Smart Living

What does it mean to ‘live smart’ in a world where there are more connected devices than people, yet natural resources are increasingly scarce? Where intelligent systems are fast replacing traditional jobs but there are 650,000 AirBnB landlords in 191 countries? Where a data trail arises from virtually every human interaction but data ownership is rarely discussed or understood? Smart Living will explore how digital technology is impacting on all aspects of our day-to-day life, from health to wealth; employment and skills to home, family and leisure.

Some of the key SMART LIVING questions that could be explored across the Venturefest programme include:Whose data is it anyway?

  • Can the shared economy also be a fair economy?
  • What will we count when we’re bored of counting our steps?
  • Is online gaming a valuable work skill?
  • Will conversational interfaces replace the need for screens?
  • Is smart living going to reduce climate change?
  • Do I want a robot helper when I am old?
  • Are smart cities more sociable?
  • How do we teach technical skills for technology that doesn’t exist yet? And who should pay?

Thought Leadership Conference

Venturefest Questions

Leading futurologists, business leaders and academics will position the challenges to developing technology for the future city.

Smart Energy

A smart energy system fit for the 21st Century needs to radically rethink the place that energy holds in the world and in our lives.

Intelligent Transport

Urban mobility has undergone a radical shift from large-scale public infrastructure  to the rise of mobility on demand services.

Intelligent Infrastructure

Embedded sensors and ubiquitous digital communication networks are enabling a world where ‘dumb’ and ‘silent’ infrastructure assets are springing to life.

Smart Living

What does it mean to ‘live smart’ in a world where there are more connected devices than people, yet natural resources are increasingly scarce?

Smart Money

The banking and finance sector is anticipating more change in the next two years than in the last 200, see the tech thats driving it.

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