SmartSheffield is an open community of people and organisations who are interested in the ‘smart city’ concept and its applications in Sheffield. The group meets roughly every two months in the cafe space in Arup UK's Sheffield cafe and presentation space on the 9th Floor of 3 St Paul's Place in the city centre.
The group is open for anyone to come along, find out what’s going on and contribute - the main aims of the group are to bring together a community of people who share a common interest, and to discover, discuss and get involved in local smart city projects.
The theme this time is “It’s not about the tech!”, which means we’re going to be focusing on aspects of governance, strategy, planning, coordination, education and citizen action - all the capacity-building things that need to be working in order for a place to really take advantage of the technology. (It is a little bit about the technology of course - the title is clearly blatant click-bait! ;) - but without the other stuff the technology never even gets deployed).