The global IoT industry is expected to become a $14.4T market by 2022 (Cisco).
The Internet of Things is a concept of connecting all things - from devices to homes, from shoes to factories, street lamps to buses, or literally anything and everything under the sun. IoT refers to a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, software, network connectivity and sensors, that are able to collect and exchange data used to run cities more efficiently, transparently and sustainability.
IoT has been a buzzword for sometime, but it is becoming more and more a reality as we witness industries such as Healthcare, Engineering, and Life Sciences harnessing this technology to provide better services and improve lives.
In the UK, the government has invested £32M to accelerate its national IoT capability. Recently, the City of Manchester was named as the country’s IoT capital, boasting innovation in transportation, energy, and the healthcare.
Innovation Forum Manchester tackles the importance of IoT in the British way of life, its advantages, impact, and potential to transform not just our public services but also the way we live our daily lives.
Join us on 4th of May 2017 at 5.30 p.m. in Manchester Conference Centre to re-discover Manchester as the UK's IoT capital and a global model for a smarter city.
With more than 20 years in product development, marketing and sales, Nick is the Head of Innovation Technology for Cisco in UK and Ireland, responsible for collaborative research and leadership of the Cisco CREATE team. His previous roles have included the CTO of Collaboration in UK and the Head of Unified Communications Technology in Europe. A dynamic thought leader and an ambassador for Cisco, Nick has a particular passion for exploring the way cutting edge technologies can transform the way we work, live and play.
Tacis P. Gavoyannis
He has more than 30 years of marketing and international business development experience in the telecoms and datacoms sectors, having worked in a range of senior management roles for British Telecom International, Motorola, Cable & Wireless, Mercury Communications, RR Donnelley, De La Rue Systems Ltd, Callahan Broadband Wireless Inc, Orange PLC, TNS PLC and Siemens PLC. Engaged in strategic consultancy and business transformation within www.siemens.com on Smart Communities and Smart Cities solutions in particular Community Energy, Electric Vehicles, micro grid solutions and Internet of Things. Working for ATKearney www.atkearney.com as their Head of Smart Cities and IoT responsible for Innovation partnerships and projects across EMEA and supporting the Smart Cities activities globally. A futurologist and researcher able to bring value to technology players worldwide. Particular interest in Smart Cities, Telemedicine, IoT, New Energy and Smart Transport. A Fellow of the RSA and a mentor with Springboard Internet of things in Cambridge.
Thursday, May 04th 2017
17:30 – 20:30 (GMT)
Manchester Conference Centre