Session One - 6 Oct

A session by Mark Bell, Robert Cairns, Seb Lessware and Miranda Sharp
1Spatial, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, 1Spatial and Centre for Digital Built Britain

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09.45 Arrival and networking

10.00 Mark Bell, Head of Transportation and Infrastructure at 1Spatial - Welcome and housekeeping

Join Mark Bell, 1Spatial’s Head of Transportation and Infrastructure, as he opens the days event and explains a little about who we are, what we do and how we can help you deliver better data. We will also help you to get the most out of the event and make use of the networking, Q&A functionality and add more talks to your personal schedule.

10.05 Robert Cairns, Innovation Manager at High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd - Innovation at HS2

HS2 will be a world class 21st century railway service that embraces new technologies. We will build a legacy of knowledge, expertise and new commercial opportunities for the UK as we develop HS2

Rob will talk about how Innovation is core to delivering on the design, build and operation of HS2 and the opportunities to contribute to Innovation at HS2

10.15 Miranda Sharp, Stream Lead at the National Digital Twin programme - Data, how to use it for good?

Data is abundant. It streams from personal devices and a vast array of sensors, collected and amassed by corporations and governments. These data resources improve our internet search experience, allow us to navigate easily to places we want to go and allow citizens to hold regimes to account.

Some say that data is the new oil, the universal raw material from which there are an infinite number of ways to extract value. However, businesses cannot put their data assets on the balance sheet, some enterprises give away the data assets which they have created and need to maintain whilst others consider their data a potential liability because passing on the wrong or poor quality data could be a corporate risk

The means of trading data and capturing the value it offers are immature, Open data can be compared to both free speech and free beer, supporting transparency and accountability but also risking poor behaviours. Data can enable a systems approach to society, a more sustainable, resilient and higher performing network of interdependent systems (of transport, energy, water and communications) which supports modern living.

But data needs to be managed mindfully, in a security focused way to prevent possible attacks, responsibly and ethically. And we need data which is interoperable, sustainable, high quality and reliable at source so that rework and repurposing is kept to a minimum. We cannot afford to default to proprietary standards and legacy systems instead we need a data economy that works for nations and the corporations which they rely on.

10.30 Seb Lessware, CTO at 1Spatial - Automating the validation, acceptance and integration of data from the supply chain

Seb will show how the receipt of data from the supply chain can be automatically validated, reported on and integrated into a central ‘master’ store of data, providing immediate feedback and allowing the data to be put to rapid effective use

10.45 Virtual Tea Break and Networking

Join the rest of the event attendees for a virtual tea break and networking session – You can choose to stay on your table or move to meet with others. Chat openly as a table or privately. Meet with our in house data experts and find out more about the solutions on offer in the ‘side lounges’.

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