*Programme subject to change

08:30 - Registration & Expo

09:05 - Chairs introduction & Welcome


09:10 - Funding the UK's Smart transformation

  • How can UK Cities benefit from investment and funding?
  • How are businesses being supported?

  • Speaker: The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP - Invited

    09:25 - Making Manchester the smartest City

  • What is Manchester doing to become a leading smart city?
  • How can citizens and councils benefit from digital transformation?

  • Speaker: Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester - Invited

    09:45 - How do we build an intelligent City?

    Speaker: Nicola Yates OBE, Chief Executive of Future Cities Catapult - Confirmed

    10:05 - Why does the UK need smart cities anyway?

  • What benefits do smart cities bring for citizens, business and local authorities?
  • How do we compare with the rest of Europe in terms of progress?

  • Speaker: TBC

    10:25 - Panel discussion: How to create a strategy for a Smart City?

    A recent Report found that fewer than half (47 percent) of UK cities even had an established definition for a smart city, and just 22 percent had a smart city action plan.

    Although such cities as Bristol, London and Glasgow are making huge strides on smart city development, many cities lack a cohesive strategy which includes a lack of engagement with citizens. However, is salvation around the corner?

    The recent Mayoral appointments by key cities in England points to a more focused approach with the potential to increase collaboration between authorities, built environment and industry. This panel discussion will address:

  • What support is available to UK Cities and Towns?
  • How do we ensure a national strategy is in place and what is the blueprint for a smart city?
  • Is there a one-size fits all approach to get Cities and Towns started with their "Smart" plans?
  • Is there a clear lack of education and training on smart cities

  • Panel includes:

  • Nicola Yates OBE, Chief Executive of Future Cities Catapult - Confirmed
  • Peter Baeck, Head of Collaborative Economy Research, Nesta - Confirmed
  • Les Pyle, Chief Executive, Institute for Collaborative Working - Confirmed

  • 11:05 - Refreshments & Expo

    Conference Breakout

    Stream 1 - Data

      11:30 - Chair's Welcome

      Speaker: Brian Bishop CEO, Data Performance Consultancy Ltd
      11:35 - How A.I. can influence UK Cities and Towns

      Speaker: Vishal Chatrath, CEO and co-founder, PROWLER.io
      11:50 - The power of Big Data to improve social and economic outcomes

      Speaker: George Johnston, Founder, Nitrous
      12:05 - Mapping - 5G deployment: think global, act local
      Cities and local authorities will have an increasingly proactive role in shaping the 5G communications rollout within their communities to underpin a range of smart initiatives. This presentation will set out the strategic findings from a recent project in Bournemouth, including the benefits for cities of adopting and maintaining detailed data about the local environment for the successful implementation of 5G.

      Speakers: Ordnance Survey, Met Office and the University of Surrey
      12:20 - Intelligent real-time Data for Transport

      Speaker: Cleverciti Systems-Confirmed
      12:35 - Questions from the floor

    Stream 2 - Infrastructure

      11:30 - Chair's Welcome
      11:35 - The role of IOT in Smart Cities and Towns - Bouygues - Confirmed
      11:50 - Lighthouse Cities-

      Speaker: Nathan Pierce, Programme Director of Sharing Cities, Greater London Authority
      12:05 - Creating an Adaptable City

      Speaker: Dr Ian Lewis, Director of Infrastructure Investment, The University of Cambridge
      12:20 - Addressing Congestion in the Smart City

      Speaker: Dan Clarke, Smart Cambridge Programme Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire
      12:35 - Case Study: Tackling Air quality in Glasgow

      In Glasgow, CENSIS has developed a low-cost system to monitor in real time key air parameters in different areas of the city. It can be deployed flexibly and rapidly in a mobile configuration on the top of vans. This has helped Glasgow city, in an economic way, to control pollution levels with just one IoT device moving around the city. “Sensing the City” provides indicative air quality data in areas without coverage in order to support identification of pollution sources

      Speaker: Alex Mateo, Senior Key Account Manager Smart Cities, Libelium

    Stream 3 - Citizen Engagement

      11:30 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker TBC
      11:35 - Health & Wellbeing for citizens

      How consumer-centric technology can be used to empower people, giving them access to their own health data and enabling them to use it to improve their health and wellbeing

      Speaker: Declan Hadley, Digital Health Lead, Lancashire and Cumbria Change Programme -
      11:50 - Designing a city for smart citizens

      Speaker: Priya Prakesh, Founder, D4SC
      12:05 - Understanding the Citizen Better
      12:20 - E- Tourism and the role it can play on boosting the economy

      Speaker: Richard Veal, Managing Director, New Mind tellUS
      12:35 - Q&A

    12:55 - Lunch & Expo

    13:55 - Elevator Pitching - The EIT Smart Cities Start-up challenge

    Please visit Elevator Section for more details on how to enter

    Conference Breakout

    Stream 4 - Security

      14:35 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker TBC
      14:40 - Smart Surveillance - “How a single data platform can drive multiple traffic management applications including clean air zones”-

      Speaker: Tim Daniels, Sales & Marketing Director, Videalert
      14:55 - How we must improve cyber security - Sadie Creese, Professor of Cyber Security, Oxford University - Invited
      15:10 - Emerging Threats & Terrorism for UK Cities

      Speaker: The Rt Hon. Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC
      15:25 - Q&A

    Stream 5 - Finance

      14:35 - Chair's Welcome - TBC
      14:40 - Making payments easier for citizens- Nick Mackie – Head of Visa Global Transit Solutions - Invited
      14:55 - Creating a cashless society through innovation, how can the UK replicate Sweden - Prof Arvidsson, Stockholm's Royal Institute of Technology - Invited
      15:10 - Funding a smart city, where can investment come from? - Speaker TBC

    Stream 6 - Workforce

      14:35 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker TBC
      14:40 - Promoting Disruption in the Workplace

      Speaker: Dr David Hardman MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Birmingham Ltd
      14:55 - How Augmented Reality is changing staff training and skills

      Speaker: Christopher Freeman, Augmented Reality Technical Fellow, AMRC
      15:10 - Case Study: Sensor City

      Sensor City is a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University and is a flagship University Enterprise Zone. We enable industry and academic partners in a range of sectors to translate their innovative sensor concepts into commercially viable solutions. This presentation will examine the important role of "Hands on" concepts which can drive innovation, provide platforms for organisations and solve challe for Cities and Towns

      Speaker: Alison Mitchell, Executive Director, Sensor City
      15:25 - Q&A

    15:30 - Refreshments & Expo

    15:50 - Elevator Pitching - The Winner

    16:10 - How can UK Cities tackle terrorism through innovation

  • Are UK Cities prepared for attacks?
  • How can innovation support the treat of terrorism?
  • How some cities are tackling this threat head on

  • Speaker: The Rt Hon. the Lord West of Spithead GCB DSC PC

    16:50 - Closing word

    17:00-19:00 - Drinks Reception & Awards Ceremony

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