Dr Jacqui Taylor

Chief Executive Officer and Smart Cities Advisor to HM Government

Jacqui is one of the 100 most powerful UK entrepreneurs and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science in recognition of her international web science work.  A UK most influential Women in Tech,  34 IoT Influencers on Twitter and 20 global entrepreneurs to watch, and a UK Smart City leader in 2018. She has published four books and is a Visiting Professor at LSBU. She is a Strategic Advisor to the UK Government on Smart Cities and a principle expert for the International British Standards Institute (BSI) team on the top level International Smart Cities and AI Committees.

Session Details

Mapping the Future: Internet of Things, Big Data & Smart Cities

Brunel Room: 10:30am - 11:00am

Jacqui will share what to expect as we move towards a future where over 80% of the world’s population will be connected online. The Internet of Things requires a new way of communicating with customers and citizens we haven’t yet met. Jacqui will take you on a journey beyond Big Data through Smart Cities towards the Internet of Things. She will share some of the projects her web science company have delivered, and the impact these have had globally. Setting the landscape for the societal change of the IoT and the impact it will have on all our careers.

Panel Discussion: Getting to Grips with Brexit

Astor Suite: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Until the details of any Brexit deal (or no deal) become clear, it is difficult to predict exactly how different sectors will be affected.

As one of the sectors most heavily reliant on EU migrant labour, the construction industry will certainly be impacted heavily by almost inevitable restrictions to Freedom of Movement – but there will be many more issues to be considered once agreement has been reached about the timing and nature of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Join our expert panellists at this interactive discussion to gain new insights into the potential outcomes you should already be thinking about, with a valuable opportunity to ask questions and hear different perspectives from your peers in the construction industry.    

9.00am - 4.30pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 6.00pm
Dinner served 7.00pm

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