How can we #ELEVATE our communities?

Connexin Live 2022 brought together leaders across the public and private sectors to discuss how new technology is helping set the new standards for our communities and improve the lives of people across the UK.

We showcased some of the leading smart city projects, highlighted the latest research into digital inclusivity, brought together leaders to discuss how we can work together to create positive change, and challenged our thinking to encourage our attendees to innovate within their own communities.

Our Speakers. Watch the talks now.

Furqan Alamgir, Alex Yeung & Simon Burckhardt, Connexin

Connexin Co-Founders Furqan and Alex kick off the show with an update from Connexin on what we’ve been up to in the last 2 years, our mission and why we’re passionate about elevating our communities through technology.

They were also joined by MD of Consumer and Business, Simon Burckhardt, who gave an update on our plans for breaking the fibre monopoly here in Hull.

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Liz St Louis, Assistant Director of Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council

Liz talks us through the amazing work done by Sunderland City Council to improve digital inclusion and ensure that no one and nowhere is left behind.

Having won multiple awards for their smart city projects over the past few years, Liz shares some of the learnings from these projects and how Sunderland City Council is working with Connexin to harness the power of data.

Luke Campbell MBE, Olympic Gold Medalist

Gold Medalist at London 2012, Luke gives us insight into his journey to becoming a boxing champion, whether winners are born, what peak performance looks like and his plans for the future.

Building the UK’s largest smart water network, Severn Trent

Stuart Dobson from Severn Trent sits down with Connexin’s Ralph Varoce and Dan Preece to discuss how Severn Trent is utilising technology to improve customer experience, manage their network, and protect the environment.

They also discuss how LoRaWAN technology is being used to deploy the largest AMI water network in the UK to date.

What’s the right approach to elevating our communities, Panel

Our panel at Connexin Live 2022 discusses how technology can be used across different sectors and areas of our communities. They discuss supporting entrepreneurship and private businesses, the health sector, infrastructure, and the digital divide as well as improving public services.

Phil Benson, Co-founder, UKBlackTech

UKBlackTech Co-founder, Phil Benson, highlights some of the leading research into representation and inclusion within smart cities and how leaders and decision-makers can utilise technology for the benefit of every citizen.

Paul Sloane, How to Innovate Our Thinking

Paul Sloane, a thought-leader on innovation and lateral thinking, challenges us to redefine the meaning on “IoT” and how we can use lateral thinking to innovate the way we solve problems and create new opportunity for our organisations.

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