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Infrastructure & Property Forum (Shanghai)

BritCham / CBBC
Event type Infrastructure & Property Forum
Date Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Time 15.00 – 17:15
Open for Members only
Contacts alec.hu@cbbc.org.cn ; 021-31007900 ext. 139
Venue The British Centre
Organiser BritCham / CBBC
Address 17/F, Garden Square 968 West Beijing Road, Shanghai
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Smart Cities Debate: Who Should Take the Lead and Where Should They Lead Us?


Date:      Tues 30th June, 2015

Time:      15.00 – 17:15

Price:       Free for Members

Venue:    The British Centre, 17/F, Garden Square 968 West Beijing Road, Shanghai


RSVP:      RSVP by Sun. 28th June to Alec Hu   (alec.hu@cbbc.org.cn    021-31007900 ext. 139)


智慧城市如何建?听城市设计专业人士为您深入解读。6月30日下午,英中贸易协会邀请您在上海英国中心参与“智慧城市大讨论”活动。奥雅纳高级建筑师Amy Shen, NOI Strategies董事总经理Vincent Dermody将就智慧城市创新等话题分享各自见解并与大家展开讨论。

In a recent panel discussion on smart cities during the visit of Sir Michael Bear, special envoy to China for sustainable urbanisation, a debate evolved around the importance of considering what we are trying to achieve before rushing headlong into data collection.

At this Infrastructure & Property Forum event, we encourage an interested audience to delve further into the benefits and pitfalls of smart cities as they are being promoted to city planners and the public. Some feel that bits and bytes, if analysed properly, will lead inevitably to sustainable and liveable cities - yet there is also a growing number of city planners, designers and consultants questioning this trend.


Experts from Arup and NOI Strategies will present their views on the challenges and tips for smart city design and the innovation in the smart city and join the discussion with the audience.


Forum Agenda

15:00 – 15:30 Registration  
15:30 - 15:35 Welcome note Patrik Li, CBBC
15:35 - 16:10 Keynote speech Amy Shen, Senior Engineer, Arup
  Keynote speech Vincent Dermody, Managing Director, NOI Strategies
16:10 - 16:40 Audience discussion  
16:40 - 17:10 Networking  






Amy Shen, Senior Engineer, ARUP

Amy Shen is a senior consultant at the international consulting firm, Arup. Starting as a software and building services engineer, her work has built from holistic MEP design to specialise in building data and automation system design. She has worked both in the UK and in China, with project experience in schools, stadium, infrastructure, retail and commercial properties. She also has deep understanding and extensive experience in design management, operation readiness, commissioning and post-occupancy evaluation. Amy identifies the need and benefit of data-driven design and operation to facilitate intelligent building and smart cities and ensure safety, efficiency, sustainability and resilience.


Vincent Dermody, Managing Director, NOI Strategies

Vincent is a thought leader in the arena of Strategy Planning and Architecture. He is a noted Digital Strategist and contributor to Smart City intellect. This isfounded on his Transport and Civil Engineering credentials and experience, underpinned with a work history in innovation and delivery. He has an extensive track record of delivering outcomes that differentiate and for having a constant line of sight on the value proposition for the business.Vincent’s experience ranges from delivering innovation for one of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley, through to defining and delivering change in companies in finance, utility and property. In this time he has developed significant intellect pertaining to “Value Orientated” and “Digital Operations” decision making and change, especially in asset intensive industries. He is very adept in enunciating the motives and momentum for change as well as the means and method for change. He specializes in using architecture as a common vocabulary that establishes congruence from Senior Business Stakeholders through to all layers of the delivery and operations functions.


Patrik Li, Sector Lead Energy, Environment, Infrastructure (EEI), China Britain Business Council

Patrik followed a degree in Linguistics from the University of Bern with one in Sinology from Xi’an Jiaotong University. Having established and run a Chinese-language service for Swiss Radio International for four years, he moved to Beijing to work for Flanders Investment & Trade, providing China market entry consultancy and business support services to Belgian SMEs and later becoming director of the Energy and Environment sector for Flanders.

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