Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Autumn Conference 2019 - Population Implosion

Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Society

New Date: 15th - 16th October 2019

Our team is delighted to invite you to the next Tommy Flowers Institute Conference taking place from 15th - 16th October 2019, at Adastral Park, Ipswich. Please visit our events page as well, where we will publish the agenda and further information as we go along with planning.
 
Are we heading for a population implosion?
 
Within the UK, it is expected there will be over 17 million people aged over 65 by 2035 which accounts for almost one in four of the population.  We are undergoing a fundamental change to our age structure, many people are having fewer children and living longer lives and as a result the average age of our society is on the increase.
 
Reports indicate nearly half the world’s nations have total fertility rates (TFR) below the replacement level of just over two children per women.  By 2050 the world’s TFR could potentially fall below replacement levels resulting in an older population demographic worldwide.  Looking to Japan and Italy, their populations are already in decline.
 
The 7th Tommy Flowers Institute Conference will taking place on the 15th to 16th October 2019.  Hosted at Adastral Park, Ipswich we would be delighted if you could join us where we will explore the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society.
 
We are living longer, over the course of two days we’ll look at how we can exploit technology and innovation to the maximum so we can adapt to this change in demographic, ranging from fitness technologies to keep us healthier for longer, to the use of robotics and AI to help with assisted living.
 
Please look out for further details on our social media streams as we build out our agenda, places are allocated on a first come first serve basis therefore please register as soon as possible if you would like to attend this event. 
 
Note, there is no charge for this conference and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Suffolk County Council Speaker Profiles: Graeme Mateer, Richard Webster

We are delighted to have Suffolk County Council supporting our conference on 'The Future of Transport' taking place on 5th and 6th March 2019.

Presentation Title

Graeme Mateer and Richard Webster will be talking about 'Adept Live Labs and Suffolk Challenges', a subject we will pick up in our breakout sessions.

Graeme Mateer
Graeme has extensive experience in transport policy, strategy and delivery with over 14 years at Suffolk County Council, and two years seconded to the Department for Transport.

He is Head of Transport Strategy at Suffolk County Council, responsible for strategy development, delivery of transport schemes, including major infrastructure projects such as the Lake Lothing Third Crossing and Smarter Choices programmes, as well as development management reviewing new development applications.

Graeme is keen to explore how transport needs will adapt and influence smart cities and vice versa.

Richard Webster
Richard Webster has over 26 years of experience within the lighting industry working in both the private and public sectors.

He is the Street Lighting Manager for Suffolk Highways, responsible for the client function, contract management and delivery associated with over 90,000 illuminated assets where 65,000 street lights are connected to a central management system.

Richard has been an early adopter of smart cities technology, utilising the street lighting communications network for a number of projects, and securing subsequent European and DFT/Adept funding to implement innovative technologies on a larger scale.


Synopsis
Suffolk County Council has an excellent record of introducing award-winning innovation to the highways sector – including a traffic signals-based ‘dark fibre’ network and transformative, pioneering street lighting technology.

Early adoption of large-scale, remotely managed node technology has yielded highly effective, energy-efficient light distribution.

Our successful small-scale, rigorous field testing of motion-sensitive adaptive lighting is now set for significant upscaling. This project presents an outstanding opportunity to examine smart technology capability across Suffolk’s urban and rural environment, combined with fully exploring how any authority’s street lighting infrastructure adopts a far broader social function and potentially act as a future income generator.

This project, led by Suffolk Highways with partners including BT, The University of Suffolk, Telensa, CU Phosco, and EnLight, seeks to address many local needs. It is future-proofed to harness technological advancement such as 5G technology and connected autonomous vehicles and is aligned with ‘The Road to Zero’ aspirations of the Government’s Industrial Strategy.




Thursday, 28 February 2019

Speaker Profile: Sam Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO of Zeelo

We are absolutely thrilled to have Sam Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO of Zeelo, on board for our conference on 'The Future of Transport', taking place at Adastral Park, on the 5th and 6th March 2019.

