John Davies – Smart Spaces Campus 2017
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John Davies


Prof John Davies, BT Prof John Davies is Chief Researcher in BT’s Research & Innovation department where he leads a team focussed on Internet of Things.

He has a strong track record of researching and innovating and his current research interests include the application of semantic and Internet of Things technologies to smart cities, smart transport and information integration.

He currently leads BT’s contribution to the Manchester-based CityVerve IoT smart city programme and a number of other programmes. He co-wrote the Hypercat IoT standard. John has authored over 70 scientific publications and is the inventor of several patents. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from University of Essex, UK and is a visiting professor at the Open University.

  • Wednesday 15 November 2017
    • 2:00 pm

      Case Study: CityVerve: Smart Bike Lights for Manchester

      Speakers: John Davies of BT, Michael Taylor of See.sense
      CityVerve is the UK's smart cities demonstrator based in Manchester and a blueprint for smart cities worldwide.  In this session John Davies, Chief Researcher at BT  presents details of one of around 20 use case demonstrators being developed by CityVerve - a trial involving the use of smart lights attached to bikes involving 200 local cyclists. The smart lights will be will be used to generate data about cycle usage patterns in Manchester. The City Council and transport authority will analyse the data to drive decisions on the best location for new cycle paths and to intervene in traffic hotspots. This will optimise investment in cycling infrastructure. The end customers are citizens and businesses, who will benefit from better infrastructure and more people cycling, thus reducing congestion and improving air quality.