More than half the world’s population live in cities and urbanisation is advancing rapidly. Smart technology and digital abundance have the potential to revolutionise the way cities operate. Successful cities provide opportunity and amenity – from which stem innovation and entrepreneurship, jobs and economic vitality, learning, recreation, social care, artistic creativity and cultural richness. These benefits are enabled by social and physical infrastructure systems that are closely integrated and mutually reinforcing – a joined-up system of systems. At CWIC we explore the key drivers behind establishing this industry and the methods we can adopt to optimise for success.
Head of Product, Smart Infrastructure, Mott Macdonald
Partner, Marks & Clerk
Managing Associate, Marks & Clerk
Automotive/Connected Car Strategic Planner, Keysight Technologies
COO, Vivacity Labs
Programme Manager, Smart Cambridge
Global Practice Lead for Cities, Mott MacDonald
Gold Sponsor: Marks & Clerk
Marks & Clerk are committed to providing exceptional intellectual property advice around the world, helping you to navigate the complexities of IP, patents, trade marks and design protection. Innovation is the life-blood of business and it’s vital that you do not overlook the need to protect your intellectual property. From the capture of an idea, to the enforcement or defence of rights in disputes Marks & Clerk is your expert partner to ensure your IP is protected and fully exploited. Today’s local is tomorrow’s global – and with our diverse team of practitioners, you’re always supported by a network of experts.
Silver Sponsor: Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. is a leading technology company that helps its engineering, enterprise and service provider customers accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets.
Esther Ford, Patent Attorney and Rajesh Sagar, Managing Associate, Marks & Clerk LLP
Technology Integration for a Sharing World
By 2050, the world population will by 10 billion and 70% will be Urbanites. Technological innovations for sharing assets and resources will be vital for ever-increasing population densities. Implementation of new technologies will be accelerated by IP agreements between multiple parties, each specialist in physical infrastructure, sensors, telecomms or data processing technologies such as AI. Innovators will therefore need to understand what IP can be protected, pitfalls of multi-party agreements, and that any patent-protected technology may later be declared ‘standard essential’. Marks & Clerk will discuss the benefits and licensing obligations arising from IP for Smart Cities
Peter Mildon, COO, Vivacity Labs
Improving Traffic Insights with Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence has brought about a revolution in mobility for the consumer, with new apps and services flooding the market, but is the infrastructure on which these all rely keeping up? This talk will cover two AI products and some cutting edge research that Vivacity are carrying out to make our roads smarter to ensure our road authorities can keep pace with the technical revolution.