Smart Cities Now and Future Seminar

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City Chamber Committee Room 1

14 City Square

Dundee

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Smart Cities Now and Future Leadership Seminar

Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, they face increasing environmental pressures and infrastructure needs and growing demands from residents to deliver a better quality of life and to do so at a sustainable cost.

This seminar will inform and further the leadership debate on the benefits and strategies to deliver these forthcoming innovations.

Hear from Ritchie Somerville, Head of Strategy (INTERIM) of the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative, a key part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal and was previously the Innovations and Futures Manager at the City of Edinburgh Council. He has long championed the adoption of digital and data services in government, having previously been the Programme Strategy Manager for Edinburgh’s Connected Capital Programme, part of the Urban Broadband Fund, before developing the 2013 ICT and Digital Strategy for the City of Edinburgh Council – Empowering Edinburgh and contributing to the development of the Scottish Cities Alliance Smart City Blueprint. He is a co-founder of the Edinburgh Living Lab, a former Board Member of Digital Leaders Scotland, and a former Board member of the Cities Standards Institute, and is currently a British Standards Institute (BSi) Committee Member on Smart and Sustainable Cities, working on the PAS180 series of guidance on Smart Cities, currently being converted to ISO standards.

Attendees will also receive an update from Dr David Beeton on Scotland’s Mobility test-bed - The MILL (Mobility Integrated Living Lab). This innovation centre will make Dundee a global test-bed for advanced transport technologies and services. The first wave of projects to be run through The MILL are called ShareMORE (Shared Mobility and Resource Efficiency). They are being introduced throughout 2019 and include projects covering car clubs, parking and a new eBike sharing scheme in the city. The aim of The MILL is to demonstrate how innovations in transport technologies, business models and data can improve wellbeing and quality of life, such as connecting people with essential services and enhancing economic opportunities.

Challenge your organisations readiness on data with Dr Peter Winstanley hosting an interactive panel on the how your organisation must be ready for industry 4.0. Peter is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to data standards and semantic interoperability. Working as the Scottish Government’s Data Interoperability Specialist, teams Peter is also co-chair of W3C Dataset Exchange Working Group (DXWG). WC3 the World Wide Web Consortium is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards.

Finally explore business growth opportunities around IOT with CENSIS. Dr Cade Wells will discuss the transformation taking place in how businesses, societies and individuals work in the new era of possibilities. The availability of low price sensors coupled with major leaps in data storage and computing capabilities means the time is right to embrace the major improvements and new opportunities and cost savings that IOT offers.

Dr Greg Singh is Associate Professor in Media and Communications, in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling, UK. He has published extensively on a wide range of topics, from celebrity, YouTube and lifestyle television, to cinephilia, CGI and videogames. He is Principal Investigator on the EPSRC-funded project “Data Commons Scotland”, a partnership between the University of Stirling, Abertay University, Robert Gordon University, The Data Lab, the Open Data Institute: Aberdeen, and Stirling City Council. His latest book was published at the beginning of 2019, and is called The Death of Web 2.0: Ethics, Connectivity and Recognition in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge).

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12:30 – Light Lunch Served - Networking

13:00 – Opening Remarks - Greg Colgan - Executive Director of Corporate Services

13:05 – Keynote Ritchie Sumerville – Data Driven Innovation

13:25 – Smart Mobility – Dr David Beeton – Urban Foresight - program update

13:35 – Public Safety – Jacquie Anderson – Senior Corporate Policy - program update

13:45 – Smart Waste – Rob Houston / Catherine Conroy - program update

13:55 – Data Cluster – Doug Young – SCA Data Cluster Manager - program update

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Ritchie Sumerville Chair

14:00 – Panel Discussion 1 City Data (10 mins introduction Dr Peter Winstantly & 15 Min Q&A)

Panel – Dr Peter Winstantly, Ritchie Sumerville, Doug Young,

14:25 - Panel Discussion 2 Mobility Future (5 mins David 15 Mins Q&A)

Panel – Dr Peter Winstantly, Ritchie Sumerville, Dr David Beeton,

14:45 – Panel Discussion 3 Digital Infrastructure Physical to application layer a Strategy for Public Sector (Dr Cade Wells 10 mins 15 Mins Q&A)

Panel – Dr Peter Winstantly, Ritchie Sumerville, Dr Cade Wells,

15:10 – Panel Discussion 4 Smart Waste Session Participatory Design and Open Data Platforms for a Data Commons in Scotland: (Greg Singh 5 mins 15 mins Q&A)–

Panel - Dr Peter Winstantly, Ritchie Sumerville

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Dundee

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