19–20th June 2012, The Lancaster Hotel, London UK
Creating a viable smart city market requires a deeper understanding of business models, consumer behaviour and prototyping of service innovation, according to Ovum. Addressing this need, the inaugural Smart Cities 2012 conference will showcase how to harness the opportunities offered by digital technologies to generate new innovative digital services and businesses.
The two-day event in London has been designed in association with Imperial College London’s Digital City Exchange, a five-year RC-UK funded digital economy multi-disciplinary research programme exploring how to digitally link utilities and services within a city, enabling new technical and business opportunities. Smart Cities 2012 will also draw on the expertise of Ovum analysts and invited speakers, delivering the world’s leading cross-sector forum for the exchange of knowledge related to digital cities.
« The csmart city market is moving from theory to implementation,” says Joe Dignan, chief public sector analyst at Ovum. “Cities and city regions know what they need to do and are now looking for the right partner ecosystem to achieve the outcomes they require. This will necessitate new partnering models that are cross vertical and likely to be led by the developer community supported by IT companies”.
Smart Cities Europe 2012 is structured around keynotes and panels covering all aspects of digital city development and management, including healthcare, energy, transport, retail and societal impact. Speakers are among the most influential executives and public representatives actively engaged in advancing today’s urban challenges in line with long-term, strategic improvements that will enhance our cities of the future.
Keynote presentations include:
- Larry Hirst CBE, former Chairman, IBM EMEA
- Neelie Kroes, Vice President, Digital Agenda for Europe, European Commission
- Prof David Gann CBE, Deputy Principal, Research & Business Engagement, Imperial College Business School
- Joe Montgomery, Chief Executive, Europe, Urban Land Institute
For complete event details, please visit the Smart Cities Europe 2012 website