25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Iain Langlands
GIS Manager - Land and Environmental Services
Glasgow City Council

Iain Langlands has over 30 years experience in land surveying, Geomatics and asset management. His work in the GIS and Asset Management business of Scotland's largest Local Authority affords Iain many opportunities to contribute to industry-leading initiatives. Iain is a passionate promoter of corporate and partnership working: his current employer being an ideal vehicle for this through e.g. Future Cities Glasgow, Commonwealth Games 2014. Iain previously has served several terms as Chair to the RICS Scotland Geomatics Professional Group and was a significant RICS contributor to Scottish Parliament consultations. Iain has served as an RICS Appointed External Examiner to the University of Glasgow and is a long-time supporter of education and training in the Geomatics sector.

Glasgow: A Smart City with a Change of Focus

Future City / Glasgow is an innovative programme that uses technology intelligently and actively engages residents to make life in the city smarter, safer and more sustainable. In 2013, Glasgow City Council beat 29 other UK cities to win £24m from the UK government’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, after showing that the local authority could integrate transport, communications and other infrastructure to improve the city’s economy and quality of life and reduce environmental impact better than anywhere else in Britain The Future Cities Demonstrator Project was born. Delegates will learn more of the updated and improved Glasgow Integrated Operations Centre and roads management system, of energy conservation opportunities to promote green technology, why Glasgow City Council will create a Big Data Store and the intentions for real-time information output and access to public data. The presentation will outline the values of Future City / Glasgow and show examples of how businesses and citizens may benefit from the new ways of working. Delegates will see where the project promotes improved services through technology and innovation, that partnership working is one of Glasgow’s greatest assets and how the City Council will embrace open data philosophies for the benefit of Glasgow’s citizens, visitors and businesses. This is a new way of thinking, a model of new partnerships in service delivery - and the best thing is that everyone can participate.