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IoT Design 2016 :: Conference Programme


Conference Programme 

(as at  09 September)

08:30 – 09:00 Delegate Registration/Coffee/Exhibition

09:00 – 09:15 Chair's opening addressJosh Brooks, Publisher, Electronics Weekly

09:15 – 10:00 Trust principles for an IoT worldMatthew Evans, executive director, TechUK

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) offers us the opportunity to create more efficient industries, enable better and more responsive public services, cleaner cities and stimulate new businesses markets. It will do this by creating unprecedented amounts of data that can be analysed and utilised, much of it in real time. However, with these opportunities come concerns both about the security of this data and how it is being used. We want to address these concerns so that we can all realise the benefits that IoT can bring. Ultimately this comes down to a matter of trust.  techUK’s principles offer key considerations around transparency, empowering the customer, security and interoperability for companies which operate in this sector. By living up to these principles, companies can go a long way to delivering the potential of the IoT.

10:00 – 10:45 21st Century Innovation in an 18th Century House - Nick O'Leary, emerging technology specialist, IBM

  • By 2020, analysts predict that many billions of “things” will be connected to the internet enabling a wealth of innovation. Technology drivers to get to the billions include, price, miniaturisation, power conservation and communications. Buildings can be turned into smart buildings, this is straight forward when building from scratch but what about retrofitting to existing buildings, this is costly and hard to do? The talk shows how emerging IoT technologies can turn existing buildings into smart buildings. It doesn’t come much harder than an 18th century grade 2 listed building which is used as a proof point where character and ambiance must be maintained and listed building regulations met.

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee/Networking/Exhibition

11:15 – 12:00 Irresponsible IoT Design: Are we too cavalier with code?Ken Munro, partner, Pen Test Partners  

  • IoT design is not just about connectivity and usability: it’s about product developers becoming service providers. IoT vendors are used to offering assurances and guarantees for physical products but now they’re having to extend that duty of care to protect the interaction with the customer and the data generated by a userbase. Failure to do so can lead to substantial repercussions, compromising the user, the brand and culminating in stiff financial penalties if data is breached. In this presentation, ethical hacker, Ken Munro, gives a series of practical demonstrations to show how poor design can see IoT devices used to spy on the user, access their data, and take over the home network.  

12:00 – 12:30 Test and measurement for IoT - Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager, Keysight Technologies

  • Experts predict significant growth in the next generation of devices and new challenges due to the connected nature of those devices.
    With the advent of Industry 4.0, standardization around M2M is on the rise and the need for data analytics and cloud services will become critical to enable an end-to-end workflow and value delivery. The heterogeneous nature of the applications, technologies and devices will drive new interoperability dynamics. 
    We will discuss the implications for electronic test and measurement as it applies to IoT and discuss the wide range of solutions available to test the different parameters of IoT devices. We will discuss additional aspects of coverage required to enable end-to-end workflow and how we intend to enable the deployment of next generation networks of connected devices.

12:30 – 12:45 Manufacturing Secure DevicesChristopher Tubbs, business development director EMEA, Green Hills Software

  • The growing epidemic of data breaches proves that cryptographic keys are at risk if not protected within your IT network - resulting in vulnerabilities across all products if compromised. Chris’s talk will discuss the importance of a zero-exposure security infrastructure to manufacture secure devices in today’s complex supply chains.

12:45-13:30 Lunch/Networking/Exhibition

13:30 – 14.15 Reducing operational costs in businesses – solving real problems with IoTFenella Frost, head of business development, PhotonStar

  • Case studies including a fast food chain and a student accommodation project.

14:15 – 15:00 Ruling out WiFi for battery-powered sensors? Maybe you shouldn't. - Hugo Fiennes, CEO, Electric IMP

  • In this session, Hugo will walk attendees through the design process of a secure, cloud-connected WiFi sensor device with a multi-year battery life. Though WiFi is not known for its applicability to things like building sensors, it’s actually both very applicable and very easy to deploy. Topics covered include power budgets, limitations of battery types, software architecture and security aspects - both embedded and cloud side.

15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Networking/Exhibition

15:30 – 15:45 Zero-configuration platform for wireless sensing and actuation based on Linear Technology's mesh network - Danny Hughes, CTO, VersaSense

  • Creating, deploying and configuring applications for Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios today remains complex and costly for many users. The award winning Micro Plug-and-Play (MicroPnP) product line, based on embedded wireless mesh network Smartmesh IPTM from Linear Technology, addresses this complexity problem and provides a true zero-configuration and fully standards-based solution that radically reduces the cost of acquiring, building, and operating wireless sensing and actuation IoT systems at scale. MicroPnP combines true Plug-and-Play integration of sensing and actuation peripherals with Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IP, providing ultra-low power and over 99.999% reliable wireless mesh networking. MicroPnP was awarded third place in the international 2015 IPSO competition, and is currently being applied successfully in commercial IoT scenarios.

15:45 – 16:30 Futureworlding the IoTTim Devine, IoT expert, PA Consulting Group

  • As a set of technologies, the internet of things is already upon us, but is far from clear how users will gain benefit and businesses will monetise technological advances. One approach to abstracting the benefits for different users and hence the commercial opportunities for your own businesses is to explore different use cases and sector impacts in alternative challenging future world scenarios. Join PA to in applying the FutureWorld methodology to the IoT and gain a better understanding of the implications for businesses today.

16:30 – 17:15 Overcoming the impossible scale of the IoT opportunity John Fogelin, Chief of Engineering, EVRYTHNG

  • When considering the Internet of Things movement one typically thinks of smart devices automating 

    our every day life - thermostats to intelligent city traffic lights and a world of other silicon enabled devices. Surprisingly all of these devices put together only account for an extremely small fraction of the total IoT device opportunity.  The physical web is emerging in which every physical object and product will be smart by coming to life digitally. EVRYTHNG recently announced a landmark agreement to switch on the apparel and footwear industry with 10 billion products in the world’s largest IoT deployment to date.  This presentation will focus on the challenges of connecting physical tagged products, at this scale, with a Web of Things platform and how these obstacles were overcome, and the innovative new business opportunities that are now possible.

17:15 – 18:30 All attendees welcome to Networking/Drinks reception - Spacebar (CodeNode)

Please note these are provisional times and are subject to amendment

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