Internet of Things for Industry [IIoT]

What, why, where and how?


Thursday 7 June 2018, IfM Cambridge


The Internet of Things poses some big questions for industry:

How can you harness IoT to gain a competitive advantage for your organisation? How will you ensure your organisation doesn’t get left behind as IoT evolves across your industry and supply chain?


How can you start to plan for practical implementation of IoT? And how will this affect your existing manufacturing processes, supply chains, products and services?


This one day event will help you to grapple with some of these questions, learn from the experiences of others, and gain insights into the issues you need to consider. Speakers from leading organisations who will demonstrate how they are implementing IoT within their company, and the impact it is having. Working group and discussion sessions will provide an opportunity to consider the ways in which common challenges in industry can be addressed through these digital technologies.


Workshop format 

This workshop considers the IoT specifically in an industrial context, where networked connected objects, devices and sensors are integrated with existing manufacturing information systems environments to provide an enhancement of manufacturing processes, supply chains, products and services.

This one-day workshop will combine presentations with open discussion and group working sessions to address the following questions:

Morning | What and why?

  • What is IIoT? Introduction, terminology and definitions
  • Why is it important? How does IoT fit within the Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet developments?
  • Is it right for my organisation? Rationale, value proposition of IIoT

Afternoon | How?

  • How do I implement IoT? Industrial Uses / Application Scenarios
  • What issues do I need to consider? IIoT related standards / Security / Privacy / Sharing issues in IIoT
  • Who else is using IoT? Related technologies & initiatives
  • How is it likely to benefit me in the future? Research and developments


Speakers from industrial end users, systems providers, standards organisations and universities will include:

  • Beckhoff - Stephen Hayes, Managing Director, UK
  • Siemens - Tom Hammond, Data Services Product Manager
  • Fluor - Richard Bucksey, Global Innovation Lead
  • Airbus - Simon Bradley, Airbus digitalization initiative
  • IfM - Duncan McFarlane, Head of Digital Manufacturing Programme



Benefits of attending

This workshop aims to provide attendees with clear definitions and boundaries of IIoT, as well as an overview of the benefits of developing and implementing IIoT capabilities within their organisations.


Who should attend

People who will benefit from attending this workshop include those working in the following areas:

  • Industrial Automation
  • Factory Management
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • R&D
  • Logistics
  • Industrial Controls
  • Information Systems
  • Maintenance
  • Industrial IT


The Workshop is kindly supported by the EPSRC through its Network Plus on Industrial Systems in the Digital Age and by the Cambridge IFM Digital Manufacturing Programme



For further information please contact:

Events Team

T: +44 (0)1223 748267


Event location

Booking and enquiries


One-day course: £100.00 plus VAT (£120.00 inc.)

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For any enquiries please contact: 

Lisa Barnett
IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd
17 Charles Babbage Road
Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
T: +44 (0)1223 766141
F: +44 (0)1223 464217

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