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9 October 2014

The Business Requirements and Technical Fabric for the Smart City ( An Anglo-Italian View)

Location: Meeting Room 10, 2nd Floor, JLB
Time: 14:15pm - 15:45pm
Speaker(s): Edward Smith is a consulting engineer with BT

In this discussion, we focus on Smart Cities, particularly revolution at the edges of the fabric, examining the objectives for developing a Smart City and the direct link between the business/requirements model and its delivery through services, applications, sensors and edge networks. We will provide an overview of how cities are developed and a view of how a Smart City is characterised. Whilst intelligent fabrics create the potential for a Smart City, it is the market that determines how the technology is exploited. We will consider what that market looks like and, in particular, who the stakeholders are, from both market research and academic perspectives. Our assessment of the Smart City's enabling fabrics will cover early applications and the current evolution of implementation in the UK and Italy. BIO: Ed Smith is a consulting engineer with BT, working with major clients across a wide range of technologies. He has been with BT since 1982 after developing his IT skills with United Biscuits handling real time process control systems and Elida Gibbs, developing transaction processing middleware and data communications solutions. He holds B.Sc and Ph.D degrees from the University of Leicester and a Post Graduate Certificate in Commercial Management from De Montefort University. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Information Technology Practitioner, a Chartered Engineer and a TOGAF accredited Enterprise Architect.

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