Fringe Events

Smart City Insights : How is technology evolving to meet the challenges of tomorrow?

Organised by Tech West England Advocates Ltd

This London Tech Week fringe event is brought to you by Tech West England Advocates (TWEA) in collaboration with the Tech London Advocates Smart Cities and PropTech Working Groups.

Our event has been curated for Smart City Tech Innovators, Researchers, Investors, Property Developers, City & Urban Planners.

Join fellow tech founders, investors, other experts and practitioners from cities across the UK & Global Tech Advocates eco-system to explore the latest research, innovation, trends and technologies transforming our cities now and into the future.

We are delighted to be hosted by L39 with refreshments sponsored by InvestHK London and grateful to our panellists, co-sponsors and partners who have supported us to make our London Tech Week fringe event possible.


2.45pm Arrival, Registration and pre-event Networking

3.15pm Welcome and Introduction – Richard Lowe, Founder, Tech West England Advocates

3.25pm Welcome to L39 - Amy French, Director at L39

3.30pm Panel 1 – Smart Cities Research & Trends – What areas of academia and research are currently informing the latest thinking around Smart Cities?

  • Professor Theo Tryfonas , Chair of Infrastructure Systems and Urban Innovation Academic Team Leader, Infrastructure Systems Management and Design, University of Bristol
  • Dr Wanru Yao, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Bath Business School, Bath Spa University
  • Ayman Elhalwagy, Doctoral Researcher, Centre for AI: Social & Digital Innovation, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Brunel University
  • Moderator: Richard Lowe, Founder, Tech West England Advocates

3.45pm Q&A

4.00pm Panel 2 – Smart Cities Latest Technologies - What are the latest technologies being integrated into today’s Smarter Cities and those under development? Includes a demonstration of each technology by Tech Founders.

  • Kai-Tse (KT) Lin, Co-Founder, Bellwether Industries
  • Richard Godfrey, Founder & CEO, Rocketmakers
  • Paul Sheedy, Founder & CEO,
  • Moderator: Sandeep Arora, Group Co-Lead, TLA Smart Cities Working Group

4.30pm Q&A

4.45pm Coffee & Tea Break

5.00pm Panel 3 – Smart City Practitioners – How are practitioners applying the latest Smart City technology to improve our lives and our living environments?

  • Trevor Dorling, CEO & Board Member DG Cities Limited, Director, Digital Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Sandy Tung, Principle Policy Officer, Innovation and Technology, Greater London Authority
  • Rene Perkins, Founder & CEO, CityMaaS

Moderator: Mark Jenkinson, Group Co-Lead, TLA PropTech Working Group

5.15pm Q&A

5.30pm Plenary

5.35pm UK & Hong Kong Tech Trade Corridor: UK Tech Mission to Hong Kong announcement, Richard Lowe, Founder, Tech West England Advcoates & Jayne Chan, Head fo Startups, InvestHK

5.45pm Introduction by Hong Kong Science & Technology Park

5.55pm TWEA Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Working Group soft launch - James Savage, Chair, Finance Working Group, Tech West England Advcoates

6.00pm Networking, drinks and refreshments

8.30pm Close

Tech West England Advocates was founded by Hewlett Rand as a not-for-profit Tech community of Global Tech Advocates, an inclusive network around the world with tens of thousands of Tech Entrepreneurs, Investors and Experts. Together we support Start Ups, Scale Ups and established Tech companies to connect across international Tech eco-systems. As a community, we promote and showcase the best Tech from West England, to support Techs to scale and grow globally and to inter-connect our region with the wider UK & Global Tech Advocates communities around the world. We reply on the generosity of our partners and community to support our work for our tech eco-system activities. Whilst our events are free to attend we do appreciate any donations.
Date and Time
Day 13 June
14:45 - 20:30

1 Canada Square, 39 London E14 5AB

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