THE CONNECTED BRITAIN 2024
CONFERENCE AGENDA

 

All times are listed in BST

 

London, 11 - 12 September 2024

Schedule

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Sep 118:50
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CXO Interviews

Keynotes

Interviews with CXO's from key stakeholders in the UK connectivity ecosystem.

Sep 119:25
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CXO Keynote Panel: Securing the UK’s position as a global tech leader

Keynotes
  • What role does connectivity have to play in enabling growth in the UK tech sector?
  • What socioeconomic opportunities can be unlocked thanks to a strong UK tech industry?
  • What are the barriers to success? What is needed from govt, industry and other key stakeholders to overcome these challenges?
Sep 119:55
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Government address

Keynotes

Keynote address from a senior speaker at the UK Department of Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT).

Sep 1110:10
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Regulator's address

Keynotes
Sep 1110:25
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Networking break

Exhibition

Make the most of the networking break to check out the Exhibition Hall and Startup Village - there's 100's of exciting companies for you to meet!

Sep 1110:40
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Achieving truly ubiquitous connectivity in the UK

Gigabit Britain
  • From hard-to-reach rural areas to urban not-spots: where remains to be connected?
  • Is the current policy and regulatory context creating the right incentives for rollout in poorly connected parts of the UK?
  • One size doesn’t fit all: combining different technologies and approaches to achieve universal coverage
Lucie Smith, Director of Corporate Affairs & Television, Digital Mobile Spectrum
Shane Haslem, Chief Operations Officer, Fibrus
Sep 1110:40
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Network deployment and expansion

Connected Networks
  • What should a collaborative broadband ecosystem look like in practice?
  • As the UK nears ubiquitous connectivity, how can network deployment be optimised to reach the last mile?
  • Build and install: understanding the role of alternative methods of deployment
  • Beyond the build: how should the industry transition from network deployment to provision of services?
Dejan Bojic, Head of Technical Design Authority, Future Networks Programme, Department for Science, Innovation & Technology
Tom Rigg, Chief Operating Officer, Broadband for the Rural North Ltd
Sep 1110:40
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Digital twins and smart cities

Smart Britain
  • What role can digital twins play in a smart city context?
  • How are digital twins furthering sustainability initiatives in cities?
  • Who are the key stakeholders and how can they collaborate?
  • Considerations around data sharing
  • Learnings from digital twin pioneers
Liz St Louis, Director of Smart Cities & Enabling Services, Sunderland City Council
Rajinder Singh Mack, Head of Digital City and Innovation, Birmingham City Council
Sep 1110:40
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Overcoming the UK’s digital divide

Connected Society
  • What progress has been made in the past 12 months in overcoming the digital divide in the UK?
  • What key barriers remain to improving levels of digital inclusion?
  • What role can different stakeholders play in addressing digital exclusion?
Moderator: Simon Evans, Principal, Cartesian
Robert Franks, Managing Director, WM5G
Sep 1110:40
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The next chapter: Services for the ‘modern enterprise’

Connected Enterprise
  • Discuss the current landscape surrounding services for enterprises of all sizes
  • How are the needs of enterprise customers changing?
  • Who is best equipped to service the needs of the ‘modern’ enterprise?
  • How is hybrid working changing enterprise connectivity needs?
Samuel Jeyakumar, Domain CTO & Head of Architecture, Post Office
Sep 1110:40
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Connectivity for industry

Connected Industries
  • What role is advanced connectivity playing in transforming UK enterprises and industries, and how will this role continue to evolve?
  • Understanding and adapting to industry needs
  • The role of private wireless networks
Jessica Ellis, Programme Director 5G Innovation Regions, WM5G
Sanjay Krishnaa, Global Business Head, Communications, Quest Global
Sep 1110:40
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Customer technology

Tech Britain
  • What should good digital CX look like in practice?
  • How can customers be placed at the heart of digital CX strategies?
  • What impact have advanced and emerging technologies had on customer service experience?
  • As customer service technology evolves, how will customer expectations change?
  • What advanced and emerging technologies are on course to become ubiquitous in digital CX?
Erik Søe-Pedersen, SVP Sales, Icotera
Sep 1110:40
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How should local authorities approach digital?

