UKA correspondentWednesday 13 June 2018

Smart Wales & Connected Cymru

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


Watch the overview video above to digest a flavour of the smart events. All speaker presentations are below, with slides embedded. 

Welcome from Microsoft:
David Veryard, Country Manager for Wales,
Microsoft UK

 Cardiff Future Vision:
 Isabelle Bignall, Chief Digital Officer,
 Cardiff City Council

Smart Places & Connected Communities vision:
Neil Carter, Industry Director, Local and
Regional Government, Microsoft UK

 Smart Places & Connected Communities         vision:
 Helena Zaum, CityNext lead, Microsoft UK


Unleashing the value & benefit of intelligent automation within UK public sector:
Phil Sheen, Head of Public Sector,

 The rise of the bots and shift to the cloud:
 Neil Aubin, Digital Advisor for Wales,
 Microsoft UK


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

 Putting data in the beat: 
 Matt Bishop, CTO for Policing,
 Microsoft Services

Prison management and prisoner wellbeing: 
Gary Monaghan, Director, Business Change,

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


Single operational intelligence system:
Stuart Chalmers, ICT Business Manager,
Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

 Supporting early learning services:
 Graham Arnold, Early Years Sector   Development Manager, Cambridgeshire   County Council

Using data to power support for families:
Graham McCusker, Director, Sentinel Partners

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

HoloLens: Chris Hardess, Windows Technical
Specialist, Microsoft UK

To note, the presentation from Dr Aimee Donald, paediatrician, Manchester University NHS Foundation - 'App helps children with rare disease' (with solution from Aparito) - has not been published for privacy reasons. If you wish to discuss this presentation, please contact Helena Zaum on the email below.

You can find more presentations from the sister event, Smart Places & Connected Communities in London, here

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