An influential line-up of speakers covering topics ranging from 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) to artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum sensing has been unveiled for the sixth annual CENSIS Technology Summit, with less than one month until the event takes place.

Organised by CENSIS – Scotland’s centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and IoT – the conference will feature a keynote address from Evan Cummack, head of IoT and wireless at San Francisco-based Twilio Inc, who will argue that, with IoT, we are at the genesis of a new computing platform that rivals the opportunities created by the PC, the web or mobile. 

The Technology Summit, which takes place on Thursday 7th November at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, will be chaired by former BBC Scotland weather forecaster and meteorologist Heather Reid OBE. The Scottish Government’s Minster for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes MSP, will open the event. 

Delegates will also hear talks from Jan Jongboom, founder and chief technology officer at Amsterdam-based Edge Impulse; former BT CTO Peter Cochrane, Kai Bongs, director at the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology; and Lauren Gemmell, senior manager of software development at Amazon’s Edinburgh Development Centre.

The conference, which attracted more than 500 delegates in 2018, brings together organisations that are already involved in sensing, imaging and IoT technologies, and any businesses looking to harness their potential. There is also broad representation from industry and academia across the UK and Europe.  

Paul Winstanley, chief executive of CENSIS, said: “With such a strong and varied team of speakers, who are all highly regarded in their industries, this year’s Technology Summit is set to be a fantastic, informative event for all our delegates. We’re hoping to both inspire and encourage Scottish businesses to make the most out of the opportunities available through emerging digital technologies, whether it is AI or IoT.

“We’re passionate about supporting organisations in Scotland to overcome technology barriers to drive growth and, by working collaboratively to harness academic research and expertise to solve real-life business problems, every sector of the economy could be transformed.”

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