Posted by IMA International
Management, International Development
This all-day CPD event will comprise talks, networking and specially selected trade stands all around the theme of using technology to make parks easier to find, interact with and manage. A nice buffet lunch and refreshments are included too.
As well as gaining an insight on what could make parks work smarter expect to be inspired by Adam White, President of the Landscape Institute and award winning play designer with Davies White
All details are subject to minor revision
PROGRAMME (as at 13 September 2019)
09:00 Arrival for Refreshments, Stands & Networking
10:00 Chairman’s welcome
10.10 Proludic (Annabel Brown) - 'The Proludic Sports & PRO App – Satisfying the outdoor gym consumer, while knowing your user'
10.30 Info-Point (Neil Rathbone) - 'Smart Parks, Smart Phones: going digital on a budget '
10.50 Refreshment break, Stands & Networking
11:15 Jupiter Play/Yalp (Richard Cocker) - ‘Smart play - interact and get feedback’
11:35 Hertsmere Borough Council - The HelloParks platform (with reference to ParksHerts' experience)
11:55 Inspirational address by Adam White, President of the Landscape Institute and award-winning designer with Davies White
12:15 Q&A Session with Panel of Morning Speakers
12:30 Buffet Lunch (included) and networking
13:10 Chambers Electronics (Donald Stewart) – ‘Integrating specialised counting devices to evidence parks' occupancy and value'
13:30 Play Inspection Company (Keith Dalton) - ‘Smart/remote asset management'
13:45 Comfort break
14.10 Viral.info (Simon Poulter) - ' Platforming Parks'
14:30 Nesta (Tiffany Gregor)
14:50 "Empowering Parks for the 21st Century - Outcome of event on 26th Sept" (Ian Baggott)
15:00 Q&A with Panel of Afternoon Speakers
15.15 Close and Finish
Following a presentation from Proludic on its Sports and PRO App , Info-point (Webnebulus) will look at the challenges, the hype, and the pitfalls of going ‘mobile digital’ using Bring Your Own Device, and present case studies of how different types of outdoor venues are overcoming them, including the latest innovative approaches; Jupiter Play & Leisure will explain the benefits of interactive play equipment, the impact they have on health & wellbeing, as well as the live usage statistics available; Hertsmere Borough Council supported by CyberMedia will show how ParksHerts website users access details of the park they want to visit on their smartphone and will introduce the opportunity for others to do the same using the HelloParks platform. After lunch Chambers Electronics (supplier of people and bicycle counters) will cover various options for how to count the number of visitors to your site – helpful when explaining its value to others. In a similar vein The Play Inspection Company will give an overview of how the inspection app can evidence that providers have been diligent in the inspection and maintenance of their playground assets, help maintain playground standards and with defending any claims. Viral.info will share about the NESTA celebrated project NetPark, a new project at Finsbury Park and about digital in parks more generally. NESTA will round off the Smart Parks event with a forward-looking session and as a bonus there will then be a feedback session on the outcomes of the now-full MHCLG/Landscape Institute Event on Parks being held on 26 September.
Until lunch finishes there will be a series of stands in the adjoining room which will link to the theme and the talks. It is also hoped to run a QR-code based treasure hunt linked to the stands.
There is an associated twitter feed for this event www.twitter.com/parks_smart and hashtags #smartparks #smartparks2019
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