Morning, Thursday, 7th May 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will consider key issues for the development of smart cities and connected places in the UK - and next steps for local and municipal authorities, central government and regulators, and the private sector.
Areas for discussion include:
- Infrastructure development to support the development of smart cities in the UK - including telecoms and mobility networks, and addressing planning issues;
- Data handling, treatment, storage and utilisation - and applications for a number of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, in a smart-city context;
- Delivery of key local services such as waste management, water treatment, healthcare and energy;
- The role of smart city services meeting the challenge of climate change and tackling other environmental concerns such as air quality and noise pollution;
- Fostering wider engagement with citizens and other key stakeholders in the design and implementation of digitised services; and
- Development of local technology economies, including creating the conditions for innovative start-ups and scale-ups, including attracting inward investment.
There will be speaking contributions by Nicola Yates, Chief Executive Officer, Connected Places Catapult; Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Mayor of London’s Office, Greater London Authority; Tony Sceales, Head of Programme Development, 5G Testbeds and Trials, DCMS; and Rick Robinson, Digital Property and Cities Leader, Arup.
- Innovation in the delivery of public services in urban environments;
- Priorities for developing the key standards and infrastructure to support the implementation of smart cities in the UK:
- 5G rollout across the UK - outcomes from the testbeds programme and next steps for rollout;
- Intelligent mobility - what is needed for the UK’s transport infrastructure;
- The smart built environment - the way forward for planning, architecture and construction;
- Data infrastructure for urban areas - standardisation, integration and utilisation; and
- Legal and regulatory issues - the implications for smart cities.
- Developing tech clusters in the UK - research, investment and the wider economic context;
- Latest thinking on applications and use cases for innovative digital technologies in the smart city setting - connectivity, integration and IoT devices; and
- Connected places in the UK - tackling the key challenges and examining the future landscape.