Chamber Lunch - October 2017

Chamber Lunch - October 2017 : Wednesday 11 October

'Jersey as a Smart Island: How the Internet of Things is set to transform the way we live and work'

'Jersey as a Smart Island: How the Internet of Things is set to transform the way we live and work'

With guest speakers: 

Tony Moretta, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Jersey                   

Nic Miller, Consultant and former GCHQ Cyber Analyst

Two technologies are set to change our lives. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities.

IoT is the name given to the inter-connection of computing devices in everyday objects via the internet - enabling them to exchange data. It is set to revolutionise the way we live and work to the same extent that the Internet itself has changed almost everything over the last 20 years.

We already expect our smart phones to go beyond calls and texts; to browse the internet, check the weather, get directions and help us make purchases, but the evolution of IoT will see many other previously unconnected devices both in and outside our homes communicate with each other and transform the way we do things. Devices such as kettles, washing machines, cars and traffic lights will no longer operate independently but form part of the IoT network. Our fridges will be able to order milk automatically on our behalf when they note stocks are low, for example, and our smart watches will be able to continuously relay our medical data directly to our GP.

On a wider scale, ‘Smart Cities’ will integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and IoT in a secure fashion to manage an entire city's assets. This 'intelligent infrastructure' should reduce waste, improve energy efficiency and ultimately improve quality of life for citizens. Technology is being developed and tested as we speak. The availability of universally connected devices will not only change the way we interact with each other, but also how commerce and industry function and make profit. IoT will impact us all.

The potential is mind boggling and Jersey, as a 'walled garden' of 100,000 connected citizens, is perfectly poised as a test bed for new technologies. Our first guest speaker Tony Moretta, CEO of Digital Jersey, will give us an overview of the amazing global potential for IoT and specifically how commerce in Jersey could benefit from its development.

UK-based cyber security expert Nic Miller also joins us to examine the potential pitfalls that accompany any emerging technology and the ways we might look to mitigate any risk to our personal or company data.  As our information is exchanged in ways we are potentially unaware of, and as companies begin to install interconnected devices that have been developed without guidelines, how do we ensure we can take advantage of all the possibilities of IoT without being compromised?

Do join us at our October Chamber Lunch to hear from our experts about how our domestic and working lives are set to be transformed over the coming decades . How can we all benefit from IoT whilst limiting, as far as possible, any associated risks?


The venue for this lunch is the Radisson Blu.  Doors open at 12:15 and guests should arrive no later than 12.30. The Chamber President will be delivering a welcome speech at 12.40, followed by lunch. 

We will seek to close the event by 14.30.

The menu for this event will be: Beef and ale pie, oven roast potatoes, buttered cabbage.


Event Sponsor: Airtel | Vodafone

Wine Sponsor: Dunell's Premier Wines

Coffee Sponsor: Cooper and Co. Jersey


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