Kevin O'Malley Bristol


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Kevin O'Malley's Gigabit Bristol presentation at the INCA Seminar 30/10/2013

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Kevin O'Malley Bristol

  1. 1. Smart City Bristol Kevin O’Malley Future City Team Manager
  2. 2. Bristol – challenges & strengths Challenges •Increasing need for more jobs •Inequalities in health and wealth • 32 neighbourhoods ranked amongst the 10% most deprived, 10 neighbourhoods ranked amongst the 10% least deprived • 9.4 years difference in life expectancy between highest (Henleaze) and lowest (Southmead) •Amongst fastest growing UK cities - 31% rise predicted by 2028 •Ambitious carbon targets – 40% reduction by 2020 •Commuters from wide area Strengths •Quality of Life •Strong, engaged communities •Knowledge-rich businesses & entrepreneurial •European Green Capital 2015 •Elected Mayor
  3. 3. Infrastructure (GB Bristol) • • • • • • B-Net survey completed Growth Hub Equipment Purchased (To be opened 2 Dec by Greg Clark, Minister for Cities) – Enhanced connectivity – 4 screen video wall – Interactive white boards – HD Videoconferencing equipment – Hardware to store and produce content Connection Voucher Scheme launch in Nov Draft procurement documentation for R&D testbed and RF Mesh network completed Finalising documentation regarding wifi concession TQEZ ducting- general purpose utility duct included in service strategy for EZ
  4. 4. Innovation (Future City Demonstrator) • Future City Demonstrator – – • Priority areas Smart Energy, Smart Transport, Smart Data Also testing solutions in mobility on demand, personalisation in health and social care systems, city governance & future workplaces. Business Development Plan for next 5-10 years: – – Research commissioned (Arup- delivery due next week) Business model for smart city services • • • • • City Dashboard Phase 1 completed City Operating Platform- discovery phase completed – • • Partnership model Financing mechanisms Governance structure Talked to open data producers and consumers about how they want to use platform Extension of Living Lab SBRI – Transport (on demand) demonstrator city
  5. 5. Inclusion • • • • • Barriers: Kit, connection, skills and confidence Get IT Together- 3 year BT funded, Citizens Online supported – Priority groups over 55 year and disabled people and their carers – 12 courses running each week in accessible venues – 1200 individuals have received 5 week basic IT courses – Big Lottery Digital Skills Fund opportunity B-Open wifi network in libraries and council buildings – Wifi concession could include some elements of ‘free’ Computer Reuse Scheme – Launched by Council late 2010/ early 2011 – Approximately 1800 machines distributed – Targeting key digitally excluded groups – 30% of applicants have either never been online or haven’t been online for over 6 months – 83% are on a very low income – Scheme now being re-procured to enhance process and unlock more benefits including employability skills Employability skills – Hack Days with Young Rewired State, Code Clubs and Code Jams – KWMC have taken on 8 (brilliant) Junior Digital Producers through Arts Council Creative Employment Programme. 72 more are being taken on in a range of creative industries
  6. 6. Thanks Kevin O’Malley @ConnectBristol
  7. 7. Thanks Kevin O’Malley @ConnectBristol