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Catch up: Smart Places & Communities 2022

Wednesday 22 June to Friday 24 June

Time: 11:00-12:45

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On-demand videos of all sessions and speaker slides from Smart Places & Communities 2022 are available below.

With thanks to our silver partners Alteryx, Hitachi Solutions, Precisely and SME partner Inakalum for supporting this CPD accredited UKAuthority event

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Time stamps below the videos indicate the start of each presentation or discussion panel. There are also links to speaker slides where these are available

Session One - Wednesday, 22 June

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  • 03:00: Scotland's Connected and Smart Places - Dr Colin Birchenall, CTO, Digital Office for Scottish Local Government (Download slides)
  • 22:19: Connecting a City. Delivering an IOT blueprint across South London - Tim Kidd, Head of UK Public Sector Hitachi Solutions, Andrew Parsons, IoT Programme Manager South London Partnership, David Grasty, Corporate Head of Digital Strategy & Portfolio, Kingston Upon Thames Council and Linda Chandler, Smart City Lead Microsoft
    South London Partnership, Kingston and Sutton, Hitachi Solutions and Microsoft to understand how one of the largest IOT pilots in the UK will deliver a multi-purpose platform connecting five London boroughs. The data insights generated will enable real time intelligence and intervention to help residents live healthier lives, generate economic growth, shape polices and reduce council expenditure (Download slides)
  • 46:00: Keeping communities safe with smart data and technology - Robert Goldsmith, GIS & Mapping Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police and Sumitra Appan, UK Public Sector Lead,  Precisely
    Rob Goldsmith and Sumitra Appan explore how data and technology enable Devon and Cornwall Police to successfully collaborate with other public sector organisations and provide the best service to their communities. The police force uses comprehensive location intelligence capabilities to plan, monitor, and respond to incidents, events, and ongoing challenges such as pandemic recovery and the reduction of CO2 emissions. In this session you'll hear more about using data and technology to:
    • investigate criminal activity and anti social behaviour
    • organise responses to accidents disasters and other emergencies
    • plan for major events such as G7 summit
    • reduce planning and travel costs (Download slides)
  • 1:07:09: Q&A / panel discussion
Session Two - Thursday, 23 June  

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  • 01:49: Harnessing Digital Confidence - Liz St Louis, Assistant Director of Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council 
    Hear from Sunderland City Council about their public/private sector partnership, scaling the deployment of digital infrastructure and a raft of innovative use cases as they harness the digital confidence gained across communities throughout the pandemic (Download slides)
  • 18:58: Importance of place based data in a smart city - Jenny Nelson, Head of ICT and Digital Transformation, Newcastle City Council and Philip Maguire, Chief Executive Officer, Inakalum
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  • 42:12: Liverpool 5G Create - Smarter Working with Information and Intelligence at Stockton on Tees Borough Council - Dr Johanne Parker,Information & Intelligence Manager, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
    A brief summary of how we have used low code software at Stockton on Tees Borough Council to transform how we work with information and make it available to our end users. Our highly accessible, automated, intelligence reports for a range of frontline service providers are enabling robust, current, evidence to be used on a daily basis to guide, shape and transform professional practice. Together, this is delivering improved outcomes for some of our most vulnerable service users and improving community safety across the borough (Download slides)
  • 58:26: Using Low-Code Analytics to Tackle Climate Change - Chris Howarth, Local Government Sector Lead, Alteryx
    Alteryx’s low-code analytics platform is helping to tackle climate change and this brief talk will summarise outcome-based results in: decentralised energy projects; retrofitting; lowering transport carbon emissions; flood prevention; waste management and atmospheric CO2 sampling and forecasting (Download slides)
  • 1:09:32: Q&A / panel discussion 
Session Three - Friday, 24 June

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  • 02:02: Aruj Haider, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Westminster City Council 
  • 27:01: Technologies that underpin Smart Places and their challenges - Julie McCann, Professor of Computer Systems
    Julie McCann will discuss some of the IoT and sensor-based systems technologies and how they are used in smart spaces, she will discuss some of their technical challenges, where they can go wrong, and some of the solutions we've been looking at to overcome these problems (Download slides)
  • 49:01: IoT network communications: No one size fits all - Phil Beecher, President & CEO, Wi-SUN Alliance
    When it comes to their IoT needs, public sector bodies will need to look at various communications technologies and standards in order to future-proof their network infrastructure. Many public sector IoT initiatives start from a single project, such as smart street lighting with its well defined business case for energy and cost savings and citizen quality of life, but can evolve to other projects and applications, including smart parking, smart signage, and smart sensors for traffic and environmental monitoring. Phil Beecher will address these issues including use cases of how smart initiatives are driving change in the public sector (Download slides)
  • 1:04:06: Q&A / panel discussion
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Alteryx provides ‘Analytics for All’. The Alteryx Analytics Automation Platform delivers no-code & code-friendly, end-to-end automation of analytics, machine learning, and data science processes that accelerate digital transformation. 
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One of Microsoft’s Strategic Gold Partners, Hitachi Solutions has built a strong reputation within Public Sector supporting organisations’ delivery of tactical operational projects to large scale transformation programmes and in recognition of this awarded Microsoft’s Public Sector Partner of the Year in 2019/2020. Our technical capability and wealth of deep sector knowledge has put us at the front of many ground-breaking projects never mores so than during the pandemic where our solutions are used by over 25 organisations, 5,000 users, supporting 5,000,000 residents and businesses across the UK. Our technical consultancy skills and expertise covers, Low code application development, Robotic Process Automation, Case Management Solutions & CRM, Data & Analytics, Financial management systems & HR, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.
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Precisely is the global leader in data integrity, providing accuracy, consistency, and context in data for 12,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Precisely’s data integration, data quality, data governance, location intelligence, and data enrichment products power better business decisions to create better outcomes.
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In just four weeks, Inakalum surveyed Newcastle city centre area and produced 30,000 datapoints - all photographed, geotagged & categorised - including all street assets, public services & amenities, businesses, and places of interest. Our high resolution images will even allow you to read the writing on a manhole! We can export our data so you can use it on your GIS platform, or you can use our user-friendly map-based search engine which allows layering of datasets and viewing of the high-res images of each datapoint. 
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