The Pickstock Group Receives Warm Welcome in Milan

The Pickstock Group was warmly welcomed in Milan by Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan). The invitation to speak at the University’s Careers Abroad Event was extended in February and was quickly accepted. The event presented a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the exceptional young talent from one of the most distinguished and reputable engineering universities in Europe.

The event, organised by the University’s careers service, is hosted for undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Schools of Architecture and Design. The Pickstock Group was invited alongside other international companies, such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

Sara Pickstock represented The Pickstock Group at the event, and was extremely impressed with the students she met on the day. Sara commented, “The knowledge, enthusiasm and passion the students expressed for their subject was so inspiring. The students are a credit to Politecnico di Milano.

Sara presented an overview of the companies within The Pickstock Group and the sectors in which they operate. The presentation focused specifically on the relevant architecture and design requirements of The Pickstock Group in order to be most applicable to the students.

The presentation was followed by a two hour workshop designed and run by Sara, which aimed to assess the students’ abilities.  During the task the students concentrated on modular construction and were asked to come up with new designs specifically focusing on the hotel industry.

Once complete the teams presented their ideas and concepts to Sara and the rest of the group. The standard of work and ideas produced by the teams was extremely impressive, further reflecting the incredibly high standard of the students at Politecnico di Milano.

The final part of the day was a series of speed interviews with students. This provided the opportunity for Sara to interact with students on an individual basis, and get an indication of their skills and past experience.

Sara commented, “I really enjoyed spending the day at Politecnico di Milano and meeting all the students who came to the event. I was blown away by their skills and knowledge”. Sara added, “We hope to bring some of the students in for a further interview and we look forward to working with Politecnico di Milano again in the future.”

SiFi Networks to speak at Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference

SiFi Networks has been invited to speak at the eleventh annual Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference in Lexington, KY. This is a fantastic opportunity for SiFi Networks to promote its technology to an audience with avid interest in the telecommunications sector.

This conference will focus specifically on the challenges that local governments face, such as cable franchise renewal, customer service issues and the administration of public, educational and governmental access.

City officials from all over the state of Kentucky will be attending to gain a better understanding of the latest technology available to them. Planning and Public Works Directors, Attorneys, Educators, Industry Representatives and Municipal Utility officials will also be amongst those that attend. This represents the broad area of influence and interest telecommunications and fiber optic networks in particular has within the state.

When SiFi Networks takes the stage at the conference, their unique offering will be explained in a 45 minute presentation. There will be an emphasis on the many benefits that SiFi Networks can provide, ranging from the faster internet speeds end users can experience, to the reduced operational impact the development of a SiFi Networks FiberCity™  can bring.

SiFi Networks’ Wastewater Fiber Technology (WFT), provides an alternative to traditional fiber optic installation techniques. This globally patented technology is installed into wastewater networks already in place without compromise to the dynamics of the wastewater network. WFT is specifically designed to operate in submerged environments, with low viscosity, low Microbiological Induced Corrosion, it has high levels of resistance to wet/damp locations, and is safe for wildlife.

SiFi Networks’ Fault Tolerant Technology will also be highlighted, which reduces the risk of network failure. This, coupled with SiFi Networks’ different maintenance options, increases reliability of the service provided.

In addition to the technology that SiFi Networks offers, the company will also outline the processes involved in developing a FiberCity™  for communities. This includes the planning stage, which will analyze the best and least disruptive ways to install the FOCUS™ technology, and the different installation options and financial models available, which allow a FiberCity™  to be developed in any city.

Ben Bawtree-Jobson, CEO of SiFi Networks commented, “We are grateful for the opportunity to discuss our views on delivering FTTH with key decision makers across Kentucky. It’s an excellent forum for showcasing new ideas and bringing the private and public sectors together.”

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