Smart Cities: Small but smart
  • Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

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This BCS talk, given by Theo Tryfonas from the University of Bristol will describe the broad set of principles under which a number of organisations are working together in ‘smartening up’ the city of Bristol. 

These principles have influenced the 'Bristol Approach’ to citizen sensing as well as the city’s digital strategy over the years. Theo will refer to examples of projects that have been enabled by these and have had impact on the city in turn, as well as to research underway and the potential for world-wide collaborations.

This event is open to all and everyone is welcome to attend.

About the speaker

Theo Tryfonas is an academic with the University of Bristol. He is a computer scientist and systems engineer working in the fields of Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity. He is interested in secure, energy-efficient and resilient urban applications of IoT, data driven models of civic innovation, privacy and technology policy. He teaches one of the first courses on smart cities in the UK and is currently involved with nationally and European funded research on connected autonomous vehicles (FLOURISH, £5.5m InnovateUK) and digital innovation in the space of urban energy and transport systems (REPLICATE, €25m EU).

About BCS South West

The South West branch of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT is one of the largest geographical branches covering all of Devon and Cornwall, specifically the postal codes EX, PL, TQ, TR. The Branch has about 1,000 members. 

BCS South West events are open to everyone, eligible for CPD and (unless otherwise indicated) free of charge. The pre-booking system is only used to allow rooms and catering to be arranged. Please note that most presentations are video recorded and we aim to make videos available via our YouTube channel shortly after each event.

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