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What next for Autonomous Technology - opportunities for the UK

DATE : 02 December 2020
LOCATION : Online conference
START TIME : 10:00 am END TIME : 4:00 pm

‘What next for Autonomous Technology – opportunities for the UK’ is a one-day virtual conference and exhibition organised by Connected Places Catapult. Taking place Wednesday 2nd December, the conference will showcase the development of autonomous technology, with a focus on where we are now, what needs to happen for autonomous applications to become common place, and what steps are needed for autonomous technology, such as Connected and Autonomous vehicles (CAVs), to be accepted in day to day life.

Richard Westcott, BBC’s award-winning Technology & Science correspondent will host ‘What next for Autonomous Technology – the opportunities for the UK’. Richard has reported on autonomous projects from sectors as diverse as aviation to medical research, bringing a unique insight of the societal benefits of autonomous technology to the conference.

 

Speakers
  • Alexander Glassbrook, Barrister, Temple Gardens Chambers
  • Edward Houghton, Head of Research and Service Design, DG Cities
  • Georgina Box, Systems Engineer, Connected Places Catapult
  • Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing, Starship Technologies
  • Lavinia Burski, Technology Consultant, AECOM
  • Mark Westwood, Chief Technology Officer, Connected Places Catapult
  • Mike Potts, CEO and CO-FOUNDER, Street Drone
  • Neil Fulton, Chief Delivery Officer, Connected Places Catapult
  • Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado Group plc
  • Prof Sarvapali D. (Gopal) Ramchum, Director, Centre for Machine Intelligence, Southampton University
  • Richard Holland, Regulation Safety V&V Team Lead, New Mobility Technologies, Connected Places Catapult
  • Richard Westcott, Science and Tech Correspondent, BBC
  • Sean Trevethan, Secretary to the NATO Naval Armaments Group, Director Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell, NATO
  • Zeyn Saigol, Principal Technologist, New Mobility Technologies, Connected Places Catapult
Conference Agenda

10:00  Introduction and Welcome

  • Richard Westcott, Science and Tech Correspondent, BBC

10:10  Welcome from Connected Places Catapult

  • Neil Fulton, Chief Delivery Officer, Connected Places Catapult

10:20  Session 1: Report Launch, findings and workshop output

The Connected Places Catapult team launch their latest connected & autonomous report and share the outputs and roadmap of an industry workshop based on delivering the recommendations within the report.

  • Georgina Box, Systems Engineer, Connected Places Catapult
  • Richard Holland, Regulation Safety V&V Team Lead, New Mobility Technologies, Connected Places Catapult
  • Zeyn Saigol, Principal Technologist, New Mobility Technologies, Connected Places Catapult

11:00  Session 2: Autonomous Technology – the here and now

The views on when Connected & Autonomous vehicles will be common place in society vary from between 5 to 10 years, but autonomous technology is actively being successfully trialled and used across the UK today. Hear from organisations who are leading the field in using autonomy now and their plans to evolve and expand their operations.

  • Edward Houghton, Head of Research and Service Design, DG Cities
  • Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing, Starship Technologies
  • Sean TrevethanDI Maritime CapabilityDirector MUSIC^2NATO Naval Armament Group (NNAG) Secretary

12:00  Exhibitors and networking

12:30  Session 3: Autonomy and the connected infrastructure

The development of 5G, AI, GPS and Digital Mapping to name but a few, is driving the use of Autonomous technology, but what is needed from a support, innovation and policy point of view that will allow integration of future autonomous technology? How will this technology work across the towns and cities of the UK that organically evolved over hundreds of years? Industry leading experts will discuss how they are getting ready to connect autonomous technology and work with the world around us, that will ultimately improve the movement of both people and goods.

  • Mark Westwood, Chief Technology Officer, Connected Places Catapult
  • Mike Potts, CEO and CO-FOUNDER, Street Drone
  • Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado Group plc

13:30  Exhibition, Networking and lunch

14:00  Session 4: Trust and acceptability

Autonomous Technology has the potential to revolutionise mobility, but what needs to happen next to ensure a safe, acceptable, and environmentally friendly deployment of autonomous services that delivers maximum benefit to society?  Leading experts in the commercial sector and academia will share and discuss their views.

  • Prof Sarvapali D. (Gopal) Ramchum, Director, Centre for Machine Intelligence, Southampton University
  • Lavinia Burski, Technology Consultant, AECOM
  • Alexander Glassbrook, Barrister, Temple Gardens Chambers

15:00  Wrap up and closing remarks

  • Richard Westcott, Science and Tech Correspondent, BBC

15:15 Networking and Exhibition

16:00  Event Close

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