• Setting Up Liverpool’s First Local Wireless Internet Provider

    Sick and tired of unable to get high quality/competitive internet for his business, Matt decided to do something about it - build an ISP himself. He takes us through his journey of setting up his Wireless ISP “Baltic Broadband”. Programme 6:00 Registration and refreshments 6:30 Welcome address and introduction of the speaker 6:40 Formal presentation 8:00 Questions and discussion 8:30 Close Continuing Professional Development This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme. Additional information Registration not essential but requested by email or telephone Contact Brian Clark tel:[masked] or email: [masked] More details at http://www.theiet.org/events/local/249072.cfm

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  • Internet of Things : Healthcare (Connecting the Sick and Elderly)

    Connecting and monitoring patients has tangible benefits to society, but at what cost? Matt Wilson will explore the opportunities and pitfalls of how connected healthcare could change in the future. Matt, a former NHS Trust Non-Executive Director, with responsibility in Telehealth, will take us through some lessons learned, some of the products in the market and what is currently being achieved by both the public and private sector. He will also share his insights into how we are both treated for illnesses and monitored during recovery with a connected future. Programme 14.00 - Lecture start 15.30 - Refreshments and Networking 16.15 - Close of meeting More details about this event can be read at http://www.theiet.org/events/local/252015.cfm?nxtId=252856

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  • Internet of Things: The security nightmare - Hype or a hacker's Dream?

    Full Address: Sensor City, 31 Russell St, Liverpool L3 5LJ So the Internet of Things is safe right? All of the data collected from sensors, systems and even the images from your child's baby monitor are safe and secure right?...wrong. The Internet of Things presents society with some amazing opportunities, changing the way we live, work, specialise and even shop, but there is a growing undertone of insecure devices and systems, with threats lurking in every corner as cyber thief's, hackers and even competitors are more than happy to exploit your open and accessible devices. The lack of standards, control, accountability and value and respect of peoples data has created a wide range of insecure and open platforms, easily hackable and many without care or recourse to the victim...or it is all hype? Join us on the 23rd November and you’ll discover the current and emerging threat from the Internet of Things, and how you can better protect yourself, business or even school. By the end of this event, you should learn about: • A walk through of some current devices in the market and viable threats to them, and what is /has been done to fix these • The network security manager's nightmare, how to better manage these devices, contain them or adapt your security polices (like with bring your own device) Places are limited, please book early! All of IX Liverpool’s events are free to attend, all that we ask is that you enjoy them! PS: Please sign our Petition about Stopping the Sale of Liverpool's Digital Infrastructure here (https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-sale-of-liverpool-s-digital-infrastructure) Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com/) are generously sponsoring the pizza’s and beer so there'll be pizza and refreshments from 6:30pm, with the talks starting at 7(ish 23rd Nov Evening Schedule 18:00hrs - Doors open 18:30hrs - Pizza 19:00hrs - Intro and housekeeping (IX Liverpool Chair) 19:05 - Prof. Matt Wilson- Internet of Things: The security nightmare - Hype or a hacker's Dream? 20:30 - Networking until the beer runs out...

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  • Women in I.T & workshop on the Government's new T-Level Qualification

    Full Address: Baltic Creative, 49 Jamaica St, Liverpool L1 0AH IX Liverpool are hosting a joint event with the Department for Education as part of a workshop for it's new T Panel qualification. ‘T levels’ are new technical study programmes that will sit alongside Apprenticeships within a reformed skills training system. The reforms are at the heart of a skills partnership between government, business and education and training providers – a partnership that will create the skills revolution needed to meet the needs of our economy. We will be hosting a workshop that is open to the public, employers small and large who together will discuss the new T Level qualification as well as the important topic of how we can attract more Woman into I.T. Confirmed speakers so far... • IX Liverpool (opening talk) • Anna Withrington, Chair of DfE Digital T Panel • Sandbox Digital • Liverpool Girl Geeks Places are limited, please book early! All of IX Liverpool’s events are free to attend. 14th Nov Schedule 14:30hrs - Doors open 14:45hrs - Refreshments 15:00hrs - Intro and housekeeping (IX Liverpool Chair) 15:10 - T Level Qualification Introduction 15:15 - Various talks 15:30 - Workshop on Encouraging more Women into I.T

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  • Internet of Things: Healthcare. Connecting the sick and the elderly

