Conference Agenda

Feb 2019

*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 Introduction

Chair: Allan Mayo, Smart Cities Strategist, Digital Greenwich

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 - The Strategic Priorities Fund

Speaker: Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive, UKRI-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 & sustainable investment in the North

Speaker: 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 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

Kent County Council LED and CMS Street Lighting

Kent 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.

Speakers:
  • 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 citizens

Speaker: Roy Grant, Shared Head of ICT, City of York Council

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 - 14:00 - 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 - 16:40

Chair - Scott Buckler, Smart Cities UK Conference Director

Panel includes:

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?

16:40 - Chair’s closing remarks


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


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



Stream 3
Location: Highgate 1



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



Stream 4
Location: Highgate 2



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



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