The internet of things in the UK: adoption, infrastructure and policy priorities

Event Info

Tue 15 Mar, 2016 from 8:30am - 1:00pm
Central London
Cost: £210 plus VAT


At this latest in the series of policy seminars on IoT organised by the Westminster eForum, delegates will discuss latest issues and the future development of the internet of things sector throughout the UK.

As the production of M2M devices and innovative applications expands rapidly, delegates will discuss what can be learnt from data on penetration and adoption by consumers, enterprises and the public sector and how barriers such as cost, compatibility and effectiveness are being tackled. Attendees will also assess progress in meeting the infrastructure needs of the sector and what is needed from central and local government and industry in areas such as improving connectivity. Latest developments in smart spectrum management and innovation in areas like whitespace will also be discussed as innovators demand more bandwidth. Further areas for discussion include data protection and security concerns including wearables and intrusive technologies, the development of standards to promote compatibility, and the significance of further innovations at the early stages of development.

Dan Byles, Chair, SmarterUK and Vice-President, Corporate Development, Living Plan-it has agreed to deliver a keynote address at this seminar.

We are delighted that Gary Atkinson, Director of Emerging Technologies, ARM; Dr Howard Benn, Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs ,Samsung R&D Institute UK; Roger Bickerstaff, Partner, Bird & Bird; Dr Chris Francis, Director, Government Relations, SAP; David Hill, Business Development Director, Retail, Open Energi; Matt Key, Commercial Director, M2M, Vodafone Group; Tom Rebbeck, Research Director, Digital Economy, Analysys Mason; Emma Wright, Partner, Bond Dickinson and a speaker confirmed from Bristol is Open have also agreed to speak at this early stage.

Matt Warman MP, Co-Chair, PICTFOR has agreed to chair a session at this seminar.