Perth, Scotland - November 21st 2019



Venue: Perth Concert Hall

Host: Scottish Cities Alliance

Address: Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ


Latest Delegates

  • Programme Officer, Scottish Cities Alliance

  • Digital Infrastructure Lead, Aberdeen City Council

  • Team Leader,Perth and Kinross Council

  • Project Delivery and Collaboration Manager,Glasgow City Council

  • Open Data Project Officer, Stirling council

  • Senior Corporate Improvement Officer, Dundee City Council

  • Head of Business Intelligence, Glasgow City Council

  • Project Manager (Intelligent Street Lighting), Glasgow City Council

  • Smart Waste Systems Officer, Perth & Kinross Council



08:45 - 09:30 - Registration 09:30 - What the Series is all about Speaker - Scott Buckler, Smart Cites UK, Director 09:40 - Welcome from Host - Perth & Kinross Council 09:50 - Benchmarking your smart city strategy

Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, Digital Greenwich Cities, outlines how DG Cities is using an evidence-based tool to ensure its smart city strategy has resilience and adaptability at the core. Other cities could replicate the methodology.

Cities are Darwinian: they need to adapt to the unprecedented changes – societal, technological, economic and environmental – that are taking place now and will continue for the foreseeable future.

Smart processes and the use of benchmarking are critical to helping cities analyse their adaptability and resilience to change – providing city leaders with not only a toolkit to focus their efforts, but also an evidence base for a stakeholder-led, holistic approach to providing solutions and achieving long-term goals.

Speaker - Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, Digital Greenwich Cities 10:20 - How we can benchmark adaptability and resilience Workshop hosted by Smart Cities UK & Digital Greenwich

Via a facilitated workshop, SC UK and Smart DG will examine current challenges from regions along with other local authority/borough data to make meaningful comparisons about how resilient the boroughs are to the significant changes afoot, and to gain powerful insights into priorities and risks, with a view to developing smarter, more effective interventions that will ameliorate the situation.

This interactive workshop will harness experiences, evidence and education from delegates in attendance to create an open, transparent and shared-learning session

11:30 - Refreshment break/Networking 11:45 - Smart Cities Procurement support Speaker - Phil Hodgson, Business Development Manager, Crown Commercial Services 12:10 - Delivering the digital foundations to enable Smart Cities

Intechnology Smart Cities will discuss and demonstrate how they are working with key cities and towns throughout the UK to realise the Smart City vision by getting the digital building blocks right. Their presentation will focus on key locations that have successfully implemented the right digital infrastructure and are now benefitting from the opportunities and benefits it enables.

Speaker - Rob Woollard, Technical Product Manager, Intechnology Smart Cities 12.30 - How Glasgow is using data, design and innovation to address city challenges

Glasgow City Council is part of the ERDF Funded Scottish Smart Cities Programme and is delivering on a number of active projects including around the use of data analytics. The Council and its partners have been developing ways to exploit data analytics to provide new insight into some critical challenges for the city. In addition, the Council has also developed innovative ways to combine data analytics and design thinking to generate new solutions. Stephen Sprott will share some insight into the approaches taken, the outcomes achieved and the knowledge gained from recent experiences.

Speaker - Stephen Sprott,Principal Officer, Glasgow City Council 13:00 - Lunch 13:45 - Perth & Kinross Council Speaker - Jacqui Rogers, IT Team Leader, Corporate & Democratic Services 14:20 - Dundee Smart Mobility project Urban Foresight, Dundee City Council, The Mobility Innovation Living Lab and EDRF 14:40 - What we have learnt from the day & Close