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?
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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