Things Connected - Low Powered Wide Area Network as an Example

When: 13th Mar 2018, 18:00 - 13th Mar 2018, 21:00
Where: David Goldman Informatics Centre, University of Sunderland, Sir Thomas Cowie Campus, Sunderland, SR6 0DD
Town/City: Sunderland
Organiser: BCS Newcastle-Upon-Tyne & District Branch
Price: Free
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  • Registration: 6.00pm - 6.30pm
  • Start: 6.30pm


Coffee / tea will be available from 6.00pm and the talk will start at 6.30pm.

We are delighted to welcome Peter Karney who is Head of Product Innovation at the Digital Catapult.

Peter currently heads up the Head of Product Innovation team at the Digital Catapult - a national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas. One of his current projects is the launch and roll out of Things Connected An LPWAN radio network and innovation support programme targeting UK businesses who wish to leverage the capabilities of LPWAN technologies. Providing startups, small businesses and developers improved awareness of LPWAN networks, Things Connected will foster the emergence of a strong UK based LPWAN ecosystem to ensure the UK is open and ready to innovate with the Internet of Things (IoT). Our radio network is ever increasing and our most recent additions include gateways on the BT Tower, UCL, BRE, Imperial, Olympic Park and NPL. 

Prior to joining the Digital Catapult Peter was Head of Product Innovation Engineering at Hibu Labs ( He has also held the position of Product Director for Whole Application Community and Livewire Mobile and was involved in 5 Vodafone mobile network launches across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Peter’s academic origins and background are in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering but over the course of his career he has embraced the areas of Product Management and User Experience.

Things to note:
This event may be recorded.