Events

Artificial Intelligence for Customer Engagement -IBM’s Watson and the Development of a Unique Value Proposition

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Tuesday 30th May 2017 8.30-11.00

Portsmouth Technopole

We are thrilled to host Derick Weisner,  IBM’s European Digital Agency Leader who will be talking about how AI can help you understand how your customers are interacting with your brand. Derick will showcase just how this new technology can play a key role in creating and delivering personalized, intuitive experiences at every stage of the customer journey, enhancing existing marketing approaches and helping you to fully develop a differentiated and unique value proposition for your customers.

Join us at the Portsmouth Technopole at 8.30am for tea and coffee. The event will begin at 9.00am and Derick will speak for 40 minutes, followed by Q&A. We anticipate that the event will end at 11am.

Book your ticket here

 

Past Events

How the Internet of Things is Changing Cyber Security

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

10:00 – 12:30 GMT

Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant, PO9 1SA

By 2020 it is expected that up to 50 billion devices will be connected to each other thanks to the internet. The result of this is beneficial in many different ways. However, the rise of the internet of things means that cyber security becomes more significant.

For businesses in particular, in order to remain competitive in a global market, the sharing of data to enable better decision-making has led to the integration of data and the systems in which it operates. Whilst this is leading to improvements in many aspects of production and control systems, this desire and ability to be connected and the proliferation of connected devices may well be outstripping cyber security solutions that are able to keep out data and networks safe. Indeed a recent study conducted through the OWASP project has shown that 70 percent of IoT devices contain serious vulnerabilities.

So join us for our first event on Cyber Security which is one of a series of events hosted by the Optimise Hub at the Institute of Industrial Research at the University of Portsmouth where we will discuss Industrial Internet of Things Security issues and solutions.

This event is organised in partnership with the Institute of Industrial ResearchPortsmouth Business School and the Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth.

To register for this event, please click here

 

Connectivity: The Internet of Things and Business Innovation

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Monday 21st November  :  Arqiva, Winchester  : 08.00-11.00am

Do you want to optimise your business models or production processes? Have you heard about the Internet of Things or Industry 4.0 and want to know more about how it works and what it could do to help your business grow? Wondering about the latest digital technologies and how they could help you to add value to your data?

Join us on Monday 21st November 2016 to hear about our new Optimise Hub and find out how creating and using your data can ensure you optimise your business and help it become more competitive. We will be also be launching our competition where you can win some free data analytics consultancy from our in-house team.

Kindly hosted by Arqiva, a leading UK communications infrastructure company whose business is connectivity, you will also be entitled to a free tour of the facilities and can find out more about how their work is enabling our vibrant digital economy.

For more details and to book visit Eventbrite 

An overview of the event hosted on the 21st of November;

This workshop was hosted by the Optimise Hub and was hosted in partnership with Arqiva – a communications company based within the regional at Winchester, who are operating in the IoT domain in the commercial sector – particularly with regards to Smart Water Meters.

This event attracted a number of different regional players in the IoT domain and was designed to be a generic awareness raising event rather than wholly focused on manufacturing – especially since the host was operating in a non-manufacturing sector.

At the event we launched the Data Analytics Competition which will allow 3 companies the chance to access Optimise Hub expertise for free for up to 3 weeks. ON the day one company came forward interested in taking up this offer. The winners for this competition will possibly form the basis for future Use Cases and grant proposals. One of the speakers at the event was one of our project partners – The Future Photonics Hub, Southampton.

Some quotes from attendees from the event:

“I thought the event was very informative and useful”
“very interesting. I certainly took a lot away from it in terms of different perspectives on the Internet of Things and its application. I’d be glad to attend further similar events if available”