How will 5G make Bristol a Smart City?

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Bristol Science Cafe
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Zed Alley

Zed Alley · City of Bristol

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Zed Alley is a great new venue for private events. There are two entrances; one is through the Sportsmans on Colston Street and the other is on Host Street, around the back of the Sportsmans.

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Our speaker, Dimitra Simeonidou, is a Full Professor at the University of Bristol, the Co-Director of the Bristol Digital Futures Institute and the Director of Smart Internet Lab.

Her research is focusing in the fields of high performance networks, programmable networks, wireless-optical convergence, 5G/B5G and smart city infrastructures. She is increasingly working with Social Sciences on topics of digital transformation for society and businesses.

Dimitra has been the Technical Architect and the CTO of the smart city project Bristol Is Open. She is currently leading the Bristol City/Region 5G urban pilots. She is the author and co-author of over 500 publications, numerous patents and several major contributions to standards.

She has been co-founder of two spin-out companies, the latest being the University of Bristol VC funded spin-out Zeetta Networks,, delivering SDN solutions for enterprise and emergency networks.

Dimitra is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Royal Society Wolfson Scholar.


Science Cafes are free events with no booking required. BUT, it's the first time we've used Meetup, so if you've signed up but can't come, do let me know. I'll send a reminder email closer to the event.

Organiser: Bob Foster - feel free to contact me with any questions on[masked]