Connected Britain 2021

    Venue: Business Design Centre, London
    Cost: £1195.00

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Starts 21 Sep 09:00

Ends 22 Sep 17:30

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Connected Britain returns to London!

On the 21st and 22nd September 2021, Connected Britain will arrive at London’s Business Design Centre.

Over the past 7 years, #ConnectedBritain has solidified itself as the UK’s number 1 event to understand the technology, regulation and investment environment for the rollout of next generation broadband, as well as to meet with all the leaders in the space.

2021 will see further evolution of the content to explore in more depth how next generation broadband technologies, especially fibre and 5G, are enabling an economic revolution in the UK.

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Agenda Highlights

September 21 at 11:10 - Delivering a Smart Britain: from cities to rural communities

  • How fibre and 5G can support the development of smarter places in the UK
  • What new use cases are being enabled by enhanced connectivity?
  • UK pioneers and success stories

Moderator: Iqbal Bedi, Director & Founder, Intelligens Consulting

Ben Roome, CEO, Shared Rural Network

Jessica Ellis, Head of Programme, 5G Testbeds, Department for Digital,Culture, Media & Sport

Andy Nash, Commercial Development Director, CityFibre

September 21 at 11:10 - Smart factories: Delivering next generation manufacturing in the UK

  • How will next generation communications technologies revolutionise UK manufacturing?
    The role of fibre and 5G

Moderator: Peter Curnow-Ford, Managing Partner, Viatec Associates

Steve Foxley, Chief Executive Officer,University Of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre - Project Partner on 5G Factory of the Future

Lee Hargadon, Head of Enterprise & Public Sector, UK & Ireland, Nokia

Riccardo Weber, Project Manager - Manufacturing, West Midlands 5G

September 21 at 14:20 - How are emerging technologies enabling faster broadband rollout?

  • Project Rollout Ensuring your workforce have the best tools

Moderator: Vito Morawetz, Vice President, Cartesian

Hector Gibson Fleming, Managing Director, Wessex Internet - Project Partner on 5G RuralDorset

Maarten Egmond, Chief Technology Officer, Genexis FTTH

Matt Harrison, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer (CSIO), Flomatik Network Services Ltd

Dave Axam, Chief Operating Officer, Lightspeed Broadband Ltd

Jimmy Acton, CTO, The 4th Utility

September 21 at 14:20 - Building smart places: developing a future-proof digital agenda for the UK's towns and cities

  • What are the key challenges for a local authority (e.g. housing, social care, healthcare) and how can technology help to address these challenges?
  • A board level look at why digital infrastructure is important for cities
  • How has COVID-19 re-shaped the priorities of local authorities?

Moderator: Paul Wilson, Chief Business Officer, Connected Places Catapult

Patrick Melia, Chief Executive, Sunderland City Council - Project Partner on 5G CAL

Matthew Bateman, Director, Infrastructure Development, Openreach

Steve Evans, UK Head Of Emerging Technologies, CGI

Tom Riordan, Chief Executive Officer, Leeds City Council

Richard Watts, Country Manager UK, VX FIBER

September 21 at 14:20 - 5G and Industry 4.0, Connected Manufacturing

  • How can the UK stay a leader in the Industry 4.0 and the IoT?
  • Enabling a more sustainable manufacturing industry

Moderator: Elson Sutanto, Principal Analyst, Juniper Research

Clive Hickman, Chief Executive Officer, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Eman Martin-Virgnete, Director External Affairs Government And Political Relations, Robert Bosch GmbH (UK5G Advisory Board Member)

Riccardo Weber, Project Manager - Manufacturing, West Midlands 5G

Ste Ashton, Broadband, 5G and Connectivity Manager, Worcestershire CC - nexGworx (Worcestershire 5G)

September 21 at 15:10 - Manufacturing: Case study panel, Connected Manufacturing

  • Hear from a leading UK trial or testbed showcasing how digital infrastructure is delivering real-world benefits for manufacturing

Moderator: Andy Tiller, EVP, TM Forum

Chris Allen, Product Manager, Vodafone Business - 5GEM Project Partner

Paul Hadley, Programme Manager, Ford Motor Company - 5GEM Project Partner

September 22 at 11:10 - Revolutionising healthcare with next generation connectivity - Connected Health

  • How will next generation communications technologies revolutionise UK healthcare?

Moderator: John Vesey, Business Manager, Health, Satellite Applications Catapult

Rob McNally, Head of City ICT Strategy and Solutions, Leeds City Digital Partnerships Team

Sultan Mahmud, Director of Healthcare, BT Enterprise

Ramesh Arasaradnam OBE, Professor of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust

Adrian Smith, Health & Social Care Lead, West Midlands 5G

Somesh Chandra, Chief Health Officer - European Markets,AXA