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Requested Thu 07 September 2017
Responded Thu 07 September 2017
Background to FOI request.
I am invited to be the key note speaker at two upcoming events in Smart Cities/IOT. First event is in London and second event in Chicago both in October.
I am the founder and CEO of Amnick Social Enterprise (collection of ex-local authority, and private sector chief executives and directors). We like to champion and celebrate the great work we are doing within local authorities, and we are creating the next generation of public services, working with the Government, Education, public and private sector organisations. Other events we are speaking at now also include; Cyprus in November, Paris in November, Chambers of Commerce in London in November, Prague in Dec, Rome in January.
We are invited to these events as we are developing the next generation of public services in Housing, Health, Education, Transportation, Environment, Adult and Children services etc.
Therefore ahead of these engagements, I would like to do a short peer review of what authorities like yourselves are currently doing in terms of using technology to help drive down costs, and improve public services for the future.
I would be particularly interested in learning about digital solutions (demonstrator projects/accelerator projects etc) and would also be interested in knowing which solutions you have that can be scalable and shared with other authorities and cities.
And also, if you would like us to champion any good work that you are doing at a national level or international level at these events, I would be happy to incorporate your examples/and good work into my key note presentations in the UK/abroad.
Daily Telegraph Smart Cities Event 10th October ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/britains-smart-cities/speakers-2017/#john-david)
Chicago -Smart Cities 17th October ( https://tmt.knect365.com/smart-cities/speakers/john-david)
If you could please tailor your response to the following specific questions would be really appreciated.
Is your organisation developing/creating Tech solutions (e.g. Demonstrator projects/Accelerator projects)? To support future service delivery.
What is the value of this work?
What solutions are you working on?
When will these be complete?
Will these solutions be scalable to help other authorities and cities?
Are you developing this yourself or getting funded, if so who is doing the funding?
Have you started the journey?
What are your current successes?
What technologies are working best for you?
With reference to Innovator/Demonstrator/Accelerator projects or Digital Transformation, is there anything you are struggling with (resources, knowledge, expertise etc)?
Is there any specific piece of work you would like me to champion or use as an example of great practice or development done by your organisation at these events? If so please provide a summary.
As a thank you I will be happy to share the results of this research completely free of charge if it helps your organisation. Please let me know.
Q1. We are not developing any Demonstrator/Accelerator projects in these areas. Q2. We have just started. Q3. No. Q4. Not Applicable.
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