered with Experis and High-Tech Bristol and Bath to bring the Future of IoT event to Bristol on the 7th February.

techUK partnered with Experis and High-Tech Bristol and Bath to bring the Future of IoT event to Bristol on the 7th February.

Held at the Watershed we were delighted to welcome over 170 people to the event, as well as those that joined the conversation online via #IoTBristol.

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The day started off looking at some of the key trends driving the Internet of Things and potential for it to grow and deliver value to consumers, citizens and consumers over the next 10 years. We heard from the West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, about the potential for IoT within the West of England region and the need to focus on the Smart Place concept and take advantage of 5G technology.

The day moved on to focus on companies that are driving the implementation of IoT solutions and products. Two areas which were raised were having the right skills and security.

In discussing the skills challenge it was apparent that the tech sector itself has real challenges, as well as those felt by other sectors as they increased their own digital maturity. The key messages included focusing on the ‘learnability’ of current and prospective employees as well as helping to develop the talent pipeline directly as Dyson have done.

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Moving on to security we heard about the work of the IoT Security Foundation in helping to provide best practice as well as from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and what actions Government is taking in this area.

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We wrapped up the day with a chance to get hands on with a range of technology and networking.

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See here for Experis' Tech Cities Job Watch

See here for techUK’s next event in Bristol on Cloud Security

Future of IoT Slides (pdf)

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