Event round-up: How do we secure the smart city?
On 16 May, techUK hosted a virtual panel discussion looking at how we keep our cities safe and secure in the digital age. As local authorities across the country continue to develop smart city capabilities, our speakers brought the government, local government and industry view on the security issue. This included the work being taken on a policy, guidance and technical level.
The event took place as the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology launched its Secure Connected Places Playbook, designed to help local authorities protect themselves from cyber attack.
The panel included:
- Andrew Elliot, Deputy Director Cyber Security Innovation and Skills, Department for Science, Innovation & Technology
- Ashish Khare, General Manager and Global Head - IoT, 5G, Edge and Smart Cities , Wipro Limited
- Alexander Patton, Senior Security Consultant, NCC Group
- Jay Saggar, Programme Manager: Data, Smart Cities & Cyber Security, London Office for Technology and Innovation (LOTI)
This webinar forms part of the smart cities series at techUK, delving into issues ways we can accelerate the uptake of smart city technology in a safe and responsible way. In January, we held Social value in smart cities: how do we get it right? that you can watch back here.
Ashley Feldman is the programme manager for transport and smart cities at techUK. Through working closely with the technology industry, his role is to promote the contribution of digital technology in driving positive outcomes for cities and transport. Through maintaining close ties to government, he also works to ensure the policy and regulatory conditions are optimised for businesses to scale innovation in the UK.
He is fascinated by cities and the built environment, having worked as a consultant on major regeneration projects across the country before joining techUK in 2022.
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