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IoT North - Newcastle Upon Tyne Meetup

We have partner with IoT meetup to support the local community over the next year. For more information about the events please click here.

List of Events

March 2021: TBA
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February 2021: TBA
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December 2020: TBA
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November 2020: TBA
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October 2020: The application of IoT for the inspection, recognition, detection and processing of visual data brings unprecedented capabilities and practical value to organisations. Such technologies offer a new type of business processes across manufacturing, supply chains, oil and gas and other industries aiming at fulfilling security, material handling and a variety of other purposes. The October IoT webinar, co-hosted by Pitch-In Project and sponsored by Newcastle University and www.goto50.ai an ADLINK Technology AI Community, was organised to keep up with the latest IoT applications making a meaningful use of visual data. The webinar had presentations from Nick Fragale, the founder and CEO of Rover Robotics (www.roverrobotics.com), and Justin Godfrey-Cass, Head of Transport Solutions in Wireless Logic (www.wirelesslogic.com). The event provided insight into new products, their use cases and infrastructural solutions in the sector.
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September 2020: A decade ago the popularity of the IoT concept provoked high expectations about the future development of the industry and large-scale technology embeddedness in our lives. Strategists and analysts forecasted that the IoT market share would reach 8.9 trillion USD and would comprise 50 billion deployed connected devices by 2020. Now it is clear that predictions have failed to reflect reality. The insights of technology enthusiasts and industry futurists seemed to be too optimistic and overlooked the challenges that could slow down the growth of the sector. Therefore, in the frame of the September IoT North event, the insights were shared about firms' strategic choices, positioning in the value chain, IoT implementation, technology fragmentation, infrastructure life-cycle and other factors that have affected the present and might affect the future of IoT. The webinar had talks from Matt Hatton, founding partner at Transforma Insights (www.transformainsights.com) and Adrian Firth, an IoT Solutions Architect at Telefonica (www.telefonica.com). Matt shared the challenges that have been holding back IoT over the last 10 years. Adrian Firth discussed potential problems that 2G/3G "sunsets" pose for IoT.
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August 2020: IoT has spawned a range of opportunities for companies to capitalise on trends and the development of new products. However, the creation of valuable products turns out to be a failure in almost 50 per cent of cases. The reasons may be that projects are over the budget, delayed, inefficient, they have quality and security pitfalls or lack a market strategy. The following three questions are worth considering when implementing IoT. How to build an IoT product fitting the market? How to ensure an efficient method of product development and production? How to ensure the security and privacy in the IoT network? The July IoT North webinar was aimed at looking into those areas and sharing solutions that may help organisations and IoT enthusiasts overcome challenges in the development of their projects. The event was joined by Daniel Sexton, a Founding Partner at RedChip Ventures (www.redchipventures.com), Jose Marcelino, Solutions Architect at RAK Wireless (www.rakwireless.com) and Stuart Mitchell, Head of Product at ZARIOT (www.zariot.com), who provided their insights into IoT project development and implementation.
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July 2020: IoT has spawned a range of opportunities for companies to capitalise on trends and the development of new products. However, the creation of valuable products turns out to be a failure in almost 50 per cent of cases. The reasons may be that projects are over the budget, delayed, inefficient, they have quality and security pitfalls or lack a market strategy. The following three questions are worth considering when implementing IoT. How to build an IoT product fitting the market? How to ensure an efficient method of product development and production? How to ensure the security and privacy in the IoT network? The July IoT North webinar was aimed at looking into those areas and sharing solutions that may help organisations and IoT enthusiasts overcome challenges in the development of their projects. The event was joined by Daniel Sexton, a Founding Partner at RedChip Ventures (www.redchipventures.com), Jose Marcelino, Solutions Architect at RAK Wireless (www.rakwireless.com) and Stuart Mitchell, Head of Product at ZARIOT (www.zariot.com), who provided their insights into IoT project development and implementation.
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June 2020: The event featured two speakers, Kelsie McMillin, Partnership Marketing Manager – Strategic Programs at Digi-Key (https://www.digikey.co.uk) and Jen Fenner, Co-founder and Managing Director of DefProc (https://www.defproc.co.uk). The speakers presented IoT applications aimed at tackling the needs and addressing the challenges of their end-users in the business and social sectors.
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May 2020: On Tuesday, the 5th of May, in virtual space Newcastle & Manchester Meetup connected all those who are interested in the use and the development of IoT and AI. The online event was co-hosted by Pitch-In Project and sponsored by Newcastle University and www.goto50.ai. The meetup hosted a presentation by Rodolfo Lomascolo from Pervasive Technologies (https://pervasive-tech.com) about vision and machine learning solutions, which can have an application against the propagation of COVID-19.
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April 2020: We are pleased to announce:- Oliver Hamilton - Director of Computer Vision at COSMONiO (https://www.cosmonio.com/) working on NOUS, their zero-code, human-in-the-loop, machine learning platform. Based in Durham he’ll be presenting online showing how their system can be used by domain experts to train advanced machine learning models in minutes and how these could be deployed to edge computing devices, such as the new ADLINK Vizi-AI development kit (https://goto50.ai/). It should be relevant to AI enthusiasts, IoT aficionados and anyone curious as to how AI could benefit their organisation.
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