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Agenda

1600 – 1605

Welcome and introduction to ‘Our Smart Region’ project

  • Auriol Miller, Director, Institute of Welsh Affairs

1605 – 1615

Keynote speech – The difference smart technology can make

  • Alan Fletcher, Business Development and Lab Manager, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University 

1615 – 1645

Laying the foundations for a Smart Region

  • Ann Beynon, Member of the Valleys Taskforce (Chair) 
  • Brian Popperwell, Chief Operating Officer, Next Generation Data
  • Prof. Paul Harrison, Pro Vice Chancellor Innovation and Dean of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales
  • Michael Powell, Rural Programmes Manager, Monmouthshire County Council

To include Q&A session

1645 – 1655

Presentation of ‘Our Smart Region’ project report

  • Keith Watts, Smart Region Project Coordinator, IWA

1655 – 1725

What could a Smart Region look like?

  • Valerie Livingston, Director, Newsdirect Wales (Chair)
  • Alan Fletcher, Business Development and Lab Manager, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University 
  • Jess Blair, Director, Electoral Reform Society
  • Prof. James Lewis, Academic Director, Y Lab

To include Q&A session

1725 – 1755

Next steps for the region

  • Auriol Miller, Director, IWA (Chair)
  • Kellie Beirne, Programme Director, Cardiff Capital Region City Deal
  • Peter Fox, Leader, Monmouthshire County Council

To include Q&A session

1755 – 1800

Summary and thanks

  • Auriol Miller, Director, IWA