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IBM Smarter Infrastructure Summit

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IBM Forum London
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Time Description
09:00 - 10:00 Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome to the IBM Summit and achievements over the past 12 months
Caroline Taylor, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, IBM UK and Ireland
10:10 - 10:20 The 2 dimensions of Sustainability. Why IBM are focused on Infrastructure, Smart Cities & Industry Innovation Partners
Stephen Leonard, Chief Executive Officer, IBM UK and Ireland
10:20 - 10:30 Project Start / Business in the Community
Joey Tabone, Director of Start
10:30 - 11:20 Debate 1: Funding and Technology

CHAIR: Paula Hirst, Urban Development and Regeneration Director, Mazars
● David Green, CEO, Ecolsland
● Huw Thomas, Foster and Partners
● Jan Gower, Vice President, Public Sector, Health and Life Sciences

● How, in the middle of a recession, do we find the investment necessary to fund a sustainable infrastructure?
● How can technology enable investment and create more sustainable infrastructure solutions?
11:20 - 11:50 Coffee
11:50 - 12:00 Key themes from primary research by YouGov
Gavin Ellison, YouGov Primary Research
12:00 - 12:50 Debate 2: Planning / Skills

CHAIR: Alexandra Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Cities
● Tim Broyd, Halcrow
● Stephen Joseph, Campaign for Better Transport
● James Hulme, Prince's Foundation

● How can we plan for a sustainable infrastructure?
● How do we address the skills shortages?
12:50 - 13:00 Setting up the workshops - Addressing the CTR Infrastructure Issue
4 City Leaders
13:00 - 14:00 Interactive Networking Lunch
Including coffee/tea in the rooms
GLASGOW : Regeneration and Economic Development
Glasgow will focus on employment to generate economic growth for the city. With a focus on poverty and social vulnerability issues and the increasing demand on public services in the context of reducing resources.
BURNLEY : Creating a Connected City
The aim of the connected is to provide businesses and education services, including universities, with access to super-fast broadband service, enabling it to drive growth and transform the way its services are provided and accessed.
LEEDS : Delivering the Vision for 2030
Unlocking value and driving economic growth to achieve the ambition of being the UK's Best City by 2030
NEW COMMUNITY NORTH OF FAREHAM : Building a Sustainable Community
Fareham Borough Council is working with organisations, including Hampshire County Council, to plan for a new community to the north of Fareham. It is aiming to maximise self-containment within the new settlement to meet its future residents needs for transport and other facilities, and encouraging alternatives for travelling by car.
16:20 - 16:45 Coffee / Return to Plenary
16:45 - 17:05 Summary of Workshops and Next Steps
Caroline Taylor, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, IBM UK and Ireland with the Five City Leaders
17:05 - 17:15 Closing Comments
Caroline Taylor, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, IBM UK and Ireland
17:15 onwards CLOSE - drinks & canapes for all