Video & audio recordings

I gave a talk titled “Data, kebabs and town planning” at the Open Data Institute’s “Scaling Smart, Open Cities” event on 20th April. The talk explored the challenges I try to address in my work, and a series of example projects. I also describe the non-commercial collaboration that I chair in Birmingham, the “Smart City Alliance“, and its role in providing support to good “bottom-up” innovation ideas. The presentation that accompanied my talk can be downloaded here.

My talk “Metal, tarmac and data: how to build Smart Cities as if people mattered” at Cybersalon’s “Unsmart Cities” event in February gives a good idea of how I put into practise the ideas I write about on this blog, in my work for Amey and IBM; and personally in Birmingham where I live. The whole 2 hour event was filmed, including a fascinating and rather heated panel discussion with the audience.

My TEDxBrum 2014 talk “From concrete to telepathy: how to build Smart Cities as if people mattered” is available on Youtube.

I was interviewed extensively for The Drum’s excellent “Smart Cities” documentary in their “Day Before Tomorrow” series.

I’m featured in IBM UK’s 2014 video, “People for Smarter Cities“.

My TEDxWarwick 2013 talk “Smarter Stories for Better Cities” is available on the TEDxWarwick video page and on Youtube.

I was interviewed by the New Statesman magazine as part of their roundtable discussion of Smarter Cities with David Willetts, MP and Minister for Science and Universities. A full report of the roundtable is also available.

I gave a keynote talk on Smarter Cities and some exciting initiatives in Birmingham during the British Science Festival at the “Birmingham: the Smarter, Greener Science City” event.

I presented a webinar with Professor Keith Osman of Birmingham City University on “Smart cities: How can you benefit from data, collaboration and emerging business models?” for 2 Degrees Network in April 2014.

My presentation on Smarter Cities to the Urban Design Group in 2013 is available to watch on their “Urban Nous” channel.

I was interviewed on the future of cities by the Level 39 Technology Incubator in September 2013.

My September 6th keynote “Smarter Cities: People, Place and Information” for the OpenStreetMap “State of the Map” conference is available here, and begins 2:17:40 into the video of the first day’s proceedings.

My April 17th presentation to the Urban Design Group, “Global cities; local growth; and the ghost in the machine” is available as a video on the Urban Nous website.

My presentation “Better Stories for Smarter Cities” was filmed at the Intelligence Squared Smarter Cities debate in March 2013.

My presentation on “Digital Urbanism” to the Academy of Urbanism on 6th February 2013  is available as video.

My lightning talk on Smarter Cities from the 2012 SOCITM conference can be viewed online at the UK Authority site.

I was briefly interviewed by Nick Booth of PodNosh during the New Optimists dinner discussion of semantic web technologies and their application to future food supply in Birmingham.

I participated in the panel discussion “Future Internet Innovation and Use Cases” at the 3rd European Summit on Future Internet at the University of Aalto, Espoo, Finland in May.

The audio from my March 2012 presentation to the “Digital London” conference of IBM’s vision for Smarter Cities along with several case studies was recorded and is available here; and the presentation foils can be downloaded here.

My October 2011 presentation on IBM’s Smarter Cities strategy at the Institution of Engineering and Technology is available on IET TV.

My 2007 presentation on Web 2.0, social media and mashups at the Institution of Engineering and Technology is available on IET TV.

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