21CN Digital Infrastructure Group Planning Meeting

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Date(s) - 11/01/2017
12:30 - 15:00




Planning Today for a 5G/IoT World Tomorrow

Workshop to look at the production of professional guidance for those who have to make sense of the current confusopoly of IoT architectures and standards and ensure that the smart procurements of today will securely interwork with those of tomorrow.

 Wednesday 11 January 2017

12.30 for networking lunch and a prompt start at 14.00

Details of venue to follow.

To register interest: dpa@dpalliance.org.uk

The IoT and 5G worlds are a jungle of competing architectures and standards, some open, others not. Many pilots and trials are taking place around the world, not just in the UK and EU. Meanwhile current and potential customers (including those now building would-be smart buildings or streets) are looking for guidance to help them ensure that the commitments they make today will open up, not close down, opportunities tomorrow. There is much guidance about, but most is sector, application or architecture specific. How do buyers identify which products and services adhere to which standards and how those standards fit together?

The objective is to identify those willing to work together to organise not only the production of professional guidance but also access to the information necessary to follow that guidance. One specific objective, stated by potential participants, is to look at the means of providing guidance for those in Local Government who are looking to use current incremental cost-saving plans to create the building blocks for smart communities. Another is to look at the standards for secure inter-operability – from design to audit.

The draft agenda is:

  • Introductions;
  • Current Sources of Guidance and Information;
  • Potential Sources of Guidance and Information;
  • Gaps, Players and their roles;
  • Proposals for Action;
  • Action Plans.

This is not a meeting for observers or passengers. The intention is for a round table of about 20 players to agree the areas where they need to co-operate together to achieve their own objectives and serve their customers, clients, residents and taxpayers better, now and in the future as they work, together or in competition, to help build the future.

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