23 April 2012, Hauser Forum
ideaSpace and CISCO Systems are delighted to welcome you to a free workshop “Connected Growth” on the 23rd April 2012 at 10h00 -13h00. The event is being held at the Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT, UK.
Digital Growth and connectivity are key elements of growth within the UK. Currently, Councils and Local Economic Partnerships across the UK are all working on developing Public Sector Networks and drawing down on Next Generation Networks funds. Broadband UK and matching private sector investments are justified based upon wider economic benefits and public sector efficiencies. Questions remain as to how these programmes and their frameworks will deliver growth to the East of England.
On the 23rd April, come and discover how funding programmes and frameworks are aiming to align public and private investment around digital connected growth. Importantly, is there sufficient scope with the framework and programmes for SMEs to not solely consume, but also deliver digital services? Are all frameworks open to SME partners? The workshop will allow discussion on how the rural, PSN, urban funds and SME grant frameworks will function and interact. As part of the programme SMEs can learn more about the RAPTOR project which aims to build a digital ecosystem of SMEs developing real-time smart urban applications on a secure brokerage platform creating new value chains from government, industry and SMEs to citizens – including a small grants programme and the Cisco Big Innovation Prize.
The agenda is attached. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hauser Forum. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact either ideaSpace or our CISCO partners. To register for this free event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|09h30||Coffee & Registration||30 min|
|Session 1: Connected Growth|
Welcome and introduction
Belinda Clarke, Director, Innovation Ecosystems, ideaSpace
Digital Growth Strategies
Alex Plant, Strategy Director, Greater Cambridge-Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership
Connectivity in the 21st Century
Peter Ford, Internet Business Solution Group, CISCO
Private Sector Connectivity BDUK, Urban Ultrafast, Mobile & 4G, Smart Meters and Grids.
Dominic Elliot, CISCO Chief Technology Officer, Service Provider
|Session 2: Parallel Sessions|
|Options||Connected Public Services||SME Digital Growth|| |
Chris Blenkhorn, PSN Architect
Digital Value Chain: What does a new infrastructure mean to communities?
John Stenlake, CTO Living PlanIT
Next Generation Services
John Johnson, Systems Engineer PSN
“Show Me The Money” – Grants for SMEs
Peter Gits, Innovation Solutions CISCO
Who’s Your Partner?
Service Provider, TBC
George Pettit, Head of ICT, Cambridge and District CAB
|12h35||Digital Value Chains & SME Opportunities for Support: BIG, iPrize, Innovation, Community Cloud Kevin Lasitz, VP Infusion||20 min|
|12h55||Q & A chaired by Leo Poll (Phillips Innovation), on behalf of Cambridge Wireless||25 min|
|13h20 CLOSE & LUNCH|