On Tuesday 29 April The Open University celebrated the 45th anniversary of its charter being signed. OU led, smart city project, MK:Smart took this opportunity to showcase its work to the Vice Chancellor, Martin Bean, as well as OU staff.
Jane Whild, Chief Administration Officer for MK:Smart, commented that there had been a warm reception to the project from both OU staff and Martin Bean. The MK:Smart stand included a video, commissioned for the occasion, in which Project Director, Enrico Motta, explains the smart city solutions proposed by MK:Smart.
MK:Smart was also showcased at a VIP lunch in the Berrill Presentation Room. Enrico and OU Pro Vice Chancellor, Tim Blackman were joined by project partners Alan Ward (BT), David Barrett (University of Bedfordshire), and Geoff Snelson (MK Council), to discuss the project’s work with local dignitaries, as well as Martin Bean and the OU Pro-Chancellor, Lord Haskins.