It's our first SmartSheffield event for more than six months and after so much disruption to our lives and our city, we want to Look to the Future!
It's been a long hard year, but as we head into an uncertain 2021 we want to find out what some of our major urban technology programmes are planning, and what efforts are being made to support the most vulnerable among us and what role technology has played.
The event will be held online, of course, but we're also going to try to keep to our original format as far as possible: we'll host a few short talks and then use our time to meet and connect with each other around these topics. There will be no Q&A after each talk, but questions can be asked of the speakers in breakout areas, after all the talks are over. We can't offer food and refreshments, unfortunately, but we are going to make a effort to provide you with breaks, and spaces for engaging discussion and conversation despite everyone being remote. We should also hopefully attract people from further afield.
Our speaker line-up is still forming, and we'll be announcing new speakers over the coming weeks, but we're confident that we're going to be hearing from the following:
Prof John Clark: " Looking to the Future: towards a connected resilient society with IoT." The Pitch-In Project at the University of Sheffield, which has been addressing the barriers to adoption of Internet of Things technologies in cities and in Industry.
DonateYourTech, which is a civic tech platform that aims to make donating spare computer equipment and distributing it to those in most need as easy as possible.
Andy Saunders from IoT Tribe North joins us to present the next instalment of the internet of things accelerator which will welcome it's 3rd cohort to Barnsley Digital Media Centre in the new year.
The Urban Flows Observatory at the University of Sheffield, which has created a sensor network across the city to measure the urban metabolism.