Westminster eForum

Developing the internet of things: increasing adoption, infrastructure access and policy priorities

Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD


At a time when uptake and innovation continues apace, Brexit looms and Ofcom plans further spectrum auctions, this timely seminar will be an opportunity for delegates to examine the latest issues and priorities for the development of the internet of things sector throughout the UK.

With the growing commercial uptake of large-scale applications, delegates will consider the barriers to overcome to fully realise the value of IoT for businesses - particularly in terms of standards, data and cyber security - as well as examine the key commercial opportunities presented in areas such as automation, efficiency and data usage. Delegates will also discuss emerging issues surrounding public and private investment and cross-sector collaboration, examining how findings from pilot programmes can be effectively ultilised to inform future projects, next steps for developing purpose built infrastructure and protecting data, as well as consider what next for increasing consumer awareness and trust in smart devices.

Guest of Honour

Caroline Gorski

Head of IoT, Digital Catapult

Guest of Honour

Caroline Gorski

Head of IoT, Digital Catapult


Nick Forde

IoT Evangelist for EMEA, SAP

Speaker confirmed from Analysys Mason

Matthew Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Broadband Stakeholder Group and Executive Director, SmarterUK

Dr Sam De Silva

Partner, Nabarro

Michael Bironneau

Head of Technical Development, Open Energi

Gary Atkinson

Chief Executive Officer, Enlight

Miranda Sharp

Head of Smart Cities Practice, Ordnance Survey

Simon Ford

Senior Director, mbed OS, IoT, ARM

David Cuckow

Head of Global Engagement, Hypercat Alliance, BSI Group

Mark Thompson

Global Privacy Advisory Lead, KPMG