IoT Thames Valley Meetup 21st November

We have a great line up of speakers and talks as you will see from the details and the agenda below. Talks include: Industry 4.0, security, monetising data and remote monitoring and controlling industrial heating systems using LoRaWAN network.

You can register/RSVP for the Meetup here:
https://www.meetup.com/Internet-of-Things-Thames-Valley/events/248055538/

Drinks and pizza will be served from 6pm.

Agenda:
6.00 – 6.45 Drinks & Pizza Reception, Networking and meet the exhibitors
6.45 Welcome – Duncan Purves
6.50 “Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre : the journey towards the digitization of Engineering and Manufacturing” Richard Lanyon-Hogg, Director of Informatics, AMRC
7.00 ” Industry 4.0 – A plain English translation for Manufacturers” Prof. Cliff Brereton, Director, OCF DATA
7.20 “Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0” Stuart Traynor, Solutions Architect, Cisco UKI Technology Office
7.40 “Securing and monetizing data in the cloud” Andrew Pockson, Marketing Manager, Anglia
7.55 “Innovate UK opportunities and news” Robin Kennedy, KTN
8.00 “Protecting your IoT innovations” Duncan White, Partner, Marks & Clerk
8.10’Showcase’
– “Industrial IOT keeping you warm” Pascal Borgstijn, AAEON
8.15 ‘IoT contract & job opportunities’
– Fabiola Pinheiro, LynxPro
8.20 – 9.30 Networking and meet the exhibitors

Confirmed Exhibitors:
– AMRC
– Anglia
– Knowledge Transfer Network
– LynxPro
– Marks & Clerk
– Real Time Sustainability
– Review Display Systems
– Valbrio

Talks:

1. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre : the journey towards the digitization of Engineering and Manufacturing
Richard Lanyon-Hogg, Director of Informatics, AMRC

2. Industry 4.0 – A plain English translation for Manufacturers
Prof. Cliff Brereton, Director, OCF DATA

The UK manufacturing sector has a productivity gap with most of its competitors. A lack of adoption of Industry 4.0 methods and technologies is partly responsible for this, but primarily it is the longstanding issues such as down-time, yield and throughput that are the real culprits of underperformance. Yet these traditional manufacturing challenges and the deployment of Industry 4.0 are linked together in so much as one is the answer to the other. During this brief presentation, we will look at these productivity challenges and how using Industry 4.0 techniques can make a positive difference to manufacturing productivity for all, from large enterprises to privately owned SME’s.

3. Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0
Stuart Traynor, Solutions Architect, Cisco

Industry 4.0, is driving manufacturing organisations to rapidly adopt new technologies including, Robotics, Industrial IoT, Mobility, Collaboration and Analytics to help drive efficiencies. Unfortunately, more devices and connections also open the door to new cyber-security risks, and previous generations of industrial control systems were not conceived with security or the IP connectivity needed in mind.

Traditional guidance to create air gapped and siloed networks is no longer relevant in today’s world which needs to make use of the data generated on the factory floor and cloud services. This session looks to explore how standards and technology are evolving in order to allow organisations to effectively adopt Industry 4.0 whilst maintaining the required level of security. Within this session we will discuss two examples (enterprise and SMB) to explore the different challenges and approaches required to evolve security in the manufacturing environment.

Stuart is Solutions Architect within Cisco UKI Technology Office with a focus on working with manufacturing customers as they look move towards Industry 4.0

4. Securing and monetizing data in the cloud
Andrew Pockson, Marketing Manager, from Anglia  will discuss solutions for securing the data from the IoT ‘thing’ out via various connectivity options. Included will also be how to monetize the service, to get on-going revenue from the hardware solution.

5. Protecting your IoT innovations
Duncan White, Managing Partner, from Marks & Clerk will be talking about how you can protect your IoT innovation Intellectual Property and patents.

6. Innovate UK opportunities and news
Robin Kennedy, Transfer Manager at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will providing an update of the latest funding opportunities and news from Innovate UK.