    Full Address: Sensor City, 31 Russell St, Liverpool L3 5LJ Connecting and monitoring patients has tangible benefits to society, but at what cost? Prof. Matt Wilson explores both the opportunities and pitfalls of what connected healthcare could bring and change how we treat our sick and elderly in the future. We asked Prof. Matt Wilson (http://www.mattwilson.co.uk/) from Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com/), a former Non-Executive Director in an NHS Trust, with a responsibility in Telehealth, to take us through some lessons learned, some of the products in the market, what is currently being achieved by both the public and private sector while sharing his insights for how we are both treated for illnesses and monitored during recovery with a connected future. Join us on the 21st of Sept for a joint IX Liverpool (http://www.ixliverpool.net/) and Sensor City (http://www.sensorcity.co.uk/) event and you’ll discover how the Internet is transforming healthcare, learn how it affects the patient experience and be inspired by what the future holds with connected Healthcare. By the end of this event, you should learn about: • The opportunities and pitfalls of connecting patient and their data to the Internet, including the cyber threats that could affect us • The business and technological opportunities of IOT and healthcare • How IOT is going to transform the healthcare industry and what to expect in the future from your healthcare experience Places are limited, please book early! All of IX Liverpool’s events are free to attend, all that we ask is that you enjoy them! PS: Please sign our Petition about Stopping the Sale of Liverpool's Digital Infrastructure here (https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-sale-of-liverpool-s-digital-infrastructure) Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com/) are generously sponsoring the pizza’s and beer so there'll be pizza and refreshments from 6:30pm, with the talks starting at 7(ish 21st Sept Evening Schedule 18:00hrs - Doors open 18:30hrs - Pizza 19:00hrs - Intro and housekeeping (IX Liverpool Chair) 19:05 - Prof. Matt Wilson- Internet of Things: Healthcare. Connecting the sick and the elderly 20:30 - Networking until the beer runs out...

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  • Internet of Things:Hype or Helpful - Exploring the Future Business Opportunities

    So what is all this hype about the Internet of Things? It is really the next phase of the Internet, will it really transform our lives, is it really worth £322 billion to the UK Economy by 2020? For the more seasoned of us, are we at the peak of IOT gimmicky products and hype? Has the bubble now burst and will application after application become viable and then valuable? Join us on the 27th July for a joint IX Liverpool (http://www.ixliverpool.net/) and Sensor City (http://www.sensorcity.co.uk/) event, presented by Prof. Matt Wilson (http://www.mattwilson.co.uk/) from Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com/)and you’ll discover how the Internet of Things could affect society, the workplace and your home, and learn what (if any) opportunities could arise out of it. By the end of this event, you should learn about: • The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the Internet of Things will bring to us • The business and technological opportunities of IOT and how you can take advantage, from any industry you are in • How to prepare yourself, your home, business or school for what change IOT will bring about • How you can take advantage of IOT in your product or service, gain competitive advantages, provide a better customer service and/or usher in a new wave of efficiency into your organisation Places are limited, please book early! All of IX Liverpool’s events are free to attend, all that we ask is that you enjoy them! PS: Please sign our Petition about Stopping the Sale of Liverpool's Digital Infrastructure here (https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-sale-of-liverpool-s-digital-infrastructure) Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com/) are generously sponsoring the pizza’s and beer so there'll be pizza and refreshments from 6:30pm, with the talks starting at 7(ish 27th July Evening Schedule 18:00hrs - Doors open 18:30hrs - Pizza 19:00hrs - Intro and housekeeping (IX Liverpool Chair) 19:05 - Prof. Matt Wilson- Internet of Things:Hype or Helpful - Exploring the Future Business Opportunities 20:30 - Networking until the beer runs out...

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  • Dealing with a Media Crisis in the Digital Age

    Liverpool Science Park

    This is a joint event between IX Liverpool (http://www.ixliverpool.net) and Sensor City. (http://www.sensorcity.co.uk) From small businesses to large organisations reputation is key to any organisation, and getting it right, online and offline, can be a tricky business, even when things are going well - no matter how experienced you and your management team are. During a crisis, many people put their head in the sand, give out the wrong messages or put inexperienced staff or management in front of the media, all without fully understanding the implications and potential long term damage to their organisation. We’ve asked former senior BBC editor and journalist Mick Ord (https://mickord.com/), who has been working at the sharp end of broadcasting for over 30 years, to share with us his valuable stories and insights gained from his many years’ experience in the media industry. It's rare to have access to such and experienced media professional like Mick and for free! He’s on first-name terms with some of the country’s top producers and today advises organisations on how to get the best out of the media. So he can deal with us no sweat, right? Join us on the 25th of May and you’ll discover new ideas, learn how to better handle the media, learn how to cope in a media crisis and interact with other like minded people as we break out into small groups to work on a media relations disaster case study. By the end of this event, you should know: • How to deal with social media & television & other media during a crisis. • How to protect your brand, product or service and gain additional product awareness • How to be fully prepared for when you have to manage a crisis under the full spotlight of media glare. • How to draw up a media training plan and brainstorm ideas for a creative campaign • How to ensure that the corporate messages are clear, consistent and effective. If you take your organisation's reputation seriously, then you cannot afford not to be at this event. Places are limited, please book early! All of IX Liverpool’s events are free to attend, all that we ask is that you enjoy them! IX Liverpool run’s open board meetings, starting at 17:00hrs till 18:30hrs, and are open to the general public, so please come along and be part of them and come to May's board if you can make it, just before Mick's event starts... Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com) are generously sponsoring the pizza’s and beer so there'll be pizza and refreshments from 6:30pm, with the talks starting at 7(ish 25th May Evening Schedule (17:00 -18:30 - IX Liverpool Board Meeting) 18:00hrs - Doors open and main event starts 18:30hrs - Pizza 19:00hrs - Intro and housekeeping (IX Liverpool Chair) 19:05 - Mick Ord - Dealing with the Media Crisis in the Digital Age 19:30 - Workshop Breakout into groups to work on crisis example 20:30 - Networking until the beer runs out...

