Innovation Martlesham Proudly Support The Second Tommy Flowers Institute ConferenceJuly 11, 2017
The TFI Summer Conference on the “Converged User Experience” took place this month, with 110 people over two days, with students, academics from across 25 universities and senior reps from some of the world’s biggest ICT companies (who are also part of the Innovation Martlesham cluster) – Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Cisco, Nokia, and Shareband – and from Cambridge Wireless, EPSRC, Innovate UK and Suffolk County Council. The event went exceptionally well with excellent feedback from both students and industry. BT keynotes came from Research & Innovation’s Director of Converged Networks, Mansoor Hanif, and TSO’s Managing Director of Networks, Karl Penaluna.
“The Tommy Flowers Institute event was excellent with a formidable line-up of speakers highlighting the need for, and benefit of, converged networks. We we privileged to get the opportunity to share our own experiences of bringing our Boosty hybrid access product to market”, said Paul Evans, CEO Shareband.
Our ability to convene academia, industry and government to openly discuss shared goals and challenges continues to be a great contribution both to Adastral Park and to BT’s University Research programme, and to the UK’s ICT postgraduate researcher community.
A key research question that emerged was, given the trend for AI to dynamically manage Quality-of-Experience on a converged infrastructure, how can we understand what the AI has done and why? Exciting times lie ahead for our research community as we tackle the challenges of future networks. Our Autumn conference is in September, focussing on “Security and Trust”.