HP director talks about IoT at North Wales event

Key business leaders from across North Wales were recently given an insight into the fast-growing world of connected technology at the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) North Wales Christmas lunch.

Phil Lewis, director of storage presales at tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise, provided executives with a keynote speech about technology of the future at the Llandudno-based event.

His talk covered technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), which will transform the way we live and work over the next few years.

Attendees were shown first-hand how this technology will impact business in the coming future. For instance, he spoke about how water companies are using sensors to look out for leaks.

Originally from Rhayader in Mid Wales, he also discussed driverless cars and trucks, the possibility of robots carrying out surgery by 2043 and how robots will be able to write best-selling novels by 2049.

Helen Watson, chair of IoD North Wales said: “Phil’s talk was a fascinating insight into what the future holds for businesses as technology advances.

“It served as a timely reminder for companies to continue to be innovative, and it’s going to be interesting to see how IoT and AI progresses and how much robots will do for us in the future.

“The lunch is our final event of 2017, so I look forward to welcoming members and non members alike to more valuable and interesting networking events next year.”

The IoD is an organisation that serves and support business leaders across Wales, and it has more than 100 years of service in raising professional standards.