*Programme subject to change

08:30 - Registration & Expo

09:05 - Chairs introduction & Welcome

Speaker:TBC

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


  • 11:05 - Refreshments & Expo

    Conference Breakout

    Stream 1 - Data

      11:30 - Chair's Welcome - TBC
      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 TBC
      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 - How do we make Buildings smarter and for what purpose? - TBC
      11:50 - The role of innovation for Energy Efficiency
      12:05 - Smart Utilities for Smart Homes -
      12:20 - 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
      12:35 - Q&A

    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 - David Hunter, Assistant Director for ICT & Digital Transformation at Salford City Council - Invited
      12:20 - E- Tourism and the role it can play on boosting the economy
      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 - Speaker TBC
      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 TBC
      15:25 - Q&A

    Stream 5 - Finance

      14:35 - Chair's Welcome - TBC
      14:40 - Making payments easier for citizens-Speaker TBC
      14:55 - Creating a cashless society through innovation - Speaker TBC
      15:10 - Reinventing the Insurance market - Speaker TBC
      15:25 - Q&A

    Stream 6 - Workforce

      14:35 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker TBC
      14:40 - Rise of the Robots: Be scared or embrace? - Speaker TBC
      14:55 - How Augmented Reality is changing staff training and skills -
      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

  • Invited Panel:
      Andy Cuff, CEO, Computer Network Defence
      Jessica Rushworth, Director of Government Engagement and Policy, Digital Catapult
      Stephanie Daman, CEO, Cyber Security Challenge UK

    16:50 - Closing word

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

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