The Internet of Things – if we don't trust it, will we use it?

Free event

Date: Friday 24 January 2014 (10:00-16:30)

Locationetc.venues, One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London, SW1V 2QQ

There's much talk about the Internet of Things and how much the services enabled by it will be worth. Some estimate that there'll be 50bn connected objects by 2020 and the market will be worth hundreds of billions of pounds a year.

Until recently, connecting a device to the Internet of Things was expensive and difficult. But not anymore. Thanks to new, inexpensive and power-efficient chips that have come onto the market in the past year or so, almost anything can now connect to the internet. From thermostats to light bulbs and appliances, everything's getting connected.

But how secure is the Internet of Things? What do we need to do to enable trust in the IoT? What are the potential impacts and opportunities? And how can you get involved? These are just some of the things we'll explore at our free one-day stakeholder forum. At the event you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the Internet of Things
  • Find out what's new in the industry and potential developments
  • Understand the security implications in a world of connected devices
  • Hear about the impacts on biometrics and the financial services industry
  • Find out about the latest standardization work
  • Help us explore the needs and options for standards development in this area
  • Network with peers.

Use the event hashtag on Twitter #bsiiot


09:30   Registration
10:00   Chairman’s opening remarks 

  Mr Richard Rees, Chair of BSI IST/34
10:10   Introduction to BSI and update on current standardization activity

  Antonella Adamus, Programme Manager, BSI
10:30   Internet of things: If we don't trust it, will we use it? 
    Charles Brookson
10:50   Q&As
11:00   Morning networking tea and coffee break
11:20   The internet of things and the decline of western civilization
    Dr Mike Nash, Information Security Techniques
11:40   Biometrics and the internet of things
    Dr Peter Waggett, IBM Emerging Technology
12:15   Privacy and the internet of things 
    Pete Eisenegger, ANEC
12:35   Q&As
12:45   Lunch
14:00   Chairman’s briefing – Afternoon workshops/Table discussions

Workshop 1: Personal IoT
Workshop 2: Digital Footprints: how does sensing work?
Workshop 3: Biometrics and IoT

Each workshop will last 25 mins and delegates will attend all workshops in rotation. 

15:25   Afternoon networking tea and coffee break
15.50   Feedback plenary
16:20   Chairman’s closing remarks
16.30   Event close