Smart City Technology: Challenges & Opportunities

3rd February 2017, Future Space, University of the West of England, Bristol


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What’s On

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Smart City Marketplace

Divided into the five themes of Venturefest:

  • Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Intelligent Transport;
  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Living
  • Smart Money

Three companies from each theme will showcase the best-in-class technologies.

Venturefest Seminars

A day long series of talks and panels from industry leaders and tech businesses on the journey to a Smart City and the opportunities and challenges presented within.

The Hub

A centre for networking, exploring interactive technology and the overflow space to listen to the seminars.

Silicon Gorge Investor Pitching

10 start-ups presenting to over 50 investors from around the country to secure sponsorship for their Smart City related innovation.

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Semina Agenda

  • 10:00am Opening remarks from Peter Clough, Partner, Osborne Clarke


  • 10:10am Sandra M. Baer, President, Personal Cities

  • 10:30am Ian Meikle, Director, Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK

  • 10:45am BREAK
  • 11.15am Technology Challenges in Smart Cities (individual talks followed by panel session)

    Sam Mazloum
    Director, Public Sector UK and Ireland, Mastercard

    Miranda Sharp
    Head, Smart Practice, Ordnance Survey

    Jason Collard
    Managing Director, YTL Developments

    John McNicol
    Director, Nova Modus Ltd

  • 12.30pm LUNCH BREAK
  • 13.30pm Alex Gluhak, Head of Technology, Digital Catapult

  • 13.50pm Paul Adams, Lead on Marketing for the UK&I and Western Europe, Nokia

  • 14.15pm Technology Solutions to Smart City Challenges (individual talks followed by panel session)

    Dan Hubert
    Founder, AppyParking

    Barney Smith
    CEO, Bristol Is Open

    Mark Cridge
    Chief Executive, mySociety

    Vassilis Seferidis
    CEO, Zeetta Networks

  • 15:30pm Drinks Reception and Conference Round Up

    Sam Markey
    UK Cities Engagement Lead, Future City Catapult

  • Event Moderator; Stephen Hilton


Peter CloughPartner, Osborne Clarke
Sandra M. BaerPresident, Personal Cities
Ian MeikleDirector of Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK
Sam MazloumDirector, Public Sector UK and Ireland, Mastercard
Miranda SharpSmart Practice, Ordnance Survey
Jason CollardMD, YTL Developments
John McNicolDirector, Nova Modus Ltd
Alex GluhakHead of Technology, Digital Catapult
Dan HubertFounder of AppyParking
Barney SmithCEO, Bristol Is Open
Mark CridgeChief Executive, mySociety
Vassilis SeferidisCEO, Zeetta Networks
Sam MarkeyUK Cities Engagement Lead, Future City Catapult
Paul AdamsLead on Marketing for the UK&I and Western Europe, Nokia
Stephen HiltonEvent Moderator