Milton Keynes was showcased with Greenwich and Cardiff at this global event at London’s Excel conference centre.
Alan Fletcher introduced the conference audience to the MK:Smart story and the need for technical and cultural connectivity in a city environment. Alan focused on the need to connect not just things but people and places. At. The centre of the presentation was the MK Data Hub and the story of how delivery of innovation in data environment can shape the way a city grows. The connectivity of things, people and places with the exploration of data driven services in MK was highlighted as a unique feature of the MK future city landscape that can be replicated to deliver innovation in cities across the world.
The synergies with Greenwich and Cardiff were explored in the session, recognizing that there are common issues in smart city thinking with local context. Both Greenwich and MK are on the verge of deploying autonomous vehicles to help address aspects of mobility, yet both have individual needs and user profiles and both are developing independent solutions to address their needs.