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MK Future Cities Conference 2015

This event took place on 5th March 2015
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

this senior level conference will showcase a range of smart city activities we have underway in Milton Keynes. These include the MK Data Hub - the UK’s first citywide Internet of Things network and world leading projects in autonomous transportation systems and intelligent mobility. We will be combining this with national expertise to create a wider conversation about where next the next opportunities are for smart cities.

Speakers include:

  • Martha Lane Fox, Chancellor of The Open University and Chair, Go-ON UK
  • Sir Alan Wilson: FBS, FRS Chair, Lead Expert Group, Foresight Future of Cities Project
  • Ian Dalton CBE: President, Global Government & Health, BT Global Services
  • Peter Madden: Chief Executive, Future Cities Catapult
  • John Miles: Professor of Transitional Energy Strategies, University of Cambridge

The programme will include interactive panel sessions involving experts from different future city perspectives covering:

  • Data and the Internet of Things
  • Transport and Intelligent Mobility
  • Citizens and Communities
  • Opportunities for Cities

The day will include lunch, refreshments and networking opportunities with speakers and delegates who are influential in both national and international smart city policies and leadership.

Spaces are limited and by personal invitation only, so please confirm your place quickly via our free registration link.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

View more information on the programme timings and how to get to the venue > 

With best regards,

The MK Future Cities Conference Team on behalf of
Milton Keynes Council, The Open University, BT, Transport Systems Catapult and UCMK


09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Welcome to the conference from Cllr Peter Marland, Leader, Milton Keynes Council

09:35 Welcome and overview from Conference Chair Sir Alan Wilson FBA, FRS, Professor of Urban and Regional Systems, UCL and Chair, Lead Expert Group, Foresight Future Cities Project, Government Office for Science

09:50 Geoff Snelson, Director of Strategy, Milton Keynes Council - MK The Future City Roadmap

10:05 Mark Prisk FRICS, MP, Chair of Smart Cities, All-Party Parliamentary Group

10:20 Panel - Data and the Internet of Things Enrico Motta, Professor of Knowledge Technologies, KMi, MK:Smart, The Open University Dr Nicola Millard, Customer Experience Futurologist, BT Global Services Gary Atkinson, Director Emerging Technologies, ARM Holdings Neil Crockett, CEO, Digital Catapult

11:05 Refreshment break and networking

11:35 Keynote - Martha Lane Fox, Chancellor of The Open University and Chair, Go-ON UK with Q & A

11:50  Panel - Transport and Intelligent Mobility John Miles, Professor of Transitional Energy Strategies, University of Cambridge Dr George Gillespie, CEO, MIRA Steve Yianni, Chief Executive, Transport Systems Catapult Richard Parry-Jones, Founder and CEO, RPJ Consulting

12:35 Keynote - Ian Dalton CBE, President, Global Government & Health, BT Global Services

12:50 Lunch and networking

14:10 Keynote - Tim Blackman, Acting Vice-Chancellor, The Open University

14:25 Panel - Citizens and Communities James Goodman, Director of Futures, Forum for the Future Lorraine Hudson, MK:Smart Research Associate, The Open University Liz Brandt, CEO, Crtl-Shift Usman Haque, Founding Partner, Umbrellium

15:10 Keynote - Peter Madden OBE, Chief Executive, Future Cities Catapult

15:25 Refreshment break and networking

16:10  Panel - Opportunities for Cities  Lean Doody, Associate, ARUP Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult Brian Kilkelly, FRSA, CEO, World Cities Network Justin Anderson, Chairman and CEO, Flexeye

16:55 Final address from Chair and partners

17:30 Finish

Select from replays below:

9:30 am Session 1
11:35 am Session 2
2:10 pm Session 3
4:10 pm Session 4