Local Authority Showcase
  • What are the different options for structuring approaches to digital for a local authority?
  • What are the pillars of success for a digital strategy?
  • How important are digital champions?
  • Strategies for achieving buy-in from senior leadership
Ceren Clulow, Director of Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire County Council
Rhys Enfield, Director of Infrastructure Acceleration, WM5G
Sep 1110:40
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From concept to capital: navigating the funding landscape for UK tech startups

Innovate Britain
  • Explore the current climate in accessing funds for tech and telecom startups from pre-seed to Series A
  • What are the challenges in accessing funds for digital startups in the UK?
  • Discuss funding programmes for telco/tech startups in the UK.
  • What do investors need to feel confident in investing in a startup?
Jonny Clark, Co-Founder, Baltic Ventures
Sonya Iovieno, Head of Venture and Growth, HSBC Innovation Banking
Susanne Coles, Deputy Director - Innovation Finance Ecosystem, Innovate UK
Sep 1111:20
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: Prysmian Group

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker at Prysmian Group.

Sep 1111:20
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Track Sponsor presentation: TP-Link

Connected Society

Presentation from senior speaker at TP-Link.

Sep 1111:20
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Track Sponsor presentation: ITS

Connected Enterprise

Presentation from a senior speaker at ITS.

Sep 1111:20
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Track Sponsor presentation: Virgin Media O2

Local Authority Showcase

Presentation from a senior speaker at Virgin Media O2.

Sep 1111:40
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: Calix

Gigabit Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Calix.

Sep 1111:40
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Emtelle

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker at Emtelle.

Sep 1111:40
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Ciena

Smart Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Ciena.

Sep 1111:40
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Freedom Fibre

Connected Society

Presentation from a senior speaker at Freedom Fibre.

Sep 1111:40
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Quest Global

Connected Industries
Piyush Tandon, Vertical Solutions Provider, Communications, Quest Global
Sep 1111:40
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Juniper Networks

Tech Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Juniper Networks.

Sep 1111:40
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Case study presentation: Fibre ducting in transport schemes ‘Dig Once’ policy

Local Authority Showcase
Ceren Clulow, Director of Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire County Council
Sep 1111:40
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Fireside chat with Connected North 2024 Startup Award winner

Innovate Britain

An interview with Rezon.

Sep 1112:00
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Networking break

Exhibition

Make the most of the networking break to check out the Exhibition Hall and Startup Village - there's 100's of exciting companies for you to meet!

Sep 1112:10
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CXO interviews

Keynotes

Interviews with CXO's from CityFibre, Openreach and more.

Sep 1112:40
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Diamond Sponsor presentation: ITS

Keynotes
Daren Baythorpe, Chief Executive Officer, ITS
Sep 1112:50
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CXO Keynote Panel: The changing landscape of the UK fibre market

Keynotes
Daren Baythorpe, Chief Executive Officer, ITS
Sep 1113:30
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: HellermannTyton

Gigabit Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at HellermannTyton.

Sep 1113:30
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Hexatronic

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker at Hexatronic.

Sep 1113:30
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Sitetracker

Smart Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Sitetracker.

Sep 1113:30
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Meet the judges

Innovate Britain

Hear from the judges of the Connected Britain 2024 Startup Pitching Competition.

Sep 1113:45
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Connected Britain 2024 Startup Pitching Competition

Innovate Britain

Hear pitches from some of Connected Britain's most innovate startups. These companies have all made the shortlist and will be competing to win the coveted Connected Britain Startup Award, which will be announced at the end of day 1 at the Awards Ceremony.

Sep 1113:50
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Telenco

Connected Networks

Presentation from senior speaker at Telenco.

Sep 1113:50
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Unlocking a new digital infrastructure future for London

Connected Enterprise
John Tarleton, Sales Director, IQGeo
Mark Francisco, Head of Engineering and IT, Boldyn Networks
Ben Maloney, Head of Delivery- Fibre and Streetscape, Boldyn Networks
Sep 1113:50
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Sand Technologies

Tech Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Sand Technologies.

