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5 July 2016

3rd CENSIS Technology Summit, 6 Oct 2016

Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow G1 1RD

Keynote SpeakerCharles Joel

We are delighted to announce our Keynote Speaker will be Charles Joel, UK and Ireland Technical Lead for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 at IBM.

Charles leads ‘Internet of Things and Industry 4.0’ market activities for IBM in the UK, focusing on the industrial sector and UK business development.

Over the last 20 years Charles has developed and executed IoT business strategy which includes the development of IoT product and services in multiple vertical market places. Past success stories include connected cars, smart factories and intelligent pubs!

Delegates can expect a lively, thought-provoking talk from Charles on the IoT ecosystem and “why disruption is good”. Charles will be discussing how companies large and small can access and participate, and exploring how this next wave of internet based innovation has the potential to be a significant enabler for existing businesses.

Prior to business life Charles was an aircraft engineer in the Royal Air Force serving on Tornados and Harriers and served across the world. He is is passionate about IoT in business and whilst admitting to be a ‘gadget nerd’ he relishes the challenges new technology adoption brings to the industrial sector.

Tech Summit Presentation

“The IoT ecosystem – what is crucial to its success and why disruption is good”

The fourth industrial revolution is with us. A key enabler of this digital change has been attributed to the Internet of things. However, organisations still struggle to adopt these key technologies; whilst it is widely seen as disruptive, multiple businesses are struggling to develop the right ecosystem to ensure client adoption and success.

Charles will discuss how the ecosystem is essential to this revolution. How small, medium and large businesses can develop a ‘win-win’ economy. He will present how IBM is working with multiple SME vendors to develop a shared servitised revenue scheme and transition them from a traditional capex to an ‘as a service model’.

Charles will also discuss the key challenges within the ‘Internet of Things’ market and why the ‘ecosystem’ is fundamental to driving standards.

There is an opinion that the first wave of internet based innovation displaced a lot of traditional companies, however the next waves of IoT will be an enabler for existing businesses; domain knowledge and application experience will be key.

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