Looking to the future

By 2050 around three quarters of the world's population will live in cities -- that's approaching seven billion people on a mere 2% of the global land mass. Urbanisation will pose tremendous challenges, not least in how to make cities safe, secure and resilient for their inhabitants.

To help future-proof world cities, an international conference will take place in London on 9 - 10 October 2014. Organised by London First and CIR Magazine, the two-day event that will take a holistic look at how cities can be made safer, more secure, smarter and more resilient by better predictive, protective and responsive measures.

The major themes will be urban challenges, crisis responses, building resilience, and integrating technology.

Speakers line up

Simon Ancliffe, CEO, Movement Strategies
Sir Ian Andrews CBE TD, Former Chairman, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
Dr Jon Arthur, Former Business Resilience Director, Unilever
Clarissa Azkoul, Regional Director, International Organisation for Migration
Michael Berkowitz, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge
Dr Hervé Borrion, Project Leader, Resilient Infrastructure and Building Security, UCL
Kate Brown, Group Sustainability Director, Grosvenor Group
Michael Brown MVO, Managing Director, London Underground and London Rail
James Cleverly AM, Chairman, London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority
Nick Coleman, Global Head, Cyber Security Intelligence, IBM Global Services
Andrew Cooke, Director - Security, Atkins
Christopher N. Donnelly CMG TD, Director, The Institute for Statecraft
Hugh Eaton OBE, Nation Security Director, CISCO
William B. Evans, Police Commissioner, City of Boston Police Department
Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith, Research Chair, Risk and Resilience, University of Glasgow
Cristiana Fragola, Europe Regional Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Dr Leslie Gaines-Ross, Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick
Hazem Galal, Partner, Cities & Local Government Sector Global Leader, PwC
Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime (DMPC)
Professor Simon Hallsworth, Professor of Sociology and Head of School of Applied Social Sciences, University Campus Suffolk
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner, Police of the Metropolis
Paul Hopkin, Technical Director, Airmic
Richard Horne, Partner, Risk Assurance, PwC
Leo Johnson, Partner, PwC
Sir David King KB, Chairman, Future Cities Catapult
Richard Knowlton, Group Corporate Security Director, Vodafone
James de Labillière DSO MBE, Group Head War, Terrorism and Political Violence, Hiscox
Emily Landis Walker, CEO, Landis & Co
Karen Lomas, Director Smart Cities EMEA, Intel
Matt Maer DSO MBE, Group Security Director, Canary Wharf Group
Alastair McAslan OBE, Director, Strathfillan Consultancy
Professor Bill McGuire, Professor Emeritus of Geophysical and Climate Hazards, UCL
Victor Meyer, Global Head of Corporate Security and Business Continuity, Deutsche Bank AG.
Troels Oerting, Head of European Cybercrime Centre and Interim Head of EUROPOL and Financial Intelligence Centre
Stephen Phipson CBE, Director, Security Industry Engagement, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT), Home Office
Zhang Qi, Vice Chair, Shanghai Municipal Urban-Rural Development and Management Commission
Dr Jianjun Qin, Assistant Professor, Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief, Tongji University
William G Raisch, Director Global Risk Network, International Center for Enterprise and Preparedness, New York University
Dr Paul Robertson MCBI, Director, Crisis Leadership, PwC
Nick Ross, Broadcaster and Journalist
Dhanushyakodi Sivanandhan, Chairman, Securus First, and former Director General of Police, Maharashtra State, India
Glenn Smith, CEO, MapleBird
Chris Tomlinson, Senior Consultant, Security and Risk, Arup
Donald Toon, Director, Economic Crime Command, National Crime Agency
Peter Van Veen, Director, Business Integrity Programme, Transparency International
Jerry Velasquez, Chief of Advocacy and Outreach, UNISDR
Sir David Veness CBE QPM, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Security and Resilience Network, London First
Admiral The Rt. Hon. Baron West of Spithead GCB DSC PC ADC DUniv, Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Security and Counter-terrorism)
Janet Williams QPM, Chair Prospective Security Experts Group INTERPOL, and Security Advisor to The Security Committee, Qatar 2022 World Cup
John Yuzdepski, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Workware Systems Inc.
Annemarie Zielstra, Director, International Relations, TNO Netherlands

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Participating organisations: for a list of participating organisations click here.

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