Past Events

The Metaverse

By now, most of us will have heard that the concept of the metaverse was created by sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson in 1992, for his novel “Snow Crash”. It’s meant to invoke a virtual world that mirrors and in some ways improves on the physical world. Although virtual reality and augmented reality have been around […]

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What Happened at MWC Barcelona (Mobile World Congress) 2022?

MWC Barcelona (formerly known as Mobile World Congress) is the world’s biggest and most influential mobile event. This year it ran from 28 February to 3 March, again in hybrid form. According to the GSMA, “More than 60,000 attendees convened in-person from around the world to discuss the convergence of mobile, the potential of the metaverse […]

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Mobile World

Cybersecurity and Cybersafety: Risks and Solutions

When WiTT last hosted a discussion of cybersecurity trends, in 2017, the UK saw 60 serious cyber-attacks each month, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC, part of intelligence agency GCHQ). A report released in January 2022 by the NCSC said almost four in ten businesses (39%) and a quarter of charities (26%) had […]

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