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Britain's Smart Cities - 19 September 2018

The Telegraph is proud to present the fourth annual Britain’s Smart Cities conference, the only UK-focused gathering bringing together 300 city budget-holders and business leaders to provide a citizen-first, digital vision for smart cities.

Highlights for 2018 include:

  • A truly collaborative environment: Encouraging city and rural council leaders to interact and share their war stories, best practice and lessons learnt
  • Pre-event benchmarking workshop: Dedicated to fostering best practice for overcoming departmental and data silos and unlocking ROI in public sector procurement
  • Post-event VIP networking reception: Designed to forge new, innovative partnerships and cement strong public sector-supplier relationship
  • Cross-departmental and regional learnings: From early-adopters using smart city approaches to private sector giants contributing to low-carbon neighbourhoods
  • Diversifying funding sources: Identifying new opportunities to monetise pilots and demonstrators in order to offset piecemeal direct financing through government allocation or international grants
  • Create a framework for age-old challenges: Establish practical steps local authorities can take to support responsible data sharing, boost citizen engagement and boost shared service ROI

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, Chief Technology Officer, Bristol is Open
  • Nicola Yates OBE, Chief Executive, Future Cities Catapult
  • Glenn Woodcock, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Exeter City Futures
  • David Waboso, Managing Director, Digital Railway, Network Rail
  • Helen Marriage, Founder and Creator, Lumiere London and Durham
  • Ruth Duston, Chief Executive Officer, Victoria Business Improvement District

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