Agenda at a glance

08.00

Registration and refreshments

09.00

Opening remarks from the chair
Annie Turner, Editor, Mobile Europe

09.10

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.

09.40

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.

Trevor Dorling​

Director
Digital Greenwich

Allan Mayo

SMART CITY STRATEGIST
Digital Greenwich

10.10

Morning break for refreshments & networking

10.40

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.  

Tero Blomqvist

Smart City, IoT & Ecosystems Business Lead
Smart Tampere

Toni Luhti

CEO
Platform of Trust

Teppo Rantanen

Executive Director, Growth Innovation & Competitiveness
City of Tampere

11.25

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?

David Gray

Senior Manager
NTT Security

Dan Mosca

Consultant
PA Consulting

12.10

Lunch

13.25

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.

Raphael Anic

Head of Intelligent Mobility
Wayra UK

Tom Gardner

Head of MVNO & IoT
Hutchison Whampoa (Europe)

Reinier Huisman

Group Product Director, IoT
Liberty Global

14.10

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?

 

Jeremy Green

Independent Analyst

Bengt Nordstrom

CEO
Northstream

Julian Watson

Senior Principal Analyst
IHS Markit

14.55

Afternoon break for refreshments & networking

15.25

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.

Jonathan Rowan

Partner
Arthur D. Little

Dimitrios Spiliopoulos

IoT Strategist
O2 (Telefonica UK)

Alex Lorette

VP Enterprise Solutions
Proximus

16.10

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?

Paul Morrissey

Chairman
Smart Liverpool

16.40

Closing remarks from the chair 
Sarah Wray, Editor, Smart Cities World

16.40

End of conference