Tyndall to address challenges facing IoT future at Technology Days

4 Oct 2016

Researcher at Tyndall National Institute. Image: Tyndall National Institute

The Tyndall National Institute wants to bring IoT to the forefront with the upcoming Technology Days conference, due to be held on 11 October in Croke Park, Dublin.

The potential benefits of the internet of things (IoT) has been well documented across both the consumer and industrial sectors.

Be it in harvesting vast amounts of data from wearables or making data centres and industry much more energy efficient, IoT is beginning to influence nearly every facet of technology.

The Tyndall National Institute, based at University College Cork (UCC), will discuss the latest developments at its fourth annual event, Technology Days, on 11 October.

To be held in Croke Park, Dublin, the event will address solutions for future internet growth and sustainability using IoT.

Among some of the topics expected to be discussed include: ultra-low power processing for smart sensors, energy management across both generation and storage, energy harvesting, data centres, network evolution and photonic enabling technologies.

The conference will include two keynotes as well as panel discussions and live demonstrations.

IoT vision brings many challenges

The first keynote, entitled ‘Technology roadmaps powering devices and big data in IoT’, will be delivered by Dr Steve Moffatt, CTO with Applied Materials.

Meanwhile, the second keynote is called ‘Enabling the Internet of Things’, and will be presented by Dr Katsu Nakamura, ADI fellow and Ultra Low Power Technology Group director at Analog Devices.

Siliconrepublic.com’s editor John Kennedy will also chair a panel discussion, featuring Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland, Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland, Dr Helen McBreen of Atlantic Bridge and Dr Claire Penny of IBM.

“The future internet promises a world of a trillion sensors, where objects communicate with us and each other to link our homes, offices and factories to enable a smart, efficient, secure and connected world,” said Dr Kieran Drain, CEO of Tyndall.

“However, this vision brings many challenges. Our fourth Tyndall Technology Days conference will address these challenges in two parallel sessions – powering the IoT and connecting the IoT.”

Updated, 19.35pm, 4 October 2016: This article was amended to clarify that the Tyndall National Institute is based at University College Cork, not CIT as originally stated.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic