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.
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Opening Remarks from Chair
Professor Terrence Fernando, Director of the ThinkLab, University of Salford
Michael Mulquin, President, Smart Cities Association (CONFIRMED)
The smart way to build a smart city
Cities become smarter through implementing individual projects that use data and technology to develop effective solutions to specific pressing problems. However, if these are not planned properly, they can simply lead to disconnected islands of smartness
This presentation will cover how to design your smart city projects to:
Stephen Leece, Managing Director, Citi Logik (CONFIRMED)
Citi Logik has developed and deployed advanced location insight analytics to understand the movement of citizens by vehicle on foot and by public transport using anonymised network data from the existing 3/4G network compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Stephen will provide case study examples from recent UK projects:
Questions and discussion
Refreshments, Exhibition & Networking Break
Mark Saunders, Director, Centre of Excellence for Cities, Ferrovial Services (CONFIRMED)
Partnerships with Amey: open innovation model promotes implementation and roll-out
Interactive panel discussion:
Michael Mulquin, Smart Cities Association
Mark Duncan, Manchester City Council
Mark Saunders, Ferrovial
The view of the council, the private company, the technology provider and the socio-ethical case for smart cities partnerships.
Lunch, Exhibition & Networking Break
Mark Duncan, Manchester City Council and Irene McAleese, See Sense (CONFIRMED)
How crowdsourced sensor data from cyclists is helping Manchester inform its cycling and mobility planning
Manchester CityVerve, the UK’s largest smart city demonstrator has deployed a connected sensor network across the city with the help of cyclists. The network is showing real-time information on cyclist movements, incidents, self-reported perception data, as well as road surface quality that the city is using to help design improved cycling infrastructure as well as improved mobility.
Real-time data feeds from cyclists can be visualised within the BT Smart Data Hub alongside other traffic data, allowing for improved multi-modal mobility planning across the city. Additionally, the project experienced high levels of engagement from the cycling community with 180 cyclists volunteering to take part and actively contributing data.
This innovative collaboration between Manchester City Council and CityVerve partners including BT, Ordnance Survey and innovative cycling technology and data startup See.Sense is an important showcase on the role of data and of cyclists in helping the shape the cities of the future.
Session delivered by Interdigital
Owen Griffin, Senior Manager, InterDigital (CONFIRMED)
Enabling smart cities through open standards
Questions and discussion
Refreshments, Exhibition & Networking Break
Fergie Miller, UK Smart Cities & Intelligent Mobility Lead @ EIT Digital (CONFIRMED)
Explore how Intelligent Mobility (IM) will affect the transport industry and will address wider societal trends - including a growing and ageing global population, climate change, the rapid depletion of our traditional energy resources, and increasing urbanisation.
Tony Bicknell, CEO, SmartWorld Connect (CONFIRMED)
Winner of the InnovateUK Start-up of the Year at Smart IoT Expo in London.
Using social inclusion to clear the path to smart city status
Many Cities find starting on the road to becoming a Smart City and maintaining the momentum once they have started very difficult. This path can be made easier by using the latest technology to gain wider social inclusion. This presentation explains the importance of using technology to help build connections between the city stakeholders and how this helps to bring together the objectives of the City BID Team, District and County Council and generate a credible RoI case.
Question and Answer Session
Closing Remarks from Chair
Close of Conference
*Agenda subject to change without notice
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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
- What can be gained from public and private collaboration to introduce new technology to city spaces – which projects so far have yielded multiple results?
- Building and improving citizen engagement with smart technology: securing user buy-in
- Exploring the future of artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles: identifying needs and developing new standards of safety and security
- Listening to the success stories from cities such as Manchester and reviewing the results from the past 5 years of project development
- The case for environmental smart cities – intelligent mobility and infrastructures that respond to societal needs and trends
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 and Local Enterprise Partnerships