Sep 1113:50
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Case study presentation: Worcestershire County Council

Local Authority Showcase
Ste Ashton, Digital Infrastructure, Worcestershire County Council
Sep 1114:10
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State of play for the UK mobile industry

Gigabit Britain
  • The big picture for the UK mobile market
  • Investment context: with big investments needed for new technologies and improved infrastructure, who and where is the funding coming from?
  • Developing a long-term regulatory and policy framework which incentivises investment
  • Considerations around resourcing and planning to ensure network rollout and upgrades can continue at pace
  • How to improve collaboration between the mobile industry, local authorities, and key stakeholders
Talia Addleman, Team Leader, Mobile Markets and Strategy, DSIT
Stacey McAdie, Digital Connectivity Lead, South London Partnership
Sep 1114:10
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Post-integration considerations

Connected Networks
  • What are the biggest post-integration challenges within the industry?
  • How can different operational strategies and technologies be best integrated?
  • Addressing the resourcing challenge: how can separate workforces be most effectively integrated?
  • As the sector increasingly consolidates, how will integration evolve?
Moderator: Michael Dargue, Vice President, Cartesian
Stefan Stanislawski, Chief Executive Officer, Connect Fibre & Lightning Fibre
Carlos Bock, Chairman, F&W Networks Ltd
Neil Geary, Technical Strategy & Architecture Director, Virgin Media O2
Sep 1114:10
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Property and connectivity

Smart Britain
  • Strategies for ensuring a positive relationship between the telecom and property sectors
  • What does better connectivity in commercial properties enable?
  • What do property owners need from connectivity providers?
  • Connectivity and sustainability
Sep 1114:10
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Mitigating the impact on vulnerable users of switching off legacy networks

Connected Society
  • What is the potential impact of the digital switchover on residents?
  • How can service providers, local authorities and other stakeholders work together to mitigate the impact for those affected?
Moderator: Sarah Shepherd, Head of Digital Phone Switchover, techUK
Douglas Parrant, Head of Digital Connectivity, Essex County Council
Sep 1114:10
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Enhancing networks and services with cloud transformation

Connected Enterprise
  • Understanding organisational cloud needs
  • What are the challenges in adopting cloud networks and services?
  • Exploring the range of services facilitated by cloud transformation for enterprises.
  • How can channel partners continue to provide their customers with solutions to support shifts into cloud-based networks?
Sep 1114:10
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Smart manufacturing

Connected Industries
  • What impact has smart manufacturing had on the UK’s industrial sector?
  • How is advanced connectivity enabling the manufacturing sector’s transition to net zero?
  • From digital twins to the industrial metaverse: what technologies are set to have the biggest impact on UK manufacturing?
  • Adding value along the chain: what role can advanced connectivity play in manufacturing supply chains?
  • How will smart manufacturing continue to evolve within the UK?
Moderator: David Howell, Editor-in-Chief, Silicon UK
Alejandra Matamoros, Technology Manager, Manufacturing Technology Centre
Aparajithan Sivanathan, Head of Digital Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Sep 1114:10
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The opportunities of AI for the UK

Tech Britain
  • Beyond the hype: what practical impacts is AI already having within the UK, and where can future benefits be found?
  • How can stakeholders be best educated on practical uses for AI?
  • As AI is increasingly adopted, how will its role and uses evolve?
Sep 1114:10
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Understanding the fundamentals: getting the right infrastructure for your region

Local Authority Showcase
  • First things first: have you got the right infrastructure in place?
  • Taking an outcome-led approach to infrastructure delivery: what do you need and how do you get there?
  • Strategies for mitigating the impact of changes in the market
Ian Inglis, Programme Manager - Digital Infrastructure, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Sep 1114:55
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: Unipart Logistics

Gigabit Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Unipart Logistics.

Sep 1114:55
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Acome

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker at Acome.

Sep 1114:55
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Ordnance Survey

Smart Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Ordnance Survey.

Sep 1114:55
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Deepomatic

Tech Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Deepomatic.

Sep 1115:15
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Commercial models and investment context for UK fibre rollout

Gigabit Britain
  • What impact is consolidation having on the UK fibre market?
  • What is the outlook for the market according to the investor?
  • What is the current picture for equity and debt?
  • What are the alternatives to consolidation?
  • Wholesaling of FTTP: can we expect to see more altnets going down this route?
Richard Cameron, CEO, Grain Connect Limited
Benjamin Weland, Managing Director, Head of Healthcare and TMT, Lloyds Banking Group
Sep 1115:15
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Overcoming the barriers to network deployment

Connected Networks
  • What remain the biggest barriers to fixed and mobile network deployments?
  • Where does the industry need to prioritise barrier reduction?
  • How can landlords and landowners be best incentivised to allow site access?
  • What role can public education play in reducing resistance to infrastructure rollout?
Moderator: Mohammed Hamza, Principal Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Jesam Eyong, Head of Public Sector Engagement, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Sep 1115:15
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“5G Innovation Regions” Showcase

