Smart Cities Smart People

Smart Cities Smart People

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The #1 UK podcast for smart cities


SCSP 008: Smart Cities response to COVID-19 with Smart Cities Council’s Philip Bane
Mar 24 • 49 min
In these tumultuous times where residents can feel unsafe, confused, and uncertain, the capabilities of the smart cities sector can come as a relief to cities around the planet - but how do we get there? And what are the challenges in the way?The US-based…
SCSP 007: Prospering from the Energy Revolution with UKR&I’s Rob Saunders
Mar 6 • 47 min
It’s time to get ⚡️🔋 ENERGISED 🔋⚡️ with Rob Saunders, deputy challenge director of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge! This is a fascinating challenge where around £100m of government funding is awarded to some of the most innovative…
SCSP 006: 2020 Smart City Spending Predictions with Max Claps, IDC
Mar 2 • 35 min
We sit down with IDC Government Insights Researcher Massimiliano Claps, on the IDC’s predictions for smart cities spending for 2020! The IDC predicts smart cities spending will soar by 18.9% - almost a FIFTH - for 2020, with exciting new technologies on…
SCSP 005: Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutrality fight with Cllr Sally Longford
Feb 26 • 27 min
We sit down with Cllr Sally Longford, Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for Energy & Environment at Nottingham City Council! Last year Nottingham pledged to be carbon neutral by 2028 - just a measly eight years away. With such an ambitious goal, how are…
Smart Cities Smart People 004: Emotional AI with Prof Andrew McStay
Feb 19 • 35 min
We speak to Bangor University Digital Life Professor Andrew McStay on a fascinating new project looking into the ethical implications of the deployment of emotional AI in smart cities. Find out how a system could look for security forces in the UK, as…
Smart Cities Smart People 003: Adrian Slatcher, Manchester City Council
Feb 9 • 38 min
Today’s episode features Manchester City Council principal resources and planning officer, Adrian Slatcher. Adrian has a ton of knowledge working Europe-wide at the smart city level and we talk data, Brexit, and interoperability between British cities. To…
Smart Cities Smart People 002: Decoding Toronto with Dr Leighton Evans
Nov 4, 2019 • 44 min
We sit down with Dr Leighton Evans, senior lecturer in media theory at the University of Swansea, to get his thoughts on what a potential Sidewalk Labs project in Toronto could mean for the UK. This is a highly controversial high-value project ongoing in…
Smart Cities Smart People 001: Ken Munro, Pen Test Partners
Nov 1, 2019 • 14 min
Kicking off our new Smart Cities Smart People series is Ken Munro, ethical hacker and partner at Pen Test Partners. Ken has more than two decades of experience in the ethical hacking and security circuit, and gives his thoughts on what 5G can do for smart…