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Smart Cities Standards Strategy

Smart Cities Strategy

29 May 2012
Bonhill House, 1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX

31 May 2012
One Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QW

Standards Strategy for Smart Cities - Draft for Comment

We welcome your comments on our new document "A Standards Strategy for Smart Cities", and have launched a public consultation which is available at http://drafts.bsigroup.com/Home/Details/46000 until the 25th of June.
 

Smart Cities Standards Strategy - Workshops

In an increasingly urbanised world, a Smart City looks after its citizens by harnessing the latest data capture and communication management technologies to deliver high-value services derived via robust modelling techniques. Smart approaches to services such as transport, utilities and waste management have the potential to transform the efficiency and sustainability of urban communities, leading to significant reductions in both cost of service provision and carbon emissions, and to improve the quality of life for citizens. However, this is a complex issue, and the scale of potential benefits is far greater if the City is viewed holistically. If individual services are developed in isolation from each other, there are significant risks that solutions created may be incompatible. There is also a need to ensure that City development reflects the aspirations of its citizens and that concerns about the appropriateness of sharing personal information between applications are addressed.

To address these risks and ensure the technology fulfils its potential, The British Standards Institution has been commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to formulate a Smart Cities Standards Strategy. This strategy will identify the needs and concerns of stakeholders and explore where standards might facilitate the wider uptake of the Smart Cities concept.  In addition to the benefits to UK citizens of living in smart cities, we believe that there are significant business opportunities for UK business in establishing a lead in the design, implementation and management of smart cities.  Growing urbanisation in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Latin America, is seeing a significant market emerge in this area.

There are a number of challenges to the roll-out of Smart Cities including: 

  • How Cities can define their desired outcomes and measure whether they are achieving them
  • What business models will be used for future services
  • How cities will commission these digital services
  • How information will be shared between services
  • What controls are needed to manage potential risks

This is an important opportunity for you to influence the way standards might be developed to meet your needs or concerns, and we are organising three workshops in which you can participate and which are free to attend.

To understand if the Smart Cities Standards Strategy is meeting your needs or concerns, BSI is organising three workshops which will take place at the end of May for the following stakeholder groups:

  • Those representing users and procuring of Smart City solutions
    (including regulators, local authorities, government, privacy and consumer groups, researchers, academics)
    29 May 2012 at Bonhill House, 1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX
  • Those supplying and procuring Smart City solutions
    (including manufacturers, system integrators, service/utility providers, consortia, consultancies, researchers, academics, local authorities, government) 
    31 May 2012 at One Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QW

Each workshop will contain:

  • Key-note presentations around the draft Smart Cities Standards Strategy
  • Break-out sessions and discussion
  • Summary and review of day

Workshops will run from 10:00-16:00 (tea, coffee and lunch provided)

We are inviting you to share your expertise to help us shape this Smart Cities Standards Strategy at one of three workshops designed for:

  • Those representing users and procuring of Smart City solutions
    (including regulators, local authorities, government, privacy and consumer groups, researchers, academics)
    29 May 2012 at Bonhill House, 1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX
  • Those supplying and procuring Smart City solutions
    (including manufacturers, system integrators, service/utility providers, consortia, consultancies, researchers, academics, local authorities, government) 
    31 May 2012 at One Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QW

Please select which workshop you would like to attend when completing our simple online registration form.

Each workshop is free for all attendees, but numbers are limited. To book your place, please complete our simple online registration form. Please be aware that this online registration does not automatically guarantee you a place at one of the workshops. When fully subscribed, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified in the week prior to the event whether there is a place available for you. If you have not been contacted within five (5) working days, then please email conferences@bsigroup.com

Please note: We will never supply your information to third parties for marketing purposes. BSI handles all personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Communications Directive 2002. We will only send you relevant information about our products and services that may be of interest to you via email.

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For those representing users of Smart City solutions
29 May 2012
Bonhill House, 1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX

09:30 Registration
10:00 Introduction and welcome
Allan Mayo,  Head of Services Policy Unit, BIS
10:10 Cities – The Challenge of the 21st Century
Mike Perry, Principal Consultant, BRE
10:30 Smart Cities – standards, technologies and strategies
Stephen Pattenden, Consultant, Telemetry Associates
10:50 Coffee
11:00 Case Study
Jacqueline Homan, Birmingham Science City Manager, Birmingham City Council
11:20 Discussion: challenges and priorities in Smart Cities
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Role of standards in Smart Cities
Dan Palmer, Head of Market Development – Manufacturing & Services, BSI
14:00 Case Study
Sophie Neuburg, Policy Manager, Energy Regulation, Consumer Focus
14:20 Coffee
14:30 Discussion: standards for Smart Cities
15:45 Close and thanks
Dan Palmer, Head of Market Development – Manufacturing & Services, BSI


For suppliers users of Smart City solutions
31 May 2012
One Drummond Gate, London, SW1V 2QW

09:30 Registration
10:00 Introduction and welcome
Allan Mayo,  Head of Services Policy Unit, BIS
10:10 Cities – The Challenge of the 21st Century
Mike Perry, Principal Consultant, BRE
10:30 Case Study
Heike Schuster-James, Programme Manager Digital, Birmingham City Council
11:00 Coffee
11:10 Discussion: challenges and priorities in Smart Cities
12:10 Smart Cities – standards, technologies and strategies
Stephen Pattenden, Consultant, Telemetry Associates
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Role of standards in Smart Cities
Dan Palmer, Head of Market Development – Manufacturing & Services, BSI
14:00 Case Study
Charbel Aoun, Director - Smart +Connected Communities, Cisco Systems
14:20 Coffee
14:30 Discussion: standards for Smart Cities
15:45 Close and thanks
Dan Palmer, Head of Market Development – Manufacturing & Services, BSI
 

Workshops commissioned by:

BIS

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