Newcastle Helix to be showcased at UK Smart Cities Conference

Later today (7 February) Newcastle Helix will join more than 300 decision makers to examine and discuss key topics impacting smart city development.

Now in its fourth year, the UK Smart Cities conference looks at importance of sustainable investment and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to shape economic and social acceleration within UK cities.

Newcastle Helix will not only be exhibiting but will form a key part of the conference agenda. Tom Warburton, Director of Place at Newcastle City Council will talk to the audience about Newcastle Helix and its vision to improve sustainability and promote better living. He will also focus on Newcastle’s credentials as a smart city. He will be joined by Steve Caughey, Director of the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), who discuss the commercialisation of data and how they are helping up-skill employees at businesses, organisations and institutes to help them better understand and capitalise on the volume of data they are collecting about customers, clients and processes.

Tom Warburton, Director of Place at Newcastle City Council said: “This is the ideal platform to showcase the city’s expertise. Newcastle has bold plans to become a leading smart city and we are getting there fast.

“There is a relationship between data and connectivity and the power it has in helping businesses boost their growth ambitions. Data can not only be used as a tool to foster innovation, it can give businesses the scale and scope to compete on a global stage. I am delighted to be part of the conference programme and talk about Newcastle Helix and its role in helping us create a smart and sustainable city.”

The Smart Cities Event will be held at the Marriott, Regent’s Park, London.

If you are attending pop along to stand 9 to find out more about Newcastle Helix.

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