Fairest of them all

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Join the Connected Devices SIG online to explore the emerging world of interoperability, findable objects, virtual twins and FAIR principles.

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About the event

We had imagined a magical world of enchanted objects, freely interacting to create benefits for everyone. Was this just a fairy-tale hope? 

The emerging world of interoperability, findable objects, virtual twins and FAIR principles* looks promising.

Has sharing data come of age or will it remain an altruistic fiction? Is there a ‘fairest of them all’ or will the fairy-tale mirror simply reflect the ugliness of a dangerous world?

This online SIG event brings together speakers with practical experience of ground-breaking technologies that cause us to think in a completely new way. They draw on real world examples and some early-stage implementations that are already having a major impact.

This online event is delivered by the CW Connected Devices SIG group and is free for CW members, and £25 plus VAT for non-members. To explore the benefits of CW membership please click here.

*In 2016, the ‘FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship’ ;were published in Scientific Data. The authors intended to provide guidelines to improve the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets. The principles emphasise machine-actionability (i.e., the capacity of computational systems to find, access, interoperate, and reuse data with none or minimal human intervention) because humans increasingly rely on computational support to deal with data as a result of the increase in volume, complexity, and creation speed of data. Further information please visit: https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/

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Welcome & Introduction from Paul Green, Iotics and Connected Devices SIG Champion


Adam Gould, CEO, Lynq Technologies

'Life may not be fair, but IoT will be FAIR'


Stephanie Klecha, Head of Digital Services, Porterbrook

‘Enabling a data collaboration culture in Rail’

Stephanie will explore the range of digital maturities in UK Rail and some of the challenges accessing and utilising our Digital assets. She will conclude with some examples of successful collaboration and review on how we can incentivise businesses to think differently in this space.


Panel session chaired by Nick Hunn, WiFore Consulting and Connected Devices SIG Champion

With all speakers and Paul Green, Iotics and Connected Devices SIG Champion


Closing remarks & webinar ends


Adam Gould - CEO, Lynq Technologies

Adam Gould is CEO of Lynq Technologies, a world leader in peer-to-peer and ad hoc networking technologies for the Internet of Things. Adam brings over 30 years’ experience in multiple aspects of the international telecom industry. In addition to holding over a dozen patents in a variety of telecom areas, Adam has held leadership roles in both large corporations and startups, in the areas of product management, engineering and as Board Director. Adam came to Lynq from Inseego, a leader in 5G devices and cloud solutions, where he was SVP Product Management and GM Carrier Solutions. Prior to joining Inseego, Adam served as CEO of QuantalRF, where he steered the company’s strategy for its patented low-power, high-sensitivity RF technology for the IoT. Before QuantalRF, Adam spearheaded the IoT strategy for Arm, as VP Strategy. He also served as CEO of Sensinode, which was later acquired by Arm, where he provided a cloud-to-device solution for wireless sensor networks for use in building automation, asset management, advanced metering and other IoT applications. Adam previously held senior roles at NextWave Broadband and Motorola, and served as Chief Technology Officer for the CDMA Business Unit at Nokia for 13 years. Adam holds a BS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Drexel University.

Stephanie Klecha - Head of Digital Services, Porterbrook

Steph joined Porterbrook in 2019 to develop and deliver Porterbrook’s Digital strategy. Steph has worked in Aerospace and Rail, with a background in Materials and Metallurgy and a specialism in remote condition monitoring systems. Steph moved from Siemens Mobility and has over 15 years’ experience in tackling the challenges of deploying and realising the value of digital solutions within Rail.

Neil Thompson - Director, Digital Integration and Delivery, Atkins

SIG Champions

Paul Green - Creative Director, Iotics

Paul originated Arkessa in 2006 - the business that provides remote internet services to multitudes of machines. He is currently creating the services Arkessa will offer in five year's time. His professional life combined engineering and science has taken him through a variety of roles, including design and production engineering, business planning, marketing and corporate sales, mainly in the telecommunications sector. Interestingly, the first product he introduced to manufacture is now is in the Science Museum in London. A passionate and committed Christian, Paul is as excited about materials science and quantum physics as he is interested in railways, walking, skiing and the natural world.

Nick Hunn - CTO, WiFore Consulting

For the past thirty years Nick has been closely involved with short range wireless and communications, designing technology that helps to bring mobility to products, particularly in the areas of telematics, M2M, IoT, wearables, smart energy and mobile health. He is closely involved with the Bluetooth SIG, the Continua Alliance and other medical and wireless standards bodies. He is the author of 'The Essentials of Short Range Wireless' - a book attempting to explain the application of wireless technology to product developers.

Tim Whittaker - Head of Professional Audio Visual, Wireless & Digital Services, Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants was started in 1960 to pioneer the delivery of independent design and development services in electronic, mechanical and product engineering: we are one of the founder companies of the high-technology Cambridge Phenomenon. Our history of world-class services is augmented by our development of intellectual property in areas including telecommunications, software, silicon, medical devices, machine learning, and by more than 20 successful spin-out ventures. Today Cambridge Consultants employs over 900 world-class engineers, scientists, project managers and technicians with offices in Cambridge UK, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo; we provide the full range of services for excellent product design to a worldwide client base in the wireless, consumer, industrial, energy and medical markets. Tim Whittaker is a System Architect in the Wireless business unit, where he has taken the technical lead in projects using radio
standards like Bluetooth, ZigBee, DECT, and in the creation of specialist communications schemes for new applications, or to use new spectrum allocations.

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