The Impact of Internet of Things on our lives 2017

IBM, Hursley Park Road, Winchester, SO21 2JN Hampshire

Mar 24, 2017

The rapid development of technology, especially in the areas of sensors, sensor-integrated systems and faster and more intelligent wireless networks, has inspired the industry as a whole to find new ways to generate revenue and embrace the end users.

Putting sensors in almost all of our everyday devices such as coffee machines, fridges and washing machines allows the manufactures to capture live data about our behaviour. By understanding consumer trends, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be able to increase connectivity and shape the way we interact with technology.   

Healthcare is a clear example of how the IoT can be beneficial to patients - by sharing their information with medical practitioners and helping them to be more informed on how and when to take their medications. Wearable health and fitness monitors are another example which help monitoring performance and provide their wearers with the optimal dietary and training regime.

Having smarter city infrastructure, self-driving cars, connected appliances and even smart lighting raise an important question… Who is in charge and how can we take control of our technology before it takes control of our lives? 

Some of the biggest challenges that face IoT are around data privacy & security, cost of implementation and establishing a sense of control and trust within the system. Standards and having a common platform is another issue that needs to be addressed in order to make it easier for end users and consumers to adopt the IoT.

This event offers technical presentations and it will be a great opportunity for you to meet and engage with IoT experts from across academia and industry, where innovative technology in this exciting and rapidly developing field can be exploited and challenged.

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Dr Ghaithaa Manla

Enterprise Research Fellow, Impactech Manager

Bio: Dr. Manla's role is to enhance the relationship between industry and academia to maximize the impact of research on our society and, thus, the economy. She firmly believes that having a healthy and strong relationship between these separate worlds will ensure that scientific discoveries and technological developments are accessible to end users who can then further exploit the technology into new products and services.

Kirk Martinez

Professor, University of Southampton

Bio: PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex. Ran MA in Computer Applications for History of Art in Birkbeck College London. High resolution colorimetric imaging of art projects (5 EU, AHRC). Content-based retrieval and semantic web applications for museums (2 EU). Sensor networks for the environment

Paul Grace

Senior Research Engineer, IT Innovation Centre

Bio: Paul Grace is a senior research engineer and project manager at IT Innovation. He received his PhD in 2004 from Lancaster University; and has over 15 years' research experience in the field of mobile and pervasive computing systems. Before joining IT Innovation in 2013 he worked at Lancaster University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the University of Bordeaux.

Sebastian Stein

Research Lecturer, University of Southampton

Bio: Sebastian received his MEng in Computer Science from the University of Warwick in 2004 and completed his PhD in the area of multi-agent systems and service-oriented computing at the University of Southampton in 2008, where he now works as a lecturer. He is working on mechanism design and incentive engineering for smart grid and crowdsourcing applications.

Dr Soon Xin Ng

Associate Professor , University of Southampton

Bio: Dr Soon Xin Ng (S'99-M'03-SM'08) received the B.Eng. degree (First class) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 1999 and 2002, respectively. From 2003 to 2006, he was a postdoctoral research fellow working on collaborative European research projects known as SCOUT, NEWCOM and PHOENIX. Since August 2006, he has been a member of academic staff in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He was involved in the OPTIMIX and CONCERTO European projects as well as the IU-ATC and UC4G projects. He is currently an Associate Professor in telecommunications at the University of Southampton. His research interests include adaptive coded modulation, coded modulation, channel coding, space-time coding, joint source and channel coding, iterative detection, OFDM, MIMO, cooperative communications, distributed coding, quantum error correction codes and joint wireless-and-optical-fibre communications.He is currently working on an EPSRC project on Cooperative Classical and Quantum Communications Systems. He has published over 200 papers and co-authored two John Wiley/IEEE Press books in this field. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

Patrick Doncaster

Professor , University of Southampton

Bio: Professor C. Patrick Doncaster is Professor of Ecology within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. Research interest: •Animal population dynamics and competition •Metapopulation dynamics and habitat loss •Wildlife corridors and species conservation •Density-dependent evolution, reproductive strategies and senescent ageing •Experimental design and statistical power •Wildlife corridors for large mammals in Belize (Darwin Initiative project in collaboration with the Panthera Foundation, the University of Belize, and the Belize Forest Department) •Food refuge interactions in periwinkles (NERC project in collaboration with the University of Plymouth and the University of Bangor) •Simulation models of habitat permeability for mammalian wildlife (EPSRC DTA Studentship with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Complex Systems Simulation, in the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation at Southampton University) •Conceptual models of habitat loss (collaboration with Mathematics at Southampton University) •Invasion of Red-Bellied Beautiful squirrels into Argentina (collaboration with the University of Luján, Argentina) •Ecophysiology of bats (PhD student Louise Fairless, funded by Biological Sciences and the Kerkut trust; co-supervisors Professor Phil Newland, Dr Felix Eigenbrod, Dr Lex Kraaijeveld) •Biodiversity of New Forest fungi and beetles in relation to historical continuity (PhD student Rebecca Spake, funded by BBSRC Studentship)

Aastha Madaan

Postgraduate Researcher Fellow, University of Southampton

Gert Jørgensen

VP sales & Marketing, DELTA Microelectronics

John Moor

Managing Director, IoT Security Foundation

Ken Munro

Partner, Pen Test Partners

Mark Zwolinski

Professor, University of Southampton

Paul Brookes

Engineering Manager, Siemens Traffic Solutions

Richard Lucas

Managing Director, ASH Wireless Electronics Ltd

Rod White

Independent Senior Business Development Manager, UK & Europe working under contract, Eseye

Simon Forrest

Director of Segment Marketing, Imagination Technologies

Finlay Kelly

Project and City Finance Lead , Future Cities Catapult

Josh Hewer

Senior Analyst , Globaldata

Leigh Chase

Computer Scientist , IBM

Robert Walters

Lecturer, University of Southampton

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