MK:Smart partners with Geniusin Ltd to trial new customer service tool: getWaiter!

MK:Smart partners with Geniusin Ltd to trial new customer service tool: getWaiter!

Pioneers of the first customer counting and tracking tools to hit the UK retail sector, Geniusin Ltd, partner with MK:Smart to give MK restaurants a chance to join the Smart City arena.  Created by Geniusin Ltd, getWaiter is a smartphone app designed to solve three, real world problems. First, to take the stress out of getting a waiter’s attention in a busy restaurant; second, to help potentially stretched waiters spot customers in need of their attention; and third, to arm managers with real-time customer tracking data that can be used to their competitive advantage.   To use the app, diners need simply to scan the barcode on a participating restaurant’s table, select from three options—get waiter, more drinks and request bill—and enjoy an improved customer service. getWaiter users also have the option to give feedback on their experience, helping the outlet to improve for future diners. In addition to improving the dining experience, getWaiter is a powerful...


Milton Keynes hailed in House of Commons as a leader in Smart City technology

Milton Keynes hailed in House of Commons as a leader in Smart City technology

At the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities earlier this month, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP hailed Milton Keynes as an internationally recognised leader in smart city technology.   “As recently as 20 years ago, the term smart cities would not have registered with most people,...

Smart Cities UK 2017 Awards

Smart Cities UK 2017 Awards

Triple win for MK:Smart the Smart Cities UK Awards 2017 The Smart Cities UK Awards recognise the very best examples of smart city transformation across the UK so MK:Smart was especially proud to have won in two categories, with the CAPE project, an initiative closely associated with MK:Smart, also...

LoRa network now available in Milton Keynes

LoRa network now available in Milton Keynes

A wireless sensor network that specifically meets the needs of Internet of Things solutions is now available in Milton Keynes.   Over 30 businesses gathered at the University Campus Milton Keynes last week for the launch of the city’s own LoRa network—a wireless sensor network...


Professor Stephen Potter gives his vision for urban mobility

The Open University’s expert on transport strategy leads discussion on connected vehicles and intelligent infrastructure at a prestigious conference on smart cars and urban mobility.   Last month saw Milton Keynes host the very first trial of a driverless car in the UK. This milestone...

Major delegation from China visits Milton Keynes

Senior figures from the worlds of planning and business in China visited Milton Keynes on Friday (4 November) as part of a UK mission to potentially kick-start a major international smart city partnership between leading Chinese and UK cities.   Milton Keynes Council, the city-based...