Answering the scale-up challenge for Cities

Brought to you by The Smart & Intelligent Cities Group

The launch of the Smart and Intelligent Cities SIG will provide an opportunity to bring together the CW and wider community of interest to discuss some of the most important topics being considered by today’s cities.

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About the event

What Technology (OS) Platform?
Core to a Smart and Intelligent City is its IT operating environment. We are seeing a number of different solutions emerging, but what works best for the Cities? We will review the availability of ‘designed’ city operating platforms in comparison with large brand IT solutions and bespoke developments, as well as the potential of embedding intelligent analytics and machine learning to optimise city operations in real time.
 
The session will consider and discuss the pro’s and con’s of the options and consider how a city might navigate their way through the choices ensuring they don’t buy legacy and maintain an agile IT environment to ensure both horizontal and vertical integration for future development.

Procurement Platforms - the next step for Industry and Cities?
As more and more applications are developed, trialled and rolled out across our Cities there is a need to consider new models for procurement. One that is flexible and allows for the scale up of successful pilots. There is a need for Cities to be able to procure against complete and integrated solutions all the component parts of a smart application and add to it over time without repeating time consuming and costly procurement processes.

An online integrated procurement platform offers this potential and will be presented and discussed as a way forward. With the agility to be expanded as new components are added, this approach offers potential, not just to a single city authority, it may be expanded to include multiple cities worldwide.

The SIG Interactive:
As with any SIG there will be an opportunity to review its terms of reference as well as outline and discuss a forward thematic activity programme drawing on attendee’s interests and priorities. As a new Special Interest Group, SIG Champion volunteers will be welcomed to get involved and help develop the SIG community ensuring we involve what is a very broad ecosystem from research through design, development, supply and city authorities.

Smart and Intelligent Cities – The State of Play
The Smart and Intelligent Cities SIG will be a focus for news, information and insights on the subject as well as a source for networking and finding partners. The State of Play element will provide a keynote opportunity to provide an input on what is happening across the UK and around the world. Including new projects, Government initiatives and upcoming events.

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWCities.

Hosted by Digital Greenwich

Digital Greenwich develops and delivers smart city strategy for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, one of 32 London Boroughs.

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09:30

Registration and networking with refreshments

10:00

Introduction to Smart and Intelligent Cities SIG from John Davies, CW

10:10

Welcome from host, Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich

10:20

Introduction to CW and the Smart & Intelligent Cities SIG from Bob Driver, CW

10:30

The Wikipedia of Smart and Intelligent Cities – a pragmatic view; John Davies, CW

10:40

What Technology (OS) Platform?

• Mike Short, Telefónica
• Nigel Chadwick, Stream Technologies
• Ali Nicholl, Iotic Labs
• Miranda Sharp, Ordnance Survey

11:20

Panel Session - ‘What Technology (OS) Platform?’

Panel discussion to consider the opportunities and challenges in the development of city wide IT and operating system (OS) platforms.
Panel to include:
• Mike Short, Telefónica
• Nigel Chadwick, Stream Technologies
• Ali Nicholl, Iotic Labs
• Miranda Sharp, Ordnance Survey

11:55

Intelligent Transport Systems, Infrastructure and Smart Cities; Jennie Martin, ITS

ITS - using IT and communications technologies in surface transport applications - have been in use since the early 1980s. Smart City concepts challenge the ITS community to integrate with other systems serving city residents and commercial interests.

12:15

Refreshments, lunch and networking

13:15

The Human Factors associated with Smart and Intelligent Cites; Ellie Wooldridge, Transport Systems Catapult

Human factors, is the study of how humans behave physically and psychologically in relation to particular environments, products, or services.We will hear how human factors interrelate to the platforms that are being developed to operate across cities.

13:30

What Procurement Platforms – The next step for cities

• Paul Copping, Digital Greenwich
• Brett Trafford, Fawley Waterside

14:00

Panel Session - What Procurement Platforms – The next step for cities

Panel discussion to consider the opportunities and challenges in the development of procurement platforms for Cities both national and international.
Panel to include:
• Paul Copping, Digital Greenwich
• Andrew Loveless, Ordnance Survey
• Brett Trafford, Fawley Waterside
• Mike Short, Telefonica
• Jack Lomas, SenSat

14:45

The SIG Interactive

A look at the priority themes of the SIG and a forward programme of activities

15:15

Global Smart City Market: A $1.5 Trillion Growth Opportunity in 2020; Iain Jawad, Frost and Sullivan

Smart Cities are a $1.5 Trillion global market opportunity by 2020. What do providers have to consider, and what does the opportunity actually look like in an emerging market such as India?