Presentation Title
Building a personalised shared mobility service


Synopsis
In the UK alone, millions of people remain completely reliant on their car to get to work, to see friends and to get the events. This talk will explain how Zeelo are building a personalised shared mobility service; capable of moving people out of cars and into shared transportation.

Short Bio
In 2017, Sam Ryan co-founded Zeelo, the personalised shared transportation service, with Barney Williams and Dani Ruiz. At Zeelo, Sam is Co-Founder & CEO
Zeelo was born out of the team’s frustration with current transport options available to big events, to airports and between cities which saw them regularly experience overcrowding and poor services.
Sam has a strong track record in travel tech after exiting his first business JumpIn, a taxi booking and sharing app, to Addison Lee in 2014. Sam spent 2 years at Addison Lee as Head of Product.









Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Demo: Alec Sharp and English Electric Motorcycle Co. - EEMC



We are so very much looking forward to hosting the team of Alec Sharp, Founder of the English Electric Motorcycle Co. showing his electric motorcycles in front of our Hub.

EEMC has an absolute & enduring passion for everything two-wheeled and loyal supporter of the EV movement. and is The UK’s ALL Electric Motorcycle Dealership for Zero Motorcycles, Super soco, Oset & Sur-ron.

It all began with the founding of Old Empire Motorcycles in 2010.
Through an absolute passion for everything two-wheeled, Alec Sharp founded the award winning bespoke OEM house of assembly, describing it as “paying daily homage to the gods of speed and fuel... a place where we meet, greet, drill, weld, cut, grind, turn, mill, hammer, roll and notch till our heart’s content.”

In 2017 Alec’s passion for the electric motorcycle movement became a reality as English Electric Motor Co (EEMC) was born. Within two years the company has become the UK’s #1 ALL electric motorcycle dealership of Zero Motorcycles & continues to grow their catalogue of vehicles from such industry leaders as Super soco, Oset and Sur-ron.

EEMC offers a full range of electric on-road and off-road motorcycles/mopeds/ebikes, at its cosy Suffolk HQ. The bulk of EEMC’s rapid success is owed to their hands-on-approach in getting the EV message out there, hosting mobile ‘Demo Days’ at various shows across the UK and offering ‘Doorstep Demos’ - taking electric motorcycles directly to the client. Alec says “We find our extended Demo experience provides the user with a more realistic guide to electric transport on a daily basis” and adds “We not only believe that our demonstrations educate the public to the benefits of electric transport, but also to the benefits of a more environmentally friendly and cost effective approach to travel.”

EEMC is hosting events at their HQ throughout 2019, for the public to experience the electric movement first-hand with local food & good company.

With EV technological advances and Government encouragement toward more sustainable modes of transport, EEMC will be challenged to meet the demands of those embracing the EV movement and changing their way of life. “English Electric Motor Co is more than happy to take up that challenge in promoting the world of electric motorcycles!” - Alec Sharp, EEMC.

Alec Sharp, Founder of EEMC





Sunday, 24 February 2019

Speaker Profile: Dave Lynch, Group Chief Information Officer of FirstGroup Plc

With great pleasure I'm introducing you to Dave Lynch, Group Chief Information Officer of FirstGroup Plc, who will be speaking about 'Using big data to bring challenge and improvement to traffic congestion' at the conference on 'The Future of Transport' taking place on 5/6th March 2019.
Dave Lynch is Group Chief Information Officer of FirstGroup Plc – FirstGroup Plc is the leading transport operator in the UK and North America, with revenues of around £6.4 billion in FY 2017/18.

During the last year around 2.4 billion people relied on us to get to work, school or college, to visit family and friends and much more and, each day, every one of our 110,000 employees works hard to deliver vitally important services for our passengers.

Dave is part of a team at FirstGroup responsible for driving technology to support and innovate within the business and to assist First customers understand the various travel propositions. In partnership with FirstGroup’s operating divisions the team is driving innovation in all areas of the business and targeting volume growth and reducing operating costs at every opportunity.



