Smart Waste, Smart Resources event programme

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Digital solutions are coming to the waste industry- is your business ready? Driven by the need for greater accountability and improved resource management, RWW is launching a new conference on digital solutions.

08.15 Breakfast workshops, sponsored by AMCS.

A) Developing appropriate websites and on-line presence – analysing what you need, knowing what to expect, assessing what you get.

Speaker invited

B) Technology procurement for local authorities – how to specify it, how to measure and evaluate it, how to avoid obsolescence and how to introduce “new” technologies.

Brian Mayne, Director, Ricardo

C) Working with waste producers: achieving transparency, accountability and greater sustainability.What data do waste producers want and how can you organise your systems to provide this?

Simone Aplin, Technical Director, Anthesis

D) Developing and implementing appropriate office systems and software – assessing your requirements, identifying and communicating expectations and milestones, planning for the future.

Sophie Walker, COO & Co-Founder & Tom Passmore, CEO & Co-Founder, Dsposal

09.00 Close of workshops


Conference programme

09.15 Welcome

Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK; conference chairman


Policy, regulatory and market drivers

09.25 The drive to digitalisation, its role in the circular economy and how it plays into the Resources and Waste strategy.

Alistair Paul, Joint Team Leader, Waste Regulation and Crime, Defra


09.45 Data and digital systems – the future of waste?

Stuart Stock, Chief Information Officer, Veolia


10.05 Discussion panel – what are the benefits of a digital future?

Alistair Paul, Joint Team Leader, Waste Regulation and Crime, Defra

Chris Jarvis, Data Sharing and Access Manager, Environment Agency

Stuart Stock, Chief Information Officer, Veolia


10.45 The state of digitalisation - where are we now and where do we need to get to? How do we progress the move to digitalisation?

Mark Abbas, Chief Marketing Officer, AMCS


11.05 Refreshments and exhibitor time


Waste tracking and traceability

11.30 Tracking waste tyres – RFID technology for resource value and security

Peter Taylor, Secretary General, Tyre Recovery Association


11.55 Exploring the benefits of cloud computing and blockchain systems

Craig Melsom, Programme Manager, TechUK


12.15 A blockchain solution for waste tracking and shipping

Mike Jackson, Managing Director, Prismm, a Reconomy Group company


12.30 Discussion panel what will waste tracking systems provide? What are the issues around data security? Do advantages outweigh perceived risks and challenges?

Sophie Walker, COO, Dsposal

13.10 Lunch


Data and digital technologies in use

14.10 Local authority digital developments for waste management and wider smart city objectives.

Speakers invited


14.50 Refreshments and exhibitor time


Fourth generation technologies

15.20 From cart to curb: how to transform your waste & recycling operation into your smart city solution

Michael Allegretti, Chief Strategy Officer, Rubicon Global


15.40 Computer vision, deep learning and artificial intelligence – how fourth generation technologies can aid greater resource capture and management

Mikela Druckman, Founder & CEO, Greyparrot


16.00 Working towards “no unused stuff” in the clothing industry, with the aid of big data, algorithms and customer rewards.

John Atcheson, CEO, Stuffstr


16.20 Discussion panel – what will the waste and recycling industry look like in five years’ time? How, as an industry, do we respond to these changes?


16.50 Chairman’s summary and close


Networking time

Please note – speakers, timings and presentation titles subject to change.



Delegate bookings

Standard delegate rate £240.00 + vat = £288.00

Member of supporting organization £216.00 + vat = £259.00

Multiple booking discount, price per person £228.00 + vat = £274.00

Multiple booking, supporting organization, price per person £204.00 + vat = £245.00

Local authority or not for profit organization £175.00 + vat = £210.00


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