Past event

Corporate Members

The Industrial Internet of Things

Chatham House London

Participants

Dr Alison Vincent, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco UK & Ireland

Professor Michael Huth, Professor of Computer Science, Imperial College London

Chair: Ravi Mattu, Technology Editor, Financial Times

Overview

While much interest in the ‘internet of things’ has focused on the consumer sector, the ability to digitally connect devices, vehicles and buildings, and to collect data from this network, also has the potential to dramatically transform business and industry. Dubbed the ‘industrial internet of things’ (IIoT), this new technological development could significantly improve efficiency, safety, productivity and return on investment in numerous sectors including manufacturing, energy, healthcare and transportation. However, the IIoT also poses a number of important challenges for governments and businesses, particularly around privacy and security.

In this session, the speakers will explore the potential of the IIoT and how it could affect industry and the world of work in the future, drawing on a number of case studies. They will also focus on the international policy challenges surrounding the IIoT and consider the steps that businesses and governments can take to realize its full potential.

This event is open to corporate members only and will be followed by a reception.