Friday, 22 February 2019

Speaker Profile: David Williams, MD, Underwriting & Technical Services, AXA Insurance UK

Please meet David Williams, MD, Underwriting & Technical Services, AXA Insurance UK, one of our top speakers, at the conference on 'The Future of Transport' taking place on 5/6th March 2019.

Presentation Title
Driverless Cars; The future of mobility and the implications for insurance

Synopsis
Driverless cars will cause massive disruption to the UK Insurance industry. Insurers need to respond to this, which is why AXA and other insurers are involved in Government-backed consortia in this space.

David will describe details of the UK government's work with regard to making Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) a reality for the U; the possible timelines involved for the various stages of driver assistance systems moving through to fully autonomous driving; and the impact to the current insurance market.

Short Bio
David has over 30 years’ experience in General Insurance, roles including Chief Commercial Underwriter at one of AXA’s largest branches, Reinsurance Manager, Casualty Insurance Manager, Managing Director Claims and Managing Director Underwriting.

David leads AXA’s work on Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, including work with 5 Government backed Consortia (including Venturer, UK Autodrive, & Flourish). He sits on the Association of British Insurers GIC and is Chair of the Autonomous Driving Group. He also Chairs RISCAuthority, the CII Underwriting Faculty, is a Board Member of the Fire Protection Association, and is a Non-Executive Director of AXA Assistance UK.

David is very active in lobbying the government, particularly with regard to problems with claims farming and compensation culture, and won the 2018 Insurance Post Award for Social Media Influencer of the year.



Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Speaker Profile: Peter Lee, Principal Consultant – Smart Cities, Communities and IoT, BSI

We are delighted to welcome Peter Lee, Principal Consultant – Smart Cities, Communities and Internet of Things (IoT), BSI (British Standards Institution) to our conference on 'The Future of Transport' taking place on 5/6th March 2019.

Presentation Title
Accelerating the Future of Mobility through open data standards

Synopsis
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) based on multimodal journey planners and payment systems offer compelling alternatives to private car ownership. Will the mobile phone replace the car, as purported by Uber and other MaaS service providers? This talk will explore current market activities and innovations, plus the role of disruptors and state regulation. We will consider the opportunity for open interoperable data standards to help de-risk investments and accelerate market adoption. From Manchester to urban and rural Suffolk, is data sustainable infrastructure?

Short Bio
Peter joined BT Labs in 1987 as an industrial design engineer, working on advanced prototypes and digital service developments. He went on to be the corporate head of product design and champion for user-centred design, and is able to trace DNA in Nokia mobiles, iPhones, Apple TV and Microsoft SharePoint.

Peter worked for Suffolk County Council from 2003 – 2013 on smarter travel choices marketing, policy and economic development. He led the Suffolk sustainable travel forum with transport providers and local businesses. Securing European funds to deliver ‘Fresh Ways to Work’ including mobile phone bus tickets, discounts and journey planners.

Following a short spell at Ipswich Borough Council (2013 – 2016) as Economic Development Operations Manager, where Peter was instrumental in the development of the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) at the University of Suffolk, plus leadership of Smart Ipswich, he went on to become a Smart Digital Innovation consultant, specialising in Smart Cities.

Between 2017 and 2018 Peter worked for Coderus, a software development business based at Adastral Park, on marketing, PR and business development, where he remains a non-executive director. In parallel Peter was an Associate Consultant at BSI supporting engagement with Cities and Councils throughout the UK on understanding and addressing their challenges with commercial innovations, plus promotion of best practices and standards developing citizen-centred services.
In 2019 Peter joined BSI as Principal Consultant and has a current focus on the Future of Mobility and assisted living technologies for our ageing society.

He looks forward to working on the ADEPT Live Labs project, supporting commercial sector engagement, plus capturing and sharing best practices, moreover helping Suffolk achieve their Smart County ambitions.
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