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Building a smart world: Realising the potential of digital assets
Miranda Sharp, Director of Innovation and Founder of the Smart Cities Practice, Ordnance Survey

In an increasingly connected world we’re led to expect that every aspect of our lives will be powered by AI and robotics and will integrate smartly and seamlessly. However the information relating to and coming from physical assets hasn’t always been designed to interoperate with other systems, let alone support algorithms. Only by taking a fresh approach to business models and value will we see the emergence of an effective digital asset class and the explosion of productivity and customer experience that it promises. Based on her experience with Ordnance Survey and Smart Cities, Miranda discusses the work of the National Infrastructure Commission and its Data for the Public Good report, the case for digital twin technology, and the value imagined for our Smart New World.

Leading Ordnance Survey’s Smart Cities Practice, Miranda collaborates with and supports enterprises from the public and private sectors, researchers from academia and Ordnance Survey’s Geovation community of start-ups in the use and exploitation of place-based data. She advises on digital infrastructure as a member of the Mayor’s Smart London Board, the National Infrastructure Commission’s Future Technology panel, a Future Leader for ICE Project 13 and a board advisor to the award-winning See Sense. Her interest is in seizing the golden opportunities emerging from a ‘Smarter’ world, supported by innovative business and regulation models.