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Implications of a Smarter City


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What makes up a Smart City? How are the world's cities becoming smarter? What are the socio-economic aspects and what is the current state of play in the UK? What wre the implications going forward?

Date and Time

22 April 2015 - 10:30-12:00


Portsmouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Solent local network.

About this event

Chris Cooper will first identify what makes up a smart city. Including:
  • The various technology components that are required.
  • Some of the technological challenges a smart city needs to think about on its journey to being smart.
  • Some of the new types of opportunity that being a smart city will offer citizens, governments and business.
He will then look at how, from a global perspective, the world’s cities are becoming smarter, or highlight where they are still dumb.

Chris will also cover the socio-economic aspects of a smart city, looking at particularly the rise of the Multi Utility Services Company as a vehicle to deliver smart community services.

Finally, he will run a critical eye over the current state of play here in the UK, asking whether the UK’s cities are at all Smart and what are the implications going forward. Opportunity or threat?  Cost or benefit?


Chris Cooper CEng MIET
Previously Technical Lead for Smarter Cities at IBM UK
Currently Co-Founder & Director, KnowNow Information Ltd.

This talk will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the IET Solent Network Retired Members Section.


10:00  Refreshments
10:30  AGM followed by the lecture

Additional information

This event is presented by the Retired Members Section of the IET Solent Network.

Contact: Solent Network Retired Members Section Secretary

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