On 22nd September 2021, numerous leaders from across Sunderland City Council and our delivery partners took part in Peloton Event’s ‘Quadrant Smart Tour’. Sunderland was the first UK city to feature in the series and the virtual event was a hive of activity, showcasing an array of achievements and collaborations from across the city.
If you missed the event, don’t worry, you can register for free to watch the webinar at your leisure. To aid your viewing, we’ve provided a guide to what to expect from each session below, along with an approximate start time in the pre-recorded webinar, which you can watch here.
Session 1 – Sunderland Our Smart City
(Starts at approx. 17 mins)
Sunderland has a bold and ambitious Smart City Vision of a well-connected, digitally enabled place with world-class infrastructure supporting inclusive services for the prosperity of the city and those who live work and visit.
The first of our four sessions tells the story of Sunderland Our Smart City from inception in April 2019, and how our delivery plans have unfolded with our successes and lessons learned along the way.
- Patrick Melia (CEO) Sunderland City Council
- Liz St Louis (Assistant Director of Smart Cities) Sunderland City Council
- Sarah Robb (Head of Regional Centres) Digital Catapult
- David Dunn (Chief Executive) Sunderland Software City
Session 2 – 5G Connected Automated Logistics/
(Starts at approx. 55 mins)
In our second session, hear from key partners about how a successful £4.8 million 5G CAL (Connected and Automated Logistics) award from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Support is supporting a huge stride forward in the north east, with a focus on establishing a unique centre of excellence and operational test facility to deliver the first autonomous HGV, powered by 5G
- Paul Butler (CEO) North East Automotive Alliance – 5G CAL Project Lead
- Barney Smith (Chief Executive) Perform Green – 5G CAL Connectivity Assurance Lead
Session 3 – Intelligent Transport Systems
(starts at approx. 1 hour 11 mins)
A modern, accessible transport system is a key component of our ambitious City Plan and Smart City Vision. This vision, and realising the full potential of technology, has an important role to play in its delivery.
In this session, we discuss how Sunderland uses Traffic Management technology at a regional, and a more local level to provide a more reliable network with improved flows and more efficient use of capacity. We also explore our use of the data these systems provide to more effectively understand the impact of interventions and improve the transport offer across the City.
- Mark Jackson (Assistant Director of Infrastructure, Planning and Transportation) Sunderland City Council
- Mark Wilson (Future Infrastructure Manager) Sunderland City Council
- Mac Needham (Business Development Manager) Vivacity Labs
- Gary MacDonald (Regional Director (Transport Planning) Aecom
- Ray King (Manager) Tyne & Wear Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) Centre
Session 4 – Digitally Enabled Care
(Starts at approx. 2 hours 27 mins)
In our final session, hear from leaders, practitioners and family members as they tell their story of how Sunderland’s smart ambitions are driving our city forward to remain at the forefront of research and development around assistive technology and telecare solutions.
- Emma Anderson (Service Manager) Sunderland City Council
- Nicola Diamantis
- Angela Porritt
- Linsey Proud
- Paul Rain