The Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone Business Interaction Group in conjunction with Business Wales would like to invite you to a breakfast event discussing the Internet of Things and the use of LoRaWAN technology. The event will take place on Friday 5th October between 8:15am – 10:00am at the Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UN. To register please book here http://bit.ly/2Mf2Oph
LoRaWAN is an Internet of Things (IoT) technology that offers businesses a simple , low cost, low maintenance means of connecting large numbers of “things” to the internet in order to get better, more timely data – for example locations of shipping containers in a port; the humidity and air quality in a “clean room” in electronics manufacturing; or if a farm gate is being opened in the middle of the night, and a new mini GPS system that sends a message if an asset is moved.
This can help transform business operations and deliver competitive advantage by improving reliability, better logistics, and more business intelligence. It can reduce downtime and increase productivity, and save time spent on inspections whilst improving the accuracy of the compliance records.
The Things Network is a global free to use LoRaWAN network, that is active in over 80 countries, with more than 45,000 members, including some active groups in Wales.
Mark Stanley is an advocate for community led IoT innovation and wants to give business owners an active role in developing the smart city agenda where they live and work. His business – Thingitude has delivered projects and run workshops for small groups and large businesses across the UK.
Mark is a consultant to Digital Catapult where he designs and delivers innovation programmes for UK businesses working with Internet of Things technology and has been instrumental in growing The Things Network (a LoRaWAN network) across the UK.
Jo Evans, Digital Projects Manager at Newport City Council will be discussing why the Council have adopted LoRaWAN technology, what are the potential uses and benefits for the future, and how the Council plans on expanding the use of the Internet of Things.