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IEEE UK and Ireland Section Annual General Meeting and Public Keynote Lecture

11.45 – 12.45 Lunch

12.45 – 13.45 Keynote Lecture

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ellie Cosgrove

Bio: Dr Ellie Cosgrave is a Research Associate on the EPSRC funded Liveable Cities Programme; a cross disciplinary research programme that aims to develop realistic and radical approaches to engineering that support the development of low carbon, resource secure cities that maximises citizen wellbeing. Her work explores transformative approaches to policy making and governance of cities. Ellie has worked with local governments on their smart city strategies as well as international organisations such as UN Habitat and the C40 Cities to help them understand the impact of smart technology on the lives of citizens;

Topic: Delivering on the Smart City
Abstract: In the Liveable Cities research programme we are fuelled by a desire to ‘Transform the Engineering of Cities’ (TEC) for a better, more sustainable and equitable future. Our core belief is that the fundamental assumptions behind engineering practice as it stands are not appropriate or sufficient for tackling 21st century challenges. This talk will explore how ICT and the emergence of the ‘smart city’ is challenging how we conceptualise, design and manage cities and city services. It will focus on urban applications that are transforming cities across the world.

14.00 – 16:30

IEEE UK & Ireland Section Annual General Meeting

Agenda:

  1. Minutes of previous AGM
  2. Chairman’s Report (AH)
    2.1. New Section Officers
    2.2. Section Registration
    2.3. Major Events
  3. Treasurer’s Report (NW)
  4. eVoting for a new Treasurer (AH)
  5. Mentoring Scheme for Student Members (CT)
  6. Member propositions
    6.1. Section Governance led by Brian Jones (Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter Chair (EMC27))
  7. A.O.B

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