Smart Britain
Moderator: Kate Greenham, Head of Wireless Infrastructure Programmes, Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Jo Furber, Digital Infrastructure Relationship Manager, West Sussex County Council
Julia McMurdie, Digital Renewal Manager, North Ayrshire Council
Liz St Louis, Director of Smart Cities & Enabling Services, Sunderland City Council
Craig Bower, Digital Connectivity Programme Director, Oxfordshire County Council
Guy Middleton, Borderlands
Sep 1115:15
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The role of partnerships in tackling digital exclusion

Connected Society
  • What role can successful partnerships play in addressing digital exclusion?
  • Examples of innovative partnerships (e.g. between local authorities and the healthcare sector)
  • Establishing cross-sector partnerships to overcome common challenges
Sep 1115:15
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Building the foundations for SME transformation

Connected Enterprise
  • Connectivity requirements for SMEs
  • How does better connectivity put SMEs in a position to utilise emerging technologies such as cloud computing, AI & IoT?
Sep 1115:15
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Connected healthcare

Connected Industries
  • How has advanced connectivity’s role within UK healthcare evolved?
  • What role can digital infrastructure have in enabling greater operational efficiency within the UK health and social care sector?
  • What impact have digital technologies had on enabling better outcomes within UK healthcare?
  • Data accessibility: how can patient care and healthcare services have better ease of access to health data?
  • Will “healthtech” become a ubiquitous part of healthcare?
Moderator: Janette Hughes, Chair of Healthcare Expert Working Group, UKTIN
Sheena Asthana, Director of the Centre for Health Technology, University of Plymouth
Alejandro Frangi, Bicentennial Turing Chair in Computational Medicine, University of Manchester
Sep 1115:15
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What does the future of satellite look like in the UK?

Tech Britain
  • What role can satellite play in delivering ubiquitous connectivity in the UK?
  • How can satellite complement other technology solutions (e.g. FWA) to bridge connectivity gaps?
  • How will Direct-to-Device capabilities impact the uptake of satellite in the UK? How might it change commercial models?
Moderator: Oliver Sheard, Consultant, Red Dawn Consulting
Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT
Paul Febvre, Independent
Sep 1115:15
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How to approach connectivity as a non-city region

Local Authority Showcase
  • How do the connectivity requirements differ in a non-city region?
  • What are the unique challenges and how can these be overcome?
Moderator: Peter Griffiths, Global Urban Futurist, BABLE Smart Cities
Xavier Nuñez Martinez, Smart Place Digital Innovation Lead, BCP Council
Sep 1115:15
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Scaling up the UK’s tech startup ecosystem

Innovate Britain
  • Discuss access to finance for scaleups in the UK (Series A to Series C)
  • How can tech and digital enabled scaleup businesses access domestic and international markets to grow?
  • Discuss benefits of working with scaleups and SME businesses and what they can bring to the market and local authorities.
Tommy Breen, Senior Advisor, The Growth Stage
Emily Fitchett, Global Head of Partnerships, Seedrs
Stephan Kuester, Managing Partner, Startup Genome
Sep 1115:55
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: Adtran

Gigabit Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at Adtran.

Sep 1115:55
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Vitruvi Software

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker atVitruvi Software.

Sep 1116:20
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Gold Sponsor presentation: eero, an Amazon Company

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker ateero, an Amazon Company.

Sep 1116:20
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Case study presentation: Pan-London Damp & Mould Project

Local Authority Showcase
David Grasty, Corporate Head of Digital Strategy and Portfolio, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames & London Borough of Sutton
Sep 1116:40
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Customer uptake

Gigabit Britain
  • Shifting the focus from network build to customer acquisition and retention
  • What sort of proposition do you need to attract more customers?
  • What are the barriers to adoption of new services by customers?
  • The role of customer education on the benefits of new technologies and services
  • Strategies for building trust among consumers
  • Does PSTN switch off present an opportunity for customer acquisition?
Moderator: Richard Morgan, Partner, Analysys Mason
Sean Royce, Chief Executive Officer, Quickline Communications Limited
Sep 1116:40
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In-home connectivity

