Smart Cities & Communities: Shaping the Future – Programme
Manchester Conference Centre
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|08:30||Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area|
|09:15||“Introduction to the Conference”|
Alison McKenzie Folan, Deputy Chief Executive Director Customer Transformation, Wigan Council (confirmed)
Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester (confirmed)
Drew Hemment, Founder and Creative Director, FutureEverything and Dundee Fellow & Reader at The University of Dundee (confirmed)
Ms FOO Chi Hsia, High Commissioner, High Commission of the Republic of Singapore (confirmed)
“Singapore’s Smart Nation Vision”
A new revolution is going on – IT advances and the Internet are causing immense changes to the way we live, and it is time to take advantage of the technology and make a quantum leap forward. High Commissioner Foo will also speak on what Singapore is doing to make its Smart Nation vision become a reality.
|09:45||Steve Turner, Head of Smart Cities at Manchester City Council (confirmed)|
“Building the City of the Future”
What can we learn from cutting-edge and award-winning projects about building smart infrastructure and the opportunities it brings? Steve led the design of Manchester’s successful €24m EU Lighthouse submission -Triangulum, for which he is programme director and the £10m UK Internet of Things City Demonstrator – CityVerve.
|10:05||Ewen Gibb, Innovation & the Lab, Future Cities Catapult (confirmed)|
“Searching for the City of the Future”
Initiatives such as the Future Cities Demonstrator and the Catapult Centres, both established by Innovate UK, are exploring innovative ways to use technology and data to make life in cities safer, smarter and more sustainable.
|10:25||Luis Fernando Arboleda Gonzalez, President, Findeter, Colombia (confirmed)|
“Strategic Projects Underpinning Urban Transformation”
Caribe & Santanderes is an initiative for competitiveness & ecodevelopment in a complex region in Colombia, combining “Urban Intelligence” + “Digital Technology”. Led by Findeter, Government Development Bank, and the governors of 10 departments. Conceptual and technological support of the Fundación Metrópoli and Microsoft.
|10:55||Question and Answer Session|
|11:05||Coffee in the Networking Area|
Miranda Sharp, Head of the Smart Practice, Ordnance Survey (confirmed)
“Putting Smart into Perspective”
The presentation will help put Smart into perspective and its role in delivering solutions in both the built-up and developing world.
OS assert that to achieve Smart objectives geospatial precision is essential. Specifically enhancements Smart can provide for mobility, health and welfare and urban resilience.
|12:05||Nic Cary, Head of Digital Transformation at Department for Transport (confirmed)|
“Smarter Transport with IoT”
Our roads and railways already benefit from the use of IoT to monitor their performance, manage traffic flow, report on equipment faults, collect air quality data and many other functions.
|12:25||Esteve Almirall, Director of the Center for Innovation in Cities & Lecturer of the Department of Information Systems Management, ESADE, Barcelona (confirmed)|
“Platforms, Invisible Infrastructures for Cities”
Platforms, with their ability to connect and deploy marketplaces are changing cities. They are becoming the Invisible Infrastructures of the XXI century, infrastructures based on DATA. Barcelona’s involvement in the smart city concept has brought it to lead the ranking, being designated “Smart City of the World” in 2015 by Juniper Research.
|12:45||Question and Answer Session|
|13:00||Lunch in the Networking Area|
|14:00||Chair’s Afternoon Address|
|14:05||Panel Discussion: From Information to Reinforced Services – NFC Technology|
Are contactless smartcard and NFC payments the future for transport ticketing? Are the benefits of this payments outweighing the risks? The panel will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of the Near Field Communication implementation in the city services.
Robert Coop, User Experience Lead and Agile Product Owner, Care Identity Services at The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) (confirmed)
Ian Wright, Head of Insight, Transport Focus (confirmed)
Melanie Johnson, Chair of the UK Card Association (confirmed)
Keiron Sparrowhawk, CEO, MyCognition (confirmed)
“Smart Cities Have Good Cognitive Function”
Good cognitive function correlates well with good health and education. A smart city needs an inclusive, yet personalised approach to monitoring and improving the cognitive function of its citizens, something MyCognition achieves regardless of age, gender, race, culture or health status.
Robert Mitchell MSLL, Director, Business Development, Global Systems, Philips Lighting (confirmed)
“Smart Public Lighting and the Data Driven City”
This presentation will look at how information from connected street lights combined with data from other applications and sensors can be integrated in a single integrated city dashboard, giving cities a 360 degree view of their smart city assets for better planning and cost management. This will be illustrated with real-life examples, such as the city of Buenos Aires where a state-of-the-art connected street lighting system combined with the city’s asset management system has resulted in significantly improved services for citizens, reduced maintenance costs, energy savings and improved safety.
|15:15||Question and Answer Session|
|15:20||Afternoon Coffee Break|
|15:35||Cécile Faraud, Circular Economy Lead, Peterborough DNA Programme (confirmed)|
“Peterborough City Council for a Living Smart and Circular Urban Laboratory”
Peterborough, one of the 2015 World Smart City Awards winners, is initiating an ambitious line of work seeking to create a pioneering Circular City; embedding an innovative citywide circular economy approach. Helping Peterborough to efficiently manage the numerous flows of resources coming in and out of its geographical boundaries.
|15:55||Dr Stephen Lorimer, Senior Policy Officer – Technology at Greater London Authority (confirmed)|
“Iterative and User-centred Approach to Smart City Development”
A number of cities are making important progresses on open data, delivering innovation, transforming the way that services are delivered, and therefore enhancing lives of citizens.
|16:15||Amanda Coleman, Head of Corporate Communications for Greater Manchester Police (confirmed)|
“Identity and Security for a Safer Smart City”
Effective use of technology can save police time to spend on the front line as well as improve engagement and insight from communities.Innovating on police and security matters to prevent and tackle crime, making our cities safer and smarter.
|16:35||Question and Answer Session|
|16:45||Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close|
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