7. Industrial IOT keeping you warm
Pascal Borgstijn from AAEON will be talking about a solution for monitoring and controlling heating systems using a LoRaWAN network”
A special thank you to RDS for introducing and sponsoring the Aaeon presentation.

8. IoT contract & job opportunities.
If you are looking for a new contract position or to hire then come along and talk to Fabiola Pinheiro from LynxPro.

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup Agenda

Great set of speakers for the Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup on 26 September  including: Arm, Arrow Intelligent Systems, Robustel, Valbrio and the  Knowledge Transfer Network

We also have a good number of Exhibitors for you to talk to/view their products/services including:
Alumnus Software – embedded systems, networking and analytics solutions
Arrow Intelligent Systems – design engineering services, global marketing and integration, global logistics, and business solutions
KTN – Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK’s network partner
LynxPro – Contract hire
Real Time Sustainability – ecosystem integration and management, connecting the connected world
Review Display Systems – Enabling technological solutions for a wide range of applications including IoT, medical, process/machine control, home automation, digital signage
Robustel – Industrial 4G/3G Router, Modem and Modular Edge Gateways
Valbrio – showcasing their range of software assurance and cyber security solutions for IoT engineers and developers, including source code and binary static analysis, code coverage and software dependency analysis tools.

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Drinks and pizza will be served from 6pm
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Final Agenda:
6.00 – 6.45 Drinks & Pizza Reception, Networking and meet the exhibitors
6.45 Welcome – Duncan Purves
6.50 “Project Trillium – the latest Arm IP for Machine Learning” Steve Steele, Arm
7.10 “AI and the Intelligent Edge” Andy Smith, Arrow Intelligent Systems
7.25 “Innovate UK opportunities and news” Robin Kennedy, KTN
7.35 “Securing the IoT” – Duncan Purves
7.45 ‘Showcase’
– “IoT Gateway Innovations” David Evans, Country Manager, Robustel
– “Why Static Analysis is mandatory for IoT Device Software” Alan Hall, Valbrio
7.55 ‘Open to the Floor’
8.00 ‘IoT contract & job opportunities’
– Fabiola Pinheiro, LynxPro
8.05 – 9.30 Networking and meet the exhibitors

Project Trillium – the latest Arm IP for Machine Learning

Steve Steele, Director of Platforms in the Machine Learning Group, from @Arm will be talking about Project Trillium – the latest Arm IP for Machine Learning at the IoT Thames Valley Meetup, #IoT @tv_iot Green Park Conference Centre, Reading on 26th September.

“Machine Learning processing engines today tend to focus on specific device classes or the needs of individual sectors.

Arm’s Project Trillium changes that by offering ultimate scalability. While the initial launch focuses on mobile processors, future Arm ML products will deliver the ability to move up or down the performance curve – from sensors and smart speakers, to mobile, home entertainment, and beyond.”

This talk will cover Project Trillium, which comprises a suite of Arm IP including ML and object detection processors and Arm NN, a SW stack supporting ML across a wide range of Arm and other hardware IP.

Arrow Intelligent Systems sponsoring the IoT Thames Valley Meetup

Thank you to Arrow Intelligent Systems @ArrowISpossible who are sponsoring the Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup #IoT @tv_iot at Green Park Conference Centre, Reading on 26th September, 2018.

At Arrow Intelligent Systems (AIS), your mission is our mission. From design engineering services, global marketing and integration, global logistics, and business solutions, our dedicated team of experts is bringing it all together to help you deliver the latest technologies to market – quickly and efficiently.

IoT Scotland Network based on LoRa

Scotland is to get a new  Internet of Things network. The network, called IoT Scotland, will allow the collection of data from smart devices through a wireless sensor network  based on LoRa wireless technology.

The £6m, three-year project has been funded with investment from both the public and private sectors.

