PETRAS Securing the Future: Knowledge Exchange and Networking Event


Date: Thursday, 25 November, 2021
Time: 10.30 – 15.00

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The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity is delighted to announce our next online PETRAS Securing the Future: Knowledge Exchange and Networking event on 25 November 10.30am-3.00pm.

PETRAS convenes social and technical academic experts with the public and private sectors to consider issues of Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Acceptability and Security as they apply to IoT systems and networks.

Join us for an interactive and engaging event that will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Make connections across our network of 100+ researchers, industry technologists, business leaders, policy makers and government officials.
  • Gain insights into bleeding-edge and state-of-the-art research from PETRAS and UKRI’s Securing Digital Technology at the Periphery (SDTaP) Programme.
  • Hear from industry and government on what they consider to be the biggest challenges facing them now and in the future.
  • Have creative discussions to generate ideas for public engagement activities, responses to research grants, and collaboration opportunities.

Our research ultimately aims to benefit society and support the UK economy, by informing local and central government policies and creating technical and methodological solutions that enable businesses to adopt IoT systems and networks, safely and securely.


Cybersecurity of IoT: current opportunities & challenges for industry
Panel Session & Q&A

Our panel session will offer insights into current challenges of deploying Internet of Things (IoT) systems in industry.

This session will draw on each of the Industry Briefings across the six PETRAS Sectors: Ambient Environment, Supply Chains and Control Systems, Infrastructure, Agritech, Health and Wellbeing, and Transport and Mobility

Joe Bourne, PETRAS Synthesis Fellow

Andy Bridden, Digital Trust and Cyber Security, IoT expert
Wendy Ng, Cloud Security Architect Lead
Huw Thomas, Development Director at Magway and Chairman at Meld Energy

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Building Resilient Futures: How can AI & IoT technologies help to support agile resilience? Panel Session & Q&A

How might IoT and AI systems help to support agile resilience against disruption in digital infrastructures?

Join this panel of leading academic experts discussing how IoT and AI technologies may help to mitigate emerging risks and challenges for industry in the next 5 years, with industry experts responding to those insights.

Tom Wells, Deputy Director – Emtech, Futures and Projects at Government Office for Science

Prof. Jeremy Watson, Director of PETRAS
Prof. Rachel Cooper, PETRAS Quintet Member

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SDTaP Research Showcase & Networking

These sessions will include poster presentations showcasing PETRAS’s cutting edge research and where you will meet leading academic researchers and their research partners in the public and private sectors.

In addition, there will be networking opportunities using dynamic spaces for one-to-one meetings and less formal themed discussion spaces.

SDTaP Research Showcase & Networking Session Timetable

Closing Remarks

Please keep an eye on this page for further updates and please be aware that the programme may be subject to last minute changes.