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Smart Places & Smart Communities 2024

Wednesday 10 July to Friday 12 July

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 each morning via Teams Town Hall

DATE CHANGE: Due to the general election this virtual event will now take place on the mornings of  Wed 10, Thu 11 and Fri 12 July (11:00-12:30).

Smart Places & Smart Communities will explore the rise of Geospatial and Smart Data, AI and IoT across Place - improving the lives of our citizens whilst making sure no one is left behind. Is it possible to enable both cyber resilience and collaboration as we deliver proactive and efficient services as 'one' public sector?

Join us LIVE over three 90-minute sessions of shared learning as public sector leaders and industry experts showcase what can be achieved and take part in lively discussions with delegate participation too.

For speaker and partner opportunities contact [email protected]. 

Morning One - Wednesday, 10 July (11:00-12:30)

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

Hannah Winstanley, General Manager and Country Lead UK, Brightly

Nick Pates, Highway Maintenance and Assets Team Manager, Bristol City Council

Emma Weston OBE, CEO, Digital Unite


Morning Two - Thursday, 11 July (11:00-12:30)

Liam O'Brien, Head of Secure Connected Places, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

John Duncan, Connected Places Lead, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Iqbal Singh Bedi, Managing Partner, Intelligens Consulting

Steven Eke, Business Development Manager, Colchester Council's Amphora Trading

David Livingston, Commercial Manager, Crown Commercial Service


Morning Three - Friday, 12 July (11:00-12:30)

Becky Tinsley, Deputy Director, ONS Local, Office for National Statistics

Jay Saggar, Programme Manager: Data, Smart Cities & Cyber Security, London Office for Technology and Innovation (LOTI)

Nicholas McCarthy, Head of Digital Services, London Borough of Hounslow


Ralph Hegarty, Commercial Manager, Crown Commercial Service


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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