Local Digital Futures: The Internet of Things & Local Public Services

15 May 2015, 12:11 pm

Taking place 8th June in London

Internet of ThingsAnything with a smart chip in it can be connected to head office via the internet – enabling sensors to send data back to HQ or machines to receive instructions remotely. Devices can include traffic sensors, smart building controls, heart monitors, lampposts and, yes, fridges in politicians’ kitchens.

The sheer scale, availability and rapidly falling cost of this technology offers new innovation opportunities to public service providers. Local Digital Futures: The Internet of Things & Local Public Services is the next in the Local Digital Campaign’s series of events focusing on ‘near-future’ technologies that have real potential to transform local service delivery.

Join us on the 8th June in London to hear thought leadership and case study sessions looking at the evolution of IoT in areas such as tele-health and social care, transport, planning, intelligent buildings and smart lampposts.

Speakers include:

  • Jonny Voon, Lead Technologist, IoT, Innovate UK
  • Debbie Johnson, Head of ICT Business Development, Kent County Council
  • Jos Creese, President, BCS and former CIO, Hampshire County Council
  • Sarah Gonsalves, Head of Performance and Information, Milton Keynes
  • Helen Bedford Olsen, Head of Communications, Local Digital
  • Tom Saunders, IoT Policy Analyst, nesta

We will also be unveiling the results of our research ‘What does the Internet of Things mean to your council?’ To add your thoughts fill in our quick survey click here:
and pre-book your free ticket now to ensure your place on 8th June at these sell-out events!

This event is designed specifically for senior public and civil servants who need to keep track of the impact evolving technologies will have on their organisations and the citizens they serve, including: directors and heads of services, CIOs, CDOs, heads of transformation and customer services, ICT and digital specialists, assistant directors and service managers.

PLEASE NOTE: this event is for public and select voluntary and 3rd sector employees only

Pictured: Front cover report: Internet of things: making the most of the second digital revolution (Open Government Licence v3.0).