Building Britains Future


London, 19 - 20 June 2018

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Jun 1909:00
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Ministerial keynote address

Keynotes
Margot James MP, Minister for Digital, DCMS
Jun 1909:20
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Next steps: How can we accelerate investment in high-capacity networks across the UK?

Keynotes
  •     The road to full fibre
  •     Progress report: Key developments in the last year
  •     Regulation, what needs to change and what should stay the same?
  •     Is greater collaboration the key to realising the socioeconomic rewards of a better Connected Britain? 
Greg Mesch, Chief Executive Officer, CityFibre
Tristia Harrison, CEO, TalkTalk
Raj Kalia, CEO, BDUK
Jun 1911:05
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Accelerating along the road to Gigabit Britain

Gigabit Britain
- Is full-fibre and 5G a realistic goal for the UK?
- Wayleaves, developers, landlords and the rest – understanding the UK’s broadband ecosystem and how we can better navigate it
- The road to FTTEverywhere
- Transforming fixed access networks
- The role of copper extension technologies and gigabit coax
 
Ian Dabson, Project Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority (HM Treasury and Cabinet Office)
Mike Knott, Market Development Manager, Corning Optical Communications GmbH & Co KG
Joanne Dutton, Strategy Director, Lightning, Virgin Media
Jun 1911:05
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Digital transformation in the UK: Delivering a new Britain

Digital Britain
- Exploring digital investment strategies for UK enterprises
- How can regulation support the UK’s digital transformation?
- Capitalising on the UK’s global digital leadership
- Technology and infrastructure
 
Elsa Chen, CEO, Entanet
Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, Chair, Digital Leaders & President, techUK
Jun 1911:05
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Building the cities of the future

Smart Britain
- Delivering smart city infrastructure
- Realising the socioeconomic benefits of smarter cities
- The changing role of government in the smart city
- Encouraging collaboration and partnerships between stakeholders
 
Alan Fletcher, Business Development Manager and Lab Manager, Smart and Open University
Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich of Royal Borough of Greenwich
Jun 1911:05
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Bringing high-capacity broadband networks to the underserved

Connected Society
- Addressing the rural issue: connecting the hardest-to-reach
- Connecting urban ‘not spots’ areas
- Creating a regulatory framework that promotes investment in underserved areas
- Exploring the current state of investment
- Private and public funding strategies
- The role of alternative access technologies
 
Moderator: Michael Dargue, Principal, Cartesian
Barry Forde MBE, CEO, B4RN
Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, UK Government
Jun 1911:50
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Current state of investment and the path to the future

Gigabit Britain
- How have DIIF and NDIF altered the investment environment for the UK telecoms industry?
- How are investor preferences towards fibre infrastructure investments impacting rollout?
- Making sense of demand and competition dynamics in the UK
- How can the UK overcome fibre deployment costs?
 
Sean McLachlan, Senior Director, Aviva Investors
Philippa Eddie, Commercial Finance Specialist, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
Jun 1912:00
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Delivering thriving digital economic communities across the UK

Digital Britain
- How can we deliver tech hubs outside traditional ‘digital centres’
- Exploring innovative projects that have enabled new hubs to grow
 
Jun 1912:00
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The role of mobile networks in realising the smart city promise

Smart Britain
- The role of 4G and Wi-Fi
- The future potential of 5G
- Building IoT networks to support smart cities
 
Ker Anderson, Head of London Network, Vodafone UK
Jun 1912:20
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WORKSHOP: Local Full Fibre Networks Programme workshop

Gigabit Britain
Hear from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and the Crown Commercial Service on the opportunities emerging form the LFFN Programme
Jun 1914:10
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Presentation from Mentor Europe

Gigabit Britain
David Hilliard, Chief Executive Officer, Mentor
Jun 1914:10
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Lighting up the UK: Accelerating the march to digital Britain with dark fibre

Digital Britain
- Exploring the state of dark fibre in the UK
- How could more effective dark fibre provision enable businesses to capitalise on digital opportunity?
- Demand and competition dynamics
- Exploring the regulatory environment
 
Jun 1914:10
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Innovation in the smart city model

Smart Britain
- The latest innovations from recent UK trials; e.g. energy management, mobility solutions
- Building smart city infrastructure; small cells, sensors, smart street lighting, etc
- The role of wireless networks in the smart city; 4G, IoT, Wi-Fi, 5G
 
Julie Snell, Managing Director, Bristol Is Open
Noelle Godfrey, Head of Digital Infrastructure, Cambridgeshire County Council
Jun 1914:30
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Testbeds and trials: How are government funded projects accelerating 5G development?

Gigabit Britain
Dimitra Simeonidou, Professor of High Performance Networks and Chief Technology Officer, Bristol Is Open
Jun 1914:30
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Delivering world-class digital public services

Connected Society
- Exploring Britain's digital strategy
- New partnership models
- The benefits of digital healthcare, education and e-government
- Maintaining the UK's position as a leader in digital government
Mark O'Neill, Chief Digital Officer, Department for Education UK
Jun 1914:50
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Enabling 5G with spectrum sharing

Gigabit Britain
Presentation from Nominet
Jun 1915:10
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5G in the UK: Building next generation mobile

Gigabit Britain
- Is collaboration the key to realising 5G in the UK?
- What will the 5G architecture look like?
- Does government funding go far enough to support the advancement of 5G in the UK?
- Convergence strategies for UK telcos
- Optimising spectrum regulation for the UK’s 5G future
 
Scott Coates, CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Group
Phil Sheppard, Director of Network Strategy, Three
Karl Liriano, Head of Radio Networks, O2 Telefónica U.K.
Jun 1915:10
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UK Digital Strategy: How is the government enabling a Digital Britain?

