BSI Smart Cities Interoperability


09:30-10:00 Coffee and registration 

10:00-10:15 Opening introduction 

10:15-10:35 What are the needs for interoperability standards within cities?

Eric Woods, Navigant Consulting

10:35-10:55 A suggested framework – Are there existing Standards/frameworks that we can usefully use to support smart cities?

John Stenlake, CTO, Living PlanIT

10:55-11:15 Morning tea & coffee break

11:15-12:30 Split into 3 groups looking at what are the priorities for standardisation, what frameworks already exist that can be used, what are the areas as well as technology solutions that need standardisation?

12:30-13:15 Lunch 

13:15-13:40 How do you implement interoperability successfully?

Dr Rick Robinson Executive Architect, Smarter Cities, Chief Technology Officer Team, IBM 

13:40-14:55 3 groups again looking at the different areas that need to be addressed for true interoperability

14:55-15:15 Afternoon coffee break

15:15-15:45 What does success look like?

David Green  Founder / CEO - Ecoisland Partnership CIC Sustainability Executive of the Year 2012- confirmed

15:45-16:15 Summary and close 

Definitions – what we mean by…

  • Smart City - A city can be defined as ‘smart’ when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement.  (Definition taken from Wikipedia)
  • Internet of Things – the internet of things is a network of physical objects that are seamlessly integrated into the information network – allowing 2 way communications.
  • Interoperability – Interoperability is the ability for diverse and various systems and/or organisations to seamlessly work together 

Questions for the day

  • Where is interoperability needed in a smart city?
  • Where are standards needed across the stack of smart city services?
  • Can we learn from standardisation around Internet of things?
  • What defines the success of interoperability?
  • Cities will be key to determining this – as city operators any interoperability standards must be designed to be able to allow improved efficiency when operating a large metropolitan 
  • How can interoperability standards be created so that they benefit the whole value chain?
  • What would a smart city standard look like – are there existing protocols that could be used to deliver interoperability?

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