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FT-Siemens Future Cities Briefing London

The next generation of urban evolution

London |
Speakers include:
Theo  Blackwell, MBE

Theo Blackwell, MBE

Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority

Zoe  Robinson

Zoe Robinson

Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education and Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University

Cedrik Neike

Cedrik Neike

CEO of Smart Infrastructure and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

Overview

As the digital epicentre and hub for technological and cultural development in the UK, London is on a journey to achieving the mayor’s ambition of becoming the smartest city in the world. With a growing population, estimated to reach 10 million by 2030, the city’s keystone for success is a shared vision and comprehensive growth strategy that embraces digital inclusion, open data and connectivity. 

Tapping into the unrealised potential of digital cities, efforts are being focused on addressing London’s complex challenges around pollution, air quality and transportation by creating innovative and collaborative user-designed services. How can smart technology improve the lives of London citizens and aid the development of new sustainable processes? What creative policies can be adopted to encourage stakeholders and organisations across the public, private and third sectors to participate? 

The next generation of urban evolution will bring together policy-makers, innovators and investors for an exclusive gathering and discussion on how best to solve London’s toughest urban challenges. Organised by the Financial Times, in partnership with Siemens, this high-level morning briefing will focus on developing a city-wide digital transformation and the forward-thinking strategies needed to transform London into an agile, smart and sustainable destination.

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Agenda - 16th Mar

  • 8:00am
    Registration
  • 8:55am
    Opening remarks

    Tim Bradshaw, Global Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Welcome from Siemens

    Carl Ennis, CEO, Siemens GB & Ireland

  • 9:10am
    Keynote Presentation: Co-creating digital cities -- Unlocking London’s smart city vision

    Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority

  • 9:30am
    Panel: Powering sustainability, economic competitiveness, and a better quality of life

    In an era of explosive growth, emerging technologies are shaping the way cities are evolving. This discussion will explore how technology and data can be used purposefully across London to make better decisions and deliver enhanced services to citizens and visitors. How can policy makers and business leaders work together to support wealth creation and generate skills and jobs to achieve the transition? Who are the companies and people thinking big and making the boldest moves? In what ways, can the public and private sector work closer together to make London safer, more sustainable and better connected?

    Panel speakers

    Cedrik Neike, CEO of Smart Infrastructure and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

    Rick Robinson, Digital Property and Cities Leader, Arup

    Zoe Robinson, Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education & Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University 

    Cllr Andrew Smith, Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways, Westminster City Council 

    Moderated by Tim Bradshaw, Global Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:20am
    Circular Dialogues: Enabling smarter decision-making

    A scheduled space built into the programme for our audience to reflect on and discuss what has been said on stage during the course of the morning, and to share their own experiences and ideas on the obstacles and emerging opportunities associated with London’s smart city development.

  • 11:00am
    Closing Remarks

    Tim Bradshaw, Global Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

Who attends?

Policy-makers, innovators, investors and other C-suite executives across transport, finance, insurance, construction, logistics, energy/utilities and technology

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Speakers (6)

Theo  Blackwell, MBE

Theo Blackwell, MBE

Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority

Appointed in 2017 as London's first Chief Digital Officer, Theo leads on London-wide digital transformation, data and smart city initiatives at City Hall.

His role involves:

Strategic leadership on the digital transformation agenda for London's public services, across the GLA group and the wider public sector.

Convening on behalf of the Mayor, across London local government to support the take-up of innovative, technology, and data-led approaches to service delivery and public engagement.

Developing and promoting partnership between the public, private and community sectors to enable and support the development of new public service-oriented technology and innovation.

The new Smarter London Together Roadmap launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan in June 2018, is supporting the collective capabilities of the city through citizen-centred design, data-sharing, smart infrastructure, digital skills and collaboration. Progress can be followed on the Smarter London Together Report Card.

