Public Safety in Smart Cities Conference

Smarter Cities, Safer Spaces is a multi-agency conference for wider public agencies. This event, hosted by Digital Safety CIC provides a unique opportunity for you to meet, engage with and knowledge share with experts, industry, and policymakers in the field to explore emerging trends, challenges, and solutions relating to safety, secure environments, and the resilience of our smart cities.

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Core Themes

People
Day 1 – 21st Oct

• Crime reduction and fear of crime
• Safeguarding
• Liveability and well-being
• Businesses and Employment
• Connectivity

Places
Day 2 – 22nd Oct

• Environment and carbon free safety
• Highways and transport
• Online safety
• Planning and construction
• Transport

Principles
Day 3 – 23rd Oct

• Legal challenges
• Data and information sharing
• Records management
• Technical principles
• Ethics
• Governance and oversight
• Finance

Venue

Smart Cities, Safer Spaces is a multi-agency conference for wider public authorities. This event provides a unique opportunity to bring together key stakeholders, experts, industry, and policymakers in the field to explore emerging trends, challenges, and solutions relating to safety, secure environments, and the resilience of our smart cities and their residents. Three days of activities will address a range of topics and provide a number of delegate benefits.

Overview

  • Public Safety: Building a Secure, Safe, and Liveable Environment in Smart Cities of Today and Tomorrow.
  • New Policy: Addressing the Multidimensional Nature of a New Security Paradigm for Smart Cities.
  • Smart Security Technology: Quantifying the Benefits, Drawbacks, and Opportunities of New Security Technology Designs in Smart Cities.

Benefits

  • Knowledge Exchange: Delegates will gain insights into the latest advancements in smart city security and related technologies, best practices, and case studies relating to public safety in smart cities.
  • Professional Development: Opportunities to access industry-specific training across the 3 days, including workshops, CPD training, and breakout sessions on OSINT, the Community Spaces Safer Framework, and the IoT (Internet of Things).
  • Building Strategic Partnerships: Strategic partnerships are to be forged with leading companies, research institutions, and government agencies working in the field of smart city security.
  • Community wellbeing: Opportunities will be provided to empower residents to contribute ideas, voice concerns, and participate in shaping the future of your city’s security initiatives.
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies: The conference will facilitate discussions on identifying potential risks and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies tailored to the city and beyond.

Who Should Attend?

The conference has been designed and developed for public authorities, planners, commercial contractors, and law enforcement professionals who are keen to understand the utilisation of the data and technology of smart cities. Organisations working towards the mutual, positive reinforcement of public safety and considering the flow of data and information sharing.

Digital Safety CIC is focused on how we design social inclusion and liveability into planning, making residents feel safe in a smart city.

The agenda and training programme will serve to promote active discussions and debate, forge new relationships and allow delegates to leave the event better informed and prepared for new opportunities and challenges.