Manchester, The Internet of Things, and the CityVerve project

  • 11 December 2017
  • 18.00 - 21.00
  • Bright Building
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Manchester, The Internet of Things, and the CityVerve project

BCS Manchester is facilitating a discussion covering the emerging IoT technologies, with details of how they are being used today in Manchester and the north west.  

The City Verve demonstrator project is a catalyst to enabling other organisations to take advantage of the opportunities that IoT presents us, and Yannis Georgas will be leading us through the objectives and achievements of this work so far.  We also have Julian Tate offering another perspective on this work, detailing some of the infrastructure considerations in this field.  

This event is open to all who have an interest in IoT technologies and how it can benefit the people of Manchester and the North West.

About the speakers:

Yannis Georgas, Senior Project Manager at Cisco Systems Inc.
Yannis is Senior project manager and business consultant with 10 years’ international experience working with US and EMEA clients in the technology sector.

As the lead industry partner for CityVerve, Cisco is spearheading the technical innovation across the whole project, playing a pivotal role in showcasing how Internet of Things (IoT) can be harnessed to revolutionise the lives of citizens and companies in Manchester.

Julian Tait, CEO at Open Data Manchester

Co-Founder of The Garden in Manchester, UK. A design company that seeks to identify and create appropriate solutions enabled through technology, for communities, business and the public sector alike. Much of his work is around the societal impact of technology having presented and written about data, Internet of Things and the Smart City both in the UK and abroad.

Current work involves the creation of a GM-wide public IoT infrastructure through Things Manchester, developing programmes around the impact, opportunities and challenges of data/open data with Open Data Manchester and the development of IoT services with The Ltd.


18:00 doors open, light refreshments and networking

18:30 Yannis Georgas, Cisco Systems

19:00 (approx.) Julian Tate, The Garden


Finish 20:00 – 20:30

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