ITP Update

January 2018


Seminar, BT Centre


ITP E Signature

Discounted Insurance

Upcoming Insight Visits

Prof Reg calls


Hello and welcome to the first ITP update of 2018!

 We hope you’ve all enjoyed the festive break.

Please see below for upcoming 2018 events and general ITP news


ITP Seminar

The Future of Business Services - 7th Feb- London

Over the last decade, we have seen the continuing migration to all IP-based networks at the service level, underpinned by high capacity optical cores, with the delivery of 'over-the-top' consumer services and applications, where the network is just transporting the bits.   We are seeing access networks that use a mix of high speed mobile, WiFi, copper and fibre access, that are driving a new era of converged business services that are changing the way the enterprises operate.  

Technology developments, such as 5G and business IoT, are adding additional layers of complexity to service delivery networks.  Service Providers are looking to adapt their architectures towards emerging principles of network design that will deliver the capacity needed for the next generation of business services.  Will the advent of software-defined networks and network function virtualisation have an impact on this trend or just enable it to happen faster and more cost-effectively? 

This seminar will seek to tease out these issues and offer an insight into the developments that will shape the future of business services and the networks that support them.

Confirmed Speakers so far:- 
Dominic Elliott, CTO, Cisco (Presentation: Delivering the Digital Enterprise)
Samir Desai, Director of Product Management, GTT
Ian Hawkins, Head of Network Infrastructure & Innovation Practice, BT
Paul Adams, Marketing Director, Nokia. (Presentation: Converged Services in the Enterprise)

Reserve your space now

New Professional Registration – RITTech

RITTech is here! We’re delighted to have launched our new professional accreditation, in partnership with the British Computer Society (BCS). 


The RITTech standard recognises the outstanding work of IT technicians, and is the first time the ITP has been licensed to award an ITP Technician standard to its members working in the telecoms industry.

There are many benefits to Professional registration, here are just a few:

  • It shows that you are demonstrating best practice and your commitment to quality
  • Having RITTech after your name proves your competency
  • RITTech doesn’t just say something about you; it also shows that the organisation you work for recognises your skills.
  • It will make your CV stand out from the crowd! 

When you become professionally registered, you will be helping to spread widespread adoption of RITTech as a national standard across our industry.

Registration is straightforward.  You will be asked to complete an online assessment that will take around an hour to complete.  This will assess your experience, technical knowledge and supporting evidence of your achievements. 

This is an exciting time to become part of this standard, whether as an individual or a company.  You’ll be raising awareness of technicians throughout IT and highlighting the importance of professionalism within this sector.

To find out more, please visit the website


ITP E Signature

Here at the ITP, we’re proud of what we do and hope you are too!

We’d love it if you’d like to spread the word about our Institute, so we’ve designed an image to add to your signature to show your colleagues and contemporaries that you are proud to be a part of The ITP.


If you’d like to add this to your email signature, please follow the step by step instructions below:

E Signature Instructions

     ITPClick the image above to open  ITP ESignature  on ITP Website

     Right click on the image and “save image as”  to your computer

     Open Microsoft Outlook and navigate to Tools/Options/Mail Format/Signatures

     Click picture icon and navigate to the location the picture is saved  on your computer

     Once the image is uploaded into your signature, click on  it to select the image and then click the hyperlink icon (next to picture icon)

     In the hyperlink box, make sure “text to display” appears as <> and the URL address is  Click OK.

     Click OK to exit Signatures & Stationary box

     Click OK to exit Options box

     The ESignature should now be present in your email.

Please contact us if you need any assistance on 01932 788861 or at


Discounted Insurance for Members

You may recall, that in December, we wrote to you about our ongoing efforts to give you as many membership benefits as possible. Just in case you missed it, we are delighted to be able to announce that we have partnered with Arlington Insurance to offer you a 5% member discount on a range of insurances. *(t&c’s apply)


Anthony Jones


Arlington Insurance


Anthony Jones Insurance Brokers

You can find out more by clicking on one of the links above

Insight Events

Joe, our Events and Membership Executive has once  again been hard at work sourcing new behind the scenes locations for you to visit, take a look below to see the latest – don’t forget that if you have an idea of a visit, let us know and we will do our best to arrange it.

Submarine Networks Conference 21 & 22 Feb (London)

Over two days Submarine Networks Europe brings together the executives developing the strategy, opportunity and business models for this dynamic sector.

More than 80 speakers will deliver an agenda of thought provoking keynote speeches, engaging panel discussions and interactive roundtables, to ensure decision makers in the subsea communications ecosystem come away with new ideas, opinions and relationships.

The ITP have 10 free tickets to give away, so it will be first come first served basis.

More information on this event is available here.

Reserve your space now


 BT Tower- 27th Feb

This London landmark is the hub of UK media and broadcast activity and this visit enables Members to see behind the scenes. Not only will you be able to see the International Media and Broadcast control room and have presentations from the team based there, but you will also see the structure of the building, including areas the public never see, along with the outside viewing platform approximately 600 feet above London.