Digital Britain
- Exploring Government policy and how it incentives digital economic growth and entrepreneurship
- Putting the UK at the centre of the development of the next wave of technologies
 
Jun 1915:10
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Big data and the smart city

Smart Britain
- Finding new ways to collect and analyse data to enhance smart city living
- Capitalising on the opportunities of data sharing
- Using data to empower citizens
 
Andrew Collinge, Smart City Lead, Assistant Director of Intelligence and Analysis, Greater London Authority
Jun 1915:10
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Education as the key to a more digital society

Connected Society
Moderator: John Domingue, Director of KMI, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, The Open University
Jun 1916:15
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Keynote address from Ofcom

Keynotes
Sharon White, Chief Executive Officer, Ofcom
Jun 1916:55
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Connected Britain 2018 – 2025: Reshaping the UK’s connectivity landscape

Keynotes
  •     What needs to change and what should stay the same?
  •     Collaboration – how can the industry work together to deliver next generation networks
  •     Full fibre and 5G – if or when? 
Matthew Hare, Chief Executive, Gigaclear
Dana Tobak, CEO, Hyperoptic
Jun 1917:45
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17:45 Networking drinks reception and inaugural Connected Britain Awards

Keynotes
Join us for the inaugural Connected Britain Awards where will be celebrating broadband and connectivity pioneers from across the UK.

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Jun 2009:10
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Strategies for delivering our 5G future

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  •     Will the UK be ready for 5G launch in 2020?
  •     Exploring trial progress
  •     How is government funding spurring the development of 5G in the UK?
  •     Investment strategies for building 5G networks
  •     Is collaboration essential for delivering the 5G future?
Marc Allera, CEO, EE
Dave Dyson, CEO, Three
Derek McManus, Chief Operating Officer, Telefonica O2
Jun 2011:10
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Interactive roundtable discussions exploring innovative investment models, strategies and technologies that are accelerating the rollout of superfast and ultrafast networks across the UK

Keynotes
Jun 2012:10
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An alternative view: A look at the proposed broadband policies of the UK’s political opposition

Keynotes
  •     Exploring broadband legislations of the UK’s political opposition
  •     Innovative legislation that could drive investment in high-capacity networks
  •     What role should the Government play as an investor in high-capacity broadband networks?
  •     How could the legislative environment better incentivise investment? 
Mark Collins, Co-founder and Director, Strategy & Public Affairs, CityFibre
Jun 2014:15
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Squaring the circle: How can we build more effective ecosystems for broadband rollouts?

Gigabit Britain
- How can broadband providers work more effectively with property developers and housing associations?
- Delivering improved planning regulations
- Civil infrastructure access and development
 
Steven Bage, Strategic Infrastructure Advisor, City of London
Craig Ferrans, Technical Director, The Home Builders Federation
Jun 2014:15
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Security in a digital UK: Exploring threats and remedies

Digital Britain
- Addressing the rise of cybercrime in a digital economy
- Delivering cybersecurity services and solutions
- Adapting to emerging threats
 
Andrzej Kawalec, CTO, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Vodafone Enterprise Security Services
Jun 2014:15
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Delivering the 4th Industrial Revolution

Smart Britain
- What progress has been made so far by Britain’s Industrial Strategy?
- M2M and IoT
- The Industrial IoT as the key to future prosperity
- Unlocking the business potential of the IoT
- Strategies for regulating the IoT
 
Jun 2014:15
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Delivering a Connected Britain for all

Connected Society
- Achieving digital inclusion
- Bridging the divide and achieving community cohesion
- Promoting digital skills from school to retirement
- Addressing the key challenges; access, skills, motivation and trust
Leigh Smyth, Head of Digital Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group
Navroza Ladha, Deputy Director, Digital Skills and Inclusion, D.C.M.S.
Jun 2015:05
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Collaboration or competition: Exploring alternative investment models that can speed up rollouts

Gigabit Britain
- Competition, franchising or network sharing – how can we optimize network investment models?
- Should the government be working to stop overbuild?
- How can we optimise rollout?
 
Jun 2015:05
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Workplace Transformation: Exploring changing working experiences in a digital Britain

Digital Britain
- Understanding the changing digital workplace and its impact on working patterns
- How does workplace transformation enrich employees working experience and personal lives?
- Increasing productivity in the mobile workplace
 
Neil Barnett, Senior Digital Communications Manager, Heathrow Airport Ltd
Jun 2015:05
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Building the infrastructure for intelligent transport systems

Smart Britain
- Delivering improved transport corridor connectivity
- Maximising the use of existing infrastructure
- Who will install, manage and own the networks?
- Public vs Private funding?
- The role of infrastructure sharing 
Jun 2015:05
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Delivering business transformation for SMEs and the charity sector

Connected Society
- Delivering connectivity for SMEs and VSCEs
- Addressing the barriers of digitising businesses
- Reaping the benefits of digitalisation
- Promoting digital skills for staff
Steven Eke, Digital Sector Lead, Colchester Borough Council
David Webb, FSB DCMS Policy Portfolio Chair, Federation of Small Businesses
last published: 01/Feb/18 15:55 GMT
 
     

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