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An LSCC Event: A Hyper-Connected Region – 12th October


At a time when we’re demanding more from digital connectivity than ever before, it’s crucial to cater for our future digital needs proactively.

The UK Innovation Corridor, including Peterborough, Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire and London, has the ability to become one of the most significant hyper-connected regions of the world. But to achieve this we need to think bigger, better and collaboratively.

In this spirit the LSCC is holding an event titled A Hyper-Connected Region, where the UK Innovation Corridor will come together, showcase current digital connectivity initiatives and uncover gaps in the corridor’s approach, to then focus on how we can progress and become that hyper connected region of international standing.

Now ask yourself:
• Where will connectivity be in 10 years?
• How connected should people be?
• What does it mean to be hyper-connected?
• How can we get from the here and now to our hyper connected goal?

Whether you’re already working on a digital connectivity initiative, or you’re scoping out a future-focussed concept, A Hyper-Connected Region offers the chance to share and discuss the digital connectivity of our region and how we can prosper together.

Speakers include: –

– Steve Bowyer, Chief Executive, Opportunity Peterborough
– Ray Hooke, Senior Intelligence Hub Analyst, Peterborough City Council
– Elliot Smith, Head of Performance and Information, Peterborough City Council
– Sarah Marsh, Connecting Cambridgeshire Programme Manager
– Councillor Gagan Mohindra, Epping Forest District Council and Deputy Portfolio Holder for Economic Development at Essex County Council.
– John McGill, Director, LSCC

This event is sponsored by Cambridge Ahead

8.30 – 9.00 Arrival and networking
9.00 – 9.15 Event overview and introduction to method
9.15–10.30 Best Practice – discuss the positives and progress already made regarding digital connectivity – ‘Tour’: Presentations by experts including Peterborough, Harlow and Cambridge.
10.30-10.45 Break
10.45–11.45 Discussion – What will digital infrastructure look and feel like in 2027? What does it mean to be hyper- connected? How can we get from the here and now to our hyper connected goal? What have we learnt today that could be applied for a corridor approach?

11.45–12.15 Articulate next steps and action items and owners
12.15–12.30 Event summary and close

Event details

Location: Allia Future Business Centre, Peterborough United Football Club, London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AN
Time & Date: 8.30am – 12:30am, Thursday 12th October
Admission: To register please visit the event website here.