ACCELERATING THE OUTCOMES FROM
TECHNOLOGY & DATA TO ENHANCE CITIZENS’ LIVES
20 September 2022 | Croke Park, Dublin
Registration, Networking Arrival Break and Exhibition Viewing
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
Policy updates and best practices
Ossian Smyth TD
Minister of State, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (invited)
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Unleashing the potential of the world’s cities
Lead, Urban Transformation, World Economic Forum
ENHANCING OUR CITIES’ LIVEABILITY, WORKABILITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Reimagining our towns and cities
Smart City Lead, Dublin City Council
Collaborating to improve citizens’ lives with innovative technology and investment
Our cities need sustainable planning and investment to ensure that they can absorb a significant scale of development, keep their essential character and ensure quality of life. A strong digital infrastructure is essential to ensure services are conveniently available for our citizens and to provide healthy living conditions without congestion and pollution. Cities need an enabling infrastructure including energy, connectivity, computing and other essential services to compete globally for high-quality jobs. And all this has to be done in an inclusive and sustainable manner without stealing from future generations. By championing smart cities, government finance officers can play a key role in urban reinvestment and modernisation, using fiscal policy, public-private partnership, and performance-based revenue models to enable the transformation to smart cities.
- What do cities and towns need to do to secure investment and to keep developments on track?
- What technology is needed to enhance cities and towns of the future?
- What financing and funding mechanisms are available for smart cities and towns?
Senior Investment Director, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)
Smart Dublin Regional Manager, Dublin City Council
Dr Ciarán Seoighe
Deputy Director General, Science Foundation Ireland
Networking Coffee Break & Exhibition Viewing
USING TECHNOLOGY & DATA TO ENHANCE OUR CITIZENS’ LIVES
Shaping better outcomes for cities and towns
Smart cities use data produced by internet-connected devices to derive insights and improve residents’ quality of life, measured by health, work-life balance, education, social connections, personal security, civic engagement, environment and subjective well-being. The lifeblood of a smart city, data and connectivity power, enables everything from digital twins, fibre networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). This panel will discuss how smart technologies can improve workability and how best we can use data in real time to inform smarter decisions.
What data can and should we be collecting?
What are the privacy and security challenges faced in data collection at scale?
Legal Analyst, Data Protection Commission
Head of Digital Strategy & EU Programmes, Limerick City & County Council
Professor Rose Anne Kenny
Principal Investigator, The Irish LongituDinal study on Ageing (TILDA)
ENABLING THE MOVE TO DIFFERENT MODES OF TRANSPORT
Smart transport & mobility
The panel will highlight emerging trends in transport and mobility including electric vehicles, micromobility, connected and autonomous vehicles. It will examine how we can move away from private vehicles towards a lifestyle where city dwellers can move seamlessly between different modes of public transport and how technology can help build a greener, more sustainable and more resilient city region.
Head of Transport Technology, National Transport Authority
CEO, Future Mobility Ireland
Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin
Micromobility safety: How Ireland will benefit from more technically advanced e-scooter safety solutions
Co-Founder & CEO, Luna Systems
MY SMART LIFE
A visual round-up of how smart city technologies are improving the lives of ordinary people
Networking Lunch Break & Exhibition Viewing
FOSTERING INCLUSION IN SMART COMMUNITIES
Putting the voice of residents front and centre of new technology adoption
As city leaders look to transform digitally, they must first ensure that new technologies respond to the needs of their constituents. Specifically, the voice of residents should be front and centre in new technology adoption. Leaders must also design their cities in ways that foster inclusion and include underserved communities and marginalized groups. This panel will discuss connecting communities with smart urban environments and how in collaboration with industry partners and via citizen engagement, leaders can address the challenges that currently limit the potential benefits of IOT for communities. Collaborative pre-planning public consultation is essential for meaningful community engagement. Our expert speakers will discuss community engagement, the digital divide, how we can tackle the nuanced barriers to digital equity and why collaborative pre-planning public consultation is essential for meaningful community engagement.
• How can we proactively tackle public concerns and ensure that the public are part of the policymaking process and delivery of big data-driven projects?
• What educational programmes can be used to get more people involved in the conversation about how technology shapes the places we live?
Senior ICT Design Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority
Veronica Mariti Sesoko
Assistant Engineer, Smart City Unit, Dublin City Council
CEO, Property District & PLACEengage
Associate Professor, Consumer Behaviour & Technology Adoption, School of Business, UCD
Bringing people on the journey
Delivering the goals of workability, inclusion, sustainability and liveability through citizen engagement making our environments accessible for all.
National Programme Manager, Age Friendly Ireland, Meath County Council
LEVERAGING SMART TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY
How digital technologies can contribute to the environment’s drive to net zero
City leaders must consider the social, economic, and environmental impact at the core of their planning. Cities must create resilient environments for growing populations and make it easy for future generations to uphold these sustainable behaviours. Cloud technology plays a key role in sustainability: its inherent environmentally friendly services help organisations reduce their carbon footprints. This panel will explore environmental and economic issues – how technology can help build a greener, more sustainable and more resilient city region. It will examine smart city projects tackling energy and climate change, working towards meeting sustainable development goals.
Associate Professor, School of Geography, UCD (invited)
Head of Urban Innovation, Limerick City and County Council