3rd SMART Towns Event

Masterclass 3

22 March
2021

3rd Masterclass - Internet Of Things & Data

Background

The introductory event looked at whether we could monitor the health of High Streets in the same way as we monitor our own health. Rather than counting footsteps can we count footfall? Rather than measuring the benefit of exercise can we measure the benefit of free parking and pedestrianised spaces? Rather than tracking our fitness over the year can we track the visitor numbers?

The technology exists and is already being used in Welsh towns to make informed decisions and plan for the future. Given the pressure on the High Street and the impact of COVID19 it’s important that businesses are able to exploit digital technology, in the same way as supermarkets and shopping centres have done for years.

These masterclasses are being held by Menter Môn through the Enterprise Hub and supported by the Welsh Government, as part of its ‘Transforming Towns’ town centre regeneration agenda.

The introductory event can be viewed here.

3rd Masterclass - Internet Of Things & Data

This masterclass continues to explore the ‘what’ of SMART Towns focussing on the Internet of Things and the data it creates. We began with an IoT primer covering sensor platforms through to data repositories; we took a look at the next wave of innovation in connecting the physical and the virtual through the concept of Digital Twins. Finally we examined some of the ethical concerns and responsible use of location data.

Join the final masterclass here.

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