This workshop will allow delegates to gain a deeper understanding  of  the  telecoms  technologies  and capabilities  that  are  available  for  Smart  Grid deployments.

Why you should attend:
• A Smart Grid can't exist without telecoms networks - find out about the different technologies available today
• Find out about the best telecoms bearers for different deployment models.
• Use cases for how to decide upon and deploy telecoms networks for Smart Grid.
• Obtain a view of how to manage end-to-end deployment and data transfer across different networks for Smart Grid
• Updates on the latest work on standards and interoperability for Smart Grid telecoms deployments
• An impartial view of telecoms networks from one of the largest network operators in the UK

About your Workshop Leader:
Neill  is  Head  of  M2M  Marketing  for  Everything Everywhere, where he  is a key player  in enabling the 'Internet of Things'.  Prior to this, he was Smart Energy  verticals  manager  for  France  Telecom Group,  and  in  total  has  10  years  experience  of working in the world of connected objects for various telecoms companies.  For the past 3 years, Neill has been focussed on the Smart Energy world, working with utilities in the UK and across Europe, delivering Smart Meter , Smart Grid and in-home energy services.

Everything Everywhere Limited is the company running two of the UK’s most famous brands – T-Mobile (UK) and Orange (UK).
Owned  jointly  by  Deutsche  Telekom  and  France  Telecom, Everything  Everywhere  is  the  UK’s  biggest  communications
company, with a  combined  customer base of over 27 million people. Everything Everywhere plans to transform the industry
by giving  customers  instant  access  to  everything  everywhere, offering  the  best  value,  best  choice  and  best  network
experience in the country.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Introduction to Comms and Associated Standards

9:30 Deep dive on GSM/GPRS/3G (WAN)

10:00 Deep dive on Mesh Radio (LAN)

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Deep dive on Zigbee & others (HAN)

11:30 Integration of WAN/LAN & HAN to provide end to end service/security

13:00 Close of Workshop


Marriott Regents Park

128 King Henry's Road
London NW3 3ST
United Kingdom

Marriott Regents Park

This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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