Digital technologies can help towns and cities deliver services more cost effectively, improving the planning, design and delivery of transport, infrastructure and buildings to create healthy, sustainable, resilient and prosperous places.

Local authorities are critical for commissioning and delivering these solutions but despite significant success stories, there remains a widespread lack of knowledge, leadership and funding. Supported by real-world case studies and drawing upon the insights of experts, the conference will examine key concepts around a more data-driven built environment, public-private partnerships and cyber security.

Who should attend

  • Local Authorities (including departments responsible for IT infrastructure, economic development, regeneration and core services) 
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • Engineering and infrastructure consultants
  • Landowners
  • Developers
  • Masterplanners
  • Smart solutions providers

 Why attend:

  • Understand the role of better data management to deliver better services and plan for better cities
  • Learn about public private partnerships for delivering smart projects
  • Discover how developers are embedding smart solutions at the start of projects
  • Learn about the collaboration and data sharing in  the world of construction
  • Understand the cyber security risks associated with Big Data and the Internet of Things

 Highlights from 2015

When: Thursday 26 January 2017
Where: Berwin Leighton Paisner, London Bridge

 

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Programme

09:30 - 16:00  

Welcome from Chairman                               John Twitchen, Director, PCSG 

 

Session 1 - The case for a data-driven built environment: 

At a time of budgetary cuts, the practical benefits of smart solutions may seem less tangible than investment in core services and infrastructure. This session will explore the case for investing in better data management and the role of buildings in driving forward the smart agenda.

Keynote - Space, time & data: defining a smart city strategy

Tim Stonor, MD, Space Syntax & Member, Lead Expert Group @ Foresight
Big Data and improving service delivery: How better data management can improve service delivery at Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director, Greater London Authority
Data management for local authorities: Exploring the space between data and decision making Chris Loaring, Head of Consultancy at Landmark Information Group

Smart Cities and Local Authorities: What’s in it for us!   

Laura Peacock, Innovation and Research Manager, Oxfordshire County Council

Q&A Panel session    

 

Session 2 - Partnerships to deliver connected cities 

Lack of funding and a clear business case remain significant hurdles to delivering smart solutions. This session will explore the role of public, private partnerships, with lessons from developers and construction. 

Public, private partnerships: Ways of unlocking key public sector challenges                                                 Peter Lee, Consultant Smart digital Innovation

Embedding smart from the start: OPDC’s approach

Peter Farnham, Principal Planner Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

IOT & Improving cyber security: Lessons from the construction sector

Steve Cooper, General Manager UK & Ireland at Aconex
Q&A Panel session                                      

Session 3 - 

 

IoT and issues for privacy and security 

The Internet of Things, smart technologies and improved connectivity can enable local authorities to deliver improved services, but with the benefits come security risks. This session will explore the key challenges for ensuring security and privacy in a more data-rich built environment.

Data security and privacy issues around IoT Prof Julie McCann, Professor of Computer Systems, Imperial College London               
CityVerve: Manchester’s IoT demonstrator Nick Chrissos, Head of Innovation and Technology, CISCO  
MK Data Hub: The purpose of a city platform that allows for open and closed data transactions. Alan Fletcher, Business Development Manager, KMi
Digitally-enabled community engagements and privacy issuesConsultation for developers and local authorities and what that means for the data privacy of participants Mike Saunders, Co-founder, Commonplace     
Q&A Panel session         

 Connected Cities 2015 Highlights Video

 

Speakers

Tim Stonor

Tim Stonor

Space Syntax

Andrew Collinge

Andrew Collinge

GLA

Prof Julie McCann

Prof Julie McCann

Imperial College London

Peter Lee

Peter Lee

Smart Digital Innovation

Peter Farnham

Peter Farnham

OPDC

Chris Loaring

Chris Loaring

Landmark

Laura Peacock

Laura Peacock

Smart Oxford

Mike Saunders

Mike Saunders

Commonplace

John Twitchen

John Twitchen

PCSG

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

Aconex

Alan Fletcher

Alan Fletcher

KMi

Nick Chrissos

Nick Chrissos

CISCO

Venue

Connected Cities is being hosted by Berwin Leighton Paisner in London Bridge. 

