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Best of IBC 2018

IET to host sessions on emerging technologies at IBC 2018

The IET’s Information & Communications Sector and Multimedia Communications Network (MMC) volunteers will treat IBC 2018 visitors to a series of talks and discussions on current major trends at IBC 2018.

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New AV Forum report published, date for 2019 event announced

Earlier this year the second Applied Visualisation Forum took place at the British Motor Museum in Gaydon. Now, the IET has published a new brochure that looks back on what the 2018 event offered as preparations get under way for the next Forum in January 2019.

Key topics

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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.

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Cyber Careers Show

Mike Short

29 January 2018

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