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An exploration of the Thames Valley Smart Cities Project, including speakers from Reading Borough Council, Stantec, and Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (TVLEP).
The Smart City Cluster project is a £2.1m Internet of Things project, funded through a Local Growth Fund capital grant from TVLEP. It is a collaboration between the six Berkshire authorities led by Reading Borough Council and Stantec. It demonstrates how collaboration and technology solutions can meet real-world challenges in delivering public sector services across Berkshire. For more information see www.thamesvalleyberkshire.co.uk/tvbsmartcity
This event is part of The President’s Visit to Thames Valley, South East England.
Head of Infrastructure – Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
Bill Hicks is Head of Infrastructure at the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP which includes overseeing the LEP’s investment in the Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster where he sits on the Steering Group. Prior to the LEP in 2014, Bill was a senior international marketing executive with extensive commercial experience within the Media, Entertainment & FMCG sectors.
Service Lead – Customer Engagement and Transformation West Berkshire District Council
Gabrielle is the service lead for customer engagement and transformation at West Berkshire Council, a new role for the council where she oversees Communications, Digital, Performance, Consultation and Transformation teams as well as Customer Services and Contact Centre. In this role, Gabrielle is driving forward the authority’s ambitious objectives with respect to digital and transformation. Gabrielle represents the Council on the Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster Steering Group and has overseen the Council’s engagement in the project.
Director, Future Mobility and Smart Cities, Stantec
Rob is a Director at Stantec with over 27 years of consultancy experience in transport planning and intelligent transport systems working with both the public and private sectors. More recently Rob has focused his efforts on developing Internet of Things and Smart City based project opportunities and leads the Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster project, working with Reading Borough Council as the lead authority. Rob has a key interest in sustainability and reducing carbon, an area which the project has been able to tackle.
CEO & Co-Founder measurable.energy
Dan is an environmental sustainability technologist and Life Cycle Analysis specialist with over 10 years’ experience developing novel technologies and methods and applying research expertise to progress and enable tangible, positive environmental sustainability strategies. He is passionate about technology and its application to meaningful issues, particularly environmental sustainability, inequalities and social issues. Dan was one of the recipients of the Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster funding which he used to successfully pilot his measurable.energy (m.e) Platform technology which directly eliminates wasted energy and GHG emissions from commercial buildings.
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