Conference Agenda

  • 08:00
    Registration, Breakfast and Networking
  • 09:10
    Chair’s Welcome Address
    Rt Hon Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, Parliamentary Member , Smart Cities All-Party Parliamentary Group (Confirmed)
  • 09:20
    Opening Keynote: Envisioning the Future of the Built Environment
    Mike Pitts, Head of Urban Systems, InnovateUK (Confirmed)
    • Building a robust technological infrastructure to improve quality of life in the city and shape how citizens interact
    • Utilising Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies to enable automation of public transport
    • Making public buildings smart and aware, based on information they gather from themselves and the other buildings around them
  • 09:40
    Morning Keynote: Improving the Economic Performance of Cities
    Dylan Thomas, Sector Director, Technology and Smart Cities, Department for International Trade (Confirmed)
    • Generating enterprise and innovation to makes cities the melting pots for the industries of the future
    • Driving forward the UK’s Advanced Urban Services sector to make infrastructure smarter and improve how cities function
    • Developing new products and services to tackle the rapid speed of urbanisation, reduce innovation risk, unlock business and export opportunities
    • Securing opportunities for economic growth and driving forward the UK’s vision to be a world leader in smart technology research, development and commercialisation
  • 10:00
    Headline Sponsor
  • 10:20
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
  • 11:10
    Case Study: Transforming People Lives, Creating a Smarter, Innovative and Inspiring Manchester
    Cllr Richard Farnell, Leader, Rochdale Council and Portfolio Leader, Digital City Region, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Confirmed)
    • Deploying IoT tech at city scale to deliver transformative benefits: New business and jobs for Manchester in addition to better healthcare, transport and education, cleaner environment, safer streets, and more engaged and empowered citizens
    • Using Big Data to manage the city in "real-time"
    • Encouraging new applications, digital platforms and services to provide real-time information for residents and workers
    • Developing the city’s open data infrastructure and extending network connectivity for better communication between citizens and councils
  • 11:30
    Panel Discussion: Growing a Smart City Ecosystem to Meet the Current and Futures Needs of Us All
    Mike Pitts, Head of Urban Systems, InnovateUK (Confirmed)
    Jarmo Eskelinen, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Future Cities Catapult (Confirmed)
    Helen Goulden, Executive Director, Innovation Labs, Nesta (Invited)
    Aimee Betts-Charalambous, Programme Manager for Smarter UK and Internet of Things Programme, techUK (Confirmed)
    • Building the digital leadership capability to stay on top of urban innovation
    • Designing a robust digital infrastructure to enable active network management and incentivise citizen engagement
    • Ensuring privacy, security and data protection of citizen data in smart cities
    • Creating incentives and rewards for citizens and communities for their continuous engagement
    • Promoting the use of open data and/or an appropriate access to data by citizens
  • 12:00
    Seminar Session One

    Delegates have the opportunity to attend one of a selection of practical seminars, on topics such as:

    • Analysing, Publishing and Commercialising Big Data to Drive Economic Growth
    • Monitoring Data in Real Time to Reduce Commute Times, Improve Public Safety and Generate Smart Grid Efficiencies
  • 13:00
    Lunch, Networking and Exhibition
  • 14:00
    Seminar Session Two

    Delegates have the opportunity to attend one of a selection of practical seminars, on topics such as:

    • Harnessing Big Data to Predictively Plan Future Asset Management Strategies
    • Ensuring Effective and Compliant Use of CCTV across Housing Stock
    • Improving Estate Management through the Use of Unified and Integrated Platforms
    • Enhancing the Digital Experience of the Customer through Mobile Apps and Website
  • 15:00
    Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition
  • 15:30
    Afternoon Keynote: Making Infrastructure Smarter to Accelerate Urban Innovation
    Jarmo Eskelinen, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Future Cities Catapult (Confirmed)
    • Driving forward the UK’s Advanced Urban Services sector to make infrastructure smarter and improve how cities function
    • Securing opportunities for economic growth and driving forward the UK’s vision to be a world leader in smart technology research, development and data commercialisation
    • Sharing experience in managing budget, leadership and capability development to assist UK local authorities to progress smart initiatives and connected technology
  • 15:45
    Key Supporter Session
  • 16:00
    Streams

    Delegates will have the option to choose between two technological streams:

    Stream 1: Data-Driven Services
    Stream 2: Network & Technical Infrastructure

  • 17:00
    Close of Conference and Drinks Reception
June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017
  • 16:00
    Case study: Deploying Ultrafast Broadband by Upgrading Digital Infrastructure
    Steven Eke, Digital Sector Lead, Colchester Borough Council (Confirmed)
    • Utilising the council’s CCTV network to deploy a fibre broadband network across its city centre for less than 10% of the cost of installing a new system
    • Ensuring all connectable addresses are within 100m of a distribution point to minimise the cost of delivery
    • Designing a network of fibre cables for unrivalled data delivery
    • Offering digital distinctiveness to fuel higher economic growth, inward investment and exposing further digital opportunities
    • Delivering the Colchester 2022 vision for more profitable, environmental friendly and agile businesses
  • 16:15
    Stream Sponsor
  • 16:30
    Case Study: Developing an ‘Open’, Programmable City through the ‘Bristol is Open’ Collaboration
    Barney Smith, CEO, Bristol is Open and Programme Director, Bristol City Council (Confirmed)
    • Pioneering 5G and fibre as communication infrastructures for providing high speed connectivity
    • Upgrading Bristol’s network to a ‘wireless mile’ that can facilitate Wi-fi, 3G, 4G, LTE and 5G and a radio frequency mesh made up of 1,500 lampposts with sensors attached to them
    • Providing an open platform to accelerate research into smart city networks and applications
    • Releasing local open data to continually inform Bristol’s status including traffic flows, air quality and energy usage and apply data to better manage infrastructure and council services
    • Housing CCTV, traffic and emergency services under the same operating centre, making Bristol a more responsive and resilient city able to meet the demands of the future
  • 16:45
    Panel Discussion: Investing in Sustainable Solutions and Developing New Sources of Income
    Steven Eke, Digital Sector Lead, Colchester Borough Council (Confirmed)
    Barney Smith, CEO, Bristol is Open and Programme Director, Bristol City Council (Confirmed)
    • Ensuring that the benefits of a smart city design outweigh the cost of deployment and reduce financial risk
    • Making digital infrastructure fit for purpose to support the city's continued growth and thriving digital economy
    • Defining success in terms of digital connectivity
    • Developing strategies to form partnerships and attract investment