Video and Panel Discussion on the 'Intelligence of Things'
A video of the excellent recent prestigous lecture given by Jeannine Sargent, President of Innovation and New Ventures of leading global supply chain solutions company Flextronics at UCL is now available to view below. In her role, Ms Sargent oversees Flextronics' technology and innovation labs, including the Lab IX accelerator program, design and engineering centres and new venture investments. She and her team are known for bringing solutions to market in a new 'era of intelligence' that transform traditional product development processes and business models.
On 18th May, Ms Sargent delivered the 2015 Barlow Lecture at UCL in front of a packed audience of academics and industrialists in London. She explored the market and technology trends that are driving IoT and opportunities that require technology talent of the future to help solve some of the world's biggest challenges. She described how companies in industries as varied as healthcare, automotive and consumer devices are adapting to this technology revolution and bringing a new set of smart and connected solutions to market.
Following the Lecture, a Ms Sargent joined a Panel Discussion with Cisco SVP John Manville and Fujitsu UK and Ireland CTO Jon Wrennall about the revolution in technology occurring as we enter the "Intelligence Age" which will lead to an expected 50 billion smart and connected devices with embedded intelligence generating over 13 trillion Euros in economic value by the end of the decade. Embedding intelligence into a wide range of products and devices in the form of sensors, software, processing, along with connectivity to other devices and the cloud is enabling entirely new functionality and more applications than ever possible before but there remain many issues around privacy and security that still need to be resolved. A video of this interesting discussion is also available to view below.