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Virtual coffee: IoT for innovation in tourism in the Highlands and Islands – ONLINE EVENT

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14th May 2020
Online via Zoom

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Please join CENSIS staff for a catch up over a virtual coffee and keep up to date with IoT technologies while our staff work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Led by CENSIS team members Cade Wells, Rachael Wakefield and Jim Cockram, this chat will explore how IoT can impact the tourism sector in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

This event is specifically designed for businesses and organisations based in the Highlands and Islands that are focused on hospitality, tourism and leisure.

On the day Cade, Rachael and Jim can talk about technology challenges, solutions and business opportunities, highlighting some our projects in this space. We can approach topics from a business development and practical engineering perspective.

Tourism, leisure and hospitality management/monitoring is a potentially important market for IoT, for example:

  • how visitors interact and make the most of their visits to attractions
  • anonymously capturing how many people visit a particular site, what they look at when they are there, and how long they stay for
  • making attractions accessible to wider audiences when they cannot be visited in person, ensuring the experience can be shared in the best possible way and to a wider number of users.
  • supporting a sustainability agenda and promoting sustainable tourism.

How can I join?

The event will take place online using Zoom. Please contact us by email if you’re interested and we’ll send you details of how to join in. You can join using audio or video, and you are very much encouraged to join in the conversation to add your own thoughts or ask questions.

In the first instance we plan to keep numbers down so that everyone can participate and ask questions, so don’t delay if you want to join us.