Up to 60% of IoT value is currently locked by a lack of interoperability.

Sensor City is running this IoT Interoperability event to get people thinking more about the interoperability of sensor data and the solutions available to achieve its full potential.

Join us to:

  • hear how Siemens’ MindSphere provides a single platform to allow capture of data generated by IoT applications – allowing companies to advance their IoT strategy;
  • how IoTic Labs have responded to the cyber security issues relating to data sharing; and
  • why Prof Michael Fisher believes that we need to think beyond interoperability


  • 5:00pm – Registration
  • 5:15pm – Introduction to Sensor City
  • 5:30pm – Megan Lovett, Siemens MindSphere
  • 6:00pm – Mark Wharton, IoTic Labs
  • 6:30pm – Michael Fisher, University of Liverpool
  • 7:00pm – Questions and networking
  • 8:00pm – Close

Who should attend?

This free event will be beneficial to corporates, SMEs and academics who are keen to understand more about IoT and Sensor data interoperability.

Book your free place today, using this Eventbrite registration link.

Speaker background

We will be joined by three experts in the field:

Megan Lovett, Product and Partner Executive, MindSphere – Siemens

Megan is passionate about working on creative projects within the digitalisation arena, and inspiring future generations to be a part of Industry 4.0.

At Siemens, Megan’s work focuses around MindSphere – a cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects products, plants, systems, and machines, enabling businesses to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) with advanced analytics.

At this event, Megan will talk through the Siemens’ MindSphere system in further detail, describe its applications and benefits and draw upon case studies to further demonstrate its capabilities.

Mark Wharton, Co-Founder, Iotic Labs

Mark Wharton is CTO and co-founder of Iotic Labs, in charge of the technical team and direction. During his 35-year career in IT, Mark has experience in areas as diverse as large databases and mobile comms. He has been fascinated with the semantic web for knowledge management, but now has focussed on the goal of autonomous interoperability, where machine-readable semantics can drive a diverse set of solutions with minimal human intervention.

Mark will discuss how the emerging world of the IoT has many challenges, two of the greatest of which are security and interoperability. The diversity of solutions and approaches in the IoT has shown traditional, people-oriented Internet solutions to be lacking when presented with the requirements of a true machine-oriented Internet of Things.

Encouraged by the recent trend towards micro-services, digital twins and event-driven systems, Mark will reveal how Iotic Labs has created a secure interoperability layer where the physical and virtual interact seamlessly. Machines use semantics to find, bind and understand data from other machines securely. Business operations have the tools to introduce innovations with minimal impact to their day-to-day activities, and the confidence to know that they can mitigate risk of cyber-attack.

Michael Fisher, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, and Director of the University’s Centre for Autonomous Systems Technology.

Prof Fisher is a Fellow of both the BCS and the IET, member of the BSI AMT/10 committee on Robotics and the IEEE P7009 Standard for Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous Systems, and lead the UK Network on the Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems.

At this event, he will explore why interoperability is useful, but not sufficient for future systems, and how we can move towards greater transparency and then on to broader responsibility.

This will be important when we need to be clear/precise about where, and why, decisions are made and has a strong link to international efforts not only in transparency, but responsibility and ethics.

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