IoT for Data Driven Innovation (31st May 2018)

Date: Thursday 31st May 2018
Time: 09:00–15:00
Location: Informatics Forum G07, School of Informatics, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB View map


Following on from the IoT Scotland Conference, this workshop organised by the IoT Research & Innovation Services and the University of Edinburgh Bayes Centre, provided an opportunity to forge new collaborations to accelerate the local development and adoption of IoT, a key component of the upcoming Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region Data Driven Innovation Programme.

The new IoT Research and Innovation Service establishes an end-to-end system from sensor to insight, involving an extensive network of devices and gateways, together with software tools for data analysis and visualisation. This workshop provided an opportunity for participants from industry to hear more about the new IoT Service, help us shape our future direction and explore how they might benefit from IoT in your own organisation. This is an exciting time as we prepare to open the IoT service up to partners across the Edinburgh and South East Scotland city region.

We were joined by expert speakers across industry, academia and the public sector, then participants took part in discussions focused on developing new collaborative opportunities. You can access the slides from our speakers below, and a report will be shared later this summer.


Time Speaker Title
 09:30 David Richardson, Director of Partnerships (Bayes Centre), Informatics, UoE Welcome
09:40 Ewan Klein, Professor of Language Technology, Informatics, UoE IoT Programme Sponsor & Programme Board Chair, UoE &
Simon Chapple, Snr data Technologist & IoT service owner, UoE.
The Edinburgh IoT iniative
10:00 Gary Clemo, Principal, Strategy and Policy, Ofcom. IoT: Regulatory Overview
10:05 Gareth Wells, Senior Policy Officer, Scottish Government. LoRa Scotland: From Policy to Practice
10:15 Stephen Milne, Business Development Manager, Censis Scaling up new technologies on the national IoT network
10:25 Rhidian Williams, Senior Telecoms and Digital Marketing Executive, Huawei NB-IoT for Smart Cities
10:35 Alyson Edmunds, Head of Digital Innovation, Telefónica UK Limited Future IoT Use Cases
10:45 Andrew McPartland, Principal Engineer, BBC IoT within the BBC
11:20 Paul Beastall, Director, Advisory Services, Wireless and Digital Services, Cambridge Consultants. IoT in Edinburgh and beyond
11:40 Breakout Discussion 1: “How can we find new ways to make IoT valuable to businesses and organisations (creating opportunities, solving problems, addressing needs)? “
12:20 Breakout Discussion 2: “How can we make the UoE network attractive to partners?”
14:00 Feedback from group discussions
14:30 Panel discussion and Q&A
15:00 Wrap-up and thanks – David Richardson

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