Day 1

27 June 2018

Smart Transportation & Cities

“The smart city is an alluring vision of the future, in which civic technology such as traffic lights, smart meters for utilities and public transport could all be connected and feed back invaluable data online” These sessions will cover all aspects of the development and future of smart cities. The track will explore the entire debate and structure of smart cities. They will discuss the effect of digital on the opportunities for smart city development, how to identify and implement an ecosystem within a smart city and also the social and societal considerations such as improving sustainability, quality of life and economic performance. The track will also discuss the energy sector and how changes within this industry fit with smart city development, and explore potential issues of technology, mobility and sustainability.


Consumer IoT: Chair’s welcome and opening comments

An industry leading analyst will open the day with a quick overview of trends, investments and market insights within the Consumer IoT ecosystem.


Keynote: How to enter the Smart City Market successfully

When government, industry leaders and city officials consider entering the smart city market in 2018, the questions is not if but when? Hear from representatives from one of the world’s leading smart cities about the key to making their city successful, what to avoid and also what 2018 will hold for the future of cities, in terms of adopting new tech like AI and autonomous vehicles.


Panel: Building a Smart City business case

What issues do cities around the Globe need to consider when wanting to make their cities smart?

  • Funding and potential ROI.
  • Political cycles and the role of government
  • Interoperability with other cities, states and countries.
  • Outcomes for citizens, both short term and long term.


Case Study: Will Global city partnerships change the development of smart city solutions?

As Cities are responsible for two thirds of the worlds overall energy consumption and around 70% of all greenhouse gas emissions, Global regulation standards are being called for. This has resulted in the development of Global private-public partnerships. This talk will look at, how these are set to mutually benefit both cities, their citizens, and their respective commercial ventures.


Networking Break


Case Study: LoRaWan and the City

Due to its long range and low power requirements, LoRaWAN is being touted as the perfect connectivity solution for smart cities, being used to connect everything from smart lighting to environmental monitoring. This talk will address the positives and negatives of this type of connectivity over other options (such as 5G) and give some real life examples of projects from across the world successfully using LoRaWAN connectivity.


Solo: Traffic management solutions for connected cars

How are traffic management solutions utilising the IoT can impact on reducing congestion and emissions, increasing safety efficiency and performance, and improve quality of life for citizens?
The role of smart parking, smart signalling and other traffic management technologies in enhancing urban mobility.
How data at the heart of transport innovation; utilising data to prevent failure and fatalities and for real time and predictive traffic management.
Real life examples from smart cities across the globe.


Networking Break


Panel: The next generation of connected cars and vehicles

  • Exploring the connected vehicle ecosystem in 2018.
  • Aims for a seamless customer experience and the obstacles to be overcome to provide this.
  • Visions of the more connected and autonomous future for vehicles and mobility.
  • Thinking of the car as more than a connected device but a platform for apps and services.
  • The role of partnerships within the connected car ecosystem, from start-ups to enterprises.


Case Study: V2X technology to enable the driverless car

Driverless cars are poised to become one of the most globally transformative pieces of technology of the 21st century, predicted to drop the number of accidents on the road 80% by 2040. This talk will deal with how the use of V2X technology will move the car to the top of the Automated driving levels – a truly driverless car.


Panel: Urban Mobility – Creating smart transport systems

  • Exploring the potential of IoT in the transport sector, both in private and public transportation systems, and how it can help cities to address trends such as traffic congestion, environmental awareness and improving quality of life.
  • What role will autonomous vehicles play in future intelligent transport systems?
  • What are the latest advancements and IoT technologies that enable connected transport systems?
  • Discovering ways in which smart transportation can add business value and generate additional revenue
  • Real life examples from the globes largest train, bus, underground and airline companies.


Networking Break


Solo: Smart Cities and the Data Economy

As more and more Smart City projects are moving past the ‘pilot’ stage, the amount of data that can be gleaned, thanks to the insight that it can deliver, is increasing in value. This talk will deal with how this data can be used to benefit both the economy and society, how the data economy will come into fruition, and what challenges will be faced in creating a true free-flow of data.


Case Study: Managing energy usage in cities

This talk will address how technologies such as smart and virtual grids, virtual powerplants and connected renewables are being used in today’s cities to manage energy usage. Discussions will include the challenges and benefits in managing energy across the city such as the complex nature of the energy systems across different scales (home vs street vs entire city). What is the role of utility companies within this changing ecosystem and how can renewable energies be incorporated?


Panel: How can we effectively measure sustainable smart cities?

  • How can cities apply smart solutions to help them become more sustainable and environmentally friendly, even moving towards carbon neutral – and what are the key KPIs to monitor?
  • How the IoT can be used to help cities achieve their Sustainability Development Goals?
  • Cities need to be growing smarter and more sustainable in balance, will it reach a point where the KPI’s for these two are mutually exclusive?
  • Estimating how energy management will reduce wastage and cut global emissions in areas such as electricity, water and waste management vs. monitoring actual outcomes.


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