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Event hub: Smart Places & Connected Communities



Event hub: Presentations and videos from our recent event looking at Microsoft's CityNext vision for building the smart places and connected communities of our common future  


Watch the overview video above for a flavour of the discussion on the day. Alternatively, all speaker presentations are below, with slides embedded.  

 Microsoft's CityNext vision: Chris Perkins, General Manager, Public Sector, Microsoft UK

 Will the digital revolution make London a more united or divided city? Cllr Fiona Colley, Southwark Council

TeenTech City of Tomorrow: Maggie Philbin OBE, CEO TeenTech CIC                                                           Enfield’s Transformation Journey So far: Simon Gardner, Head of Operational Support, Enfield Council 
Putting data in the beat: Robert Hogg, Managing Director, Black Marble  Real time PAYG parking: Andy Graham, Project lead, Westminster City Council 
Preventing falls: Andrea Baker, Health and Care STP Lead Falls Programme, East Midlands  Safehouse in Liverpool: Pip Witheridge, CEO, Informed Actions                                                     
Identity At The Core: Tim Gregson, Local & Regional Government CTO, Microsoft Services UK                        Council and police working together on safeguarding: Paul Donnelly, Director of Justice Solutions, risual
Using data to power support for families, Think Family Programme – City-wide, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Supporting early learning services: both presentations delivered by Graham McCusker, Director, Sentinel Partners  The power of data and analytics in local public service: Helen Olsen Bedford, Publisher, UKAuthority                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Meanwhile, for more information on the CityNext vision download the paper 'Smart Places & Connected Communities' or visit

If you would like to discuss how Microsoft can help you start to build smart places and connected communities today, contact CityNext lead at Microsoft, Helena Zaum  

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