Bristol is leading the way in its smart city achievements. How can other city leaders learn from the achievements within the city? What are its next steps and what will this mean for the business community?
Freyja Lockwood, Smart City & Innovation Team Manager, Bristol City Council: Bristol’s New Smart City Strategy
Freyja will talk on the lessons learnt over the decade by the team and how they have shaped the Smart City Strategy development and the challenges they still face.
Up till 13:00 – Visit exhibition and have lunch at Millennium Square (see below)
13:30 – 13:55 – Registration and tea & coffee
13:55 – 14:00 – Introduction from The Future Economy Network
14:00 – 14:10 – Introduction from Smith & Williamson
14:10 – 14:30 – Simon Roberts, Centre for Sustainable Energy
14:30 – 14:50 – Howard Jones, BT
14:50 – 15:10 – Alex Edds, JLL
15:10 – 15:30 – Freyja Lockwood, Bristol City Council
15:30 – 15:55 – Panel Discussion
15:55 – 16:00 – Closing remarks
16:00 - 16:30 – Networking
As part of your ticket, you will receive a lunch voucher to exchange at our Sustainable Food Zone at Millennium Square.
Freyja Lockwood, Smart City & Innovation Team Manager, Bristol City Council
Freyja Lockwood C.ErgHF MIEHF, FRSA joined Bristol City Council in 2018 to lead the City Innovation Team. She has delivered Bristol’s new Smart City Strategy which provides the vision and strategic direction for the Council’s Smart City programme. She advocates a people-centred philosophy to technology-driven change so that ‘smart’ technology is applied to address real-world city challenges, provide world-class public services and deliver better outcomes for people in Bristol and the wider region. Prior to her role with Bristol Council, Freyja successfully led the delivery of contract research, advice and consultancy to a diverse international client-base across industry, government, and academia. Most recently Freyja was a leading member of QinetiQ’s Insights Team providing thought leadership, strategic foresight and investigating how industry and government sectors are being reshaped by disruptive innovation and global strategic trends. Freyja is a Chartered member of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, a member of the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) Steering Board, a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the south west of England, the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) Transport Sector Executive Committee and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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