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.

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