What are we going to do about the Internet of Things?


Event Details


BJP_Mobile_Fringe_0167The Internet of Things is coming fast, bringing mind-blowing opportunities for new automated products and services. But what happens to people and jobs?  Can we survive and thrive alongside a network of connected machines?  What are we going to do?

Following our very popular discussions before Christmas, we’re still talking about how new tech is creating a new future of work, but this time we’ll focus on what we (you!) are actually going to do about it.

Conversations about new technology are usually framed either as benefits to users or as opportunities for entrepreneurs, but what about the socio-economic effects?  The Tuttle Club has been talking about the gap between technological advances and our social capacity to deal with them every week for the last eight years.  Now we’re taking those conversations out to other communities to include even more diverse perspectives.

Many people are still coming to terms with changes brought about by the world-wide web and now there’s another wave coming – we believe everyone should be talking about what they’re going to do in response to these changes and how we can influence our own futures in work.

Lloyd Davis will start the evening with small conversation circles to get to know each other a bit better and then lead us into an open space session.  Open Space is an informal approach and it means you get to choose what aspect of the question to talk about. Anyone in the room can suggest a topic area to cover, a more specific area of interest or perhaps to ask a question of others. The only rule is the law of mobility, which says that if you’re not getting anything out of the conversation you are in, you’re very welcome to move on somewhere else.

Come.  Be prepared … to be surprised.

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Additional sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Lloyd Davis for more information.

Please note that some or all of this session may be recorded on audio and/or video for future publication.

All registration details will be shared with our event partners and sponsors.

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All attendees must be pre-registered to attend. You may be asked for ID on arrival.

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