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Watch Brendan O’Reilly and Andrew Conway at the Connected North event

Manchester Central, Manchester, UK

25-26 April 2022

Connectivity is key for economic and social prosperity and as such delivering next-generation networks in every corner of the UK is essential. Launched as a sister event to Connected Britain, Connected North will bring together 80 speakers and 500 attendees and will provide an opportunity for the region’s connectivity leaders to come together and explore the most important regional issues around enabling the North’s connected future.

Smart North: Building future proof smart places and smart industries

1:40pm, 25 April 2022

Panel: Smart North: Building future proof smart places and smart industries 

  • Hear from local authorities leading the region in upgrading their services for socioeconomic growth
  • Inward investment to create globally competitive cities and increase regional pay, employment, and productivity
  • Why digital infrastructure is crucial in achieving ambitions detailed in the Levelling Up White Paper
  • Smart cities and smart places; looking at current success stories and new innovations to level up Northern UK


  • Moderator: Steve Smith, Head of Smart Places, FarrPoint
  • Brendan O’Reilly, Group Chief Technology Officer, BAI Communications
  • Aastha Pandey, Marie Curie Doctoral Fellow, University of Glasgow
  • Lara Moloney, Head of S5GConnect, Scotland 5G Centre
  • John Kelly, Head of Data and Intelligence, North Yorkshire County Council
  • Peter Asman, Managing Director for Public Sector and Enterprise, Neos Networks 


Group CTO - BAI Communications - Brendan O'Reilly - square2
Brendan O’Reilly
Group Chief Technology Officer
BAI Communications

Connected society

1:50pm, 26 April 2022

Delivering digital infrastructure to power smart cities – Sunderland City Council case study

  • Andrew Conway, Director of Solutions and Innovation, BAI Communications UK


Andrew Conway
Director of Solutions and Innovation
BAI Communications UK

Join BAI Communications at the Connected North event

Date : 25-26 April 2022

Where : Manchester Central, Manchester, UK