Internet of Trees

The Possible use of IoT Technologies to sustainably manage trees, parks and woods

Sunday 8 October 2017

Green Wood Centre, Station Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7DR

The cost for both members and non-members is £15, which includes a full day of talks, including on Internet of Things related to trees, and activities, a light lunch and refreshments

Organised by The Small Woods Association, in association with the BCS GreenIT Specialist Group

Speaker: Richard Lanyon-Hogg


Join the Small Woods Association for their all-day, annual members’ get together and AGM at this beautiful and popular venue spread across 55 acres of woodland and natural chalk downland. The cost for both members and non-members is £15, which includes a full day of talks, including on Internet of Things related to trees,  and activities, a light lunch and refreshments.

The Small Woods Association website

Details and booking at

There are limited places available so please book your place well in advance. For more information 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 BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.