The Digital World: IoT

Venue: Royal College of Pathologists (Events at No6)

Date: 20 September 2019




The Internet of Things – What Next?

The Internet of Things (IoT) has received massive attention over the past few years. It is already empowering digital transformation across cities and industries. Will its importance decline as the initial hype subsides? Or will it reinvent itself linked to powerful new trends like artificial intelligence and edge computing?

This event explores what is happening next in IoT. You’ll hear the latest thinking from leaders and thinkers in industry and government, from Agri-Tech to 5G and connected vehicles.

By joining this conference you will:

  • Gain impartial, current and practical insights across the IoT value chain
  • Learn about real-world case studies focused on the lessons learned and challenges faced
  • Understand the key trends and developments driving the future of IoT
  • Hear from UK and European regulators and policymakers
  • Connect with IoT decision makers, vendors, analysts, and developers

Conference topics include:

  • Edge computing
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain
  • Agriculture
  • Smart cities
  • Connected cars and vehicles
  • Digital twins
  • 5G catalysing innovation
  • IoT security and privacy
  • Getting from R&D to scale in IoT
  • The UK’s IoT Code of Practice

Join us for the BSI “Internet of Things – what next?” conference to explore what the future holds, and what it means for your organization.


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The Programme

07:45 - 08:30  Registration

08:30 - 08:40  Chairman's opening and welcoming remarks

David Cuckow, Global Head - Internet of Things (IoT) & Alliances, BSI

08:40 - 09:00  Keynote speech

Franck Boissiere, Policy Coordinator & Programme Officer, Internet of Things Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission

09:00 - 09:30   Edge computing: Transition, adoption and beyond

Edge computing is a way to streamline the flow of data from IoT devices and provide real-time local analysis and decisions. But why does edge computing matter, why is it different to fog computing and how secure is it?

Noel Hurley, Vice President Strategy at Arm Cambridge

09:30 - 10:30   Swarm robotics and its applications in agriculture

Swarm robotics is emerging technology that has the potential to revolutionise food production by enabling flexible, scalable, and reliable precision agriculture at low cost. Coordinating fleets of small autonomous robots can minimise soil compaction, increase farming resolution, and provide solutions that are intrinsically safer than larger agricultural vehicles. This session will explore ways in which IoT technology can integrate with robotic platforms to create the farm of the future.

Alan Millard, Lecturer in Robotics, University of Plymouth

Connected cars – driving data to the edge

The Internet of Things is breaking fresh ground for car manufacturers by introducing entirely new layers to the traditional concept of a car. Vehicles are moving data centres, connected inside and out, to traffic, weather, location and travel conditions. Connectivity decisions are the decisive factors in determining value propositions and supporting business models for connected vehicle services. The session will examine how the increasing demand for connected mobility, supported by the ongoing digital revolution is opening the door to new services and customer experiences.

Joel Obstfeld, Member of the Board of Directors, Automotive Edge Computing Consortium


IoT and the City

IoT devices are becoming part of a smart city infrastructure that can combat the strain of city growth, from traffic control to environmental issues. As their populations expand, cities face many opportunities and challenges. Growing cities need new ways to solve age-old infrastructure problems which will be examined by our panel.

Stuart Higgins, Head of Smart Cities and IoT, UK Public Sector, Cisco

Smart City Spotlight: Stockholm

Mika Hakosalo, Site Manager, GrowSmarter, City of Stockholm

10:30 - 11:00  Coffee break

11:00 - 11:40  How Blockchain and AI will push IoT Expansion

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are two promising emerging technologies that could unlock the value of IoT in industrial applications. In this panel discussion with experts in both fields, we will go beyond the hype to assess how Blockchain and AI will push IoT expansion in industry.

Matt Lucas, Advisor, British Blockchain Association

Justin Anderson, Permanent Advisor, All Party Parliamentary Group on AI

11:40 - 11:55   Leveraging best practice to accelerate IoT

Collaboration around shared vision and best practice are essential to de-risk investments, accelerate the benefits of IoT and unlock value for buyer and sellers alike

BSI team

11:55 - 12:35   IoT Security vs IoT Innovation: Enabling collaboration vs Privacy Intrusion

In this session, we address the conflict between the collection, use and management of data for innovative services, versus protecting privacy and security

Chair: Patrice Slupowski, SVP Digital Innovation, Orange

Evangelos Gazis, Chief Architect Security Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei

Richard Marshall, Plenary Chair, IoT Security Foundation

David Mudd, Global Digital & Connected Product Certification Director, BSI

12:35 - 13:00   Goods, persons, houses, situations and industrial processes all radiate data and create digital twins

These twins exist as connected, dynamic digital representations of their real life counterparts. 

Data and analytics are spread across many stakeholders, often without clarity on ownership and control. This session address issues related to “agency”, ontology and tools in a fluid, fast changing environment.

Rob van Kranenburg, Founder, IoT Council

13:00 - 14:00   Networking Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 What are the most valuable applications for 5G?

Chair: Svetlana Grant, Program Director, Internet of Things, GSMA

Christina Bechhold Russ, Director, Samsung Next

Dimitra Simeonidou, Director Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol

15:00 - 15:45   Developing a Strategy to Scale IoT from R&D and, Proofs of Concept to Wide Scale Applications

  • How can IT better understand the true requirements from connected technologies across the business?
  • Where is IoT enabling smarter business operations and smart decision making
  • How can you form a culture that empowers innovation the encourages IoT adoption

Chair: Jesper Toubol, Vice President Elements and Moulds, Lego

Kiran Pande, CTO Function – SSA, Heathrow Airport

Maher Chebbo, Global Chief Commercial/Innovation Officer - Digital Energy Solutions,GE Power

15:45 - 16:05   Afternoon Networking Tea & Coffee break

16:05 - 16:45   The UK's Code of Practice on Internet-of-Things: What the Code of Practice Is - And What it Isn't

Tom Rodden, Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK

16:45 -17:15   Closing keynote

The Future of Healthcare in the NHS: Combining the IoT with a data-driven approach

Sam Shah, Director of Digital Development, NHS England

 17:15   Event closes


Who should attend?

  • CTOs / CIOs/ CDOs / CFOs/ COOs
  • IT Directors & Management
  • Solutions Architects
  • IT Architects
  • Programme Managers
  • R&D and Innovation Managers
  • Transformation Directors and Managers
  • Line of Business Managers & Directors
  • (Cyber) Security Professionals
  • (IT) Network Professionals
  • Service Provider Technical and Business Managers
  • Data Analysts & Scientists
  • Marketing Directors & Managers

How to Join

  1. Register
  2. Receive confirmation
  3. Join our experts on the day 


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The Digital World: IoT

20 September 2019 

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