Sheffield IoT Meetup #4 - 'Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing" - Webinar

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Sheffield IoT Meetup #4 - "Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing" (webinar)

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Join us for an exciting exploration into Internet of Things (IoT) for Manufacturing. Starting with R2 Data Labs from Rolls-Royce and featuring the AMRC, Tinsley Bridge, Ioetec and Northern Crucible, this is a special online event not to be missed if you’re interested in digital adoption and Industry 4.0.


The next Sheffield IoT Meetup

As an IoT community, we want to continue our commitment to drawing together a connected network, sharing challenges, opportunities and knowledge.

Therefore, our planned ‘Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing’ meetup will be held online, using the Blackboard Collaborate platform (easy to access via a shared link).

Here you’ll be able to view our live speaker presentations, including a keynote from Rolls-Royce's R2 Data Labs, contribute to online polling about future topics, pose your own questions and do shout-outs to attendees.

We hope you’ll join us, allowing a little patience to explore this new platform together, whilst continuing to expand our vibrant IoT community. This meetup is for anyone with an interest in IoT (Internet of Things) and data across the region and we also welcome attendees from further afield to this new format.



The meeting will be held ONLINE using Blackboard Collaborate – the link to join will be sent to those who have registered via Eventbrite in due course.

Speakers: (10-15 min talks)

  • Mark Davies, CEO and Co-founder, Ioetec - "Welcome"
  • Keynote: Navid Quraishi, Senior Manager, Business Development at R2 Data Labs, Rolls-Royce - "IoT/Intelligent Tech in Rolls-Royce’s Engine Health Monitoring Networks" - Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. In the aerospace sector, today customers rely on their data services with monitoring of 13,000 engines over 6000 commercial flights per day. Rolls-Royce have close to 30 Years of experience in data integration and analytics and analyse billions of data points. The Intelligent Engine sets out a vision for the future where an engine will be connected, contextually aware and comprehending. Where their experts design, test and even maintain engines digitally. Where they work with customers collaboratively to understand and harness their data. Where they lead the way, once again, on providing value to their customers.
  • Sean Ibrahim, Co-founder Northern Crucible - "Introduction to Northern Crucible and the needs of industry" - Sean will outline Industry 4.0 and present reasons why it is such a challenge for legacy industry. He will explore common issues that legacy industry face in adapting Industry 4.0 principles and what can be done to change this landscape.
  • Gavin Hill, Project Manager at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) - "IoT at the AMRC" - A whistle stop tour of Industrial IoT with practical examples and demonstrators. Focusing on the art of the possible and what has already been done. From low cost sensing to digital twins, edge devices to cloud integration.
  • Mike Faulks, CTO and Co-founder, Ioetec - "Protecting your uptake of Industry 4.0"
  • Alex Kelly, Head of IT at Tinsley Bridge - "Exploring IoT’s potential in a Sheffield-based SME manufacturer" - Tinsley Bridge is a Manufacturing company within the Sheffield City Region. Alex will walk you through the journey of the small/medium sized business into the IoT world. He will highlight some of the decisions/considerations made and a glimpse into the future.

Time permitting, we will host an open 5 minutes towards the end for anyone wishing to shout about their relevant IoT activity / events / interests.


18:15 – JOIN BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE (link will be sent in advance)


18:35 – TALKS

19:45 – WRAP-UP

The Meetup directly follows the monthly SHEFFIELD THINGS NETWORK meeting at 17:00-18:00, also on Blackboard Collaborate. Anyone is welcome to also join this discussion regarding IoT in Sheffield and the city’s LoRaWAN network with meeting lead, Steve Jubb. Separate tickets available via this booking page.


Our aims are to:

Create a vibrant group around IoT and cybersecurity that enables individuals and organisations to share their capability and stimulate discussion and collaboration (sales-type pitches are discouraged).

Enable real-world IoT applications, through facilitating technology research/development and commercial progress.

Help position Sheffield as a leading IoT centre and lay the groundwork for larger events/activities that reinforce this reputation.

We will follow Sheffield Digital’s code of conduct for meetups.

If you require any further information or support, please don't hesitate to contact:


Sheffield IoT Meetup is led by:

Ioetec: A Sheffield-based start-up working to improve cyber security for IoT devices

With sponsorship from:

Pitch-In: A collaborative project, led by the University of Sheffield, connecting capabilites to support IoT adoption

Additional supporters include Things Network Sheffield, SmartSheffield, IoT Security Foundation

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