Toughbook Innovation Forum 2018
ToughWorld24 - are you ready to see the future of mobile technology?

Overview

25 January 2018

When: 25 January 2018
Where: The Hilton Metropole, Birmingham

 

 

Toughbook Innovation Forum (TIF)

Explore the latest developments in rugged mobility and learn how the technology of tomorrow can benefit your business today.Now in its 7th year, this UK-recognised industry event is dedicated to exploring the latest advances in mobile technology and digital innovation for IT and mobility specialists.

And this year’s conference is set to be more impressive than ever

Our resident technology expert this year, and host for the day is Georgie Barrat. Georgie is presenter of Channel 5's 'The Gadget Show' and ITV's 'Weekend' and is a leading journalist and broadcaster. You’ll also be joined by fellow IT and mobility specialists, representatives from Panasonic, our partners and industry experts for a series of innovative technology presentations, demonstrations, and networking opportunities.

What we’ll be covering:

  • ToughWorld 24 News Studio - news from around the world showcasing Panasonic in action

  • Talking Tough - your chance to have a say on the latest developments and products

  • What does it take to create a smarter, connected world?

  • Join us in the testing zone to really put Toughbook devices through their paces

  • More on next-generation communication systems

  • Find out if your mobile devices are giving you true value for money

  • Check out the latest advancements in technology in the innovation zone

And that’s not all…

 

To round off the day, join us for a relaxed chilled out evening and enjoy the entertainment we have lined up for you! Our street food stalls will be serving a selection of foods from around the world - and you'll have a number of zones where you can participate, listen, chat, drink or chill!

 

What you can look forward to                                        

An exploration of new trends, tomorrow’s technologies and emerging strategies
Sneak preview sessions, technology-testing opportunities, workshops and a look at up-and-coming plans for digital innovation. 

 

360° networking
Talk to like-minded peers, extend your network, pick the brains of industry specialists and meet the Panasonic team. 

 

Customer case studies
Toughbook and Toughpad customers from a whole host of organisations will share their experiences with you first-hand. 

 

Presentations and guest speakers
Industry-leading technology experts will debate and showcase innovations and solutions - providing an insight into what's to come!

 

Sponsor Village
With ‘touch and try’ areas, our exhibitors and partners will be more than happy to help you learn more about how their services and solutions can further benefit your business.

 

 

 

                  

 

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Agenda

TIME 

SESSION                                      

09: 00

Welcome

09: 30

Opening address

Georgie Barrat - Host and Technology Expert

Steven Vindevogel: Sales Director , Nordic, UK, Benelux, France & Iberia, Panasonic Toughbook

09:50

ToughWorld24 - Global News

Georgie Barrat - Host and Technology Expert

10:00

ToughWorld24 - European News

Georgie Barrat - Host and Technology Expert

10:20

ToughWorld24: UK News

Including a Panel Session, Case Studies & Product Launch

Georgie Barrat - Host and Technology Expert

Jon Tucker - Head of Product Marketing, Computer Product Solutions Europe

11:10 Customer Case Study
11:25 BREAK & 1-2-1 Sessions
11:55

Connectivity

Talking Tough

ToughWorld in Action

Innovation Zone

Netmotion - Technology Built for the Mobile World – how software defined mobility will help to deliver performance TCO – It pays to think long term when it comes to mobile computing Professional Services - from concept in a day to next generation docking solutions Tesla & The Connected World

Vodafone & 5G – How 5G will support the strategic shift from high-speed connectivity, to being a true enabler of next-generation ecosystems

New Product Cool Wall – showcasing the latest innovations from Toughbook

Cognito IQ

Google/Android: A closer look at new technology innovations that are shaping next generation smart and connected devices

13:20 LUNCH & 1-2-1 Sessions
14:20

The Toughbook Story & Anatomy of our Devices

Nobuharu Nagahata & Steve Sakuta: Mobile Products Development Department MSBD, CNS, Panasonic Corporation

