• Internet of Medical Things
    The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is poised to transform how we keep people safe and healthy. At this Meetup we'll be looking at the issue of social isolation. Both social isolation and loneliness are starting to receive increased attention from local authorities, health and social care providers and third-sector organisations due to growing evidence around the negative impacts they have on health and wellbeing Intro from Johnny Wallace (Prof of Innovation @UlsterUni Faculty of Computing & Engineering, Chair of @IETNI Policy Group Connected Health): Connected Health is Dead - Long Live Connected Wellbeing!!! Victoria Simms, Research Director for Psychology at Ulster University (and member of the NI Science Festival board) will present research the team at UU has been carrying out in the area of social isolation and loneliness. Peter Wilson (Assistant Director - Procurement & Logistics Service, Business Services Organisation) will discuss how companies would go about delivering services to address social isolation and how to manage the procurement cycle of Trusts / HSC-NI (meeting regulatory requirements). And with Paul Moorhead, Founder and CTO of local startup Kraydel, which enables independent living and efficient compassionate care. Kindly hosted by Flexera, and food/drink supplied by Aepona.

    Flexera

    83-91 Adelaide Street Flax House, 2nd Floor · Belfast

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  • NI IoT Challenge: LORAWAN ( supported by Things Connected NI)
    Come along and find out more about the Northern Ireland IoT Challenge! W/ Belfast City Council and Ulster University. Things Connected NI is a regional program that will see the deployment of LPWAN a ‘Low Powered Wide Area Network’ across most of Northern Ireland in 2018. This infrastructure, also known as an Internet of Things (IoT) network, will be free to use for experimentation and testing, demonstration, and piloting IoT products and services. LPWAN provides an inexpensive way for many low-cost sensors to be connected; the data transmitted from the devices will transit the network and is forwarded to your application server. Things Connected Northern Ireland is backed by a consortium of Northern Ireland local authority councils, private sector bodies, universities and specialist advisors. This will stimulate innovation in this high growth industry while actively building and supporting the ecosystem to innovate, experiment, prototype and bring to market new products and services. Things Connected Northern Ireland is launching several challenge calls in areas such as urban living, transport, smart buildings, manufacturing, digital media, tourism, agriculture and healthcare. This is a unique opportunity for businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, to get free access the Things Connected IoT network. To undertake experimental research and development, all while being supported by a programme that offers facilitated access to the ecosystem, support from academia, subject matter expertise, technical and business development support. What SMEs can expect from the programme - Hands on practical experience in the IoT industry, from creating a concept to building and testing a device on the network - Participation in the eco-system - Build networks and peer relationships - New market opportunities and access to investment Who should apply SMEs who are interesting in seeking to solve the programme challenges. Technical SMEs will likely apply however, a technical background is no pre-requisite. There are plenty of tools and resources available here to guide. As with other challenge calls, we recommend a collaborative approach, the fusion of an entrepreneurial approach supported by technical experts has the potential to yield good results. Come along and find out more about the programme and the challenges! And bring your LPWAN devices!

    Aepona / Openwave

    Charles House 103-111 Donegall Street, · Belfast

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  • The Agri-Food Industry is Smartening Up
    How tech is helping transform the sector to be more competitive, sustainable and trusted. Stephane Durand (Agri-Food QUEST Manager, Northern Ireland Technology Centre, QUB) will give us a broad overview of Food Vision 2030 - a key part of the agenda for FP9 in agri-food, then we'll hear about some practical applications, closing with a panel discussion and questions from the floor. Agenda - 6pm Registration - 6:15pm Welcome - 6:20pm Stephane Durand, Northern Ireland Technology Centre, QUB - 6:40pm Ian McNiece, MD, Countryside Services - 6:55pm Stephanie Brooks, Project Manager & Brendan Smyth, CTO at ArcNet - 7:10pmTerry Canning, MD, Farm Wizard - 7:25pm Panel discussion / Q&A - 8pm Close

