‘Innovation: Are we being too smart for Smart Cities?’

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Panel Discussion with guest speakers from Tech London Advocates, tech UK and beyond!

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Teodora Kaneva: Head of Smart Infrastructure and Systems at techUK.

Lara Suzuki: Head of the Data and AI practice for Google in the UK, and leader of the Smart Cities Working Group for Tech London Advocates.

Freddie Talberg: CEO and Founder of start-up company EMSOL (active in the space of implementing Smart Cities as well as transport, data and mapping SaaS offerings).

Prof. Alan Penn: Professor of Architectural and Urban Computing UCL Bartlett School of Architecture (research focuses on understanding how the design of built environments affects patterns of social and economic behaviours of organisations and communities).


18:30 Start of Event with Introductions by Dalim Basu, Kate Marshall and Paul Nebel

19:45-20:00 Estimated Finish


In this panel discussion, we will be discussing various Smart City projects - both successes and failures. We will explore how Smart City solutions are being implemented, and how we should approach doing so in the most inclusive, resilient and sustainable way possible.

For this event, we have exciting panellists joining us from both large and small organisations - such as Tech London Advocates, techUK and EMSOL.

Join us for this vibrant discussion, where we will be pleased to hear your views and questions around this fascinating subject!

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

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