ULI UK Tech Conference: Digital Cities and Urban Technology

Organiser: Urban Land Institute
Location: Greater London Authority – London's Living Room, The Queen’s Walk, More London, London, SE1 2AA

Digitisation of cities and urban technology is enabling highly dynamic environments that offer far reaching opportunities to transform many aspects of our urban environment and society. How are cities, technology and real estate sectors adopting strategies that support digital innovation and what lessons can be learned from their transformational approaches to unlock benefits for investment, society and the wider urban environment?

Programme: The conference will bring together professionals from across the city, technology, innovation and urban realm (planning, design, development, management) and investment fields.

8:30am  Registration

9:00am  Welcome address – ULI and Tech Forum Introduction, Adam Burstow, Group Digital & IT Director, Grosvenor and Co-Chair, ULI Tech Forum

Keynote: How are cities adopting to the digital era and what implications are these having on investment, innovation, society and our urban environment? Dr Rick Robinson, digital property and cities leader, Arup

9:30am  The Smart London Plan – the digital strategy for the Greater London, Theo Blackwell, chief digital officer, Greater London Authority

9:45am  Digital Transitioning and Leadership: How are cities and real estate organisations harnessing the benefits of the ‘digital’ age and what influences is this having on how we plan, govern, build and invest in our cities?

  • Theo Blackwell, chief digital officer, Greater London Authority
  • Margot Orr Jones, cities director, Jacobs
  • Ger Baron, chief technology officer, City of Amsterdam (invited)
  • Dylan Roberts, senior responsible officer, Leeds City Council
  • Dr David Dunn, chief executive, Sunderland Software City

Audience Q&A

10:45am  Coffee Break

11:00am  Lightning Round presentations by SME’s delivering innovative city level solutions

11:15am  The City in 2023: By looking at the near future, what new or innovative approaches could further unlock digital opportunities that support far reaching benefits across our cities and society?

  • Bridget Wilkins, associate director UK Development, CBRE
  • Priya Prakesh, chief executive, Design for Social Change
  • Sarah Drinkwater, head of Campus London, Google
  • Vanessa Butz, chief executive, District Tech
  • Ed Parham, director, Space Syntax – Moderator

Audience Q&A

12:30pm  Conference conclusions and closing remarks

12:45pm  Lunch

2:00pm   Close


Non-members: £200
Members: £90
Public Sector Non-Members: £140
Public Sector Members: £70
Young Leader/Students Non-Members: £140
Young Leaders/Students Members: £70

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