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Edinburgh to Host National IoT Summit

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Scotland’s national IoT Summit will examine the socio-economic opportunities presented by the Internet of Things.

On 30th May, Edinburgh will host Scotland’s third national IoT Summit. The event will bring together technologists from industry, academia and government to explore the impact that IoT technology is having on business and society.

The Internet of Things has long been considered to hold huge socio-economic potential, with advancements in sensors, data analytics and AI paving the way to smarter autonomous systems. The creation of a vast network of connected devices, AI and automation is for many what defined the real vision for the internet; a network where machines can communicate and adapt to optimise the efficiency of large scale processes like energy systems and traffic flow.

But despite all the promise, IoT is still very much in its infancy and has yet to realise its full potential. There are a number of key challenges standing in the way which must be overcome, most notably in security and standards, but also across infrastructure and connectivity.

The conference will discuss how these primary barriers can be overcome so that the socio-economic value of IoT technology can be harnessed. Experts from a diverse range of sectors will discuss the role of IoT within their respective fields, illustrating the impact of the Internet of Things.

The conference is free to attend* for IT & Digital leaders: places can be registered online here 


  • Martyn Wallace, Chief Digital Officer, Scottish Digital Office
  • Munir Chowdhury, IoT Architect, Stanley Black & Decker
  • Sharon Moore, Chief Technology Officer, Travel & Transportation, IBM
  • David Cuckow, Global Head of IoT, BSI
  • Steven Revill, CEO, UrbanTide
  • Emma Gillies, Managing Partner, Gartner
  • Steve Aitken, Director, Intelligent Plant
  • Mark Begbie, Business Development Director, CENSIS
  • Theo Priestley, Technology Analyst and Commentator
  • Naghmeh Moradpoor, Lecturer in Cybersecurity & Networks, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Malcolm Fairweather, Head of Performance, SportScotland
  • David Early, Data Manager, High Performance Sport, SportScotland Institute for Sport
  • Lauren Forsyth, PhD Researcher, Biomedical Engineering, Strathclyde University
  • Sam McNeil, Big Data MSc Student, University of Stirling

*A criteria for free attendance applies


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