Internet of Trees

Thursday 30 March 2017

10.00am - 1.00pm

Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire

Organised by The Small Woods Association with the BCS GreenIT SG

Richard Lanyon-Hogg


Join other small woodland owners, citizen scientists and representatives from Wildlife and Woodland Trusts to gain an insight into the potential of internet technologies and to discuss how, as woodland owners, the health of trees and woodlands can be monitored. The Internet of Trees event will explore how commercially available ‘every day’ technologies can be harnessed to monitor the health of trees found in our woodlands and parklands. Their Small Woods Association web site at

Tickets are free to Small Woods members. Non-members £25.

Lunch for members and non-members is £10 per person.

There are limited places available so please book your place well in advance. Non-members who would like to attend, why not save by becoming a member? 

For more information or to book your place please email or call 01952 432769.

About the speaker:

Richard Lanyon-HoggRichard is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Executive Technical Director focusing on the Industrial and UK High Value Manufacturing sector. His focus role is to provide technical leadership in the areas of sustainable infrastructure innovation, strategy and architecture. 

Richard is currently leading a series of Industry 4 projects, these include remote controlled robotics for aerospace Maintenance Repair Operations; Augmented Reality on hand held mobile appliances for factory machinery diagnosis; and embedded Sensor technology (IoT) for systems behaviour. He is also currently leading the development of a cloud based Information Architecture for an aerospace manufacturer, working with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Sheffield and the Manufacturing Technology Centre at Coventry; this project is sponsored by Innovate UK and the Aerospace Technology Institute.

Richard has worked with many organisations in almost every industry sector focusing on complex systems engineering.

He was co-contributor to the books CBI Guide, Innovation, Making IT happen and Business in a wireless world; and with the support of Defra launched several public papers on the ‘Greening of the IT Enterprise’ Richard has won several awards for his work on Autonomic Computing and sustainable IT, including a BCS Gold Medal and the European Green IT Award. He is also a patent holder on wireless technologies, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of both the Institute of Engineering Technology and British Computer Society.