The CW International Conference (CWIC) is the annual gateway to the Cambridge technology community. 

The story behind CWIC 2019: Digitising Industry

Has technological innovation or industry’s eternal drive for better margins been the greatest definer of 21st century economics?

The unstoppable rise of the internet giants to their current positions has been remarkable – and, at least before the turn of the last millennium, unpredictable.

A common phenomenon in technology community is that key innovations pre-empt their most profitable applications.

This “technology first” viewpoint underplays the extent to which vertical markets have always embraced technological change, and the impact that mature industries have on the economics of next generation communications. Many industries have quickly adopted the implications of the connected world and are now pulling it forwards at pace. And the mobile industry, which has relied hitherto on mass consumerism, is now sprinting to keep up with the diversity of demand arising from the complexity of each vertical market.

At the CW International Conference 2019, CW are bringing together technologists and business leaders from six vertical markets to explore industry’s future requirements of the digital sector and identify opportunities for collaborative development.

2019 Session Topics

  • The evolving enterprise journey – unlocking the business case for 5G enabled markets
  • Automotive & Mobility Services
  • Agriculture
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail & Commercial Electronics
  • Intelligent Cities
  • Cybersecurity debate

2019 Expert Speakers

  • Mansoor Hanif, CTO, Ofcom
  • Chris Regan, Head of Business Development, EDF Energy
  • Chris Hole, Senior Consultant, TTP
  • Esther Ford, Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk
  • Nik Willetts, President & CEO, TM Forum
  • Dan Clarke, Smart City Programme Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire
  • Robert Shaw, Head of Asset Intelligence, Anglian Water in the Utilities track
  • Tim Moore, VP Smart Devices – ghd in the Retail & Consumer Devices track
  • Julian Burnett, VP Global Markets – Distribution Centre, IBM in the Retail & Consumer Devices track
  • Elain Trimble, Director of Urban Infrastructure, Siemens in the Intelligent Cities track
  • James Dean, CEO, Sensat as chair of the Intelligent Cities track
  • Stevie Archer, Business Engineer, 30MHz in the Agriculture track
  • Ben Crowther, CTO & Co-Founder, LettUs Grow in the Agriculture track
  • Ian Wheal, Co-Founder & CEO, Breedr in the Agriculture track
  • Nigel Jefferies, Senior Standards Manager, Huawei in the Cybersecurity debate
  • Duncan McFarlane, Head of the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory, Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge in the Manufacturing track k
  • Clare Wildfire, Global Practice Lead for Cities, Mott MacDonald in the Intelligent Cities track
  • Ian Simmons, VP Business Development R&D, Magna in the Future Mobility Services track
  • Richard Fairchild,  Operations Director, Aurrigo in the Future Mobility Services track
  • Greg Dickens, Innovation Consultant, Innovia in the Future Mobility Services track
  • Harald Kroll, Principal Product Manager, u-blox

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