*Programme subject to change. Smart Cities UK is a CPD Accredited Conference, all attendees will receive certification of attendance for continued professional development
08:30am - 09:30am - Registration/Expo
09:30 - 09:40 - Chair IntroductionChair: Allan Mayo, Smart Cities Strategist, Digital Greenwich
09:40 - 09:50 - Keynote - The role of the Industrial Strategy to drive smart cities in UKSpeaker: Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and industrial Strategy - Invited
SESSION 1 - FUNDING A SMART UNITED KINGDOM
09:50 - 10:05 - Intelligent LeadershipSpeaker: Jacqui Taylor, Government Advisor on Smart Cities, CEO, FlyingBinary - Confirmed
10:05 - 10:20 - The Strategic Priorities FundSpeaker: Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UKRI-Invited
10:20 - 10:40 - Inward investment and benefits for Smart Cities in the UKSpeaker: Dylan Thomas, Deputy Director, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Advanced Manufacturing International Trade and Investment Department for International Trade (DIT) - Confirmed
10:40 - 11:00 - Northern powerhouse & sustainable investment in the NorthSpeaker: Ken Cooper, Managing Director, British Business Bank - Confirmed
11:00 - 11:30 - Refreshments & Expo
SESSION 2 - SMART CITIES LANDSCAPE IN THE UK
11:30 - 12:30
Flying High: Shaping the Future of Drones in UK CitiesFlying High will place cities and people at the center of designing how drone technology could operate in complex city environments to address local needs
Speaker: Kathy Nothstine, Lead, Future Cities, Nesta
Kent County Council LED and CMS Street LightingKent County Council will be presenting their £40m county-wide street lighting upgrade, converting over 120,000 lamps to LED and installing a smart Central Management System to optimise lighting levels. The talk will cover how the authority developed this scale of project, lessons learned from implementation, and key benefits for the authority and residents.Salix Finance contributed over £27m of interest-free finance towards the project and will be co-presenting about the significant opportunity to support innovative energy-saving across the public sector.
- Sue Kinsella – Street Light Asset Manager, Kent County Council
- Richard Emmett – Street Lighting LED Project Manager, Kent County Council
- Lindy Frey – Street Lighting Programme Manager, Salix
Smart transformation of our Housing to improve wellbeing of citizensSpeaker: Roy Grant, Shared Head of ICT, City of York Council
SESSION 3 - ACCELERATOR ELEVATOR SESSION
12:30 - 13:00Our annual accelerator elevator session for start-up innovators seeking to drive economic and social impact in the UK
For more information click here
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch & expo
SESSION 4 - HOW SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS CAN SHAPE SMART CITIES
14:00 - 15:30
In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.
These accelerated learning workshops will focus on 4 different SDGs in-line with the Smart Cities agenda. They will provide learning and support for those working to develop a smart strategy in their city or town.
To read more about the SDGs click here (link opens in a new window).
*Please note rooms may change depending on capacity/Delegates choose one stream
Stream 1 - Location: Camden 1
SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy
Stream 2 - Location: Primrose 1&2
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Enabling digital engagement in rural UK
This workshop will explore how Cities and Towns can implement digital infrastructure to enable greater connectivity within rural areas for citizens and businesses.
Speaker-David Cullen, Director - Regulation and Policy, ITS & Board Member of Independent Network Cooperative Association
Stream 3 - Location: Highgate 1
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Scaling Up Retrofit 2050
The UK cannot build its way to a low-carbon future without upgrading the UK’s old, cold homes to meet the legal energy-saving targets set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act, according to the new ‘Scaling Up Retrofit 2050’ paper from the IET and Nottingham Trent University.
The Insitution Of Engineering and Technology will host this workshop for delegates to understand how to boost the energy efficiency of existing homes through deep retrofit, how councils can achieve carbon goals and improve wellbeing of its tenants.
Speaker- Rick Hartwig, Built Environment Lead, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Stream 4 - Location: Highgate 2
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
How to Collect Data effectively for a Truly Smart City
SAS, the global leader in Advanced Analytics, is a pioneer in the global smart city market, with innovative ground breaking smart city deployments across India, China and the USA. In this session they will walk you through why it is essential to use an analytical platform to deliver value in a Smart City Deploytment. Specifically they will explain how you can reduce cost and increase government transparency by collecting, managing and analyzing data where it lives. How you integrate, visualize, transform and analyze IoT data across the ecosystem – edge devices, data centers or the cloud. How you can respond quickly to changing conditions and improve citizen service delivery by tapping into the full potential of all your data to make better-informed decisions.
Speaker - Hugo D’Ulisse, Technical Director, Public Sector, SAS UK
Transport Innovation Workshop - What are the most pressing issues facing Local Authorities?
A new report by the Urban Transport Group, ‘About towns: How transport can help towns thrive’, has revealed how transport can address many of the challenges that the UK’s post-industrial towns can face, such as unemployment, under investment and a lack of housing. The report states that transport helps to solve these challenges by creating jobs, attracting investment and opening up sites for homes.
This workshop will explore these current transport challenges and possible solutions faced by City & Town leaders including how transport solutions can aid social and economic growth. Delegates will leave with understanding of how to tackle one of the most common barriers to smart city progress, transport.
Speaker- Fergie Miller, UK Smart Cities and Itlligent Transport Lead, EIT Digital
15:30 - 15:50 - Coffee break & expo
SESSION 5 - ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
15:50 - 16:40Chair - Scott Buckler, Smart Cities UK Conference Director
Jacqui Taylor, CEO, FlyingBinary
John David, CEO and founder, Amnick
Allan Mayo, Smart Cities Strategist, Digital Greenwich
Key discussion points:
- Where is the investment coming from?
- Do we have the skills base to create a smart UK?
- What impact will Brexit have on Smart City funding in the UK?