15:05 Customer Case Study
15:25

Connectivity

Talking Tough

ToughWorld in Action

Innovation Zone

Netmotion - Technology Built for the Mobile World – how software defined mobility will help to deliver performance TCO – It pays to think long term when it comes to mobile computing Professional Services - from concept in a day to next generation docking solutions Tesla & The Connected World

Vodafone & 5G – How 5G will support the strategic shift from high-speed connectivity, to being a true enabler of next-generation ecosystems

New Product Cool Wall – showcasing the latest innovations from Toughbook

Cognito IQ

Google/Android: A closer look at new technology innovations that are shaping next generation smart and connected devices

16:10 BREAK & 1-2-1 Sessions
16:40

Connectivity

Talking Tough

ToughWorld in Action

Innovation Zone

Netmotion - Technology Built for the Mobile World – how software defined mobility will help to deliver performance TCO – It pays to think long term when it comes to mobile computing Professional Services - from concept in a day to next generation docking solutions Tesla & The Connected World

Vodafone & 5G – How 5G will support the strategic shift from high-speed connectivity, to being a true enabler of next-generation ecosystems

New Product Cool Wall – showcasing the latest innovations from Toughbook

Cognito IQ

Google/Android: A closer look at new technology innovations that are shaping next generation smart and connected devices

17:20

Wrap up and close of conference

Kevin Tristram - General Manager, Computer Product Solutions Europe

17:30 Leisure time
19:15

Evening dinner and entertainment

 

Location

Toughbook Innovation Forum 2018
ToughWorld24 - are you ready to see the future of mobile technology?

25.01.2018

The Hilton Metropole, Birmingham
Birmingham
B40 1PP

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OVERVIEW

By car....

From Birmingham International Airport, bear right onto Concorde Road, turn right onto Vanguard Road and then bear left onto Airport Way. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit then merge onto Coventry Road A45 (sign posted M42, M6, M1, M40, M5, Coventry). Branch left (sign posted M42, M6, M1, M40, M5, NEC), then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Pendigo Way (sign posted NEC). At the roundabout take the first exit into the car park of the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

If you’re using satnav to get to the Hilton Metropole, please enter postcode B40 1PP.

Parking….

Ample parking is available on-site at the NEC, within a short walk from The Hilton Metropole.  The exact location will be confirmed to you prior to the event, but feel free to get in touch should you have any questions or if you require any special arrangements.

By train....

Traveling from Birmingham International Train Station

By Courtesy Bus

From Birmingham International Railway Station, guests may use the free telephone to arrange a collection to the hotel, by courtesy bus. The Bus Stop is Bus Stop C and located next to the taxi rank in the bus depot. The journey to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel takes approximately 5 minutes. The 24-hour service runs at 30-minute intervals.

Traveling from Birmingham New Street train station

From Birmingham New Street Station, take the train to Birmingham International Station. The journey normally takes around 10-15 minutes depending on the time of day. At Birmingham International Station, use the courtesy telephone (adjacent to Subway) to ask for the hotel bus to pick you up. The journey from Birmingham International Station to Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel takes 5 minutes by courtesy bus. The 24-hour service runs every 30 minutes.

By plane....

Due to security measures in force at Birmingham Airport, we are no longer permitted to use our courtesy bus service direct to or from the airport between the hours of 06.00 and 23.00. All hotel guests travelling from Birmingham Airport during these hours should take the mono rail to Birmingham International rail station, where you should use the free telephone (signposted with the Hilton logo adjacent to Subway), the shuttle bus will be able to then collect passengers.

All guests travelling to Birmingham Airport outside these hours should contact the Hotel on 0121 780 6265. The bus stop is at Bus Stop C and located at outside the main arrival and departure terminal.

The journey takes approximately five minutes and our courtesy bus runs every 30 minutes, 24 hours per day

For more information on arrivals and departures visit the Birmingham Airport website.

 

 

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