Smart Sustainable Cities: Learnings from the Sharing Cities Project

Smart Sustainable Cities: Learnings from the Sharing Cities Project

Introduction to the Sharing Cities project and discussion surrounding key learnings from international collaboration between industries and cities, and details of the urban data platform solutions.

Microsoft is helping cities around the world become more competitive, sustainable, and prosperous. With its partners, Microsoft is working with cities to engage their citizens, empower city employees, optimise city operations and infrastructure, and transform to accelerate innovation and opportunity

Panelists will give short presentations, followed by a panel discussion and your questions.

Chair: Clare Foster, Head of Clean Energy, Partner Banking and Finance, Shepherd and Wedderburn

Panelists:
● James Lockyer, Director, IoT and Mixed Reality – EMEA, Microsoft
● Jason Warwick, Director – Urban Integrated
● Bill Wilson, IoT & Smart Cities Technology Director, Kainos
● Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council
● Gary Bennett, UK Managing Director, Schreder

Panel discussion and audience Q&A

Speakers

Clare Foster
Head of Clean Energy, Partner Banking and Finance, Shepherd and Wedderburn

Clare is a partner and Head of Clean Energy at Shepherd and Wedderburn. A project finance specialist and dual qualified, Clare has been involved in the energy sector since the early renewable projects of the mid-1990s. Clare advises clients on UK projects spanning the energy sector (including offshore wind, onshore wind, floating wind, biomass, energy efficiency, tidal, hydro, small-scale renewables and heat) and leads the S+W team on most clean energy transactions. Clare is a commissioner on the Edinburgh Climate Commission and is on the Board of industry body RenewableUK, recognising her market-leading clean energy finance expertise across multiple technologies.

James Lockyer
Director, IoT and Mixed Reality – EMEA, Microsoft

James has worked in the software industry for over 20 years and has spent the last 15 years at Microsoft. Currently responsible for leading industry focused IoT sales and marketing efforts in the EMEA region with a passion for Smart Cities / Places and Energy verticals.

Jason Warwick
Director – Urban Integrated

Jason Warwick is a highly experienced smart city technology leader & strategist and CTO for [ui!]uk. Jason has a deep experience in technology transformation in government and cities with technical expertise in Smart City, M2M & IoT technologies. He is currently leading EV, mobility solutions, smart lighting and the Urban Sharing Platform for EU H2020 Sharing Cities project and for the EIP Action Cluster.

Bil Wilson
IoT & Smart Cities Technology Director, Kainos

Bill leads on IOT and Smart Cities for Kainos and has most recently been working with Microsoft and the Greater London Authority on Open Data initiatives. By profession Bill is an Enterprise Data Architect and has spent more than 20 years wrestling with data technology and data governance challenges in commerce, government and the third sector.

Anna Richardson
Councilor, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council

Anna Richardson graduated with an MA (hons) in Geography in 2001, and an MSc in Human Resources in 2005, as well as spending several years working in the public sector, in administrative roles. She has since gained an HND in Antenatal Education, and works part time for the national parenting charity, NCT.

She was elected as a councillor in Langside, Glasgow in 2015, and re-elected in 2017. She currently holds the position of City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction.

Gary Bennett
UK Managing Director, Schreder

All-Energy and Dcarbonise is the UK’s leading and only full supply chain renewables and low carbon energy event for the private and public sector energy end users, developers and investors.

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