From Closed Smart City Solutions to Open Marketplaces 🗓

— (ComSoc) – large cities, smaller regions/towns, resources, regional integration, field trial, innovation footprint …

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Webinar Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM (EDT)
Speakers: Rafael Cepeda, Senior Manager, InterDigital Europe; Trevor Brennan, Strategy & Programme Manager, Hertfordshire C.C.; Prof. John Polak, Imperial College London.
Location: on the Web
Cost: none
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Event Details & Registration: http://www.comsoc.org/webinars

Summary: Smart city activities are usually driven by large cities with enough resources to adopt and deploy the solutions they need. This approach generally works for large metropolitan areas where there is enough population to attract further innovation. This scheme, however, is not applicable to smaller regions and satellite towns that may not have enough resources to procure smart city platforms, are not ready to commit to long-term contracts, or that simply do not have the size to bring in large-scale development. In this webinar, we will use a multi-region IoT field trial in the UK as a way to introduce the use of open IoT standards to enable regional integration of data and to stimulate a wider innovation footprint by creating an open marketplace for data and data services.

Dr. Rafael Cepeda is leading the New Markets and Smart City activities for the InterDigital’s European office in London. Rafael holds an MBA and an MSc in Financial Management from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and a PhD and MSc degrees in Communication Systems & Signal Processing, both from The University of Bristol. He joined InterDigital from British Sky Broadcasting plc (BSkyB), where he led research on future wireless technologies. Before this position, he was a Principal Research Engineer at Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. His more than 18 years of professional activities have conducted to several publications and granted patents. Rafael is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Sainsbury Management Fellow.
Trevor Brennan is the owner and director of Mode Split, which is a specialist sustainability and transport consultancy. He is an experienced programme and people manager, with a 20-year career record of delivering sustainable transport schemes both within the public and private sector. Currently, Trevor is working at Hertfordshire County Council and is the sponsor for oneTRANSPORT which is the county’s smart transport programme.
John Polak is Professor of Transport Demand and Director of the Urban Systems Laboratory, Imperial College London and a Director of the ESRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership. He is also Honorary Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems at South East University in Nanjing, China. Prior to establishing the Urban Systems Laboratory in 2016, he was Director of the Centre for Transport Studies and Director of Research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial. Professor Polak has published extensively on a number of aspects of travel demand modelling, network performance estimation, network control and traffic management and intelligent transport systems. He serves as a member of the Mayor of London’s Smart London Board, and on the UK Department for Transport’s Strategic Roads Reform Expert Group.
Tim Gammons is a Director at Arup with responsibility for the Smart Mobility and ITS Business. Prior to joining Arup, Tim worked in R & D, planning and implementation of transport solutions at several organisation, including Department of Transport (UK), Highways Agency and private sector. Notable is his 15 years leading the delivery of some of the UK’s first ITS solutions for inter-urban highways and a period of two years in Bangkok as technical advisor to the Royal Thai Government. His professional interests focus on mobility measures to influence travel behaviour, and his current projects include creating an open market place for data and travel services, through the oneTRANSPORT IoT platform and working on Smart Motorways Programmes in England, Scotland and Australia. He serves as Honorary Secretary for ITS-UKs Smart Environment Interest Group and is a member of the IET’s Transport Executive.