Transforming Ways of Working

 Transforming Ways of Working 

 Technology enabled opportunities for Government and Defence 


 13:00 - 14:00 BST 

 Tuesday 27 July 2021 
 Virtual Event 

Rapid technology changes are fuelling a “fourth industrial revolution” which is fundamentally altering the way people live, work and relate to one another. This was accelerated in the private sector by COVID-19 bringing forward digital transformation by up to 7 years. But despite a 13.8% growth in public sector spending on digital transformation during the pandemic, 80% of public sector leaders still believe that they are behind private sector capabilities.

88% of SMEs believe that AI helped their companies during COVID-19, but how can government and defence harness the power of AI and other emerging technologies whilst mitigating concerns about access, bias and privacy?

5G is forecast to have more than £580bn market potential by 2025 in the EU alone, with use cases ranging from virtual surgery to smart bases and remote learning. What other opportunities are presented by the ability to move data 20 times faster, and how can it accelerate edge computing?

But with data breaches up 41% in 2020 alone, how can we ensure the protection of Critical National Infrastructure and key Defence assets? And with 80% of data forecast to be processed by smart connected objects by 2025, how do we prioritise which data to protect?

Register to join us as when we discuss these questions and more at our roundtable discussion.



13:00 Good Afternoon from Nimbus Ninety

Richard Morgan, Operations Director and Founder of Nimbus Ninety Defence

13:02 Opening Remarks

John Beynildson, Internet of Things Group (Government and Defence), Intel

13:10 Roundtable Discussion Begins

13:55 Closing Remarks

14:00 Discussion Ends

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John Brynildson, Internet of Things Group, Intel

John BrynildsonJohn Brynildson works within Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IoTG) and is responsible for growing the use of edge compute solutions within Government and Defence.  John has over 25 years’ experience enabling designs of high-reliability compute platforms and electronic subsystems for Aerospace and Defence end use applications.


Bala Parthas, Principal Engineer, Intel

image004Bala Parthas is a Principal Engineer in Intel's Network and Edge Government and Aerospace Group. Bala has been with Intel for 24 years spanning various roles in RTL design, platform, power, and system architecture.


Post event report

The post event report for this discussion is on our blog page here.