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In an ideal world all buildings constructed today would be "smart buildings"; intelligent spaces that use cutting edge design and construction methods, eco-friendly materials, and automated technologies to reduce environmental impact, and improve the comfort, safety and well-being of occupants.

In the real world, however, budgetary constraints and a lack of innovative thinking continue to result in buildings being built that lack "intelligence" or "green credentials".

The construction industry is therefore ripe for disruption, just like the automotive industry is being disrupted today by the likes of Tesla.

Join us on the 27th April to hear how local innovator, John Curtis is planning to make his mark within both the construction industry, and the automotive industry!

John is CEO of Revolutionall World; a state-of-the-art transport centre and visitor attraction located adjacent to the Kelpies in Falkirk (check out this video: ). When it opens to the public it will become a centre of excellence for low carbon innovation that will attract millions of visitors from around the world. It will even feature a race track designed specifically for vehicles powered by renewable energy!


18:15 - 18:20 WELCOME

18:20 - 18:30 Simon Montford ( (WEB3//IOT)

Open Forum; members are invited to make announcements, share news, seek project collaborators, recruit talent, promote their IoT events, and request topics for future Meetups.

18.30 - 18:50 John Curtis ( (Revolutionall)

John is a one of the UK’s leading low carbon transport experts, marketeers and journalists. He's also a motoring columnist for the Daily Record, and a regular guest on BBC Scotland. He studied law at the University of Edinburgh and was the Head of Sustainable Transport for the Scottish Government working on a number of high profile low carbon transport programmes using his policy experience and commercial skills to solve transport problems for businesses.

18:50 - 19:10 Emma Maclean ( (WEB3//IOT)

Emma and John will have a "fireside chat" that will cover a range of intimate topics. Please let us know if you have any questions for John in advance. For example, you may be curious to discover what inspired him to take on such an audacious project, or why a "petrol head" would want to act as a champion for the low-carbon agenda. Post your questions to the Meetup Group or tweet them using hashtag #iotedi - we look forward to hearing from you!

19:10 - 19:30 TOWN HALL MEETING

Strategic debate and roundtable-type discussion about the future of iotEdinburgh, in terms of format, topics, and objectives going forward.

19:30 - 21:00 NETWORKING & DRINKS


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