The Smart Cities Conference 2018
“Transforming cities and their infrastructure through smarter information will establish the UK at the forefront of this growing sector.” – UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities
The Government’s commitment to building a stronger digital economy means the vision of smarter, more efficient, cities has never been closer to becoming a reality. The UK Digital Strategy 2017 includes plans to “establish world-leading computation and big data infrastructure for the modelling, simulation, and visualisation of cities and infrastructure”.
The UK is targeting a 10% share of the smart cities industry, which will be worth an estimated $400 billion globally by 2020. Cities like Manchester are already pioneering the use of sensor technology and the internet of things to transform services including transport, public health and energy usage.
The Smart Cities Conference 2018 will bring together experts from government and industry to give their views on how smart technology can be used to improve the lives of the 45 million people living in the UK’s town and cities. A wide range of topics will be covered providing exclusive insights into how we can deliver more efficient, sustainable and safer cities.
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Manchester is renowned as one of the UK's pioneering testbeds for smart city technology and has been a demonstrator site for many years. But beyond the UK, other cities such as Barcelona, Sydney and Toronto, are developing their smart potential in leaps and bounds, with the vision to address the many societal challenges that our current city infrastructures aren’t managing as efficiently as they could.
Population growth and migration towards cities is estimated to put global city population at over 5 billion by 2030. How can we adapt and improve the existing to match this exponential growth? How will new knowledge and rapidly developing technology, tools, and strategies address the impact of high density living?
This event will look at our current urban living challenges and ask what is needed for the cities of tomorrow and who will be leading the way? We will bring together those who are passionate about sharing their ideas for smart cities to network, learn and engage with the top industry leaders and influencers, so if this sounds up your street this is the forum for you.
CALL FOR PAPERS - we are interested to here from councils with smart city case studies or views on the challenges that need to be addressed.
SPONSORED PAPERS – we have two available sponsored insight-sharing presentations available.
SPONSORED PANEL DISCUSSION – we have one sponsored panel discussion available.
EXHIBITION SPACE – subject to availability.
We'd love to hear from you! If you are interested in commercial opportunities contact Jason Taylor at Jason@onecpd.co.uk or alternatively if you want to present on the day, drop Rebecca Short a message at Rebecca@onecpd.co.uk
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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The Smart Cities Conference 2018 will boast a variety of outstanding speakers from across both public and private sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their expertise and achievements, ensuring that delegates enjoy only the highest quality presentations. A wide number of topics will be covered on the day, and delegates can expect speakers to discuss the major challenges and opportunities posed by innovations in Smart City technologies:
- Incorporating smart cities into wider economic strategy of cities – beyond basic infrastructure
- How can cities buy and procure smart cities technology
- Building and improving citizen engagement with smart technology: securing user buy-in
- Exploring the future of artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles
- Listening to the success stories from cities such as Manchester and applying it to other UK cities and towns
- The case for environmental smart cities – exploring energy consumption and eco-friendly smart infrastructure
- Promoting far-reaching collaborative projects between the public and private sector: uncovering the needs and demands of expanding city life
Who should attend?
Chief Information Officers, Heads of Economic Development, Heads of Sustainability, Heads of Planning, Heads of Transport, Heads of Innovation, e-government leads, Heads of Inward Investment, Heads of Growth and Regeneration, LEPs, Councillors, Local Authority officials, Development Managers, Directors, Senior Managers, Strategic Directors, Heads of Planning, Project and Programme Managers and Heads of Research and Innovation and will be drawn from Central Government, Local Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Higher Education, Health and Social Care, Transport, Local Businesses and the Voluntary and Private Sector.