Smart Classes is pleased to confirm that Adam Jennison will be delivering the closing keynote – entitled “What’s Smart Today will be the Norm Tomorrow” – at WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018 (Leeds, Wednesday November 28th). Adam is Business Relationship Manager at Hull City Council and an ICT lead for Hull’s LoRaWAN/smart bin project, with Street Scene service one of his major areas of focus. “We’ve started a digital journey that consumer pressure will force us to complete, regardless”, observes Adam. “People’s expectations, once realised, will increasingly demand quicker, more intelligent, data driven reactions to events. From bin collections through to looking after our citizens – a smart approach that puts people’s needs central is the way forward”.
As it joins the ranks of authorities developing smart city ambitions, Hull City Council is placing a strong initial focus on its infrastructure, the networks and digital capabilities to get the best from the internet of things (IoT) and other technologies and is better placed than many cities to press ahead. Adam’s keynote will ask whether ‘smart’ is just a buzzword and, with an emphasis on smarter waste management, will outline Hull’s experiences around Smart bins; Big data; Open data, the knowledge economy and a community based approach; Sensors; LoRaWAN; Smart City Platforms; Digital partners; and “The art of the possible”, including a dive into ‘Street Scene’!
Adam completes our keynote line-up for this year’s WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class and joins SEPA’s Iain Brockie – whose opening keynote will explore the “Life SMART Waste Project” and “Innovative Ways to Understand, Tackle and Reduce Waste Crime” – and SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK’s Arthur Goujon, who (as Head of Digital) will share their “Fast-track” transformative journey over the last 18 months towards becoming a truly digital waste player. Delegates will also benefit from innovator thought leader presentations by Yotta, OpenDataSoft, Dsposal, Imactivate and the Open Data Institute Leeds (visit event website to learn more about the range of topics to be addressed); deeper-dive roundtable sessions with the speakers and senior stakeholders to help hone smart waste strategies and further strengthen understanding of how deploying the latest digital technologies, data driven insights and best practices can help increase the efficiency of waste collection, separation and disposal, and facilitate the transition of the UK waste market to a circular economy; and further networking with peers and pioneers over breakfast, drinks and hot buffet lunch, all at no charge!
Qualifying attendees include leads, influencers and strategic decision makers from city, metropolitan, borough, district and county councils, combined authorities and their waste management & recycling partners; waste collection authorities (WCAs), waste disposal authorities (WDAs) and private waste contractors/operators; retailers, health services, building and estate services, transport operations and major industry generators of waste; utilities and renewable energy providers; reuse and waste prevention organisations; central government departments and environmental agencies.
Those with relevant credentials can apply for one of the last free delegate places by completing the registration form at the bottom of the event page. Registration closes on Tuesday November 27th.