21 – 23 June 2021 Partner event

This summer Tommy Flowers Network (TFNetwork) in partnership with Worcestershire 5G explores this challenge and the technologies involved including Cyber Security, 5G, Internet of Things and AI that play their part in this amazing transformation. Join them and their lead sponsor Worcestershire 5G for three days to explore the importance, opportunities and challenges of Smart Connected Manufacturing, and real world activities and deep dives. 

Day 1
We’ll hear from a range of senior government and industry speakers on the importance of Smart Connected Manufacturing for the UK. We’ll explore both the opportunities and challenges. Will it lead to an increase in productivity driven by new capital investments and data driven insights? How do we make sure that with “connectivity” we don’t encounter issues over security and cyber threats? What role does big data have to play to benefit the industry as a whole?
 
Day 2
We’ll hear about real world activities in Smart Connected Manufacturing from the likes of the High Value Manufacturing Cluster and its partners. We’ll debate questions such as how do we accelerate innovation out of the clusters and into the rest of UK manufacturing? What support do we need from government to make this acceleration of manufacturing innovation happen? What do we need manufacturing supply chain partners to be focussed on? 
 
Day 3
We’ll take a more in-depth look at some of the research and challenges relating to Smart Connected Manufacturing; explore issues around security and trust and also look at example business cases for Smart Connected Manufacturing
 
Our panel debate will focus on building the business case and will discuss questions such as where do you start in order to build a case? What is the role of the “Test Bed As a Service” capability? What are the key elements of a strong business case?

The Tommy Flowers Network

The Tommy Flowers Network brings together the ICT industry and Academia with the new generation of postgraduate researchers to understand the biggest challenges we're facing.

We're living connected, digital lives in a world that's been radically changed by our use of technology. Many devices, applications and services we rely on today, and the technologies that underpin them, were inconceivable to previous generations.

What happens next will be driven by a new generation of researchers coming out of universities who need to understand the ICT industry they will be inheriting. They will be shaping our world – we all need them to get it right!

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Conference Tag: #TFNetworkSpring21


Jo O'Riordan

Jo O'Riordan

Head of Spectrum Policy and Telecoms, techUK

Sophie James

Sophie James

Programme Manager, Communications Infrastructure and Services, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, BSG, Central Government, Financial Services Team, Comms Infrastructure, techUK