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Knowledge sharing Webinar #5 under Indo-EU Partnership Project for ICT Standardization

June 9, 2017


Topic: “Standardising and Integrating Smart Cities: A transport use case”

Abstract: Smart city initiatives are mostly driven by single cities with large budgets. This trend typically demands new platforms and sensor deployments to define solutions that are eventually translated into better conditions for citizens. However, the problem with the current model is the large cost of “usually” bespoke solutions, which also tend to avoid using data from “legacy” systems and databases. InterDigital, in collaboration with 15 public and private partners across two consortiums, are using the international open standard, oneM2M, to tackle this problem and change the way smart cities are implemented. In the webinar, a group of experts will present and debate on the rationale for running field trials in the UK and their relevance to international markets. The main points for discussion will include:

  • Reduction of costs and generation of commercial opportunities for cities;
  • Creation of a framework for innovation;
  • Aggregation of new and old infrastructure and data;
  • Integration of multiple urban and rural regions; and
  • The provision of non-vendor lock-in solutions for authorities and other parties using transportation data initially.

Speaker: Dr Rafael CepedaSenior Manager, InterDigital Europe Ltd.

Speaker Bio: Dr Rafael Cepeda is leading the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City activities for the InterDigital’s European office in London. Rafael holds an MBA and an MSc in Financial Management from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and a PhD and MSc degrees in Communication Systems & Signal Processing, both from The University of Bristol. He joined InterDigital from British Sky Broadcasting plc (BSkyB), where he led research on future wireless technologies. Before this position, he was a Principal Research Engineer at Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. His more than 16 years of professional activities have conducted to several publications and granted patents. Rafael is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Sainsbury Management Fellow.

Speaker: Mr Trevor Brennan, Strategy & Programme Manager, East Herts & Broxbourne, Hertfordshire County Council

Speaker Bio: Trevor is owner and director of Mode Split, which is a specialist sustainability and transport consultancy. He is an experienced programme and people manager, with a 19-year career record of delivering sustainable transport schemes both within the public and private sector. Currently, Trevor is working at Hertfordshire County Council and is the sponsor for oneTRANSPORT which is the county’s smart transport programme.

Speaker: Ms Katie Parnell, Principal Bid Management Officer, Innovation and Research, Localities, Policies and Programmes, Oxfordshire County Council

Speaker Bio: Following an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University and an Environmental Management and Technology Masters degree at Oxford Brookes University, I have been working in local government in the transport sector in a variety of roles for coming up to 10 years now. Prior to my current role, I spent a number of years on sustainable travel and transport behaviour change programmes of various kinds. I currently work within Oxfordshire County Council’s Innovation and Research team, as Principal Bid Management Officer, overseeing innovative projects around transport data and its use, for which we have secured funding, including managing Oxfordshire’s role within the oneTRANSPORT initiative.

Schedule: June 9th, 2017 
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

Webinar Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1687602296960066050

Venue: Webinar,



June 9, 2017