Group Information

Access the latest developments in information and communications engineering technology by tapping into IET products and services, events and communities globally.

If you have any questions about the Information and Communication Sector, please email: or message the Sector Head - Ahmed Kotb using MyCommunity.


The Science and Information Conference 2015 - 10% off for IET Members

The Science and Information Conference 2015 (SAI 2015) is an established, cross-disciplinary conference for leading academic researchers and industry practitioners from around the world in the fields of Computer Science, Electronics and Communications.

The conference is the flagship conference of The Science and Information Organization, and sponsored by IEEE, The IET, NVIDIA, FET at the European Commission (EC), EUREKA, Cambridge Wireless, the British Computer Society (BCS), Digital Catapult and Springer.

The conference runs from 28th to 30th July in London. Develop your work in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities!

Discount for IET Members: Receive a 10% discount using the coupon code: IET10  

Register here

PECCS and Sensornets 2016 - Submit your papers today!

These two conferences that are taking place next year  may be of interest to members include PECCS and Sensornet.  The purpose of PECCS is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in both theoretical advances and applications of Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems. For more information on the the 5th Sensornets International Conference click here.


IoT Forum 2015

Back in March 2015 
over 200 investors, entrepreneurs and corporates turned out for two great days of learning, growing, and connecting at IoT Forum 2015.

The speakers, including Andy Stanford-Clark created audible gasps of excitement from the audience with his hydrogen cell powered Raspberry Pi talk, and Rick Robinson did the impossible by making Birmingham sound like a beacon of hope – demonstrating how the reality of IoT is not wearables but large scale projects such as smart cities. The talks touched on a wide range of topics meaning the Forum lived up to its billing of stripping away the hype from IoT and instead grounding it in real business lessons.

Another highlight was our Ones to Watch List presentations. Thirteen hand picked emerging companies in the IoT space presented their offerings to the packed auditorium. The likes of AudioWings delivered charisma and excitement whilst inspired the inner child in the delegation. Never before has such an applause been received for a LED light to turn red, then blue, then red again!

On the subject of inner child, IoT Forum wasn’t afraid to touch on the hard subjects affecting the IoT and Technology sectors. Impromptu discussions and contributions from prominent entrepreneur Wendy Tan, as well as Violet Littlewood.

For the slides from the Forum, please follow this link.

IoT Forum 2016, 9th-10th March which The IET will be supporting.


The IET 5G Radio Technology Seminar - 17 March 2015, Hallam Conference Center, London, UK
5G technology promises to be the next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards designed to support Internet of Things, M2M communications and smart sensors. The industry and consumers expect big changes but 5G is not universally agreed in many areas. This IET seminar aims to bring together wireless industry and academia R&D leaders to debate the future of 5G with a special focus on the challenges in 5G radio technology. The list of speakers includes Ofcom, 5G Innovation Center, EE, Huawei and Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK.
Chaired by William Webb, CEO Weightless SIG and IET President, the seminar will feature a series of high-profile technical presentations providing both UK and international perspective on the 5G spectrum, standards and air interface. In addition to invited talks the day has been designed to be a forum for sharing the latest thinking around 5G radio technology. You can contribute to the programme by telling us about your latest research, development or case study application relevant to 5G radio technology. Registration and the call for contributions is now open. See event website for more information.

Information Security Breaches Survey 2015 

The Government is working to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to do business. As part of this we recognise the importance of obtaining reliable data about information and cyber security breaches and practices.  This information will be publicly available so all businesses can benefit from it.  This survey has been conducted by PwC on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for over a decade and is fundamental in understanding the nature and impact of information security breaches in the UK and the trends that develop year on year.  To take part in the survey follow this link.


The IET hosts international Prestige Lecture on Internet of Things

The IET hosted its annual IET Pinkerton lecture at GE John F Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore on December 4th. The lecture topic was on the evolving phenomenon of Internet of Things and was delivered by Jim Morrish, Founder and Chief Research Officer, Machina Research, UK. Jim spoke on “Internet of Things – The Connected Future.”

