IoT context and challenges

Thursday 30 March 2017

6.00pm - 8.00pm
Refreshments and networking from 6.00pm

University of Kent, School of Computing, Room SW101, Cornwallis South, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members


The BCS Green IT Specialist Group is taking forward an initiative to raise awareness of the Internet of Things and the issues this new technology raises. Last year we developed a demonstrator for the IoT using simple and cheap technologies including sensors and Arduino and Raspberry PI processors, typically available through retail outlets such as Maplin. We have now worked with a small team at Leeds Beckett University to produce a 45 min video of that demonstrator and to explore the wider context and challenges presented by the IoT.

The speaker will provide some background on IoT, and then run the video and lead a discussion about IoT, its impacts, opportunities and challenges.

A promotional video may be found at:


Bob Crooks has been involved in all aspects of the IT profession including project management, software development, systems analysis and design, and training, and successfully led the procurement and implementation of fishing vessel tracking and reporting systems for the UK Fisheries Departments as well as a Commission technical working party that created the European standards for position reporting of fishing vessels.

He is currently working for the UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) where he is their lead for Sustainable and Innovative use of ICT. He also chairs the BCS Green ICT Specialist Group.


PDF Icon The Internet of Things - Richard Lanyon-Hogg C.Eng/Bob Crooks Green SG Chair