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  • Internet of Everything : Connecting the Unconnected

    Liverpool Science Park

    The Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything (people, processes, data and things) is now about connecting the unconnected. We tend to think of the Internet being everywhere but a staggering 99.8% of the world is still unconnected. As a joint IX Liverpool (http://www.ixliverpool.net) and Sensor City (http://www.sensorcity.co.uk) event, Prof. Matt Wilson (http://www.mattwilson.co.uk) from Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com)presents a range of new opportunities to connect the unconnected while creating value by improving operational efficiency and improving customer experiences for businesses. Such devices include IP Cameras, Energy Grids, Heathcare Facilities, security systems , utilities, manufacturing, plants, cities, mining and transportation systems that be controlled from virtually anywhere in the world. While this talk will focus on the benefits of connecting such devices, there will be a Q&A/debate at the end of the session to discuss what devices should not be connected and the reasons why. By the end of this event, you should learn about: • The purpose of connecting everyday objects that are currently unconnected • The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats by connecting "everything" to the Internet • A review of the technology on the market, for both consumers and businesses, and what is around the corner • How you can get involved, learn and discover more about the Internet of Things as a future career Places are limited, please book early! All of IX Liverpool’s events are free to attend, all that we ask is that you enjoy them! Telecoms Cloud (https://www.telecomscloud.com/) are generously sponsoring the pizza’s and beer so there'll be pizza and refreshments from 6:30pm, with the talks starting at 7(ish 10th May Evening Schedule 18:00hrs - Doors open 18:30hrs - Pizza 19:00hrs - Intro and housekeeping (IX Liverpool Chair) 19:05 - Prof. Matt Wilson- Internet of Everything : Connecting the Unconnected 20:30 - Networking until the beer runs out...

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  • Internet Privacy: "How Countries Censor the Internet and Activists Fight Back"

    Join us at 6.00 PM for beer & pizza, followed at 6.30 PM by a talk by Paul Furley. Thank you to Richard Spragg at AIMES for sponsoring this event (and the food & drink!). Here is what Paul has to say about his talk: "I started out studying Digital Electronics. I've been working as a developer for about seven years, mostly in small teams doing new stuff like startups, alphas and new products. I currently work part time for Co-op digital and a privacy & security agency called IF - https://projectsbyif.com/ I've been using exclusively GNU/Linux since 2001, I dabble in a bit of crypto, run a Tor node, and support the Internet Freedom movement. I'm particularly interested in making powerful technology like crypto useable and seamless for ordinary people. In this talk, I'll be reporting on some of the highlights of the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, which is where I'm writing this from :)" ----- This meet-up will be preceeded by a optional tour of the AIMES Data Centre starting at 5.30 PM, and followed by the IXLiverpool Board Meeting at 7 PM (you are very welcome to stay for that as well, and learn a little more about some of the exciting things we have planned!) Remember, ALL of IXLiverpool’s events are free to attend; all that we ask is that you enjoy them!

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  • Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

    DoES Liverpool

    Join IX Liverpool for the first of many meetups for 2017! Speaker: Adam Galloway (Hive Social Network) Beer and pizza provided by IXLiverpool. For more info please visit our website: http://ixliverpool.net/ CDNs (Content Delivery Networks) are incredibly useful networks of distributed servers which aim to provide high-availability, low-latency access to static content from any geographical location. In order to do so, these networks require high-quality internet access across the globe. Additionally, these networks often make changes to the content that they serve in order to reduce bandwidth and latency. There are a number of other benefits to CDNs as well as drawbacks, which will be discussed in my talk. The addition of an Internet Exchange in Liverpool could mean the possibility of a Content Delivery server, which would reduce latency of static content serving for local residents.

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