Seminar: Internet of Things

23 April 2014

12.30 - 19.00

British Library Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

With the Prime Minister announcing a further £45m of funding to be made available to the development of the Internet of Things, what does IoT mean in practice – both for technology providers and those deploying IoT solutions?

Featuring speakers from the UK Government and prominent industry players like Cisco, EE and Qualcomm as well as Bird & Bird's own legal experts, the event will discuss and debate important issues surrounding the Internet of Things, including legal and regulatory issues, new business models, IP and data protection. The event will not just highlight developments in technology but, importantly, also look at current and future applications in various markets, including energy, healthcare and transport, from a practical perspective.

With most businesses and governments beginning to look at how IoT can change the way they work, this event is a perfect opportunity for business leaders, senior managers and in-house lawyers to get an overview to this varied and fast-changing subject.

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The programme

12.30 - 13.30
Registration, lunch and networking

13.30 - 13.40
Welcome and introduction
Graeme Maguire, Partner, Bird & Bird and Colin Long, Of Counsel, Bird & Bird

13.40 - 14.00
Moving towards the Internet of Everything
Ian Foddering, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco UK&I 

14.00 - 14.15
The Technology Ecosystem 1: Hardware – chips, meters, devices
Joshua Cooper, CEO, Hildebrand Technology Limited

14.15 - 14.30
The Technology Ecosystem 2: Communications infrastructure
Matthew Redding, Director of Joint Ventures and Partnerships, EE

14.30 - 14.45
The Technology Ecosystem 3: Software, apps and the Cloud
Ewan Dalton, Azure Cloud Specialist, Microsoft

14.45 - 15.00
The Technology Ecosystem 4: Connectivity - security and robustness of the radio link: demands on spectrum and the need for resilience
Wassim Chourbaji, Senior Director - Government Affairs, Qualcomm

15.00 - 15.20
Panel session


15.20 - 15.40
Legal Issues 1: The next patent frontier
Katharine Stephens, Partner, Bird & Bird

15.40 - 16.10

16.10 - 16.25
Legal Issues 2: understanding liabilities and translating risks to help drive business and investment
Roberto Camilli, Counsel, Bird & Bird

16.25 - 16.40
The Markets for IoT 1: Energy/Smart Homes
Michael Rudd, Partner, Bird & Bird and Alex Rathmell, Managing Director, EEVS


16.40 - 16.55
The Markets for IoT 2: Aviation
Paddy Davies, Founder, HorizonAP

16.55 - 17.10
The Markets for IoT 3: Healthcare
Bruce Hellman, CEO, uMotif

17.10 - 17.25
Legal Issues 3: Data Protection, Privacy and Security – New challenges from IoT/M2M
Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & Bird and Sven-Erik Heun, Partner, Bird & Bird

17.25 - 17.45
Panel session

17.45 - 18.00
A thought-provoking look at what IoT might have changed in 15 years' time
Stan Boland, CEO, Neul

18.00 - 19.00
Drinks and networking