CWIC 2018: “Thinking Beyond the Hype” will explore the technologies business models and impact of seven technology areas through a vibrant mix of panel sessions, keynotes and networking opportunities. 

We live in a world in which proponents of new technologies claim that they have the potential to dramatically change lives, and the technologies seem to emerge on an almost weekly basis.

Some of these technologies  go on to become massive market successes whilst others  fail to meet the requirements business realisation. Nevertheless, CWIC always aim to think beyond  the hype, identifying genuine technology game-changers and attempt to find those characteristics which ensure market breakthrough.

This event will cover:

  • 5G and network innovation
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Blockchain
  • Future mobility ecosystems
  • Industrial IoT and the connected enterprise
  • Mixed Reality
  • Satellites


  • Amelia Armour, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited
  • Kieran Arnold, Head of Domains, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Monty Barlow, Director of Machine Learning, Cambridge Consultants
  • Dean Bubley, Journalist, Disruptive Analysis
  • Peter Busch, Senior Expert Connected Mobility / Leader Automotive Blockchain, Bosch
  • Joshua Daniel, Principal Research Scientist, British Telecommunications
  • Alison  Davis, Lead Industry Solutions & Business Development Consultant, Telco, Media & Entertainment, IBM
  • Raj Gawera, VP & Managing Director, Samsung Cambridge Solution Centre
  • Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton
  • Matt Hatton, VP of Research, Gartner
  • Neil Lawrence, Director of Machine Learning, Amazon Research Cambridge
  • Dan Mercer, Vice President & General Manger, Iridium
  • Priya Prakash, Founder/CEO, D4SC – Design for Social Change
  • Ian Smith, 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme Director, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
  • Brigitta Zics, Deputy Head of Postgraduate Studies, Ravensbourne


  • 8:30am Registration, networking and exhibition
  • 9:30am Welcome to the conference
  • 9:40am Welcome from the Platinum Sponsor Magna
  • 9:50am Keynote: Thinking beyond the hype
  • 10:35am Session TBC
  • 10:45am Refreshments, networking and exhibition
  • 11:15am Track 2: Blockchain
    • Track 1: Industrial IoT and the connected enterprise
  • 12:15pm Plenary session: Satellites
  • 1:15pm A Word from Lunch  Sponsor
  • 1:20pm Lunch, networking and exhibition
  • 2:20pm Track 4: Mixed Reality – AR/VR and UX/UI
    • Track 4: Mobility into the future
  • 3:20pm Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • 4:20pm Refreshments, networking and exhibition
  • 4:40pm Plenary session: 5G and network innovation
  • 5:40pm Closing remarks
  • 6pm Pre-dinner drinks reception
  • 6:45pm Gala dinner

To register your attendance for this event please follow the link provided on the right hand side.