Attendees ranged across all sectors including BT customers, partners, industry professionals, academics and a variety of analysts and press from across the industry.
The event looked at how Robotics is affecting industries across the likes of manufacturing, logistics and health to its impact on sustainability, security, and our networks. The day itself consisted of:
• Conference with 3 stages and 30 speakers
• Expo with 30+ companies
• NEW Digital Industries Showcase Tours
• Guided Innovation Showcase Tours
• Drones and Robotics Labs Tours
• A Dragon’s Den style pitching event for 5 young companies to investors
• Festival fun; including Robot Wars, Titan the robot, dancers, DJ and more
Who was involved?
The day kicked off with our very own BT Sport presenter Craig Doyle and Adastral Park Director, Lisa Perkins who were followed by Marc Overton (MD, Enterprise Division X) and Maria Cuevas (Director of Network Research) discussing the increasing relevance of secure connectivity to this exponentially growing domain. A plethora of experts from the likes of NASA, MIT, Ocado, the NHS and more then graced our conference stages throughout the day. The expo had more than 30 companies involved, made up of established companies and solutions as well as many start-ups with exciting robotic solutions on show. The event itself couldn’t have been the success it was without our Sponsors; Intel, Tech Mahindra, Nokia, Poly, Jabra, Wipro, Ivanti, SAP, Dell, Nozomi, Britbots and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership for Norfolk and Suffolk.
The festival was not solely about Robotics, with the day seeing the launch of the new digital industries showcase at Adastral park, alongside the digital industries innovation hub. The Innovation hub brings together collaboration between customers, partners, academia, industry experts and more. You can find out more at https://atadastral.co.uk/hubs/digital-industries/
If you’d like to visit Adastral, in the first instance please contact your BT account manager.