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UrbanTech Summit

06 November @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Custard Factory in Birmingham

The West Midlands Combined Authority are holding a first UrbanTech Summit – a day of events, looking at the potential of new technology to transform their local government services. So much of what the region delivers to citizens could be improved with smarter use of data, better digital technologies and new business models.

“Digital is vital to the continued success of the West Midlands economy because it is the golden thread across all the industries which will provide jobs in the twenty-first century.” – Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands.

“We are very excited to help Andy Street and the West Midlands Combined Authority explore how technology can improve local services. In cities across the world, innovators are transforming everything from traffic management to housing. The West Midlands has a great opportunity to become a country-wide test bed for UrbanTech, new technologies that improve people’s lives.” – Daniel Korski, CEO of Public

The Summit’s speakers will include:

  • Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
  • Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Local Government
  • Daniel Korski, CEO of Public
  • Theo Blackwell, CDO for London (DL Advisory Board)

We would encourage DLWM members in particular to attend.

 

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