*Programme subject to change

08:30 - Registration & Expo



09:05 - Chairs introduction & Welcome

- Speaker: Iain Stewart MP, Chair of Smart Cities APPG

09:10 - Funding the UK's Smart transformation

- Speaker: The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP - Invited

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

  • 09:25 - Making Manchester the smartest City

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

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

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

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

    10:05 - Smart Cities; Preparing for a Smart Nation

    - Speaker: Dr Jacqui Taylor, CEO of Flying Binary & Smart Cities Advisor to HM Government

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

    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

  • 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

  • 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 - Speakers: Ordnance Survey, Met Office and the University of Surrey
      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.
      12:20 - Intelligent real-time Data for Transport - Speaker: Cleverciti Systems-Confirmed
      12:35 - Q&A

    Stream 2 - Infrastructure

      11:30 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker: Phil Beecher, Chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance
      11:35 - The role of IOT in Smart Cities and Towns - Bouygues Energies & Services - Confirmed
      11:50 - Lighthouse Cities - Speaker: Nathan Pierce, Programme Director of Sharing Cities, Greater London Authority

      Sharing Cities is a European Wide research programme exploring how data and smart technology can improve the lives of citizens and make cities more efficient and sustainable, through testing a range of different smart measures and scaling up what works. In this speech Nathan will explore the role of the city and explore how can cities achieve positive change through coming together to learn, aggregate demand and have a proactive impact on the marketplace through joint procurement of smart tech and innovation.
      12:05 - Creating an Adaptable City - Speaker: Dr Ian Lewis, Director of Infrastructure Investment, The University of Cambridge
      12:20 - How asset sharing platforms are an easy win for smart cities - Speaker: Daniel O Connor, CEO, Warp-It
      12:35 - Case Study: Tackling Air quality in Glasgow - Speaker: Alex Mateo, Senior Key Account Manager Smart Cities, Libelium
      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.

    Stream 3 - Citizen Engagement

      11:30 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker: TBC
      11:35 - Health & Wellbeing for citizens - Speaker: Declan Hadley, Digital Health Lead, Lancashire and Cumbria Change Programme -

      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.
      11:50 - Designing a city for smart citizens - Speaker: Priya Prakesh, Founder, D4SC
      12:05 - Addressing Congestion in the Smart City - Speaker: Dan Clarke, Smart Cambridge Programme Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire
      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: Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK
      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 - Self-Learning Cyber Defense for OT Powered by Machine Learning & AI - Speaker: Andrew Tsonchev, Director of Technology, Darktrace Industrial
      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 - Funding & Investment

      14:35 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker: TBC
      14:40 - Making payments easier for citizens - Nick Mackie – Head of Visa Global Transit Solutions - Invited
      14:55 - Finding the right investment for your city project - Speaker TBC
      15:10 - Funding a smart city, where can investment come from? - Speaker TBC

    Stream 6 - Workforce

      14:35 - Chair's Welcome - Speaker: Andrew Collings, Public Sector Lead, Neyber
      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 - Speaker: Alison Mitchell, Executive Director, 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
      15:25 - Q&A

    15:30 - Refreshments & Expo

    15:50 - Elevator Pitching - The Winner

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

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

  • Are UK Cities prepared for terror attacks?
  • Are UK Cities addressing cyber security?
  • How do we take a shared approach to tackle crime and terrorism?
  • Are UK City workforces skilled on cyber crime?

  • 16:50 - Closing word



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

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