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20th March 2018

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A DataFest Fringe event

Senate Room, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

09:30am – 12:15pm

Registration open

CENSIS is one of eight Innovation Centres in Scotland and supports companies to develop new sensor and imaging systems. Data is a key output for any sensor and edge computing has a critical role to play in the way data is processed in the future.

Aims and Objectives

This half day presentation will include an introduction to edge computing with real-life applications. Data produced by the Internet of Things (IoT) devices is normally sent to the cloud to be processed, however this can be costly and time consuming. Edge computing allows all or some of the data to be processed locally, i.e., at the actual source. This allows real-time local data analysis and reduces backhaul traffic from IoT devices.


CENSIS client, Beringar, will talk about their state-of-the-art built environment sensor which uses edge computing to help the NHS manage and enhance the productivity of its assets.

Siemens will also join us on the day to speak about MindSphere, the company’s cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects real things to the digital world. MindSphere offers cloud to edge computing and a strong partner ecosystem. Case studies will be provided showing the transformation of IoT data to productive business results.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at individuals and companies who want to learn more about edge computing and real-life applications. Throughout the session, you will hear about the capabilities of edge computing and will be able to network and explore opportunities to create future partnerships and collaborations.


09:30 Registration & Tea/Coffee
10:00am CENSIS: Welcome & Overview
10:10am CENSIS: What is edge computing? Why use the edge?
10:30am Beringar: A case study using edge computing.
10:45am Tea/Coffee
11:05am Siemens MindSphere: The cloud-based, open IoT operating system for digital transformation.
12:00 Q&A
12:15 Close


To register, please go to the Eventbrite page.


The event will be held in the University of  Glasgow’s Senate Room, in the main Gilbert Scott Building on University Avenue. Locate the Senate Room on the University of Glasgow campus map, marked A10 Senate Office.