Posted on 14 March 2011
Students for a Smarter Planet’s York group is hosting the event in the Computer Science pod at the heart of the University’s £750m campus expansion at Heslington East.
We hope that this event will inspire students to come up with their own solutions to the problems that we face, both as students at University and as members of wider society
It also marks the first UK stop on the IBM Smarter Planet Comes to You European tour, featuring the IBM tour skills truck.
The event will include presentations from IBM executives, Angus Campbell and Clive Tiney on smarter health care and smarter cities respectively. These will be followed by campus workshops during which students will be encouraged to suggest ideas on how the lessons learned from the presentations can be applied at a University level.
Amit Sinha, a third year Computer Science student at York and European executive director for Students for a Smarter Planet, said: “We hope that this event will inspire students to come up with their own solutions to the problems that we face, both as students at University and as members of wider society.”
Throughout the day, innovative solutions and technologies will be presented, demonstrated and discussed.
The IBM Smarter Planet Comes to You Tour Truck - open all day - Monday 14 March - outside the Department of Computer Science, on Heslington East between 8.30am and 5.30pm.