Summit 18 Programme

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4 June: Humanizing Data Day

The Summit's first day introduces our theme of "Humanizing Data" and explores topical issues of local sovereignty and the impact of the data revolution on employment and the economy. Throughout the day, attendees hear from the leaders of the 2018 Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year.  The day closes with economic development matchmaking, a leaders roundtable and a welcoming reception.

08:00

Registration



09:00

Welcome to the Summit

ICF co-founders, ICF Institutes, ICF Nations and partner representatives

09:30

Humanizing Data

A panel of government, university and technology experts debate the impact, potential and perils of Big Data and Open Data to introduce the theme of the Summit. 

 

10:30

Refreshment Break 

  

11:00

Top7 Conversation #1

Interview with leaders of a 2018 Top7 Intelligent Community on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.

11:30

Opportunity and Employment in a Big Data World

A panel discussion explores how the "datafication" of business and institutions is creating wholesale change in business economics, practices and employment, and how communities should prepare to respond.  

  

12:30

Lunch Break

  

13:30

Metro Mayors and the Quiet Revolution

Mayors of the UK's metropolitan areas debate the opportunities, obstacles and processes of rising local sovereignty in the industrialized world's most centralized economy.  

14:30

Top7 Conversation #2

Interview with leaders of a 2018 Top7 Intelligent Community on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.

 

15:00

Refreshment Break 

  

15:30 – 17:30

Economic Development Matchmaking

A speed-dating format offers local governments, companies and institutions the chance to explore strategic partnerships, business location and market entry opportunities, and trade and investment opportunities in a series of scheduled 20-minute meetings.

 

 

Leaders Roundtable

Mayors, members of Council and administrative officers conduct an open-ended discussion for the audience on the challenges of running a municipality or county in our hyper-connected age, where data is both a valuable tool and a disruptive force that affect policy, politics, economics and culture. 

  

18:00

Welcome Reception

Attendees enjoy an ice-breaker reception while visiting the technology, services and consulting organizations demonstrating their solutions for city management, economic development and information technology management.

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5 June: Top7 Intelligent Communities Day

The Summit's second day continues our "Humanizing Data" theme and Top7 Conversations. It offers excerpts from ICF's Master Class for urban and rural communities, and a discussion of community resilience in a world of threats. The day closes with a reception honouring the achievements of the Top7 Intelligent Communities. 

08:00

Registration



 

09:00

Who Cares About Open Data?

A panel discussion explores the uses, decision-taking process and potential of the Open Data movement, from who gets to decide what is open, to who profits from it and how local governments can create successful programs that achieve adoption and positive change.     

10:00

Top7 Conversation #3

A panel discussion explores the uses, decision-taking process and potential of the Open Data movement, from who gets to decide what is open, to who profits from it and how local governments can create successful programs that achieve adoption and positive change. 



 

10:30

Refreshment Break

 

11:30 – 12:30: ICF Master Class: Putting Data to Work in the Place Called Home

ICF Urban Master Class

ICF Rural Master Class

Excerpts from the ICF Master Class focusing on urban development in the digital age.

Speakers include:

  • Robert Bell (Main Presenter), Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • More Speakers to be confirmed

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Excerpts from the ICF Master Class focusing on rural development in the digital age.  

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Norman Jacknis, (Main Presenter) Senior Fellow, Intelligent Community Forum
  • More Speakers to be confirmed

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12:30

Lunch Break

 

13:30

Top7 Conversation #4

Interview with leaders of a 2018 Top7 Intelligent Community on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.

14:00

TechBrief for Community Leaders

Briefing on technology deployments that deliver results.

14:30

Resilience in a World of Threats

For all its immense value, the digital revolution has also provided fuel for the forces tearing at the city and nation-state – from sectionalism to terrorism – while providing unprecedented power to understand the threats of a changing climate.    This panel session explores how cities and regions bring digital technologies, effective planning and human ingenuity to increase their resilience at a time of rising threat.  

 

15:30

Refreshment Break

 

16:00

Top7 Conversation #5

Interview with leaders of a 2018 Top7 Intelligent Community on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.

16:30

Mind the Gap

London is as much a cultural capital as a hub of finance and media.  Attendees have a chance to absorb the lessons of the day while enjoying a cultural entertainment break in the day.

 

17:30

Top7 Intelligent Communities Reception

 

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6 June: Intelligent Community of the Year Day

On the final day of the Summit, we complete our intimate conversations with the Top7 Intelligent Communities and our exploration of the Humanizing Data theme. The day ends with the Intelligent Community Awards Dinner and the naming of the 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year.

08:00

Registration



09:00

When Global Issues Spark Local Action

Global news and events have never intruded more sharply into the lives of cities, metro areas and counties.  Across the UK, communities faced with Britain's decision to leave the EU are developing international strategies to protect their economies and access to labour. In the US, cities are proudly taking action in direct defiance of national policies on immigration and climate change.  This panel discusses the new power of cities in a connected world to reach beyond borders to build a better future.

09:30

Top7 Conversation #6

Interview with leaders of a 2018 Top7 Intelligent Community on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.



10:30

Refreshment Break

 

11:30 – 12:30

CIO Roundtable

Municipal and county CIOs debate for the audience the opportunities and challenges in their jobs and organizations created by the digital revolution, from open data policies and cybersecurity to cloud services, applications development and network deployment.  

 

Economic Developers Roundtable

Economic developers from municipalities and counties discuss the changing nature of investment attraction, business stimulation and support, and the collaboration with other agencies and sectors needed to develop the economy of an Intelligent Community in a world being restructured by digital technologies.  

  

12:30

Lunch Break

  

13:30

Top7 Conversation #7

Interview with leaders of a 2018 Top7 Intelligent Community on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies. 

14:00

TechBrief for Community Leaders

Briefing on technology deployments that deliver results

14:30

What Does Humanizing Data Require of Us?

A panel discussion debates the uses and abuses of data in the economy, governance and society, and engages with the audience what would be required to truly humanize data: ensuring that it contributes to greater peace, prosperity, and human development.    

15:30

Mind the Gap

London is as much a cultural capital as a hub of finance and media.  Attendees have a chance to absorb the lessons of the day while enjoying a cultural entertainment break in the day. 

16:00

Closing Ceremonies

  

18:00

Intelligent Communities Awards Dinner

Reception and dinner featuring Visionary of the Year keynote and selection of the Intelligent Community of the Year.

 

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Intelligent Community Awards Dinner, 2016