Connected Networks
  • What do customers require from their in-home connectivity and how has the industry met these needs?
  • How can the industry collaborate to enable value-added services and propositions for smart home customers?
  • As devices proliferate, how can the industry meet increased smart-home needs?
Nelson Missier, Chief Commercial Officer, Truespeed
Sep 1116:40
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Driving rural economies and industry with digital infrastructure

Smart Britain
  • How can better connectivity boost rural economies?
  • Ensuring that businesses in rural regions have access to the connectivity required for success
Matt Smith, Programme Manager River Severn Partnership Advanced Wireless Innovation Region, Shropshire Council
Sep 1116:40
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Devices and digital inclusion

Connected Society
  • How to improve access to devices for those who are at risk of digital exclusion?
  • Circular economy: can refurbishing devices help to solve the devices conundrum? What are the opportunities, challenges, and risks of this approach?
Sep 1116:40
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Digital transformation in the UK’s public sector

Connected Enterprise
  • Understanding the connectivity requirements of different public sector organisations
  • How is digital transformation in the public sector redefining service delivery mechanisms for end users?
  • How is investment in technology and digital infrastructure supporting development and growth?
Kieran Smith, Head of Digital Transformation, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Sep 1116:40
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Logistics and supply chain

Connected Industries
  • How is advanced connectivity enabling transformation within the UK’s logistics and supply chain sectors?
  • What role is advanced connectivity playing in enabling the decarbonisation of logistics and supply chains?
  • Are we nearing the tipping point for autonomous and connected vehicle infrastructure within the industry?
  • How will connected logistics continue to evolve within the UK?
Laura O'Neill, Project Director Harlander, Belfast Harbour
Sep 1116:40
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Edge computing

Tech Britain
  • What role should edge computing play within the UK’s connectivity landscape?
  • How can edge computing enable adoption of other emerging technologies?
  • How can the UK’s broader connectivity ecosystem collaborate to enable wider applications for edge?
  • Addressing the security challenge
  • What role can edge computing play in helping the industry hit sustainability and net zero targets?
Sep 1116:40
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Local authorities and IoT

Local Authority Showcase
  • What opportunities does IoT present for local authorities?
  • Success stories from local authorities who have delivered and adopted innovative IoT use cases
Moderator: Chris Founds, Director & Founding Partner, CJ Founds Associates
David Grasty, Corporate Head of Digital Strategy and Portfolio, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames & London Borough of Sutton
Sep 1117:20
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: Cornerstone

Keynotes

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Sep 129:00
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Keynote Panel: Understanding the UK’s connectivity needs and challenges from the local leaders driving change

Keynotes
  • What are the strategic priorities of regional leaders from across the UK and how can these be supported with digital infrastructure?
  • Understanding the role of local authorities of connectivity enablers
  • How is government funding being used in connectivity projects and pilots across the UK?
  • Examples of successful collaboration between the public and private sector to drive innovation and socioeconomic growth across the UK
Sep 129:40
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Keynote Panel: International showcase – learnings from global pioneers

Keynotes
  • Success stories from around the world: from smart cities to digital inclusion projects, to innovative technology use cases and applications
  • How can the UK collaborate with and learn from global partners?
Sep 1210:50
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Networking break

Exhibition

Make the most of the networking break to check out the Exhibition Hall and Startup Village - there's 100's of exciting companies for you to meet!

Sep 1211:20
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: CommScope

Gigabit Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at CommScope.

Sep 1211:20
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Simplicity and Speed: Winning at Rural FTTX Deployments

Connected Networks

Presentation from Evan Rogers, Solution Innovation Manager EMEA, Corning

Evan Rogers, Solution Innovation Manager EMEA, Corning Optical Communications
Sep 1211:40
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Sustainability and networks

Gigabit Britain
  • How can telcos make network rollout more energy efficient?
  • Working with partners throughout the supply chain to reduce carbon emissions
  • Strategies for reducing power consumption
Moderator: Katie Lester, Programme Manager, Digital Connectivity Forum
John Spear, Director, JAC / epi Consulting
Elisabeth Bäcklund, Product Manager, Hexatronic
Sep 1211:40
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Wireless infrastructure developments in the UK

Connected Networks
  • Beyond backhaul: how can wireless and fixed networks best complement each other?
  • Where should wireless infrastructure be prioritised?
  • What impact will the coming obsolescence of older forms of connectivity have on wireless capacity within the UK?
Sep 1211:40
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Strategies for addressing the rural connectivity question

