On October 14th next at 6pm we are hosting our Autumn Panel Discussion on 'What will the Digital Future mean for Ireland?' in the Clinton Auditorium, Belfield. To see a copy of the event brochure link here.
Our Keynote Speaker this year is the Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Dr Brian Motherway. SEAI is the state body charged with transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.
This year, we are privileged to have as Expert Panel Anne O'Leary CEO Vodafone, Ronan Harris Vice President Google Europe, Middle East & Asia, Dr Eleni Pratsini Director IBM Research and Dr Helen McBreen Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge Capital.
There is little doubt that The Internet of Things (IoT) will represent a paradigm shift in our way of living by 2020 and beyond when some 35 - 50 billion devices will be connected and an entirely automated and interconnected world by 2050. Urban populations are predicted to grow by an estimated 2.3 billion people over the next 40 years and as much as 70% of the world population will live in our cities and towns.
The business areas most impacted by this transformation will be Communications, Energy, Buildings, Commerce, Healthcare, Food, Entertainment/Music, Transport, Water, Environment and Manufacturing. The integration of all of these systems will represent the Smart City model. In fact it is predicted that there will be more devices connected than there are people on the planet.
We need to prepare ourselves, our families and our businesses for this digital future and the smarter systems and cities that will be transformed. On October 14th next we are pleased to have in UCD some of the leading Irish and global players in the ICT business to give their take on the dynamic and fascinating future that we face. At the same time, our world will still be run by humans who strive for sustainable employment, a high quality environment and healthy lifestyles assisted by tools of the digital age.
What is the Internet of Things? What are ‘wearables’? What will future Smart Cities resemble? What is Big Data? What is Cloud Computing? How critical are sensor devices to monitor behaviour? What is Assisted Health? What is an Ambient Assisted City? What are Digital traces of human/city interactions? What is the Sharing Economy? Collaborative Consumption?
All these questions and more will be answered at this ambitious event in UCD next month.
This live topic is expected to attract a large audience so please register on firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place. Please note you do not have to be a graduate of UCD to attend this event but you do need to preregister with us.