Smart Cities and the Internet of Things – 16 July 2014

Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, a breakfast briefing on 16th July 2014, will address how recent advances in data gathering, management and analysis and opening new markets and business opportunities in the urban regeneration and development space.

It is forecast that up to 70% of the world's population will live in cities by 2050, consuming the vast bulk of the world's resources. New insights and solutions are urgently required to manage these scarce resources efficiently and to operate new and regenerated urban spaces for the benefit of all.

Cisco estimates that US$10 -13 trillion will be spent over the next decade on the construction of new cities and retrofitting existing urban spaces, creating an addressable technology market of $400 billion. The smart grid, and the sensor network that will support the management of big data flows, is already in development, with new generations of sensor networks in public and private managed physical spaces under deployment. The real questions are: Which technology areas provide the greatest growth opportunities? and: How is the market likely to develop?

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This is the second of two events focusing on Big Data and Cleantech within Cleantech Investor's ‘Smart Future’ series and follows on from the first event, Smart Buildings & the Internet of Things on 5th March 2014.

At the event, Cleantech Investor will bring together experts in data management, urban planning, regeneration, resource management and more to explore the future of smart cities and assess the investment opportunities that will become available.

Join us on 16th July to explore how the move to smart cities could benefit you!

Smart Cities and the Internet of Things will be hosted by Smith & Williamson at their offices in Moorgate, in the City of London.

Speakers include:

Dr. Robin Daniels, Chief Executive, Magma Innovations Ltd

Laurie Reynolds, Managing Director, Aquamatix

Joel Hagan, CEO, Onzo Ltd

Alan Gooding, CEO, Smarter Grid Solutions

Léan Doody, Associate, Arup Communications

Scott Cain, Future Cities Catapult

 


 

The agenda for the morning will be as follows:

08.00 - Registration
08.15 - Buffet breakfast and networking
09.00 - Presentations
10.00 - Break
10.10 - Presentations
11.10 - Panel Debate and Q&A
11.30 - Event Ends


 

Topics to be addressed during the event will include:

  • Technology trends and big data within the smart cities environment
  • Managing date inflows and turning information into knowledge
  • Knowledge communication, social infrastructure and its impact on the physical
  • Smart cities, sensor networks, data management platforms – where do the investment opportunities lie?

     

Who should attend?

  • Institutional, private equity and venture capital investors with a focus on smart cities technology and development
  • City managers looking for technology solutions to energy, water, transport and planning challenges
  • Corporate advisors and consultants working in the smart cities sectors
  • Cleantech companies with products and services targeting the smart cities markets
  • Developers of technology in energy management, lighting and HVAC control
  • Government and not for profit organisations with an interest in the impact of connected homes and smart buildings, the smart grid and how it interacts with the built environment.