Places are very limited, so please reserve your space now


Cisco Experience - 14th March

Following on from the last successful Cisco Experience visit ‘A day in the life of a smart employee’ and ‘IoT Digitalization’   we are delighted to be visiting Cisco once again. The new experience is still being developed, so please check back soon for more details

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Gigabit Access Conference - 10th & 11th April

Gigabit Access 2018 will continue to explore business models for delivering gigabit speeds, taking a technology agnostic approach to understand how the whole range of access technologies can work together to deliver the Gigabit Society.

We will also be taking a much closer look at several emerging access technologies, such as SD-WAN and NG-PON2, to understand the impact they are having on operator strategies, as well as how operators can develop a service offering to capitalise on their investment.

Some of the key topics to be covered include: 

  • Access business models covering, xDSL, DOCSIS, GPON, fixedwireless and more
  • The road to 10 gigabit access networks
  • The next wave of technologies, including NG-PON2, and DOCSIS 4
  • The service layer, including 4KTV, 8KTV, gaming and VoWiFi#
  • Access business models covering, xDSL, DOCSIS, GPON, fixedwireless and more
  • Delivering gigabit speeds throughout the home and QoS

More information on this event is available here

The ITP have 10 free tickets to give away, so tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Reserve your space now


BT Archives - 12th April

BT Archives preserves the historical information of BT and its predecessor telecom and telegraph companies from the mid part of the 1800's up to the present day. Effectively the Archives hold the history of telecom services in the UK. 

In the Archives are artefacts such as the first ever telephone directory, which just has a short list of names, a section of the first ever transatlantic cable from 1858, through to some great videos on using spare explosives to dig trenches post First World War!  You will get a chance to hold the first directory, see the original advertising artwork, look at some of the 100,000 glass plate negatives from the 1900's and you may even spot the Buzby costume on one of the miles of shelves.  If we have time we will also look through the Holborn Telephone Exchange which at its early prime held the first speaking clock.
You are invited to join David Hay, Head of Heritage on this ITP Insight trip to view these historical pieces and get a historical overview on far the industry has come over the years.

Reserve your space now


Adastral Park Innovation Centre- 17th May

Adastral Park is the epicentre of BT's research, technology and IT operations business. With over 3000 technologists, they are pivotal to helping BT gain maximum advantage by combining deep knowledge of networks and networked applications with proven skills in innovation, change management and IT operations.
ITP members will get an insight in many areas of security, spending time with BT's Security Technologies research team understanding what makes networks and services vulnerable to attack, and therefore how to improve network robustness for the future. Businesses and indeed most of the UK's critical functions are now totally dependent upon communications networks which are becoming attractive targets in our increasingly hostile world. 

The G Fast presentation will look at the current developments in the copper access network – driving speeds up beyond VDSL to G.Fast and beyond at the same time stretching out to deliver the USO.
Members will explore the showcase addresses sectors: Energy & Resources (Oil, Mining, Gas), Utilities, Construction, Manufacturing, Automotive and Logistics – finishing in the established retail showcase. Looking at propositions around BT Trace, Field Force Automation, Industrial Wireless, Big Data and Security as well as introducing new ideas around virtual/augmented reality, RFID, acoustic sensing, 3D scanning, Internet of Things, Robotics, Smart Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Connected Britain Conference (London) - 19th & 20th June

Connected Britain 2018 focuses on innovative networking opportunities such as roundtable discussions, 1-to-1 partnering opportunities, an interactive networking portal and a relaxed evening drinks reception. Use the networking breaks to engage with market leading operators and vendors.

The 2018 agenda will read as a who’s who of experts from the operator community, government and beyond. Through thought provoking speaker sessions panel discussions, and interactive roundtables you will walk away with new ideas, tangible solutions to everyday problems and the stronger relationships you’ll need to continue to build the high-speed connectivity for Britain’s future.

  • How to promote investment in high speed connectivity
  • How key players should collaborate
  • How the UK can deliver the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • How connectivity delivers economic and life opportunities
  • How to promote innovation and new technology
  • How to prepare for 5G, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

More information on this event is available here.

We have 9 remaining free tickets to give away, so tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Reserve your space now


Bletchley Park - 17th Oct

Once Britain's’ best-kept secret, Bletchley Park is now a top heritage site.  First stop, after your ITP welcome is a visit to the ‘What’s on site’ – an interactive Cybersecurity exhibition.  You will then learn how the Codebreakers deciphered thousands of enemy messages, helping to shorten World War II by almost two years.
Of course, you will see one of the largest collections of Enigma machines and find out how the work of Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman and others gave birth to the Information Age.
And finally, you can visit the iconic huts which have been restored to their wartime settings with atmospheric displays.

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Professional Registration Calls

Are you looking to learn more about gaining letters after your name; CEng, IEng, EngTech, ICTTech and RITTech?

 We’re running an information call this month to introduce you to the benefits of Professional Registration.

To join the call, please click the “Book” option and enter the required information and then you will receive a confirmation email with dial in details for the call.  If you can then put those into your diary, we look forward to meeting you on the call.

 Book Now- 25th Jan

Book Now- 15th Feb


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Kind Regards,

The ITP Team