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We connect with the relentless pace of change within IT and how digital services are transforming the lives of people across the globe. We focus on opportunities for engineering and technology. Bringing together experts from industry, academia and government, we deliver programmes of activity, inspired by issues of the day from broadcast to networks and beyond.


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Connecting Data – Case Studies: Where are the success stories?

Connecting data: driving productivity and innovation, says that harnessing the power of data analytics – big data – and linking key datasets reliably in real time has immense potential to drive innovation and enhance UK productivity, which is currently lagging 17% behind the average across the G7 economies.

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The Best of IET and IBC 2016: Outstanding research in broadcasting and entertainment

Learn how the entertainment and media sector is using the accelerating power of technology to transform its businesses with the latest edition of The Best of IET and IBC 2017.

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Connected Data

We are living in a data explosion where we generate and consume data faster than ever before as a result of the increasing use of computers, sensors, and other digital medians. This volume of new data presents us with additional challenges which the Sector will seek to explore.

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Cyber Security

The growth of the Internet has been the biggest technological change in recent times creating unequivocal opportunity for all. With our increased dependence on cyberspace, we now face new threats that put data and systems at risk of being compromised or damaged, in ways that are hard to defend against or detect.

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Digital Innovation

Digital technology is already impacting society in a big way transforming social, cultural, economic and political landscapes. As societies move towards knowledge-based economies, access to and quality of skills will become increasingly urgent. The Sector will seek to discover the benefits, and if society is equipped to keep pace with our increasing reliance on technology.

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Ubiquitous Computing

The future is already here. Ubiquitous computing envisions a world of fully connected devices. Computers in everyday objects existing everywhere, connected online and constantly available. Ubiquitous computing endeavours to integrate information displays into the everyday physical world that fit the human environment. Topics that the Sector will look at include the internet of things, wearable technologies and beacons.



Monkeys transcribe Hamlet with new brain-reading tech

Monkeys equipped with a brain implant, which reads their thoughts in order to move a cursor, have been able to transcribe passages from Hamlet or the New York Times at 12 words per minute. 

'Worst anomaly' to date may ground SpaceX’s Falcon 9 for a year

A pre-launch explosion that destroyed SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket together with a communications satellite it was due to deliver to orbit may ground the vehicle for up to a year, an industry expert has said. 

Raspberry Pi celebrates 10 million sold items

The pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer is celebrating 10 million of sold items, having beaten the wildest expectations of its creators. 


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Information and Communication Sector Newsletters

Bringing you all the latest on IET Information and Communications Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on IET.tv and opportunities for you to get involved!