The CW International Conference (CWIC) is now in its eleventh year and acts as the annual gateway for firms wishing to collaborate with Cambridge's world-leading technology ecosystem.
CWIC 2019: Digitising Industry is looking for expert speakers interested in presenting new R&D relevant to each of its six tracks: agriculture, manufacturing, retail & consumer electronics, intelligent cities, utilities and automotive & mobility services.
Speakers will have the opportunity to present to around 400 technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and innovation leads from major vertical markets. Presentations are typically 10-15 minutes long and come with the potential to join a panel discussion. All speaking organisations receive extensive promotion across CW's channels and press opportunities are available. Organisations of any size are welcome to submit applications. The deadline for submission is 21 February, more details are on the application page. Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the 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 we 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.