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

Speakers Include:

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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. 

Speakers Include:

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10:30

Refreshment Break 

  

11:00

Top7 Conversation #1

Interview with leaders of Chiayi City, Taiwan on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.  Moderated by Robert Bell.  

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.  

Speakers Include:

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12:30

Lunch Break

  

13:30

Mayors and the Quiet Revolution

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

Speakers Include:

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14:30

Top7 Conversation #2

Interview with leaders of Espoo, Finland on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies. Moderated by John Jung.

Speakers Include:

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15:00

Refreshment Break

 

15:30

KEYNOTE - Open Data meets Artificial Intelligence: a new kind of city infrastructure

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS FREng, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, Professor of Computer Science, Oxford University and Visiting Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Southampton University, Chairman and Co-founder of the Open Data Institute

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16:00

KEYNOTE - The Next Generation of the Smart City

The smart cities industry will be worth more than US$400 billion globally by 2020. The next generation of smart city technology development will combine engineering, architecture, urban design and economics to delivery significant value and the ability to continually adapt to changing needs.

  

16:30 – 17:45

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.

Speakers Include:

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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.  

Speakers Include:

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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. 

Speakers Include:

  • Marianne Archibald, Chief Executive, Whanganui Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Tom Hurst OBE, Head of Automotive, Business Support & Investment, Sunderland City Council

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19:00

Top7 Intelligent Communities Reception

Attendees enjoy an ice-breaker reception that welcomes the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year to the annual Summit.

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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

KEYNOTE - Britain’s Digital Society

Margot James MP, Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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9:15

London: A Smarter Place to Live, Work and Visit

Members of the Mayor of London’s 'Smart London Board' discuss how they are helping the Mayor shape his vision and strategy for London's smart city agenda, putting digital technology and data at the heart of making the capital an even better place to live, work and visit. The board is made up of leading figures from the tech sector, entrepreneurs and academics, chaired by Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority. Panelists include Julie Alexander, Director, Urban Development, Siemens; Rikesh Shah, Head of Commercial Innovation, Transport for London; and Miranda Sharp, Director of Innovation Ordnance Survey.  

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10:15

Refreshment Break

 

11:00 – 12:30: ICF Master Class: Putting Data to Work in the Place Called Home

ICF Urban Master Class: Making Cities Better, Not Just Smarter

ICF Rural Master Class: The New Connected Countryside

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
  • Carolyn Hassan, Director, Knowle West Media Center
  • 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
  • Barry Forde, CEO and Founding Member, Broadband 4 the Rural North
  • More Speakers to be confirmed

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12:30

Lunch Break

 

ICF Institutes & Nations Roundtable

Sponsored by the ICF Global Institute of Dublin

 

13:30

Top7 Conversation #3

Interview with leaders of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.  Moderated by Robert Bell.

14:00

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.     

Speakers Include:

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15:00

Top7 Conversation #4

Interview with leaders Ipswich, Queensland, Australia on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.  Moderated by John Jung.

 

15:30

Refreshment Break

 

16:00

Top7 Conversation #5

Interview with leaders of Tainan City, Taiwan on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies. Moderated by Louis Zacharilla.

16:30

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.  

Speakers include:

 

17:30

Reception or Free Evening

 

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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

Bridging the Broadband Gap: Coverage, Cost, Performance

Broadband is widely considered the new essential infrastructure, with immense economic and social benefit, just as previous generations considered the motorway and airport, the railroad and seaport.  Yet in very few nations is broadband evenly and equitably available.  Gaps in coverage and wide variation in pricing and performance disadvantage some regions, communities and neighbourhoods based on geographic, economic and social factors.  In this panel, experts describe how communities and organizations are bridging broadband gaps with sustainable business models. 

Speakers Include:

10:00

Top7 Conversation #6

Interview with leaders of Taoyuan, Taiwan on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies.  Moderated by Robert Bell.



10:30

Refreshment Break

 

11:00

Top7 Conversation #7

Interview with leaders of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on challenges, opportunities and successful strategies. Moderated by Louis Zacharilla.

Speakers Include:

  • Greg Dandewich, Senior Vice President, Economic Development Winnipeg

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11:30

TechBrief for Community Leaders

Briefing on technology deployments that deliver results

  

12:00

Lunch Break

  

13:00

Economic Development Matchmaking

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.

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.

  

15:00

Refreshment Break

 

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

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.

Speakers Include:

17:00

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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The program is developing and is subject to changes. Please check here for the most updated event program.