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Challenges and Innovation in City Data


The amount of data being produced within our cities is rapidly increasing. This data creates new opportunities for cities and city authorities. Using data effectively creates new insights into how we can improve city services, infrastructure and overcome existing and future challenges. This ultimately leads to better, more informed decisions about how to solve the challenges cities face.

Future Cities Catapult is hosting an event that will bring together authorities with a range of perspectives: open data, research, local government and SMEs.

These speakers have first-hand experience of the importance, challenges and solutions of using data within local government. Answering question such as:

  • What has the impact of the use of data had on our cities so far?
  • How can local authorities have more impact with data using data tools?
  • Where are the opportunities for more products and services?
  • What role can the software development community play in this?
  • What are the challenges of open data and how should we overcome these?

The event agenda is as follows:

18.00 – 18.10 Welcome and introduction Adam Rae, Head of Urban Data at Future Cities Catapult

18.10 – 18.20 Nevena Dragicevic, Programme Manager, Offices of Data Analytics, Nesta

18.20 – 18.30 Ed Parkes, Data & Service Delivery Re-design Programme Manager, ODI

18.30 – 18.40 Pye Nyunt, Corporate Insights Hub Manager, Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

18.40 – 18.45 Miranda Sharp, Head of the Smart Practice, OS

18.45 – 18.50 Megnote Tessema, Operations Manager, Asset Mapping

18.50 – 19.20 Panel Discussion

19.20 – 19.30 Closing

19.30 – 20.00 Drinks and Networking

Doors opens for registrations at 17.30.

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