Smart Places & Connected Communities

Event hub: Presentations and videos from our recent event looking at Microsoft's CityNext vision for building the smart places and connected communities of our common future  


Watch the overview video above for a flavour of the discussion on the day. Alternatively, all speaker presentations are below, with slides embedded.  

Microsoft's CityNext vision:
Chris Perkins,
General Manager Public Sector, Microsoft UK

Will the Digital Revolution make London
a more united or a more divided city?
Cllr Fiona Colley, Southwark Council 

TeenTech City of Tomorrow:
Maggie Philbin OBE, CEO TeenTech CIC

Enfield’s Transformation Journey So far: 
Simon Gardner, Head of Operational Support, Enfield Council

Putting data in the beat:
Robert Hogg, Managing Director,
Black Marble

Real time PAYG parking:
Andy Graham, Project lead, Westminster City Council

Preventing falls:
Andrea Baker, Health and Care STP Lead Falls Programme, East Midlands

Safehouse in Liverpool:
Pip Witheridge, CEO, Informed Actions

Identity At The Core:
Tim Gregson, Local & Regional Government CTO, Microsoft Services UK

Council and police working together on safeguarding: 
Paul Donnelly, Director of Justice Solutions, risual

Using data to power support for families, Think Family Programme – City-wide, Birmingham Children’s Trust and 
Supporting early learning services:
both presentations delivered by Graham McCusker, Director, Sentinel Partners

The power of data and analytics in local public service:
Helen Olsen Bedford, Publisher, UKAuthority


Meanwhile, for more information on the CityNext vision download the paper 'Smart Places & Connected Communities' or visit

If you would like to discuss how Microsoft can help you start to build smart places and connected communities today, contact CityNext lead at Microsoft, Helena Zaum