Connected Society
  • What progress is being made to connect underserved rural regions?
  • How has Project Gigabit contributed to addressing rural connectivity? What more needs to be done?
Gavin Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer, Highland Broadband
Sep 1211:40
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Energy sector and connectivity

Connected Industries
  • Understanding and meeting the energy sector’s connectivity needs
  • Overlapping areas: where can the energy and telecommunications sectors learn from each other and collaborate most effectively?
  • How are energy companies advocating for digital inclusion for customers?
  • What role can advanced connectivity play in helping the energy sector meet energy transition and sustainability goals?
Moderator: Gordon Mooney, Principal, Analysys Mason
Sep 1211:40
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Mobile technology advancements

Tech Britain
  • From Open-RAN to network slicing to 5G Standalone, what are latest technology advancements?
Sep 1211:40
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As a local authority, how can you engage with industry and build a successful ecosystem of innovators?

Local Authority Showcase
  • How to turn local authority spending into a successful procurement for innovation
  • What should you look for in potential partners and suppliers?
Moderator: Ileana Lupsa, Programme Manager for Local Public Services and Nations and Regions, techUK
Nicola Egan, Director, NSC Digital
Xavier Nuñez Martinez, Smart Place Digital Innovation Lead, BCP Council
Sep 1211:40
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Connected transport

Connected Infrastructure
  • How can better communications infrastructure support the future of transport?
  • The role of infrastructure sharing
  • What does successful collaboration between policy makers, transport providers and the connectivity sector look like?
Jonathan Eaton, Chair, Transport and Logistics Working Group, UKTIN
Kieran Arnold, Chief Architect - Future Networks and Systems, Satellite Applications Catapult
Sep 1211:40
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How is the channel evolving its commercial strategy?

Channel Britain
  • Discuss the current market dynamics and trends influencing commercial strategies for the UK channel
  • Explore best practices for selecting and managing partnerships effectively
  • Examine different go-to-market strategies that can maximise market penetration and revenue generation
  • How can you establish competitive pricing whilst maintaining healthy margins for partners and suppliers?
Joe McStravick, Head of Channel & Strategic Alliances EMEA, Zoom
Sep 1211:40
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Upskilling the workforce to capitalise on new and emerging technologies

Digital Britain
  • What are the fundamental strategies and resources necessary to empower the workforce to equip for the adoption of new and emerging technologies?
  • Are there UK professionals trained and equipped to advance new technological developments in the workplace?
  • How is the government supporting businesses in upskilling their workforce?
  • How can businesses evaluate the return on investment (ROI) of upskilling initiatives?
Sep 1212:20
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Platinum Sponsor presentation: STL

Gigabit Britain

Presentation from a senior speaker at STL.

Sep 1212:20
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Dexgreen

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker at Dexgreen.

Sep 1212:20
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In an increasingly digital world, what skills are needed in workplaces?

Digital Britain
  • In what fundamental areas of digital skills do workplaces still experience deficiencies?
  • What is needed from government and key stakeholders to address the digital skills gap in the workplace?
  • How do businesses ensure digital transformation whilst also maintaining digital inclusion in workplaces?
Jess Flack, Digital Inclusion Lead Officer, Essex County Council
Sep 1212:40
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Gold Sponsor presentation: Vyntelligence

Connected Networks

Presentation from a senior speaker at Vyntelligence.

Sep 1213:00
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Networking break

Exhibition

Make the most of the networking break to check out the Exhibition Hall and Startup Village - there's 100's of exciting companies for you to meet!

Sep 1213:30
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Regulation

Gigabit Britain
  • Understanding the evolving regulatory landscape
  • What are the current areas of focus around the topic of regulation?
Sep 1213:30
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Data

Connected Networks
  • What role should data play in network deployment and management?
  • How can data mapping enable effective asset management?
  • Beyond networks: what other applications would benefit from operator data resources?
  • How will the role of data and analytics evolve as networks are effectively scaled?
Moderator: Vito Morawetz, Vice President - Strategy, Cartesian
Alex MARSHALL, CTIO, Upp Corporation Ltd
Sep 1213:30
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Connectivity for key services: care homes, schools

Connected Society
  • Strategies for providing better connectivity for critical infrastructure, e.g. care homes, schools, police stations
  • What are the challenges?
  • What does enhanced connectivity enable for these organisations?
Moderator: Michael Armitage, Founder, Fibre2All
Sep 1213:30
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Water sector transformation

Connected Industries
  • What role is advanced connectivity playing in driving water sector transformation?
  • The role of smart networks in asset management
  • Data and analytics
  • Smart metering
  • How will increasing digitalisation enable the sector to hit net zero and sustainability goals?
Anna Crisp, Strategic Innovation & Shop Window Lead, Anglian Water
Sep 1213:30
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Green innovation: How are green technology innovations helping companies to achieve net zero targets by 2050?

