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Discussions on the IBM Sofa took place at Base Glasgow where participants joined the Smarter Cities debate, hear comments on this short highlight video:

IBM 'Sofa City'. Live from the base Glasgow conference.

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Interviews from Base Glasgow, Base London and IBM UK Videos


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Meet The Experts

  • Andrew Sime

    General Business Lead, Scotland
    Expertise: Experience of bringing to clients technology based solutions with real business and organisational value

  • Kal Osmani

    IBM Smarter Cities Lead
    Expertise: Kal has over 22 years experience working in and with the public sector, and most recently focused on developing solutions for Smarter Cities

  • Ronnie Melrose

    IBM Lead for Sustainable Glasgow
    Expertise: Ronnie is the IBM representative on the Sustainable Glasgow initiative

  • Rashik Parmar

    IBM Chief Technology Officer - North East Europe
    Expertise: Creating sustainable business value from information technologies

Connect With Communities

  • YouTube

    IBM Smarter Planet UK

    Welcome to the official YouTube channel for IBM in the UK & Ireland. Here, you'll be able to learn more about our company and our vision for a smarter planet.

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    Smarter Cities on LinkedIn (link resides outside of ibm.com)

    This group is intended to discuss, debate and share ideas on how citizens, businesses, organizations and governments are working toward making their cities smarter.

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    Smarter Cities on Twitter (link resides outside of ibm.com)

    Bringing IBM's vision of smarter cities to life through exciting & tangible examples of how UK (& other) cities have begun their journey towards a smarter future.

IBM's Smarter Cities Survey

IBM's Smarter Cities survey, of over 2,000 adults from four UK cities, has found that Londoners want better cooperation between public sector services, as well as closer communication with their city leaders.

Base Glasgow

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22 Nov 2011

News

IBM's Sofa City at BASELondon 2011

Watch the Sofa City highlight film from BASELondon.

IBM's sofa city tour explores a smarter future.

The modern city – from vision to reality

Cities are complex, noisy, congested and bursting at the seams, yet more people live and work in them with each passing day. We need our cities to thrive in order to secure all of our futures. Where should we start? What options do we have? Should we be concerned?

IBM Infographic

How Smart is Your City?

IBM Infographic named as one of the Guardian's web picks of the week.

ComRes conducted a bespoke quantitative survey of 2,010 adults living in four cities in the UK.

Andrew Sime

General Business Lead, Scotland
Expertise: Experience of bringing to clients technology based solutions with real business and organisational value

About Andrew:
With 15 years plus leading teams across IBM to deliver world-class solutions for customers and most recently for Scottish based customers. Andrew has the knowledge and experience of working with a range of private and public sector organisations on the development and delivery of technological solutions to bring about transformational change.

Ways to connect with Andrew

Ronnie Melrose

IBM Lead for Sustainable Glasgow
Expertise: Ronnie is the IBM representative on the Sustainable Glasgow initiative

About Ronnie:
With over 32 years experience working in IBM, Ronnie is best positioned to bring the global reach of IBM to Glasgow through the Sustainable Glasgow initiative. Ronnie is also involved in IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge, which has resulted in a significant piece of work for Glasgow, with recommendations on reducing fuel poverty and delivering affordable warmth.

Ways to connect with Ronnie

Kal Osmani

IBM Smarter Cities Lead
Expertise: Kal has over 22 years experience working in and with the public sector, and most recently focused on developing solutions for Smarter Cities

About Kal:
Kal Osmani leads IBM business development activities across the Scottish Public Sector and has a specific focus and background in local government, where seeks to create innovative solutions to meet LG challenges. Kal sits on the Business Models and Investments work-stream of Sustainable Glasgow.

Ways to connect with Kal

Rashik Parmar

IBM Chief Technology Officer - North East Europe
Expertise: Creating sustainable business value from information technologies

About Rashik:
With 27 years of practical experience of leading edge technology projects that deliver business value, and now part of the IBM's Smarter Planet Technical Advisory Board and leading various Smarter City technical strategies.

Ways to connect with Rashik

 

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