Digital masterminds to gather at 2013 Intelligent Cities Conference in Leeds

Dr Adam Beaumont, aql’s founder and CEO will be a keynote speaker at the 2013 Intelligent Cities Conference, which will address the needs of smarter cities around the UK.

The event, which takes place at the Rose Bowl at Leeds Metropolitan University on 19 June is hosted with the support of Leeds and Partners, and will look at how smart cities such as Leeds can embrace new areas of technological innovation in order to succeed on a national and global scale.

The areas that the event will focus on include open data, mobile technologies, healthcare and medical technology, wealth creation, digital inclusion and machine-to machine (M2M) capabilities.

Adam will open proceedings with a keynote speech on digital innovation before opening the floor to speakers from companies such as EE, IBM, Arup and other major technology companies.

The Intelligent Cities Conference will also feature talks from Lurene Joseph, Chief Executive of Leeds and Partners: the strategic organisation responsible for attracting inward investment, promoting tourism and raising the profile of Leeds and the wider city region; and Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, both of whom are working towards establishing Leeds and the UK’s best city, as well as the best connected city in the country.

Dr Beaumont said of the event:Leeds is one of the UK’s best connected cities and the second financial hub in the UK, and it’s the ideal place to host the Intelligent Cities Conference.

Digital innovation is keeping Leeds at the forefront of the UK’s technological revolution and there are a lot of things happening here, many of which involve aql. It’s great to be involved in this event and to have a chance to really shout about all the exciting things that are happening in Leeds.

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