SDG Workshops


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.

*The descriptions of the workshops will be updated as soon as possible.

Stream 1 - Location: Primrose 1&2

SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Workshop Title: 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 2 - Location: Highgate 1

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

Workshop Title: Energy Efficiency for Housing

Greenwhich will discuss their EU project which aims to tackle energy efficiency across social housing within the Borough. In this session Alan and his team will showcase how the project can be replicated in your region.

Speaker: Allan Mayo, Smart Cities Strategist, Digital Greenwich

Stream 3 - Location: Highgate 2

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

Workshop Title: 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

Workshop Title: 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