Sam Markey is UK Cities Engagement Lead at Future Cities Catapult. He’ll be kicking off our Tyneside/Northern Powerhouse ‘conversations workshop’ on Thursday, 29th of September.
The workshop is the first of a series that we’ll be conducting in the UK and USA. The Tyneside workshop will look at what Northern Powerhouse cities need to be doing in terms of better engaging with citizens. Sam will kick-off our session by looking at how, increasingly, digital technologies might be used by cities to engage citizens in decision making and problem solving. He’ll also touch on ‘cities as datavores’ – establishing offices of data analytics and opening APIs.
Future Cities Catapult’s mission is to foster urban innovation, grow UK companies and make cities better. Sam’s role is to “be an advocate for UK cities within the organisation, generating rich customer insight and market intelligence that shapes the Catapult’s offer to UK cities – and in turn drives the development of projects which see innovative technologies and solutions employed to tackle endemic city challenges.”
His presentation will be an excellent start to our Newcastle workshop.
If you’d like to attend or participate in our workshop more information is available here.