Pervasive technologies for a smarter planet

Date:
Thursday 26 November 2009

Time:
6.30pm for 7.00pm

Speaker:
Professor Andy Stanford-Clark BSc PhD FBCS CITP

Venue:
Auditorium, Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant PO9 1SA

This event is sponsored by Advanced Resource Managers Limited. Organised by IET Solent Network, Jointly with BCS Hampshire Branch.

Professor Andy Stanford-Clark will introduce technology which is helping to make the planet smarter: instrumenting objects in the real world with sensors, linking them together over a network, and then applying intelligent applications to reason about what's happening, and how to react accordingly.

Andy will illustrate this "smarter planet" vision with features of his home automation system, including monitoring power consumption and water usage, remote control of electrical appliances from his mobile phone, and his electronic mouse traps! He will describe other applications of this technology, including vehicle telematics and the intruiging world of "tweetjects" - objects that Twitter.

Professor Andy Stanford-Clark is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and a designated "Master Inventor" with more than 40 patents to his name. Andy is based at IBM's Hursley Park development laboratories near Winchester, UK, and specialises in message broker technology, remote telemetry, Internet technologies, and Pervasive Computing.

For the last ten years he has been working on high-performance publish/subscribe messaging systems, in particular in the area of telemetry integration, and leads an Advanced Technology team at IBM, building the technology to integrate data from remote monitoring and control devices into business applications.

Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science, both from the University of East Anglia. He is a visiting professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and a Fellow of BCS.

This event is free of charge. Advanced registration is essential. Register via the on-line registration system, http://localevents.theiet.org/register.php?event=dcdd99