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SMART CITY ORBITAL TALKS


10:00

Welcome


10:10 - 12:05

Workshop: Smart City 1-0-1 – Paving the way to building sustainable smart cities 

Exploring the roadmap to building hyperconnected city, identifying best practice and trends expected to drive the smart sector in 2021 and beyond.  


12:10 - 13:05

Networking break 


13:10 - 13:55

Panel: Adopting digital infrastructures that address WHO SDGs: What is the role of smart cities in leading the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals? 

Contributingto achieve the WHO SDGs is of importance for all governments and majororganisations. Sustainability cannot be achieved without significant transformation of the way societies are built and manged, so what new intelligent solutions can improve the safety, health and well being of inhabitants? And what are the challenges in their adoption? Join the leaders of some of the worlds smartest cities to gain novel insight. 


14:00 - 14:25

The hospital of the future 

He cofounded Medical Realities, the company which released the world’s first VR Interactive Surgical Training Module. Now, he is building the hospital of the future in Bolivia – a digital hospital with the vision of incorporating voice technology, facial recognition and artificial intelligence. Join him as he talks about the journey and what it entails.


14:30 - 15:05

The future of jobs in the era of smart government and cities 

How is smart technology going to transform jobs and working practice and how can we align the future of work and education with societal needs? This session will discuss what knowledge and skills the future generation will need to navigate the
digital and automated world. Discussing what knowledge and skills do the next generation need. 


15:10 - 15:35

Case Study: AI enabling citizen safety and security

Exploring a novel AI geospatial solution that helps to take the complexity out of city management, urban planning and data anaylsis. Recognise how you can detect thousands of road cracks in less than an hour, identify damages in city infrastructure swiftly and understand how drones and urban planners can work in harmony to deliver smart space. 


15:40 - 16:05

Networking break 


16:10 - 16:35

How to benefit from AI in city management and urban planning? 

Exploring a novel AI geospatial solution that helps to take the complexity out of city management, urban planning and data anaylsis. Recognise how you can detect thousands of road cracks in less than an hour, identify damages in city infrastructure swiftly and understand how drones and urban planners can work in harmony to deliver smart space. 


16:40 - 16:55

Innovative parking as a key to unlocking smarter cities: Smart technologies combatting congestion and improving mobility 

Increased vehicles, congestion and pollution are a pressing threat to a city’s success theenvironment and ultimately the world.  Learn how implementing smart technology infrastructures to connect traditional parking assets with current mobility services can improve congestion and create cleaner, safer communities.


17:00

End of Smart City Orbital Talks day 1


10:00

Welcome


10:10 - 11:05

Case Study: The Future is Smart Mobility – Implementation of cutting-edge smart transportation trend

As intelligent transport systems continue to progress and develop, it is essential for decision makers to keep up with these advancements to understand how to regulate them and to know how to effectively integrate them. This session will review how cities around the world are implementing these smart mobility strategies and discuss effective frameworks for adoption.


11:10 - 12:05

Workshop: Understanding the geophysical aspects of smart cities

Exploring lessons learned and progress in geophysical techniques in smart city applications and methods, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary efforts with civil engineering and digital technologies. 


12:10 - 13:05

Networking break 


13:10 - 13:35

Smart Cities 2.0: Public-Private Partnerships at the technological frontier

Join Dr Khanna as explores the role of PPPs in digital transformation of communities and provides a comprehensive assessment of case studies and best practices on how to effectively implement and be part of the Smart Cities 2.0 paradigm. 


13:40 - 14:05

Seoul: Paving the way for other cities to become Smart

A look at one of the first smart cities in the world, reflecting on challenges overcome and thoughts on how Seoul will continue to get smarter. 


14:10 - 14:35

Stress leading to Smart solutions: COVID-19 as the unanticipated tech accelerator 

A key part of combatting COVID-19 relied on the world reducing human contact, this amplified our reliance on technology to help us stay connected. This session will how the pandemic accelerated a shift to a smarter world and explore key digital innovations that emerged and how these will affect the way we do things forever. 


14:40 - 15:05

Digital twins driving the future of smart city operations

Understand how digital twins will dramatically influence the way governments and businesses manage smart spaces. Explore how the next generation of digital twins will be used by governments to monitor environments, analyze data, and react in real-time to urgent problems such as natural disasters, major traffic incidents, or public safety issues. 


15:10 - 15:35

Learning from Canada: Canada’s Smart City Experience

An update on the latest, current state and future trends of the smart cities industry in Canada.


15:40 - 16:05

Networking break 


16:10 - 16:25

Against technology and against advancement: Dealing with the Luddite

Some are still saying “No” to technological advancement, despite its role in catching criminals. Hear from the man who led the FBI to catch the infamous ‘Unabomber’ as he explores why Neo-liddism continues to thrive and strategies to make technology less ‘scary’ for citizens. 


16:30 - 16:55

Building future proof cities

How can you identify how agile your city is and how can you harness technology and adapt urban infrastructures that can withstand the fourth industrial revolution? Join Professor Ratti as he equips you with the knowledge that will prepare your city for the most transformative revolution yet. 


17:00

End of Smart City Orbital Talks day 2


10:00

Welcome


10:10 - 11:05

Workshop: Getting cyberthreat-ready: Ensuring security, privacy and safety

Discussing cybersecurity threats for cities and best practices for protecting your community against such threats as ransomware and theft of personal information. 


11:10 - 12:05

Workshop: Best practices, guidelines & methodologies for development of smart cities 

Learn about the benefits of integrating smart technology, identify roadblocks to implementing IoT and recognise strategies to overcome them.


12:10 - 13:05

Networking break 


13:10 - 13:35

From a fishing village to a futuristic vision: A look at Shenzhen’s ‘smart city’ project

How did this underdeveloped city transform into one of the world’s smartest, safest and most efficient cities onthe globe? 


13:40 - 14:05

Creating a greener future through development of a smart city based upon people and not technology

Highlighting the promise of utilsing technology and data to develop smarter, cleaner and safer cities and reviewing what actions can governments take towards locally to foster the green revolution?


14:10 - 14:35

Keeping citizens safe with the new sheriff in town: Autonomous crime fighters 

Exploring ways that the era of AI can effectively combat modern organised fraud helping citizens be safer and helping organisations save money.


14:40 - 15:05

Networking break 


15:10 - 15:35

Enabling smart city development with full fibre and 5G

Discussing how 5G will reinvent the city and analysing lessons learnt from UK 5G trails. 


15:40 - 16:05

Building a circular economy & improving waste management

This session will identify how NEAS is utilising innovation to develop smart waste management systems. 


16:10 - 16:35

Don’t just be smart, be connected: Smarter cities are fairer cities

Look at how apps and AI are enabling transparency and improving community engagement and helping to build inclusivity. You'll walk away with an understanding of how machine learning can help in the context of local government and policy development. 


16:40

End of Smart City Orbital Talks