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Venturefest 2017 Launch on February 3rd

On February 3rd, the Venturefest Bristol and Bath Series gets underway with a Thought Leadership Seminar at Future Space, UWE Frenchay Campus. The one-day event leads into an eight-month programme of smaller, satellite events which will take place, to explore and find solutions to the technology challenges of Smart City living. Venturefest Bristol and Bath then culminates in a Thought Leadership Conference in October 2107.

Venturefest is broken down in to five Smart City themes: Intelligent Infrastructure; Intelligent Transport; Smart Energy; Smart Money and Smart Living.

The Smart City themes will focus on two elements:

The components (energy, transport, living, infrastructure and money) that will integrate and entirely transform the way cities are run and how residents live their lives.

The technology capabilities that will be so essential to making it work. The very capabilities that exist in such quantity in Bristol and Bath.

On the 3rd, the day will be a chance for networking, hearing thought provoking tech leaders, exploring the very latest best-in-class technology and looking at solutions to Smart City challenges.

The keynote speakers start at just after 10am with Sandra M. Baer of Personal Cities, followed by Innovate UK. After the break individual talks from: Mastercard; Ordnance Survey; YTL Developments and Nova Modus Ltd lead delegates into lunch and networking.

The afternoon begins with keynotes from the Digital Catapult and Nokia. A panel made up of AppyParking; Bristol Is Open; mySociety and Zeetta Networks continue the themes and give some answers to how tech can be used to incorporate communities into collaborative living.

A drinks reception and round up by the Future City Catapult finish off what promises to be an exciting and invigorating day.

The February event is invite only, however if you are interested in the Event Series or October Conference please contact us on:


You can find out more about Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2017, by following us on Twitter: @venturefestbb #VFBB17 or by visiting the website: www.venturefestbristolandbath.com

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