Episode nine (special edition): exploring smart communities research​

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Episode nine of the smart communities podcast is now live.

In this episode, Martha DeGrasse, a renowned US journalist and content producer discuss the findings of BAI’s 2022 Smart Communities Report through a fireside chat with Brendan O’Reilly, Group Chief Technology Officer at BAI. Martha DeGrasse is well known for her contributions to several telecommunications specialized publications and for her previous work as an editor and associated producer for US national and financial news broadcast programs. Martha is based in Austin, Texas. 

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Episode seven: Building the UK’s most advanced smart city - part 1

Welcome to the seventh episode of BAI Communications’ smart communities podcast, where we speak with business leaders and industry experts to ask them what the future holds for connectivity. In the first part of this two-part episode, we are excited to be joined by Liz St Louis, Assistant Director of Smart Cities, Sunderland City Council. Interviewing her is Paul Osborne, Chief Commercial Officer, BAI Communications UK. In part one, Liz and Paul discuss the 20-year strategic partnership between BAI and Sunderland City Council, and how together they are building the UK’s most advanced smart city.

Episode six: Connectivity and smart cities - part 2

In the second part of this special two-part episode, we rejoin the conversation with Dr Amy Hochadel, Director for Global Business Growth at Connected Places Catapult and Jamie Hayes, Managing Director, Streetscape, Fibre and Private Networks at BAI Communications UK. Listen in as Amy and Jamie dive deeper into the relationship between connectivity and smart cities. Including how innovation planning impacts digitalisation of cities, which cities around the world are examples to follow and the importance of collaboration in achieving a connected vision of the future.  

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Episode six: Connectivity and smart cities - part 1

In the first part of this special two-part episode, Jamie Hayes, Managing Director, Streetscape, Fibre and Private Networks, BAI Communications UK, is joined by Dr Amy Hochadel, Director for Global Business Growth, Connected Places Catapult. Here, they examine the underlying drivers for connectivity in the development of smart cities and discuss what needs to be done to ensure we move towards a more connected future.


Episode five: Smarter transport, smarter communities - part 2

In part two of this special two-part episode, we continue the conversation between Susan Shaheen and Brendan O’Reilly with a deeper look at the key takeaways from the connectivity outlook report. Including how connected technology can help to improve transport equity, how public transport creates a backbone for smart cities and what exciting innovations the future holds.

Episode five: Smarter transport, smarter communities - part 1

In the first part of this special two-part episode, Brendan O’Reilly Group CTO for BAI Communications, is joined by Susan Shaheen, Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley & Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center.In part one they examine what it will take for transport authorities to recover their ridership and what technologies we need to ensure people can return to travel safely.


Episode four: Rural connectivity and the future of farming

Join Stephen Farrugia, Chief Technology Officer of BAI Communications Australia, and Dan Winson, the founder & CEO of Zetifi, as they discuss solving connectivity problems for people and business in regional areas and the exciting technologies for smarter farming that coverage will enable.

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Episode three: A brighter future with connected lighting

Join Justin Berger, BAI Communications Chief Strategy Officer, and Khalid Aziz, Head of Global Ventures and Smart City Connectivity Solutions at Signify, as they discuss how connected lighting and partnerships between ecosystem players are illuminating the future of smart communities.

Episode two: Bridging the digital divide

Join Michael Stephens, BAI Canada’s VP of Business Development, and Rob McCann, Founder of Clearcable Networks and President of the Hamilton Technology Centre, as they discuss bridging the digital divide and the opportunities to build infrastructure for ubiquitous coverage across smart communities in Canada and around the world.

Episode one: The power of private networks

Listen as Brendan O’Reilly, Group CTO at BAI Communications, and Regius Professor Rahim Tafazolli, founder and director of the ICS 5G Innovation Centre, as well as the new 6G Innovation Centre, discuss the power of private networks and the exciting future of 5G.