Tech Britain
  • Explore the primary challenges that companies face regarding carbon emissions.
  • How can advancements in digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Digital Twins help companies reduce energy consumptions, carbon emissions and waste?
  • Discuss the practicalities of deploying these technologies within businesses?
  • How are governments and businesses supporting R&D in sustainable technology innovations that will help achieve net zero targets?
Sep 1213:30
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Attracting investment to your region to ensure long-term growth

Local Authority Showcase
  • Strategies for attracting investment in your region to promote job opportunities, regional growth, etc
  • What types of infrastructure should you be considering? E.g. Data centres
Sep 1213:30
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Building more sustainable and smarter infrastructure

Connected Infrastructure
  • Developing a long-term and sustainable approach to infrastructure planning and delivery
  • Collaboration between the connectivity sector and renewables
  • How is digitalisation helping to make places and infrastructure greener?
John Kavanagh, Programme Director, Infrastructure, BusinessLDN
Chris Jones, Ecosystem Director - Integrated Infrastructure, Connected Places Catapult
Sep 1213:30
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PSTN switch off – Is your company ready?

Channel Britain
  • What are the main challenges faced by companies as they transition away from legacy networks and upgrade to new services?
  • Discuss business strategy for a smooth transition to VOIP technology within enterprises
  • How can channel partners support businesses in the PSTN switch-off?
Sep 1213:30
Conference pass

Connectivity and technology to solve the UK’s productivity puzzle

Digital Britain
  • Understanding the UK's productivity challenge
  • How does productivity impact the growth and sustainability of businesses?
  • What is required from a connectivity perspective to boost productivity?
Sep 1214:10
Conference pass

One Touch Switching: Launching today

Connected Society
Sep 1214:30
Conference pass

Regulation & policy to support tech development

Gigabit Britain
  • As the UK strives to maintain its position as a global tech leader, is the regulation and policy landscape evolving to support this ambition?
Sep 1214:30
Conference pass

Future-proofing network infrastructure

Connected Networks
  • How is the industry adapting to the need to future-proof networks?
  • From network resilience to net zero: where can future-proofing networks have the biggest impact?
  • Exploring the impact of emerging technologies in future network planning and design
  • Joining the dots: from data centres to network builders, what will future-proofed networks look like in practice?
Sep 1214:30
Conference pass

UK R&D in emerging technologies

Tech Britain
  • A showcase of emerging technology innovation in the UK
Sep 1214:30
Conference pass

Digital connectivity in placemaking: demystifying new tech

Local Authority Showcase
Moderator: Chris Founds, Director & Founding Partner, CJ Founds Associates
Sep 1214:30
Conference pass

Connectivity and EV infrastructure

Connected Infrastructure
  • Where is the UK when it comes to EV infrastructure rollout?
  • What lessons can be learned from telecom infrastructure delivery and applied to the EV sector?
  • Who is driving the EV revolution in the UK?
Steven Leighton, Chief Executive Officer, Zapgo
Patrick Reich, Head of Commercial, EV, OVO
Sep 1214:30
Conference pass

The future of the channel

Channel Britain
  • Examine how emerging technologies (e.g. AI, IoT and blockchain) are reshaping the channel
  • Discuss trends in the channel partner ecosystem such as the rise of new partner types, the impact of consolidation, and the role of ecosystems in driving innovation and growth
Sep 1214:30
Conference pass

Diversity in digital

Digital Britain
  • How can you ensure diverse talent and grow whilst recruitment levels are at an all-time low?
  • Discuss disabilities in digital
  • How can government and businesses support women in maintaining careers in tech?
Rachel Samarenko, Head of UK Capability Development – Telecoms, DSIT
Sep 1214:40
Conference pass

Affordability: making services accessible for all

Connected Society
  • Whose responsibility is it to ensure that services are affordable?
  • Beyond social tariffs, what other approaches are available to address the affordability challenge?
last published: 21/Jun/24 15:55 GMT

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