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Intelligent Cities Conference Hosted by one of UK’s Super Connected Cities

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Intelligent Cities Conference Hosted by one of UK’s Super Connected Cities

A national Intelligent Cities conference hosted by Leeds and Partners with support from Leeds City Council will address the requirements that cities in the UK are facing to become smarter with the support of broadband and open data services.

The Intelligent Cities conference will take place on 19 June and includes presentations from IBM, EE, Arup, Cambium Networks, aql, Leeds Data Thing, Cisco, Medtech University of Leeds and Synchronoss Technologies. Rohit Talwar, a global futurist profiled by the Independent Newspaper as one of the top ten global future thinkers on how technology is transforming business and society, will also speak at the conference as will Paul Hadley who is the Deputy Director Information Economy Industrial Strategy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Leeds was chosen by the government last year, to become one of 12 super connected cities by 2015, enabling homes and businesses to access ultra-fast broadband and full wireless coverage across its city centre.

Director of NG Events and organiser of Intelligent Cities 2013, Marit Hendriks said, “The conference agenda includes discussions about the important changes and technological innovations which are being rolled out. From addressing the new innovations in technology in healthcare to creating an information society within a smart city, the agenda is designed to inform businesses on how this transformation to an intelligent city will benefit them.”

The event is at The Rose Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University and alongside the keynote address; the agenda includes 4G in the UK, health innovation, the smart city and the information society.

“The Intelligent Cities conference will enable us to provide a platform for a more dynamic creative sector and encourage inward investment which can accelerate the digital transformation occurring within the city,” said Lurene Joseph, Chief Executive of Leeds and Partners.

“The availability of ultra-fast connectivity within the city is a major attraction as we demonstrate that we are digitally enabled for businesses and the conference will allow engagement with the stakeholders delivering information and services to support future economic growth within the region across key sectors such as health innovation, financial and professional services and the wider economy.”

The Intelligent Cities conference is a business event and costs £50 plus VAT to attend. Delegates who wish to register for this event can do so here:


The Intelligent Cities conference is one of three events NG Events is organising across the UK this year including Digital Scotland 2013 on 22 May and the two day NextGen13 conference in London on 14 and 15 October.

About NG Events Ltd:
NG Events Ltd, through its events, is the UK’s premier platform for knowledge transfer about digital access network investment, developments and management. The 2013 programme includes three national level events across the UK including NextGen 13 – the flagship two-day conference on 14 and 15 October in London. This is the sixth year for the NextGen programme and delegate numbers are expected to continue to rise year on year as the UK market grows.

Alongside the Intelligent Cities Conference, NG Events is organising two other national conferences across the UK this year including Digital Scotland 2013 on 22 May and the two-day NextGen13 conference in London on 14 and 15 October.

The Digital Challenge Awards showcase the best in next generation digital access infrastructure innovation. Designed to give companies the opportunity to highlight achievements in developing and deploying better broadband, the awards have proved popular since their launch in 2011. Entries are open to all and the open nomination round closes on 30 April.

NG Events Ltd is directed by Marit Hendriks and Andrew Macdonald and is technology, supplier and service neutral. For more details, sponsors and supporters, see www.nextgenevents.co.uk

Link to 2013 events including Digital Scotland 2013, Intelligent Cities Conference and NextGen 13 London

Link to Registration site for Intelligent Cities Conference 2013

Link to NextGen Challenge Awards

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