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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!

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In the Autumn edition we explore how wearable tech has given athletes the edge in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and how big data and data analytics is delivering real benefits for organisations across a range of disciplines. You can also find out what happened at IBC 2016, and we ask the question 'Is your business ready for the Internet of Things?'

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For the summer edition of the newsletter we reveal a new Applied visualisation community to advance the state of engineering. There is also an update on the UK IPv6 Council, the BBC micro:bit, and how there is a need for greater public engagement around the benefits of new technology in smart cities.

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In this edition we welcome the new sector chair Chris Cartwright, as well as exploring connected data and the societal benefits it has to offer, including 5G - the next generation of mobile communications technology. We also have coverage of major industry events including the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience (CIPRE) conference, as well as the Sectors Strategic Partnership Event, which brought together 180 top experts from industry, academia and government.

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This edition features our recently published Connecting Data Report, which explores the importance of big data, data analytics and improved connectivity to engineering-based firms in the UK. There’s also coverage of some fantastic events, including a lecture by leading AI specialist Demis Hassabis on the future of machine learning and its implications on society, as well as highlights of the LAPC 2015 conference and much more.

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The future of AI, programming and big data are all covered in this issue, with an article on the launch of the BBC’s Micro:bit computer, a lecture on the future of artificial intelligence by Demis Hassabis, Vice President of Engineering at Google DeepMind, plus details of an upcoming report on the future of big data and the economic opportunities that come with it.

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In this issue, read features on IPv6, connected data, cyber security, IoT, professional registration qualification for data centre staff and the IET working with ITN on an “Engineering our World” programme.

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A new IET/KTN report on Automotive Cyber Security, 4G to 5G mobile communications, IET/BCS Turing lecture on the Internet paradox, a look at the world leading data hub in Glasgow and IoT capabilities for a smart energy ecosystem are some of the stories featured in this edition.

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Data analytics and the rising role of data, the future of 5G and cyber security are some of the topics which feature in this issue.

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This edition covers the IET’s launch of the “Best of IBC” containing selected papers from the conference Electronic Letters, showcasing the best of electronic media technology. Other stories include big data in the smart built environment, wearable technology and the future of 5G.

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New Information and Communications Sector Head is announced in this issue alongside stories covering Internet of Things, TV technology, smart transport innovation and smart cities.

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Mobile World Congress, information security and cyber security are some of the topics in this edition of the newsletter.

 

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Read about CeBIT, PWC's latest security survey and the Admired Engineer in this issue of the sector newsletter.

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We continue to generate some excellent content through our participation in events, such as IBC which produced some great technical content. Have a look at the papers in ‘The Best of IBC & IET 2013’ also the presentations are now online at IET.tv. We also have some great events coming up along with other excellent content from across the IET.

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Science Museum collaboration, broadcasting the Olympic Torch Relay and £440m boost for Technology Strategy Board funding are just three of the topics covered in this edition of the information and Communications newsletter.

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Will.i.am goes global, IET for CITP and your essential guide to ICT at the London 2012 Games are just a few of the topics which kick-started our quarterly newsletter series in March 2013.

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