Speakers announced for major tech event to be held in Glasgow
Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive Dr Lena Wilson CBE has been announced as one of the main speakers at CENSIS’s annual Technology Summit and Conference to be held at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on November 2 2017.
Dr Wilson will be joined by Professor Muffy Calder OBE, VP and Principal of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow; Alan Norbury, Industrial Chief Technology Officer at Siemens UK, and Professor Angus Watson, Consultant and Director of Research and Innovation at NHS Highland.
Quadrio Alves, VP and Global Future Cities Leader at CGI; Dr Pablo Casaseca from the University of the West of Scotland, and Ian Bain, Managing Director of Livingston-based Sensor Works will also speak at the event. BBC Scotland’s Ken MacDonald will chair proceedings, while sponsors include electronic components distributor, Anglia, and wireless networks supplier, Boston Networks.
Now in its fourth year, CENSIS’s Technology Summit and Conference brings together some of the leading thinkers in sensing, imaging, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, from both academia and industry. This year’s event ties up with Glasgow hosting IEEE Sensors 2017 for the first time, between October 29 and November 1 – one of the largest sensor technology conferences in the world.
CENSIS, the Scottish Funding Council-funded Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, said that attendance at its annual Technology Summit is growing strongly year on year, starting at just under 100 in 2014, rising to around 200 in 2015, and 330 last year. In 2017 it expects to host over 400 visitors.
Ian Reid, Chief Executive of CENSIS, said: “Our Technology Summit has gone from strength to strength, growing every year since its inception in 2014. It’s testament to the depth and diversity of Scotland’s technology scene that we’re able to consistently attract so many industry leaders and such high-quality speakers and sponsors.
“Scotland is a hub of innovation for sensing and imaging technologies, while it’s also stealing a march on other parts of the world with its adoption of IoT and its associated digital infrastructure. We look forward to another fascinating day of discussions, exploring how these technological innovations can be exploited for economic and societal benefit.”