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Investor Briefing - Systems for Sustainability: The evolving investor opportunities and challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things
Metro Bank, One Southampton Row, London WC1B 5HA

From 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM on 29 September 2016


Forbury Investment Network and Rushlight Events would like to invite you to our upcoming Investor Briefing on 'Systems for Sustainability: The evolving investor opportunities and challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things' which will be held on Thursday 29th September.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an evolution that has been underway for quite some time, with the disruptive potential of IoT across industry now beginning to be recognised. It is about using new inter-connectivity to enable higher levels of productivity with more effective use of resources; a production process more closely aligned to differentiated customer demand; and resulting new competitive business models. From manufacturing and energy, to agriculture and transport, value can be unlocked from existing assets across the supply chain using real time data.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), for example, benefits from a number of key drivers, including a rapid acceleration of the number of connected devices, a broader acceptance of open standards and a new affordability of ‘smart’ technology. All this constitutes a serious sustainability dimension: for example, a recent report by Accenture and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) estimates that digital technology and IOT will help deliver a 20% reduction in carbon emissions.

Together with such opportunity comes diverse challenges: online security, privacy, job displacement, ensuring availability of skills, and balancing benefits with the waste, emissions and resource use associated with introducing smart solutions.

With selected experts and practitioners, this event will explore and analyse both investor opportunity and challenges emerging from what is already regarded as the next industrial revolution.

Agenda

5.30pm

Registration and networking

6.00pm

Opening remarks  

 
  • Ian Walters, MD Business Banking, Metro Bank  

6.10pm

IIoT: a new paradigm for sustainable industrial growth

 
  • Andy Stanford-Clark, Chief Technologist, IBM
6.30pm  Panel discussion with participation from:
 
  • Peter Madden OBE, Chief Executive, Future Cities Catapult
  • Martyn Atkinson, ‎Director of Change and Digital Metro Bank, Metro Bank
  • Susanne Baker, Head of Programme Environment & Compliance, techUK
  • Muthukumar Viswanathan, Practice Director Industrial Automation & Process Control and Measurement & Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan
  • Rachel Eyres, Sales Director UK&I, Silver Spring Networks
  • Richard Hadden, Investment Director, Breed Reply

7.45pm

Networking

9.00pm 

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Who should attend?
 

Fund managers, venture capitalists, private equity, high net worth individuals, business angels, analysts, brokers, corporate financial advisors, corporate investors, manufacturers, technology specialists, renewable energy developers, energy efficiency and grid specialists, financiers, consultants, businesses in the energy infrastructure supply chain, power generators and distributors, energy storage companies, smart energy companies, technology providers, advisers, agricultural supply chain, environmental consultants, resource specialists, resource supply chain and other followers and participants in the energy, resource, manufacturing, and technology sectors.

Registration

Each delegate place costs £50 + VAT and places are strictly limited.

To register: call 020 7539 8000 OR email enquiries@forburyinvest.com

Speakers

Andy Stanford-Clark - IBM

Professor Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technologist for IBM’s consulting business in Energy and Utilities for the UK and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and “Master Inventor” with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specialises in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, Smart Metering and Smart Grid technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, home automation, demand-side management, and driving consumer behaviour change. Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.Professor Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technologist for IBM’s consulting business in Energy and Utilities for the UK and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and “Master Inventor” with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specialises in remote telemetry, energy monitoring and management, Smart Metering and Smart Grid technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, home automation, demand-side management, and driving consumer behaviour change. Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Peter Madden - Future Cities Catapult

Previously, Peter was Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, Head of Policy at the Environment Agency, Ministerial Adviser to the British Government, Director of Green Alliance and Head of Policy at Christian Aid.  He is currently Board Counsellor to the Crown Estate, a member of Ingersoll Rand’s Advisory Council, and a member of both the Smart London Board and the UK Government Smart Cities Forum. He received an OBE for services to sustainable development.

Martyn Atkinson, Metro Bank

Martyn joined Metro Bank at the beginning of the year as Director of Digital and Change, where he is responsible for executing the Bank’s diverse change agenda and setting the digital agenda. He began his career at Accenture working within the Retail sector delivery large scale complex IT transformation programmes, before moving to Lloyds Banking Group as Programme Director. Martyn was then appointed Head of Business Change at Friends Life, before moving to Nationwide as Head of Transformation, where he oversaw the change agenda for Mortgage, Savings and Digital Originations portfolio.

Susanne Baker - techUK

Susanne Baker is head of the environment and compliance programme at techUK, the UK’s business association for companies working in the digital economy. Before joining techUK, she worked for seven years at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and as a journalist for The ENDS Report. She is a board member of the High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute and a fellow of the RSA.

Muthukumar Viswanathan - Frost & Sullivan

Muthu is the Practice Director, Industrial Automation & Process Control and Measurement & Instrumentation at Frost & Sullivan.  He is the practice lead on the Industrial Internet of Things and has worked with, inter alia, Innovate UK on the roll out of IIOT knowledge and thinking.

Rachel Eyres - Silver Spring Networks

Rachel Eyres brings over 18 years’ experience in the UK utilities industry to Silver Spring Networks as Director of UK/Ireland Sales. Her focus is on bringing Silver Spring’s market leading smart grid and city solutions to the UK and Ireland marketplace. Silver Spring has over 24 million homes and businesses connected to its smart metering network with a further 10 million in deployment around the world, which has given them valuable real world networking experiences in many different regulatory regimes, geographies, cultures, building types and climates. Prior to Silver Spring, Rachel held a variety of sales leadership and consulting roles in the UK industry at Capita, EMC, Engage Consulting, Logica and National Grid. Rachel received her Bachelor of Law from the University of Leicester in 1996.

Richard Hadden - Breed Reply

Richard is a partner at Breed Reply, the IoT investment and incubation arm of Reply SpA, where he is the Director of Investment. He has spent 9 years in operating roles, as business development director of nGame (subsequently Hands-on Mobile) and CEO of Cytox, alternated with 9 years of venture capital investment management, most recently at Finance Wales. His past investments include Tideway Systems (acquired by BMC), Medaphor (IPO), Cambridge Bluegnome (acquired by Illumina) and Decision Fuel (acquired by YouGov). Richard read Natural Sciences and graduate Computer Science at Queens’ College, Cambridge and Law at City University and is a non-practicing barrister.