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Registration and refreshments
Opening remarks from the chair
Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe
KEYNOTE 1: An operator’s smart city strategy
A leading European operator will outline its smart city strategy, how it’s developing services both for enterprises and consumers, and their achievements and key takeaways to date.
KEYNOTE 2: A city authority’s smart city strategy
A European city leader will share their smart city aims, showcase some of the services and successes to date and outline what they need from operators and vendors going forward.
Morning break for refreshments & networking
PANEL: Making it all work – Partnerships in practice
Panel discussion on how partnerships work and evolve in establishing a smart city, featuring a mixture of operators, vendors, start-ups and public sector bodies.
PANEL: Securing the smart city
Last year more than a billion people suffered a data breach. This panel will explore the growing cybersecurity risks in smart cities as more things become connected and complex networks of partners deliver services. How do we minimise the risks and maintain trust with citizens?
PANEL: Threats from beyond the city walls
Are others muscling in on operators’ turf in smart cities – will the likes of Sidewalk Labs, Microsoft or Apple become the smart city integrators, leaving operators as simply connectivity providers? What can these different partners offer to cities? Panellists will share their views.
PANEL: Sceptics and cheerleaders – a view from the analysts
Leading analysts will provide a snapshot of the smart cities market. What is the real smart city opportunity? How much progress are we actually making? What are the hold-ups? What’s required and are the existing providers/vendors up to the job? How can we accelerate progress?
Afternoon break for refreshments & networking
PANEL: Making the business case – where’s the ROI?
How can operators get return on investment in smart cities, especially amid the shift to 5G? Operators and analysts will examine the nitty-gritty of deploying infrastructure, capex increases, and how the revenue opportunity can be accelerated.
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Funding the development of smart cities
Many cities face tough budget challenges. What innovative financing strategies are helping cities transform the vision into reality? What are the pros and cons of these approaches? What does this mean for business models?
Closing remarks from the chair
Sarah Wray, Editor, Smart Cities World
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