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Every Thing Is Connected 20 - 22nd March 2018

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02 October 2018
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SmartImpact presents its final output at a prestigious partnership event in the heart of Manchester.

The event titled 'Every Thing Is Connected' is a collaboration of Smart city projects across a three day event, SmartImpact will be showcasing its exciting and innovative work on Tuesday the 20th of March and we want YOU to be there!


Everything Is Connected at Manchester's state-of-the-art Bright building 

SmartImpact - Tuesday 20th March 2018

A day dedicated to the SmartImpact project and a great opportunity to network with other Smart city partners;

9:00 – 10:00am - Registration & Refreshments

10:00 – 10:05am - Welcome to SmartImpact & Smart City Live by Eddy Adams, URBACT Programme Expert

10:05 – 10:15am - Welcome from Cllr Angeliki Stogia, Executive Member for Environment and Skills, Manchester City Council

10:10 – 10:25am - Keynote speaker  - Luci Glenday, CEO, T17 Tech

10:25 – 10:35am - Keynote speaker - The Value of Data for Smart Cities - Alanus von Radecki, Head of Urban Governance Innovation, Fraunhofer IAO

10:35 – 10:45am - SmartImpact Findings and Results by Mark Duncan, Project Coordinator, SmartImpact & Manchester City Council

10:45 – 11:05am - In Conversation Eddy Adams, a View from City Leaders

11:05 – 11:30am - Coffee Break and Networking

11:30 – 12:30pm - Thematic Workshops

Organisational Development - Evolving into a Smart city is a complex and challenging process. This workshop will look at how municipalities can develop new structures and processes.

Finance & Procurement - A central question for cities is how to finance and procure innovation. This workshop will look at the ways cities can plan, support and monetise new business models to deliver innovation.

Regulations & Incentives - Smart policies and regulations enable the delivery of desired outcomes. This workshop will look the kind of Smart policies that can support a Smart city.

Innovation Ecosystems - A Smart city is a complex ecosystem of people, processes, and policies working together. This workshop will look at the range of stakeholders and how a city can support its own ecosystem.

Data Governance & Integration - The lifeblood of the Smart city is information. This workshop will look at the challenges and opportunities, including open data, data marketplaces, ownership and protection.

12:30 – 13:30pm -  Lunch and networking

13:30 – 14:30pm - Thematic Workshops (Repeated)

14:30 – 15:00pm - Feedback and Panel Discussion with SmartImpact partners led by Eddy Adams, URBACT Programme Expert

15:00 - 15:10 - Sharing Our Stories led by Simina Lazar – URBACT Secretariat

15:10– 15:20 - Closing Remarks with Eddy Adams, URBACT Programme Expert

15:20 – 16:20 - An Informal Opportunity for Networking and Sharing Funding Opportunities with Alanus von Radecki, Head of Urban Governance Innovation, Fraunhofer IAO

We look forward to seeing you in March for this unmissable event!