This very interesting event reaffirmed my view that Leicester is on the right track by focusing on smart cities as a concept that needs to focus on delivering improvements to people where technology is the enabler and facilitator. Let's not just do things because technology allows us to do so but how technology can assist in solving some very significant problems and challenges, current and future, we face as individuals, communities and society: health issues, social isolation, sustainability and environmental crisis, upskilling and job opportunities, quality of life, to name just a few.