Join us at techUK on the 28 June as we convene innovators and local authorities to discuss how to deliver smart city initiatives effectively in 2022.  

Set within a climate of rapidly increasing costs, skills shortages, a lack of trust in public institutions and an urgent need to decarbonise, this event will examine how the technology sector and local government can come together to develop new smart city approaches to address these pressing issues.  

The event will also mark the launch of a new report from techUK titled “Demystifying the Smart City” which outlines the principles for how cities and technology businesses can plan, deliver and evaluate smart initiatives to achieve the best environmental, social and economic outcomes.  

The morning’s discussions will focus on a range of issues including: 

  • How smart cities and initiatives can play a role in helping cities deliver on their commitments to residents and the environment through creating impactful 'visions' for local areas 

  • Strategies for engaging residents, communities and stakeholders within the smart city process and new models for collaboration, procurement and delivery.   

  • Principles for better evaluation mechanisms which can inform future delivery models and share best-practice.  

We will be joined by an expert panel from across the public and private sector to discuss these important issues.  

  • Matt Armstrong-Barnes, Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) 

  • Jenny Nelson, Head of ICT and Digital Transformation, Newcastle City Council and Chair of the Smart City Network.  

  • Heather Yedigaroff, Chief Operating Officer, DG Cities  

  • Hannah Griffiths, Senior Associate Consultant, Jacobs 

  • Vedran Podobnik, Data & AI Practice Lead, HPE 

A networking lunch will be served following the event for guests joining us in-person.  

If you have any questions on the report or the event then please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Feldman, Programme Manager for Transport and Smart Cities at [email protected] 

 

Ashley Feldman

Ashley Feldman

Programme Manager, Transport and Smart Cities, techUK

Ashley Feldman is the programme manager for transport and smart cities, at techUK. 

Ashley joined techUK in 2022 having worked in the public policy and communications industry for four years. He specialised in advising businesses in the infrastructure, built environment and transport sectors on a wide range of issues including stakeholder engagement and corporate reputation management. 

Ashley obtained a masters degree in Urbanisation and Development studies at the London School of Economics. 

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2038
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-feldman-98159587/

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Lucas Banach

Lucas Banach

Programme Assistant, Data Centres, Climate, Environment and Sustainability, Market Access, techUK

Lucas Banach is Programme Assistant at techUK, he works on a range of programmes including Data Centres; Climate, Environment & Sustainability; Market Access and Smart Infrastructure and Systems.

Before that Lucas who joined in 2008, held various roles in our organisation, which included his role as Office Executive, Groups and Concept Viability Administrator, and most recently he worked as Programme Executive for Public Sector. He has a postgraduate degree in International Relations from the Andrzej Frycz-Modrzewski Cracow University.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7331 2006
Twitter:
@techUK
Website:
www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-banach-50139650

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