15:35

Q&A

15:40

Any Other Business

15:45

Event closes

Speakers

Nigel Chadwick

Paul Copping - CEO, Maxathon Ltd

Paul Copping was previously Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Greenwich, serving the Royal Borough of Greenwich, population 270,000. His role wass to engage with industrial partners to deploy integrated technology solutions that will result in more innovative, agile and cheaper services for Greenwich citizens. Paul worked on connected and autonomous vehicles; 5G wireless; and a collaborative smart city procurement framework. Paul has an MBA in Marketing from Cass Business School and an MA in Spanish and French from the University of Cambridge. His earlier career background is in telecoms (Nortel, BT) and mobility (Transport Research Laboratory) with a focus on corporate development and innovation management. He is a Director of the City Protocol Society.

Jack Lomas - Head of Product, Smart Infrastructure, Mott MacDonald Group

Jack leads product within the Smart Infrastructure startup team at Mott MacDonald Digital Ventures. Tasked with driving digital transformation across the business and within customer organisations, the team adopts lean methodology to design, develop and release new tech products, applying the team's combined experience in technology, startups and infrastructure.

An experienced business leader, Jack co-founded SenSat, identified as Europe’s fasting growing AI startup (Crunchbase) and awarded 'Startup of the Year' (New Civil Engineer) that transformed civil infrastructure projects through using specialised digital twins to convert manual and physical tasks to digital and automated. Having scaled the company from 3 to 25 people, raised several million pounds of venture capital and hit revenue milestones, Jack sits as a shareholder and adviser to the management team. Outside of Mott MacDonald, Jack is a founding board director at Cambridge Wireless and founder at Future Engineering Club, a working group for senior industry thought leaders.

Andrew Loveless - Commercial Director, Ordnance Survey

Jennie Martin - Secretary General, ITS (UK)

Ali Nicholl

Ali is the Head of Engagement at Iotic, working across customers, partners and Iotic Ecosystem. Ali is focused on the co-creation of transformative services and solutions, that meet genuine business challenges today and are future flexible for as yet undefined futures. Leading the Sales and Marketing activity at Iotic, Ali is passionate about enabling and empowering individuals and organisations with Digital Twins and the secure interoperability they enable. Amy Webb noted that “The future doesn’t simply arrive fully formed overnight, but emerges step by step”. The vast potential that can be unlocked by enabling things, systems and individuals to share, discover and interact with one another must be married to clear understanding of business benefits and the clarity that those first steps can be taken with confidence.

Miranda Sharp - Director Innovation, Ordnance Survey

Miranda Sharp created Ordnance Survey’s Smart Practice and now heads a team which innovates with start-ups and collaborative projects using place-based insights to seize the golden opportunities now emerging from a ‘Smarter’ world. She is a member of the Mayor’s Smart London Board, the National Infrastructure Commission’s Future Technology panel, Future Leader for ICE Project 13 and a board advisor to the award-winning See Sense. She’s excited about creating a world-beating digital economy in the UK based on high performing digital infrastructure and innovative business models.

Mike Short CBE - Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade, Visiting Professor, University of Surrey (ICS)

Brett Trafford - Director Innovation and Investment, Fawley Waterside

Ellie Wooldridge - Human Factors Specialist, Connected Places Catapult

SIG Champions

Dejan Bojic - Director, High Summits Consulting

Dejan is an independent senior consultant advising a range of clients across both public and private sectors. His particular focus is development of open and shared connectivity and data infrastructure to support product development and service transformation within complex innovation ecosystems.

Dejan’s most recent work has included development of Digital & Innovation propositions for the Belfast Region City Deal, shaping and delivery of engagement workshops for DCMS’ 5G Urban Connected Communities project, and expert contribution to Future Cities Catapult’s Hyperconnected project. Prior to this Dejan has led the UK Smart Cities market strategy development for NEC Europe where he established a number of key partnerships, notably with Bristol Is Open and Digital Greenwich. And previous to Smart Cities Dejan has spent over a decade in technology marketing roles covering products and services in high speed optical transmission systems, mobile and wireless networks, and data communications.

