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July 2018 Newsletter

Update HeaderHello and welcome to July’s ITP update. Since we last wrote to you we’ve been busy collecting applications for this year’s awards, taking members on insight visits, recruiting telecoms apprentices, devising a new seminar for you to enjoy and lots of other things! Find out our latest news below.

July 2018 - Contents

Annual Dinner  and Awards - 4th October
Next ITP Seminar 20th November, BT Centre
2018 FITCE Congress
Recommend a friend £50 app scheme
Upcoming Insight Visits


Annual Dinner and Awards - 4th October

annual-dinner-imgOctober is fast approaching and we’re delighted to report that we’ve received some great entries for this year’s awards. Applications closed on 13th July 2018, and our team of judges are looking forward to reading all of the award entries. Finalists will be announced in the summer with the winners announced at the Annual Dinner on 4th October 2018 at the Radisson Blu, Portman Square.

Alongside the awards, there will be a champagne reception, 3 course dinner and evening entertainment. There are still tables and individual seats available for the evening, so please do get in touch, as we’d love for you to join us on what always proves to be a wonderful night.

Email or give us a call on 01932 788861.
We look forward to seeing you there!

SAVE THE DATE! – Our next Seminar on Over The Top (OTT) Services will be on the 20th November @ BT Centre

We’re busy now sourcing some great speakers to make sure we deliver another quality seminar for you. More details to follow soon.

FITCE Congress – 6 & 7th September

Booking is now open via the website for the 57th annual FITCE congress, held at MediaCityUK, Salford. The theme of this year’s congress is the Delivery and Consumption of Digital Media.

Spread over two days, the Congress will address these important themes:

5G - a game changer for digital media?
The first 5G standard has been published and services are expected to go live in 2020. So what will 5G offer for the delivery of digital media and how will it drive consumption?

Future of media distribution
With an increasing usage and demand for online catch-up and OTT services as a primary means of distribution coupled to a move to all IP work flows, is the future all OTT?

Enhancing the viewer experience
How will the viewer experience continue to be influenced by the move to ever higher image definition (4K and beyond), the introduction of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality? What are the societal impacts of these new paradigms and their legal and regulatory implications?

Social Media, where next?
Social media already exerts a significant influence but what is the future potential for business, news media, user generated content, data mining and big data? What are the ongoing societal impacts?

Next Generation Networks
Media consumption dominates both fixed and mobile network usage. A move to more flexible network architectures is therefore essential and so industry needs to embrace Fibre to the Home, Software Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualisation.

Developing the user interface
Can smartphones continue to evolve, can TV screens get any bigger, is the smart watch a paradigm shift? How will users interact with media in the future and what does this mean for the design of the next generation of user terminals and interfaces?

Find out more on the website and reserve your space at the congress.


Bag yourself a £50 amazon Voucher

ITP ApprenticeshipsThe apprenticeship scheme is still going from strength to strength and we are delighted to have now placed over 90 candidates in apprenticeship roles.

We are actively recruiting for the scheme so as always, if you know anyone who may be interested in a Telecoms or IT apprenticeship, do let us know!  We are offering a £50 Amazon Voucher  if you recommend someone and we successfully place them in a role.

If you want to discuss taking on an apprentice, call or email Charlotte today for more information.

Check out the latest vacancies on our dedicated apprenticeship website here

Upcoming Insight Events

ITP Insight EventsJoe, our Events and Membership Executive is always hard at work sourcing new behind the scenes locations for you to visit, he’s got some more in the pipeline for 2019- to be confirmed soon but in the meantime do take a look below to see the latest visits available to you – don’t forget that if you have an idea or suggestion of a visit, let us know and we will do our best to arrange it.

Science Museum: Guided tour of the "Information Age" Gallery
14th August 2018

Insight visitJoin ITP members to this guided Tour of the “Information Age” Gallery with the museum’s Curator of Communications.

The Information Age gallery celebrates more than 200 years of innovation and communication technologies.

There are six zones in the gallery, each representing a different technology network: The Cable, The Telephone Exchange, Broadcast, The Constellation, The Cell and The Web. The gallery explores the important events that shaped the development of these networks, from the growth of the worldwide telegraph network in the 19th century, to the influence of mobile phones on our lives today.

Discover how wireless technology saved many lives on the Titanic and spread news of the disaster to the world within hours. You can also hear the personal stories of the operators who worked on the Enfield Telephone Exchange, the last manual exchange.

O2 Network Management Centre
13th September 2018

Insight visitAlong with this incredible opportunity to see how a major mobile network is managed, we will also see O2's network test bed.  O2 are the only mobile operator which has every network element in a replica test network, so we will get a full Insight into running a mobile network through this trip.

Bletchley Park Visit
17th October 2018

Insight visitOnce 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.

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.