City Futurescapes - How Digital Tech is Changing London

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London South Bank University

LSBU Business School

105 Borough Road

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SE1 0AA

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A unique event designed to explore and celebrate the impact of new digital technologies on the urban experience.

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Come and join us for this unique event to explore and celebrate how new digital technologies like Smart Cities, IoT, Automation, Blockchain, AR/VR, and Artificial Intelligence, are gearing up to change our urban environments and our experience of living in London, how various industries and verticals from construction and architecture over public services to financial, insurance and professional services will be impacted, and how we can collectively tackle challenges and opportunities to shape the city in an ethical, productive and sustainable way.

Hosted by the LSBU Business School and supported by The Bigger Pie, J2C, Elad Tech, Ainfinity, and Citizens with Experience, this event will feature inspiring speakers, industry leaders, community representatives, pioneering startups and innovators, tech exhibitions, lots of interactive workshops, and a mini-hackathon to develop new ideas for digital urban empowerment!

(banner image by David Edwards, concept for London 2025)

Our Speakers, Mentors, and Workshop facilitators include:

★ John Abbott (Director of Digital, Data and Technology at HM Land Registry) ★ Tasos Dagiuklas, (Head of Computer Science at London South Bank University and Group Leader of SuITElab.io) ★ Davina Fell (Digital Infrastructures Programme Manager for Southwark Council) ★ Johannes Comeau Milke (Co-Founder at J2C GmbH) ★ Dale Perkins McCook (Founder & CEO at ELAD Network) ★ Raj Muppala (CEO & Founder at Ainfinity) ★ Tatiana Botskina (Founder at Liberai) ★ Colin Crooks (MBE, CEO at Tree Shepherd) ★ Dr Prerna Tambay, Laura Degiovanni, and Maria Minaricova, and Bridget Greenwood (The Bigger Pie) ★ John Ivy (Technical Director at London Blockchain Labs)

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The City Futurescapes Mini-Hackathon will ask for small teams, guided by our expert mentors, to come up with new solutions and ventures to run on emerging smart city grids in South London. If you would like to participate at our Mini-Hackathon, please email digital@lsbu.ac.uk with a few lines about your background and why you would like to participate and we will let you know the next steps!

Event Programme

3pm - Opening Speeches

3.45pm - Interactive Workshops & Creative Arts Installation

5.45pm - Presentation of Hackathon Pitches & Selection of Winners by Mentor Panel

6.15pm Drinks and Networking

For Our Mini-Hackathon Participants Only:

9.00am - Meet & Greet, and Team Formation

10.30am - First Sprint

12.00pm - Lunch Break

1.00pm - Second Sprint

2.30pm - Third Sprint

5:45pm - Presentation of Hackathon Pitches & Selection of Winners by Mentor Panel

Who should attend:

• Entrepreneurs and innovators who are looking for inspiration and connections to develop ventures, projects, and initiatives for urban transformation

• Industry professionals who want to make new contacts and stay informed about the latest developments in IoT, AI, Blockchain, and Smart Cities

• Public services professionals, community representatives, and digital activists who care about how our cities and communities are changing

• Academics, students, and researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds who wish to investigate ongoing urban transformations through technology

For further information or any queries, please contact digital@lsbu.ac.uk.

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