Callum Knowles - RNETSO a tale of two cities

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Transform Digital Conference 08-05-2014
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Callum Knowles - RNETSO a tale of two cities

  1. 1. A Tale of Two Cities The Council as an Enabler
  2. 2. The Tale • A Tale of Two Cities one with Funding and One Without. • Both secure wireless concessions • One realises free wifi hotspots in community centres and other does not without the intervention of public funding • One realises a wider wifi presence in the City without funding the other remains focused on high footfall and will rely on funding to extend
  3. 3. The Moral of This Tale Through Your Assets WiFi Enablement and MORE can be achieved without funding and can focus on your local vision and aspirations
  4. 4. Council Assets • ‘Not about pure monetisation should be about the wider Digital Vision’ • ‘Not just about WiFi and Wireless’ • What Assets – Not Just Street Furniture
  5. 5. The Opportunity for Local Authorities • Council’s have a Defined Vision – What outcomes do you want to achieve • Be Aware of what assets you own • Focus on a wider Economic Development and Community Engagement Agenda • Engage with and Listen to the Market
  6. 6. Future Market • Changing Market - Are Wireless Concessions Coming to an End? • Evolving Concessions • Impact of the Social Value Act • Leverage through other Procurements (cctv/WAN & LAN) • Smart City Strategies
  7. 7. Procurement Opportunities • Concessionary Approach • • Leverage through other Council Procurements • Leverage through existing contracts • Application of the Social Value Act

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