02 February | SMART Cities | UK BCSD
This event is now completed: video footage of and interviews with the headline speakers is available here:
Short – PSBA event interviews
Long – PSBA presenters
Following successful events held by UK BCSD in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester during 2016 this event will explore the potential impact of Smart technology for the development of Cardiff and the city region.
Smart technology is already transforming cities across the world (see more here). Technology can help us build safer, zero carbon cities based on circular systems in which green space and nature are integrated into urban planning. City administrations face the challenges of growing populations, diminishing resources, increased traffic and climate change. Around the world and here in the UK, public-private partnerships and collaborations are meeting these challenges and providing creative, profitable solutions that enhance public well-being.
Key themes for this event: integrated services & systems, digital infrastructure and superfast broadband, using IT to provide a better emergency response and city resilience, Smart Meters, “The Smart Living Project”, using IT to achieve sustainable transport systems, and the economic impacts of Smart technology
In addition to informative speakers, there will be an opportunity for networking and discussions.
Pat Laughlin – UK Business Council for Sustainable Development
Tom Baker – BT
Chris Greenwood – PSBA
Koshi Noguchi – Toshiba
Shelia Davies – Cardiff Capital Region City Deal
Brian Mcguigan – Silver Springs Network
Prof. Calvin Jones – Cardiff Business School
Gwilym Owen – Cardiff Council Emergency Planning
Fflur Lawton – Smart Energy GB
Chris Jones/Alan Hendry – Smart Living Project
Dr Crispin Cooper – Sustainable Places Research Institute