A firm believer in creating value through collaboration between public and private sectors and across technology layers, Dejan’s aspiration as a SIG Champion is to shine a spotlight on market innovation opportunities through CW’s uniquely rich network of experts and influencers.

David Brown - VP Smart City & Urban Innovation , GeoSpock

I'm an American who's spent the past 15 years helping start-up/scale-up companies in the UK building successful Customer Service, Customer Success, and Professional Services teams. I've done this mainly as a player/coach; initially working with customers myself and only building teams once I've gained a clear understanding of what's needed to support the company's unique customer base. In 2015, I used the knowledge gained from years of working in web analytics to found Adavow, an ad suppression platform that enables advertisers and ad networks to stop serving digital ads to consumers who have recently purchased a similar item, which increases digital budget efficiency by 10% or more. I'm a keen believer that the best way to become successful is to help others become successful and "What comes around, goes around." I enjoy seeing success — whether it’s mine or yours — so send me a message if there's anything I can do to help you.

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Mary-Ann Claridge - Founder, Mandrel Systems

Mary-Ann is the Lead data scientist at Mandrel Systems. She started her career with research into sonar (think Hunt for Red October without Sean Connery). She is now embracing application and technical domains including education (all the analysis, modelling and visualisation for BestCourse4Me), smart city, retail, voice and speech recognition, and financial and logistical optimisation.

Daniel Clarke - Smart Cambridge Strategy and Partnership Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire

Dan is the Programme Manager for the Smart Cambridge programme which was set up to explore how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Local councils, technology businesses, university researchers and partner organisations are working together to find smart ways to tackle city challenges, such as transport and air quality.

Paul Copping - CEO, Maxathon Ltd

Paul Copping was previously Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Greenwich, serving the Royal Borough of Greenwich, population 270,000. His role wass to engage with industrial partners to deploy integrated technology solutions that will result in more innovative, agile and cheaper services for Greenwich citizens. Paul worked on connected and autonomous vehicles; 5G wireless; and a collaborative smart city procurement framework. Paul has an MBA in Marketing from Cass Business School and an MA in Spanish and French from the University of Cambridge. His earlier career background is in telecoms (Nortel, BT) and mobility (Transport Research Laboratory) with a focus on corporate development and innovation management. He is a Director of the City Protocol Society.

John Davies - Senior Advisor, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

John has carried out a unique mix of strategic and operational roles with placements in the USA and Europe and partnerships in Asia. Over recent years much of his private sector and Government activities has been in the area of mobile and wireless communications, digital media, Smart Cities, Cloud and Big Data and M2M/IoT as well as emerging and disruptive technologies. Helping technology start ups in the UK and internationally sourcing technology and partners as well as provide due diligence in areas of M&A and stock listings. Operating as a UK Government Advisor John has briefed both UK and International Government Ministers and Departments on Smart Cities and respective technologies and applications. This has included providing international workshops, mentoring and consulting at senior levels. John has designed and ran awareness and implementation workshops for international companies and led international delegations to overseas markets, the most recent to Singapore and Malaysia in partnership with InnovateUK. John is an active member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Smart Cities. John will be engaging with potential new international companies and organisations, and supporting CW member companies.

Shahzad Nadeem - Head of Smart Cities Business, Plextek

Shahzad is the Head of Smart Cities Business at Plextek. He has extensive international experience of working in the Telecoms market. His focus is delivering business value utilising technology innovations. Development of a major IoT connectivity platform is one of Shahzad’s recent  works. He specialises in Smart Cities, mobile networks, MNOs, MVNOS, MVNEs, Wholesale, m2m and IoT and has keen interest in both technical and commercial aspects. Working cross functionally with businesses, customers, technology, marketing and suppliers – he has delivered complex solutions in the mobile networks and IoT industry. Previous to Smart Cities, Shahzad has spent 15 years in different technology roles and a decade in business development roles.

Miranda Sharp - Director Innovation, Ordnance Survey

Miranda Sharp created Ordnance Survey’s Smart Practice and now heads a team which innovates with start-ups and collaborative projects using place-based insights to seize the golden opportunities now emerging from a ‘Smarter’ world. She is a member of the Mayor’s Smart London Board, the National Infrastructure Commission’s Future Technology panel, Future Leader for ICE Project 13 and a board advisor to the award-winning See Sense. She’s excited about creating a world-beating digital economy in the UK based on high performing digital infrastructure and innovative business models.

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Digital Greenwich, 6 Mitre Passage, London, SE10 0ER

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