    6th Floor Lombard House

    10-20 Lombard St, BT1 1RD · Belfast

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  • Securing Your Big Data - How to Defend & Protect IoT Data
    This time we’re joining with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to look at the interface between big data and cybersecurity. The rapid development of machine to machine communication, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), has resulted in huge increases in the volume and variety of data. While the growth of Big Data presents an immense opportunity for many industries and decisions makers, it also carries considerable risks. As the applications of Big Data become more diverse, and ever more important for daily life, so too an awareness grows of the security implications. We’ll be asking, “What are the main security challenges facing the world of IoT and Big Data for the next 12 months?”. We will present some available protection techniques and propose possible tracks that enable and enhance security in this new challenging environment. AGENDA: • 1800 Registration / welcome / intro • 1815 CSIT /OWASP • 1825 Black Duck • 1835 B-Secur • 1845 Rapid7 • 1855 Analytics Engines • 1910 Panel session chaired by Austin Tanney • 1940 Networking • 2000 Close With Ben Greene Analytics Engines, Chris Fearon Black Duck, Adrian Condon B-Secur, Claire Burn Rapid7 and Philip O'Kane, CSIT / OWASP.

    Ormeau Baths

    18 Ormeau Ave · Belfast BT2 8HS

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  • Lightning Talks @ Total Mobile
    Let me know if you want to do a 5 min lightning talk! Plenty of places and audience members very welcome too! As a speaker, the lightning talk format tests your resilience and oratory skills. The timing of the presentation is strictly enforced! 5 minutes - that is all! So I need 10 volunteers, please - first come, first served! Just message me with your talk title. And of course everyone is very welcome to be in the audience! (Thanks to Barrie Byron's blog for this) Tips for an entertaining, joyous, and informative lightning talk: - Get to the point quickly; invest no more than one minute on setup and background. - Select a relevant topic for the audience. - Share one great idea. - Tell a story; storytelling is universal and we all have a story to tell. - Show passion for an idea; spread your joy. - Share information but resist the temptation to explain in detail. - Use more pictures and fewer words; text at least 50 pts. - Plan on not using the first and the last slides, time flies when you’re having fun. - Don’t forget that the audience is on your side. - Remember that delivery is more important than content. - Be a star and get to Carnegie Hall. How? Practice, practice, practice. - Practice with a timer (there’s an app for that). - End strong and “power wrap” your lightning talk… restate your one great idea.

    Total Mobile

    Clarendon Dock · Belfast

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  • NITB's data vacuum!
    This is an opportunity for Dave Vincent, Chief Data Officer, NITB (and Invest NI) to chat through his role and what he’s trying to achieve. There are lots of people who could do great things with his data - but therein lies the problem - he has lots of identity information for his online visitors but when they arrive on the island they fall off a cliff and it’s only if he happens to trip over them at a particular event or attraction that he actually knows they’re here. So there are 2 main thrusts / requirements for filling this data vacuum: - understanding at an aggregated / macro level the behaviours of our tourism visitors - where / for how long etc... this is to help inform the tourist industry and our NITB planning - the ability to interact with individuals in real time - pushing content / promotions to them There are lots of strands to this but Dave is particularly interested in some of the early / infrastructure steps and the providers in this area. There must be some opportunities around IoT technologies so the objective of this Meetup is to get people thinking and talking (Dave will outline the next steps on the day). AGENDA 1230 Registration / Lunch 1240 Welcome from Danny McConnell – leads Deloitte’s analytics / data engineering in NI 1245 Dave Vincent – NITB's data vacuum 1330 Deirdre Ferguson, Senior Consultant, Smart Resilient Cities on Belfast City Council's Smart City challenges 1345 Jessica Caldwell, Catalyst Inc - Connected Shapers Programme 1400 Close

    Deloitte Digitial

    Gasworks · Belfast

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  • Lightning talks - tell us what you're doing in IoT!
    We'd love to hear what projects people are working on, ideas they have, knowledge they'd like to share so this Meetup is going to be a bit different. We're looking for 10 people who'd like to give lightning talks. As a speaker, the lightning talk format tests your resilience and oratory skills. The timing of the presentation is strictly enforced! 5 minutes - that is all! So I need 10 volunteers, please - first come, first served! Just message me with your talk title. And of course everyone is very welcome to be in the audience! (Thanks to Barrie Byron's blog for this) Tips for an entertaining, joyous, and informative lightning talk: - Get to the point quickly; invest no more than one minute on setup and background. - Select a relevant topic for the audience. - Share one great idea. - Tell a story; storytelling is universal and we all have a story to tell. - Show passion for an idea; spread your joy. - Share information but resist the temptation to explain in detail. - Use more pictures and fewer words; text at least 50 pts. - Plan on not using the first and the last slides, time flies when you’re having fun. - Don’t forget that the audience is on your side. - Remember that delivery is more important than content. - Be a star and get to Carnegie Hall. How? Practice, practice, practice. - Practice with a timer (there’s an app for that). - End strong and “power wrap” your lightning talk… restate your one great idea.