When: 26 January 2017

Where: Berwin Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA 

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 

 

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Landmark Information Group has been sourcing, creating, analysing and adding value to geospatial data for 30 years. As a leading provider to the environmental consultancy, lending, conveyancing, surveying, asset management, utilities and Government markets, Landmark's breadth and depth of service, experience and expertise, and its ability to deliver genuine, client-specific value from Big Data, make it a valuable partner to any business in need to such information.

www.landmark.co.uk

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BLP’s international lawyers apply fresh thinking, legal and market experience to provide clear legal advice aligned to the commercial objectives of our clients. BLP’s clients rely on our expertise in the following legal disciplines  to find straightforward, actionable legal solutions that help them to take advantage of opportunities, tackle problems and defend their rights. www.blplaw.com

 

 

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Air Quality Plan (AQP) provides two specialist services related to Indoor Air Quality: Preparation of site-specific Indoor Air Quality Plans (to help gain the first credit under BREEAM Hea02 or LEED IEQ Credit 3.1); Post-construction testing for VOCs and Formaldehyde (to gain a further credit under Hea02 or IEQ 3.2) www.airqualityplan.com

 

 

             

         

 

 

Aconex provides a leading cloud and mobile project control platform for the global construction industry. The platform connects owners, contractors and their project teams in the construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors, providing project-wide visibility and control between the many different organisations collaborating across their projects. With more than 60,000 user organisations and over $1 trillion of project value delivered in more than 70 countries, Aconex is the industry’s most widely adopted and trusted platform. Founded in 2000, Aconex has 47 offices in 23 countries around the world, including headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and European Headquarters in London, UK.

Customers include nine of the world’s top ten EPC firms, 23 of the 25 largest global design firms, and nearly all Fortune 500 construction and engineering firms.

Conject became part of Aconex in March 2016, giving a strong presence in Europe with offices in the UK, France, Poland, Austria, Russia and Germany. Clients and projects in the UK include Lend Lease, Mace, AECOM, Heathrow, Battersea Power Station and Cambridge University. www.aconex.com

 

Man and Machine is an innovator in the BIM world, helping customers realise the true value and promise of BIM. With an innovative set of development (including BIM Assessment, Strategy, BEP development, EIR construction), operational (including project support, QA, CDE and BIM Information Management) and technical (software deployment, implementation and best practice coaching) services, the company is well placed to advise clients on all aspects of BIM. We have also developed a  new ground breaking pan-European training program called “BIM Ready”  for BIM Modellers, Coordinators and Managers to help bring the value of BIM to life. Technologies supported include Aconex, Autodesk, Solibri, Enscape and Ecodomos. www.manandmachine.co.uk

Supporters

The BPF represents the commercial real estate sector – an industry with a market value of £1,662bn which contributed more than £94bn to the economy in 2014. We promote the interests of those with a stake in the UK built environment, and our membership comprises a broad range of owners, managers and developers of real estate as well as those who support them. Their investments help drive the UK's economic success, provide essential infrastructure, and create great places where people can live, work and relax. www.bpf.org.uk

Space Syntax

Space Syntax provides expertise in urban planning, transport, building design, social interaction and spatial economics. Our creative approach combines global experience with an original technology that forecasts the impacts of planning, transport, economic and design decisions on people and property for all scales of development. www.spacesyntax.com

 

The PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub is a consortium of nine leading UK universities which will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security. www.petrashub.org

   GLA

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is a top-tier administrative body for Greater London, England. It consists of a directly elected executive Mayor of London, currently Sadiq Khan, and an elected 25-member London Assembly with scrutiny powers. www.london.gov.uk

 

 

Consultancy service addressing public sector challenges including service transformation. Enabling Smart Cities / Regions / Communities through pragmatic use of digital services and related innovations. www.smartdigitalinnovation.com             

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. www.ciat.org.uk