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Unless explicitly stated, all events start with coffee at 6:00pm with the talk commencing at 6:30pm, generally finishing around 8:00pm. Non members welcome.

Where we are over-subscribed, you may be placed on the reserve list and priority for places will be given to those that have registered early.
  • Jan

    Debate: Software Robots - Good for Society?

    BCS, Southampton Street, London. 18:00 for tea. 18:30 start.
  • Software robots are ever-expanding in the home and in work, with growing numbers of providers and users alike.

    Some people believe that intelligent AI systems will bring a new breed of streamlined organisations, making life simpler and easier, and bringing more convenient and cheaper products and services.

    Others think they are a threat to our jobs. They will create inequality and put the long term stability of society at risk.

    Still others predict it will never happen. Robots can never match the creative and learning abilities of humans. They will be relegated to the side-lines.

    The aim of this event is to bring together eminent guests and members of the general public to debate these issues and help us shed light on these fascinating topics.

    Register for this event.
  • Feb

    The 5G Revolution: What it is and what it could mean for us, for business and for society

    BCS, Southampton Street, London, arrive 18:00 for a 18:30 start
    Paul Ceely, Director of Technology and Business Strategy, British Telecom
  • Once a decade the mobile industry introduces a new generation of mobile technology, and now it is the turn of the 'fifth' generation, called 5G, which will be implemented over the coming few years to build on the success of 4G (LTE), smartphones and the mobile internet ecosystem. 5G technology promises many more exciting new capabilities, as well as bringing important network performance improvements such as higher speeds, lower latency, more reliable connectivity, and more capacity, all at a lower cost. There are further capabilities which offer promises of a further revolution in social and commercial applications, and a wave of innovation in business models, impacting industries well beyond the traditional wireless and wired telecoms and the smartphone ecosystem.

    Paul will introduce the current state of 5G, what it is, some of the promising new technologies such as network slicing, the new radio and discuss what we can expect from it. He will talk about the recent activities within the global ecosystem and in the UK and also the maturity of some of these more wide ranging ambitions.

    Paul Ceely has over 20 years' experience network strategy and IP networking, and has been responsible for developing, driving and communicating the medium to long-term Network Strategy for EE since its formation in 2010 from the merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, continuing this through the merger with BT in 2016, being instrumental in the strategy EEs 4G launch in 2012.

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