    6th Floor Lombard House

    10-20 Lombard St, BT1 1RD · Belfast

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  • How to secure IoT systems
    Prof Sakir Sezer (http://www.csit.qub.ac.uk/InnovationatCSIT/Thoughtleadership/SakirSezer-Anewforceintheworldofcyberdefencesystems/) - Director of Research and the Head of the Networked System Security at the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT). He is a world-renowned authority in high-performance network processing and Internet security technologies. His research is leading major advances in the field of high-performance content and security processing, spanning cybersecurity related topics in malware, embedded systems, IoT, ICS and network security, in collaboration with leading corporations in the US and UK. Professor Sezer is also co-founder and CTO of Titan IC Systems Ltd, and is a member of various research and executive committees. Synopsys of Sakir's talk: IoT defines the foundation for interconnecting any device that will benefit to be interconnected to control or collect instant information of anything and everything. Such emerging technologies and services bear significant economic and social benefits, but when misused pose serious risks and threats to individuals, business and societies. The talk will discuss various IoT security threats and privacy related security challenges due to the vulnerabilities of embedded systems and the underpinning communication and silicon technologies, and will give an overview of emerging IoT security technologies and state-of- the-art IoT security research trends. Conall Laverty (https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj7u42d2fPRAhWsKsAKHa3XCUAQFggaMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fconalllaverty&usg=AFQjCNHPoklBi-KBfUQynE3eU9a-zA0bgA&sig2=bIWG2h8_oSoORLfE7FnAqw&bvm=bv.146094739,d.d24) - Founder of Wia. the provider of a service for developers building Internet of Things applications, will give some pointers on how to build secure IoT systems. Bobby McKeown (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbymckeown) - Engineering Manager, Rapid7 on the security challenges Rapid7 sees in the area of IoT, with examples where he has seen vulnerabilities and touching on some of the tools that Rapid7 supports in this area e.g. extending penetration testing to cover IoT devices. Thanks to our host, ECIT, and our speakers!

    ECIT

    Northern Ireland Science Park, Queens Road, Queen's Island, BT3 9DT · Belfast

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  • How can we use IoT to solve Belfast's mobility problem?
    Kindly hosted by Deloitte Digital, and with Ulster University and See.Sense. Focusing on mobility, and inviting all interested parties, this session we're posing the question: How do we start doing something? 17 30 Reg, pizza 15 mins 17 45 Deloitte Digital - Welcome & intro 18 00 Ulster University - What is a Smart City (sensors, mobility, further impact on health, etc) 18 15 Deloitte Digital - Global case studies and an agile approach to innovation 18 30 See.Sense 18 45 Open floor 19 30 Close Some articles of interest: • China might lead the world back to the bicycle (https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-10-12/china-might-lead-the-world-back-to-the-bicycle) • See Sense encouraging cyclists in Milton Keynes & Dublin to help shape their cities (https://seesense.cc/blogs/hub/see-sense-encouraging-cyclists-in-milton-keynes-and-dublin-to-help-shape-their-cities) • Smart Cities of the world: Buenos Aires (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTQLulPUowEhttp://smartcity.deloitte.com/client_innovations/smart-cities-of-the-world-buenos-aires/) • Belfast most congested city in UK - drivers wasting 8 days a year in traffic (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/belfast-most-congested-city-in-uk-with-drivers-wasting-eight-days-a-year-in-traffic-34559855.html) • Westlink at York Street is Belfast's most congested road (http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/11/30/news/westlink-at-york-street-is-belfast-s-most-congested-road-809163/) • Air pollution levels soar in Belfast, Londonderry, Armagh and Newry (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/air-pollution-levels-soar-in-belfast-londonderry-armagh-and-newry-35390472.html) • Air pollution in London passes levels in Beijing (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/24/air-pollution-london-passes-levels-beijingand-wood-burners-making/)

    Deloitte Digitial

    Gasworks · Belfast

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