Zoe  Robinson

Zoe Robinson

Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education and Director of Education for Sustainability, Keele University

Professor Zoe Robinson is a Professor of Sustainability in Higher Education and Director of Education for Sustainability at Keele University.  Zoe is also the Co-Director of Keele University's Institute for Sustainable Futures, a university-wide, solutions-focused research institute.  In this capacity, she has a role in integrating interdisciplinary research and education into Europes' largest Smart Energy Network Demonstrator based at Keele, alongside other sustainable energy projects.  Zoe is a Fellow of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges, and has worked in an advisory capacity on Education for Sustainability with the Higher Education Academy, and National Union of Students. Zoe's work covers Education for Sustainability, as well as public engagement with climate change, consumer perceptions of sustainable energy technologies, and currently user-centric design of smart local energy systems.  This work has been funded by Innovate UK, Defra, ESRC, EPSRC, HEFCE, HEA amongst others.

Cedrik Neike

Cedrik Neike

CEO of Smart Infrastructure and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

Cedrik Neike was appointed to the Managing Board of Siemens AG in April 2017. In addition to serving in this capacity, Neike became CEO of the Operating Company Smart Infrastructure as of April 1, 2019, when he also assumed responsibility for Siemens India Ltd.

In his former position he was responsible for the Energy Management Division as well as for the Region Asia and Australia.

Following vocational training at Siemens, Cedrik Neike studied engineering and business finance at University College London and at the London School of Economics, earning his bachelor’s degree. Returning to Siemens, he began his professional career as Product Line Manager in the wireless Internet business. After a further academic leave during which he received an MBA at INSEAD Business School in France, he moved to Cisco Systems Germany in 2001 as Market Development Manager and, in 2004, took over as Director of various activities in research and development at Cisco Systems USA. He returned to Germany in 2008 and served at Cisco Systems as Senior Vice President Global Service Provider, Sales for Europe, the Middle East, Africa as well as for Russia and the Asia/Pacific/Japan region.

Cllr Andrew  Smith

Cllr Andrew Smith

Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways
Westminster City Council

Cllr Andrew Smith is Westminster City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways. has represented the Westminster Lancaster Gate Ward since 2008 as previously served as Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Chairman of the Children, Environment and Leisure Committee and a Planning Charmain.

Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson

Digital Property and Cities Leader
Arup

Dr Rick Robinson is the Leader of Arup’s Digital Property and Cities business. He advises cities, infrastructure operators, property developers and investors on the use of technology to improve buildings, infrastructure, places, communities, business and organisational performance. Previously, he was Director of Technology for Amey, where he was responsible for driving advances in digital technology into public services and infrastructure that are used by about 1 in 4 people in the UK every day, and before that he was Executive Architect for Smarter Cities for IBM. Rick is a member of the Boards of Innovation Birmingham and Innovation West Midlands, and founded and chairs the Birmingham Smart City Alliance.

Carl Ennis

Carl Ennis

CEO
Siemens Great Britain & Ireland

Carl was appointed CEO Siemens in Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) in December 2019 in addition Carl is CEO Smart Infrastructure, GB&I. In this role, Carl is responsible for ensuring Siemens delivers a quality service to its customers, improving operations and focusing on how technology and innovation can be applied to maintain Siemens leading position in the energy infrastructure market.

Carl has a passion for engineering and has worked in a number of prominent management positions in the UK and overseas. Carl started his career as a technical apprentice for Whipp and Bourne Switchgear and is a keen advocate of the skills agenda, continuing to support investment in training new and existing engineering talent to address the skills shortage.

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Chair (1)

Tim Bradshaw

Tim Bradshaw

Global Technology Correspondent
Financial Times

Tim Bradshaw has been covering the technology industry for 15 years, including leading the FT's reporting on Apple, Uber, Snap and other Silicon Valley companies from San Francisco and Los Angeles, and spotting trends from VR and AR to autonomous vehicles and electric scooters. Now based in London, he covers innovations from the US, Europe and Asia, examining how technology is transforming other industries.

Presented by (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 years ago and now employs 13,760 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £3.36 billion.

As the world’s largest engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges. We are proud investors into Britain’s industrial future – and we are committed to growing our skills, R&D capacity and renewable energy resources throughout the country.

Siemens has offices and 15 factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Manchester. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany.

Siemens in the UK: https://new.siemens.com/uk/en.html

Siemens Smart Infrastructure:  https://new.siemens.com/global/en/company/about/businesses/smart-infrastructure.html

Venue

Ace Hotel London
100 Shoreditch High St
Hackney
London E1 6JQ

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