ULI UK Tech Conference: Digital Cities and Urban Technology

17 April, 2018, 8:30am - 12:30pm + Lunch -2pm
Greater London Authority, London Living Room
London SE1 2AA

ULI UK Tech Conference: Digital Cities and Urban Technology

Kindly hosted by: Greater London Authority, London Living Room, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

17th April, 2018, 8:30 – 12:30pm followed by lunch

Conference Overview

Digitisation of cities and urban technology is enabling highly dynamic environments that offer far reaching opportunities to transform many aspects of our urban environment and society. How are cities and real estate sectors adopting strategies that support digital innovation and what lessons can be learned from their transformational approaches to unlock benefits for investment, society and the wider urban environment?

Conference Programme

The conference will bring together professionals from across the city, technology, innovation and urban realm (planning, design, development, management) and investment fields.

9:00 am     Welcome address– ULI and Tech Forum Introduction, Adam Burstow, Group Digital & IT Director, Grosvenor and Co-Chair, ULI Tech Forum

Keynote: How are cities adopting to the digital era and what implications are these having on investment, innovation, society and our urban environment? Dr Rick Robinson, Digital Property and Cities Leader, Arup

9:30 am      The Smart London Plan – the digital strategy for the Greater London,
Dr Stephen Lorimer, Smart London Strategy & Delivery Officer, Greater London Authority

9:45 am       Digital Transitioning and Leadership: How are cities and real estate organisations harnessing the benefits of the ‘digital’ age and what influences is this having on how we plan, govern, build and invest in our cities?

  • Margot Orr Jones, Cities Director, Jacobs
  • Dr Stephen Lorimer, Smart London Strategy & Delivery Officer, GLA
  • David Lewis,Head of O&M, Energy Efficiency, E.ON
  • Dr David Dunn, CEO, Sunderland Software City
  • Lauren Poon, Senior Designer, CallisonRTKL – Moderator

Audience Q&A

10:45 am     Coffee Break

11:00 am     Lightning Round presentations by SME’s delivering innovative city level solutions

  • Emsol, Freddie Talburg
  • enLight, Gary Atkins
  • Podaris, Nathan Koren

11:15 am     The City in 2023: By looking at the near future, what new or innovative approaches could further unlock digital opportunities that support far reaching benefits across our cities and society?

  • Bridget Wilkins, Associate Director UK Development, CBRE
  • Priya Prakesh, CEO, Design for Social Change
  • Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus London, Google
  • Vanessa Butz, CEO, District Tech
  • Ed Parham, Director, Space Syntax & Co-Chair ULI Tech Forum – Moderator

Audience Q&A

12:30 pm     Conference Conclusions and Closing Remarks

12:45 pm       Lunch

2:00 pm         Close

Attendees: View who’s in the room here: ULI Digital City & Urban Tech Conference Attendees


Registration (you can register at reception at City Hall)

Non-members: £200
Members: £90
Public Sector Non-Members: £140
Public Sector Members: £70
Young Leader/Students Non-Members: £140
Young Leaders/Students Members: £70

Sponsorship and Partners

Lead Sponsor

Partners                                                                                                       Media Partner





Sponsorship: If you are interested in sponsoring this conference please view the Conference Sponsorship Prospectus and contact Robert de Jong for further details.

ULI Tech Forum: This conference has been developed by the ULI Tech Forum and forms part of an ongoing programme across ULI that brings city, real estate, technology and innovation professionals together to share knowledge, best practice and creative thinking to enable truly innovative solutions to be applied to our urban environment. Interlinking with ULI’s wider programme the Tech Forum is shaped by ULI’s mission and is driven to support innovation that addresses real-life challenges and solutions to enable the betterment of our urban realm and society.