Internet of Things Context and Challenges

Wenesday 15 November 2017

Refreshments from 6:00pm for a 6.30pm start



This is a joint meeting with the BCS Coventry Branch and BCS Green IT SG


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

I will provide some background on IoT and then run the  video and lead a discussion about IoT its impacts, opportunities and challenges including security and privacy issues and opportunities IoT for managing environment and our lives.

Bob CrooksBob Crooks is the Chair of the BCS GreenIT SG, and the Green ICT lead for Defra for sustainable and innovative computing. He is a member of the HMG CTO Council's Green Development Unit and has contributed to work by the BCS Ethics Forum's Carbon Footprint Working Group as well as the proposed ISEB Green IT Qualifications. Since leaving university in 1975, he has worked in Defra and its predecessor organisation MAFF across all aspects of IT systems from programming, analysis and design as well as project management and IT strategies. Bob is MBCS, CITP. 

Watch the GreenIT SG video on IoT