Engineering to host industry lecture concerning ‘the Internet of Things’

Posted by crm28 at Feb 21, 2017 05:01 PM |
The Department of Engineering’s 19th Annual Industry Lecture considers the ethics of an electronically connected world.

Titled “The Internet of Things: when engineers connect everything are we heroes or villains?”, the University’s renown Department of Engineering will host its Annual Industry Lecture on Friday 17 March. Professor William Webb (Anglia Ruskin University) will present the lecture which takes place in The Rattray at 6.00pm.

Professor Webb is a hugely respected engineer, particularly in the field of wireless communications where he has served as Motorola’s Director of Corporate Strategy. Professor Webb is currently the President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the former CEO of the Weightless Special Interest Group. ‘Weightless technology’ refers to wireless connectivity for low-power, wide-area networks which can be used to deliver the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things envisages a future whereby millions of smart devices in our everyday lives are interconnected and able to collect and share data with each other.

“I am delighted that Prof William Webb has agreed to give the Annual Industry Lecture” said Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Head of the University’s Department of Engineering. “This is a flagship event of the Department of Engineering, and I look forward to seeing staff and students on the 17 March”.

The lecture is free to attend and open to students, staff and members of the public. Please contact Moira Cooper to book a place.

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