Initially, the network will cover Scotland’s seven cities, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, and Stirling, with the aim of expanding it throughout Scotland.

https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/scotland-get-%E2%80%98most-advanced%E2%80%99-internet-things-network-uk

Smart city lessons from Manchester

Nick Chrissos – from Cisco Systems – looks at a smart city project in Manchester and the UK’s Smart City IoT Demonstrator, CityVerve.

Manchester Smart City Lessons

The project saw 20 organisations ranging from the city council, universities and hospitals, to transport bodies and private businesses – collaborate to embrace the technology and provide data to make Manchester an even better place to live, work, play and learn, locating activity along Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor.

 

Arm acquires Treasure Data and launches IoT platform

Arm acquires Treasure Data and launches Pelion IoT platform to provide end-to-end IoT connectivity, device and data management.

http://www.iotm2mcouncil.org/armtrda

Arm has acquired Treasure Data, a specialist in enterprise data management providing businesses the ability to aggregate and derive insights from disparate data sources, CRM, IoT devices, ecommerce and more.

Arm, a UK-based subsidiary of Japanese firm SoftBank, has also launched its Pelion IoT platform, which combines technologies from US-based Treasure Data, the acquisition of Stream and Arm Mbed Cloud, to provide end-to-end IoT connectivity, device and data management for hybrid environments. The Pelion IoT platform will enable companies to connect seamlessly and securely and manage IoT devices and data at any scale

Apple joins Thread Group – is it going ease off its HomeKit chokehold?

Apple joins the Thread Group, sparking speculation over whether HomeKit will support the low-power mesh networking protocol.

The Register:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/09/apple_homekit/

“Up until now, Apple has adopted its typical my-way-or-the-highway approach to smart home technology, even ending up in the ludicrous positionwhere it forced device manufacturers to add a special Apple-specified microcontroller and firmware to their products if they wanted their kit to work with Apple’s iThings via HomeKit.

In other words, if you made smart-home stuff, and you want it to be controlled from iOS or macOS, you needed to place Apple-picked electronics in your system. These extra components would perform the cryptography and other operations needed to secure the connection between a person’s iPhone, iPad or Mac, and the smart-home equipment. Not a bad way to enforce security, yet not a great way to make friends in the consumer hardware world: virtually no manufacturer was interested.

Apple eventually backtrackedon that decision, and implemented authentication through software after the broader smart-home market decided not to bother with what it saw as Cupertino control freakery.”

 

GB Smart Metering no longer financially viable

@nickhunn on GB’s Smart Metering project: “it is now clear that there is no economic case for continuing the current programme”

GB Smart Metering no longer financially viable

Last week the British Infrastructure Group (BIG), comprising 93 Members of Parliament and the House of Lords, delivered a devastating report on the British Smart Metering Project.

Titled “Not So Smart”, their headline assessment is that it is a “roll-out which is set to become yet another large scale public infrastructure project delivered well over budget which fails to deliver the expected benefits.”

The consequence is that it is now clear that there is no economic case for continuing the current programme.  All that is going to happen is that our energy bills will go up to pay for this fiasco.

If the costs rise to £20 billion and the meters only have a ten year life, that means everyone will see their energy bill go up by around £67 a year.  The Government plan has always been to pass these costs on to consumers, which is a cunning trick.

It means the costs don’t appear on the Treasury books.  If they did, the project would almost certainly have been cancelled by now.

IoT helping divers in shark-infested waters

Sharks, healthcare and #IoT come together during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/at-ts-iot-connectivity-helping-divers-in-shark-infested-waters/

Shark Week on Discovery Channel, and one episode will focus on how paramedics leverage AT&T’s IoT connectivity and a virtual exam room to remotely monitor and diagnose diver conditions in shark-infested waters off the coast of the Bahamas.

The divers and production team on the show were able to access a full clinic through Dictum Health’s Virtual Exam Room (VER) through wireless connectivity from AT&T. Through VER, physicians on land were able to remotely monitor critical vital signs, ECG, and pain levels to ensure the health and safety of the divers and production team.