Tech Live 2019 Agenda
Tuesday 5 March
The ‘smartest’ cities are the ones that use human connections to light up their tech strategy.
Join us on March 5 to explore how data-driven decision-making is at its most efficient when it is solving real problems faced by real people.
08:15 – 09:00 - REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
09:00 – 09:05 - WELCOME
Emily Wright - Head of Special Projects and Tech Editor, EG
09:05 – 09:45 - TECH THAT'S CHANGING OUR WORLD
We explore some of shiny new technologies that are revolutionising the quality of life for urban citizens in the UK and beyond, and discuss what new approaches will future-proof our cities for the next generation.
- Miranda Sharp, Director Innovation, Ordnance Survey
- Duncan Walker, Managing Director, Skyports
- Nick Kirby, Managing Associate, Mishcon De Reya
09:45 – 10:10 - FRICTIONLESS USER EXPERIENCES
Technology is only an enabler of user experiences and business goals, so how do we remove friction in our cities when most of our infrastructure has been built decades ago? How do we retrofit the future? Vanessa will share insights and case studies as to how the built environment can shift its focus from bricks to users, or from asset management to relationship building through enabling smart technologies.
- Vanessa Lee Butz, CEO & Founder, District Technologies
10:10 – 10:30 - REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:30 – 11:10 - PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF TECH
A truly smart city doesn’t happen without achieving a sense of ‘togetherness’ between public, private and technological institutions. Our panel discusses how harnessing the right talent behind the scenes is the key to building an efficient city.
- Linda Chandler, CTO, Liquidrei
- Amanda Clack, Head of Strategic Consulting, CBRE
- Bill Hughes, Head of Real Assets, Legal and General
- Mark Jenkinson, Head of Cities, Siemens
- Rebecca Lovelace, Founder & Chief Dot-Joiner, Building People
11:10 – 11:45 - IN CONVERSATION WITH MIGUEL GAMIÑO
Miguel leads Mastercard’s global activities with cities and the City Possible platform, forming public-private partnerships that drive civic efficiency, inclusivity, equality and ultimately better quality of life.
Emily Wright talks to Miguel about how Mastercard are pioneering urban tech solutions to address cities’ most pressing challenges.
- Miguel Gamiño, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Cities at Mastercard
- Interviewed by Emily Wright, Head of Special Projects and Tech Editor, EG
11:45 – 11:50 - CLOSING REMARKS
Emily Wright, Head of Special Projects and Tech Editor, EG
11:50 - 13:00 - NETWORKING