The Internet of Things (or IoT) is where machines and gadgets start talking to each other. They talk by using a combination of sensors, intelligent applications and the internet. If you add in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machines start telling each other what to do, and even learning from their mistakes. 

The pace of change, driven by new technology and lowering costs, means we are seeing the start of a revolution, and it will affect individuals and businesses dramatically.  Smart homes, cities, driverless cars and wearable technology are just the start. Embedding computing power in to “things” can change the way we live and do business. The opportunities are huge, but there might be threats as well, such as issues of security and privacy. The fact is, the biggest companies in the World are investing $Billions in this area to get ahead of the game. What does this mean for the rest of us?

We’d be delighted if you joined us for an evening’s discussion on the “Internet of Things”. 

It’s a chance for business leaders to step back and consider the potential opportunities and threats for their own organisations, as well as getting an insight into the type of World future generations might experience.

Directors and founders from customers across Workspace’s portfolio are invited to register their interest in attending this complimentary event. If you would like to attend this Insight event please register your interest. Knowledge Peers will contact you to confirm your spot. Each attendee should request a separate ticket.

The evening’s discussion will be led by Martin Garner, one of the World’s leading authorities on the Internet of Things.

Martin Garner

Senior Vice President, Internet, CCS Insight

Martin is a well-known figure in the mobile industry. He was at Ovum for 17 years, where he built up the mobile practice, was director of research and established the Wireless Intelligence joint venture with the GSM Association. At CCS Insight, Martin focuses on Internet services and experiences, and the wider role of mobile across various sectors of the economy, including machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and the "Internet of things".

He will be joined by entrepreneurs based across Workspace’s community who are creating new business opportunities from this revolutionary technology.

Richard Sagar MBE

Managing Director, Sagar Smart Homes based at Workspace’s Riverside  

Richard Sagar is the Managing Director of Sagar Smart Homes, a London based consultancy who specialise in the design and commissioning of intelligent building systems in residential and commercial properties around the world. Sagar Smart Homes are recognised as an industry leader in their field, recently winning the industries most coveted, global prize, for their work on an off grid 30'000sq ft 'super home' in Melbourne, Australia. Having been delivering IoT solutions to for over half a decade, Richard has a vast experience of how technology can provide real world benefits to its users and the potential pitfalls to avoid.

Helen Hoyle

Founder & Director, NutshellMR based at Workspace’s Quality Court

Helen is one of the founders at Nutshell. A highly experienced developmental qualitative researcher with 15 years’ experience across a wide range of sectors and research types specifically brand, product, communications via research techniques such as social listening, mobile auto ethnography, online communities, focus groups and Website UX interviews.  Helen has a clear interest and passion in the IOT and the impact it is having on day to day life and the consumer.

Tom Mason

Founder & Director, Yousoft based at Workspace’s Westbourne Studios

Tom founded YouSoft Ltd in 2007 as a bespoke software consultancy now based in Westbourne Studios, London, having worked in software development for several years and the firm currently builds a range of web and app-based platforms for companies across Europe and the USA. Specialising in application architecture and platform design, Tom has an extensive knowledge of web and mobile development. He has used these skills over the years in working with a range of top-end firms including Porsche, Audi, BMW, Adidas, British Airways, Sony and many other tech start-ups

What to expect? 

The insight events combine an interesting mix of ‘live’ case studies of senior directors from growing businesses who have encountered a relevant challenge, together with Q&A with industry experts. 

Our insight events focus on what you can learn and how it might impact you or your business. We don’t spend that much time talking at attendees and we build in plenty of opportunities for attendees to question case study subjects.

We leave ample time for attendees to network with the other senior leaders and of course enjoy delicious food and drinks. 

More about Vox Studios: 

The former Marmite Factory Vox Studios has become the hub for New and Growing Companies. With a superb, contemporary café, a thriving co-working area and three brand new meeting rooms, the property is the perfect place for businesses seeking a modern building within easy reach of Central London.  

Please contact Diarra Smith on +44 203 176 5242 if you have any questions you wish addressed by phone.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST) - Add to Calendar
Workspace Group - Vox Studios 1 - 45 Durham Street, London SE11 5JH, United Kingdom