Feb 2019

*Programme subject to change

08:30am - 09:30am - Registration/Expo


09:30 - 09:40 - Chair Introduction



09:40 - 09:50 - Keynote - The role of the Industrial Strategy to drive smart cities in UK

Speaker: Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and industrial Strategy - Invited

SESSION 1 - FUNDING A SMART UNITED KINGDOM

09:50 - 10:05 - Intelligent Leadership

Speaker: Jacqui Taylor, Government Advisor on Smart Cities, CEO, FlyingBinary - Confirmed

10:05 - 10:20 - Making Britain Great through Innovation

Innovate UK - Invited

10:20 - 10:40 - Inward investment and benefits for Smart Cities in the UK

Speaker: 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

Speaker: Ken Cooper, Managing Director, British Business Bank - Confirmed

11:00 - 11:30 - Refreshments & Expo


SESSION 2 - SMART CITIES LANDSCAPE IN THE UK

14:15 - 14:30 - Flying High: Shaping the Future of Drones in UK Cities

Flying 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

SESSION 3 - ACCELERATOR ELEVATOR SESSION

12:30 - 13:00

Our 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 - 14:15 - Lunch & expo


SESSION 4 - ACCELERATED LEARNING: HOW TO USE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS TO DEVELOP SMART LEADERSHIP

14:15 - 15:15

Stream 1

SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Stream 2

SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Stream 3

SDG12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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.

3 accelerated learning workshops focus on different SDGs and are aimed at providing guidance 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).

SESSION 5 - ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

15:15 - 16:15

Chair - Scott Buckler, Smart Cities UK Conference Director

Panel includes: Jacqui Taylor, CEO, FlyingBinary

Key discussion points:
  • Where is the investment coming from?
  • Do we have the skills base to create a smart UK?
  • What opportunities will Brexit bring for the UK?

16:15 - Chair’s closing remarks


18:45 - 23:00 - Smart City UK Awards Dinner & Reception


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