During the lecture, Jim Morrish provided a comprehensive overview of the emerging trends in IoT – tracing its evolution from M2M to Subnets of Things and finally emerging as Internet of Things (IoT). He discussed the driving forces behind the anticipated 38billion connected devices worldwide by 2023, 1.9 billion of which will be in India and 600mn of which will be M2M connections in India. While talking about the tremendous benefits and opportunities, Jim also laid bare the risks and challenges of IoT and the importance of ensuring that they were addressed.  The speaker also spoke of the opportunities for India in the areas of Smart Cities, Electric Vehicles (EVs), Irrigation, Telemedicine, Power Distribution and Smart Metering, Assisted Living etc., where IoT could play a significant role in connectivity, efficiency and cost savings.


The CW Prestigious Lecture Series in association with the IET - 'Thought Leaders in Wireless - 11 Feb 2015

This exclusive evening will commence with an insightful lecture, chaired by Professor William Webb, IET President.  Aidan Quilligan, Global Managing Director at Accenture Industrial Software Solutions (AISS) as the evening's speaker. Aidan will talk to the topic, ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution - when Digital Technology meets the Shop Floor’, addressing technology that over the last three centuries, has revolutionised both the way companies run their businesses, and the way they interact with their customers.  Click here to register.

(When registering, IET members should tick the non-member and invited guest options and in the box write their IET reference numbers.)


Business case for IPv6 – 1st UK IPv6 Council public webinar

Justifying an IPv6 rollout in an organisation can be easy for some and more challenging for others.
This webinar will present business drivers that different organisations have used to support IPv6 projects. The session will include a round-table discussion with UK IPv6 Council board members to share their own experience. The members represent UK and worldwide ISPs, large enterprises and academic organizations.

Presentations from the day are now available here and videos are avaialble here.

For more information visit the website.

Connecting Data 

The IET and Royal Academy of Engineering have teamed up to offer six separate workshops over the coming months.More details on this will follow and there will be opportunities to sign up and get involved.

These workshops will helps us identify the UK’s key strengths and weaknesses in terms of connectivity; how industry will harness the benefits of 5G, along with identifying barriers to optimising the use of this technology when it is eventually implemented. 

Cyber Security Steering Alliance (CSSA)

The CSSA proposed to collaborate in establishing a scheme to encourage Industry to sponsor MSc students in cyber security, leading to the creation of a legal framework involving different stakeholders.  This proposal brought the right people around the table and it wa discussed that we should look to the future to identify skills beyond 2015.  More details to follow in due  course.

RTS London Conference 2014: 'Power, Politics and the Media'.  On 9th September 2014, the Royal Television Society's London Conference returns with some of television's biggest names to tackle some of industry's toughest questions.
With Keynote speakers including Chase Carey, President and COO of 21st Century Fox, JB Perrette, President, Discovery Networks International and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, the event will be influential in the growing debate around the evolving nature of media.

To find out more and register visit the website here.
At the DTG Summit 2014, Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, presented the conclusion of an 18-month collaborative industry project.  The Future of Innovation in Television Technology (FITT) task-force aims to clarify a number of important issues, opportunities and challenges facing the UK television industry. The report can be downloaded here.
Over the past 10 years the main benchmark for broadband networks has been ever faster data download speeds. In the future this is not sustainable, particularly for wireless networks.  The IET has proposed a new approach which it calls Demand Attentive Networks (DAN). It offers better performing networks at a lower level of investment.  Find out more here and watch a video showcasing this document.

At the RTS/IET Joint Public Lecture, Dr Michael Lynch talked about creative opportunities for content creators that allow people to interact with 3D images by using machine recognition technology such as the Google Glass,  a Samsung wearable watch and a state-of-the-art iPhone. were on hand to film this lecture and this will be made available shortly.

Upcoming events

  • Sep 6


    Location: London, WC2R 0BL United Kingdom


If you receive the Information & Communications Sector newsletter, we are interested in what you think and how we can improve it. Your feedback will help to inform future changes. Take part in this  short survey! If you do not currently receive the newsletter and would like to get it on a quarterly basis, sign up today !   read more...
Posted by Mr Ahmed Kotb on IET Information and Communications Sector Jul 9, 2015 1:30 PM BST

Join this community

Log-in or register an account to join this community and to interact with other users!

InfoComms on Twitter

Latest video

Latest review

There are no Items to display.