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Smart Place at Smart City Live 2020

The Smart City Expo World Congress is the leading international annual event for Smart Cities.

Like many other events this year, this Expo turned virtual, becoming Smart City Live 2020. On 17 to 18 November 2020, content was broadcast from Barcelona to the world, through the event’s website and also through social media in a new virtual and interactive format. Day one (17 November) consists of a full-day live television show with interviews, debates, reports, success cases and parallel sessions. Day two (18 November) features online workshops and side events.

BCP Council Smart Place team chose to showcase at this globally recognised expo to raise the profile of the innovative work and digital ecosystem that we are creating in the area; to attract interest and investment into the programme.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole: The New Smart Place

BCP Council is leading the area to become a world leader in emerging technologies in line with the UK government’s Industrial Strategy. Hear from our civic leaders, government policy makers and the smart place research and development consortium in discussing the innovative technologies and applications being deployed to enable increased productivity, drive innovation across the area and generate value for people, business and place.

You can watch the recording of our event, broadcast through Smart City Live on Wednesday 18 November 2020, on YouTube.

A Press Release for the event is also available through the our news hub. Please get in touch with the Smart Place Team if you have any questions.

Promoting the work of BCP Council Smart Place on a global stage

We are proud to have showcased Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole on a global platform, as a leading authority in Smart Places. We will be the UK’s first open innovation ecosystem using a full 5G and data platform.

Through working very closely with and being supported by various UK government departments, BCP Council’s unique Smart Place business model is attracting the interest of investors and key technology companies. Many tech companies have joined our R&D Consortium, to help create digital solutions to some of the biggest challenges faced in our community.

Thank you to our supporters and contributors

The Smart Place team would like to thank the many individuals and organisations for their support and involvement in presenting BCP Council Smart Place at Smart City Live 2020:

Sheldon Ferguson - Policy Lead
Local Digital Collaboration Unit, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government

Tony Sceales - Head of Programme Development, 5G Programme
Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Oscar Martí - Director, UK & Ireland
Catalonia Trade & Investment, Government of Catalonia

Nick Allott - CEO and Founder
Nquiring Minds

Anita Mistry – VP Sales & Marketing

Emma Mahy - CEO

Arun Kar - Co-founder & Executive Director

Mike Morris - Managing Director

Nick Gyles - CPO

If you are interested in hearing more about what BCP Council and Smart Place have to offer, please contact the Smart Place Team.