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OU joins the Turing University Network focussing on data science and AI

The Open University (OU) has joined a growing list of universities in The Alan Turing Institute’s network. The Turing University Network offers UK universities, with an interest in data science and AI, the opportunity to engage and collaborate both with the Institute and its broader networks in academia, industry and the public sector. It will also…

KMi Admin Team Set Sail on an Away Day

Since the pandemic the Admin Team have been working from home, like most staff and students at the Open University. Now we are permitted to meet, last week the team took the opportunity to all meet in person for the first time since March 2020. Their team building afternoon took place aboard Electra, The Milton…

Alan Fletcher’s BizTech Blog: Digital Disruption for business models

Alan Fletcher, Head of Research and Enterprise Support in STEM and Lab Manager in KMi has written a thought piece for businesses regarding both threats and opportunities that the digital disruption from Covid presents to their business models.  The article appears in the January 2021 edition of the Biztech Blog. The Open University is an active member of Biztech, a…

KMi, the first 25 years

At the 25th Anniversary KMi Festival we invited staff from across the OU campus to come and find out how our latest knowledge and media technologies are impacting education, science, and cities.  The Festival attendees included Lady Kitty Chisholm, one of the three founders of KMi, the STEM Executive Dean, Nick Braithwaite, and the new…

KMi help launch the IWA report for Cardiff Capital Region

The Institute of Welsh Affairs is the leading think tank for the development and delivery of public initiatives that have real impact in Wales. IWA director, Auriol Miller, invited KMi’s Alan Fletcher to be part of the IWA Advisory Group that has just published “Our Smart Region”, a report on the Cardiff Capital Region City…

Intelligent Leadership – APPG on Smart Cities

The UK Government All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smart Cities last night published its initial report on how government strategy can unlock the potential of smart cities in the UK.  KMi’s Alan Fletcher has been a member of the APPG for a number of years and was engaged in the process of creating the…

Digital DNA – KMi working with Smart Cities in Ireland

KMi joined colleagues from STEM and the OU in Ireland to present keynote and workshop presentations at Ireland’s premier digital conference. Over two days in June, Digital DNA brought together 3,000 delegates from across a wide range of industries. KMi Business Development Manager, Alan Fletcher was on stage with Jamie Cudden from Smart Dublin and…

Driverless/Autonomous vehicles in MK – come and tell us what you think on the 13th December

UK Autodrive is a project in which The Open University are a partner. One of the things we are doing is supporting the work stream understanding public attitudes towards driverless/autonomous vehicles, in advance of the deployment of the MK Pods in 2018. A key activity in the work stream is the running of workshops that…

MK:Smart helps ignite the 2017 Digital Thailand Big Bang

KMi’s Alan Fletcher gave one of two key presentations hosted by the UK Foreign Office and British Embassy in Thailand for the 2017 Digital Thailand Big Bang Conference. Opened by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Thai Prime Minister, Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017 is a national digital and technology exhibition that aimed to transform ideas and…

MK:Smart in China

Geoff Snelson, director of strategy and futures of Milton Keynes council presented the MK:Smart vision to the TM Forum 3rd Smart City in Focus Forum in Yinchuan, China. The MK delegation included leader of the council, Peter Marland and Alan Fletcher from KMi who were invited to the Forum to contribute to the wider debate…


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