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Smart Places & Communities

Wednesday 21 June to Friday 23 June

Time: 11:00-12:30 each morning via Teams Live

Harnessing tech and data for smarter cities, places and communities

Smart cities and rural places are evolving at pace as authorities harness real time data and ever improving connectivity to improve both their citizens lives and the environment. From smart mobility and travel systems to smart bins, air quality and road sensors, foundations are being laid across the country involving 5G, LoRaWAN and public WiFi. Councils are also building on the digital confidence gained across communities during covid.  

This virtual conference explores how digital technologies and data can empower communities to connect and communicate as they build a smart future together. It will bring together public sector leaders to share examples of what can be achieved with the opportunity for discussion and Q&A sessions too. 

Join us for the three morning sessions. Speakers include: 

Andrew Elliot, Deputy Director for Cyber Security, Innovation and Skills, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology 

Anna Broberg, COO & co-founder, Maptionnaire

Colin Birchenall, Chief Digital Officer at Glasgow City Council and Chief Technology Officer for the Digital Office for Scottish Local Government 


Dan Clarke, Head of Innovation and Technology, Greater Cambridge Partnership 

Eddie Copeland, Director, London Office of Technology & Innovation (LOTI)

Georgina Maratheftis, Associate Director, techUK

James Perrineau, Sales Manager, Maptionnaire

Liz St Louis, Director for Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council

Peter Takacs, Network Services Commercial Lead, Crown Commercial Service

Rebekah Brown, IoT Project Delivery Manager, Royal Borough of Kingston

Sarah King, Curriculum Achievement Officer, Cardiff Council


Sherelle Fairweather, Digital Strategy Lead, Manchester City Council

Stu Higgins, Head of Smart and IoT, Sustainability Ambassador, Cisco

Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London, Greater London Authority

Who should attend?

Suggested, but not limited to, Chief Information Officers, Heads of IT, Assistant and Chief Executives, Members, Heads of Digital and Digital Leaders, Heads of Smart Initiatives, Data Leaders, Transformation and Change, Customer Insight, Finance, Strategy and Corporate Services, Departmental Service Heads/Senior Managers.


This event is free to attend for the public sector. Please register using your public sector email – registrations from personal email addresses may be rejected.

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