What kind of future do you want to live in? What sort of change could connected technology bring about? How does technology affect your privacy?

Join us to get your voice heard on the future of Manchester and CityVerve, a project which aims to set an example for the way Internet of Things technology is used in the city.

We’ll give you an introduction into the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and explore the possibilities for Manchester by imagining what the future might look like in 2-5 years time. We’ll look at the privacy and ownership concerns that might appear, and what it could mean to live with connected technologies.

You don’t need any technical expertise or previous knowledge of IoT, we’re just interested to hear your opinion on what you would like your city could look like. We want as many different people in the room, to shape the future of Manchester, from those who have no idea about data and privacy through to experts.

In this evening workshop, you’ll also get a chance to discuss and present your own ideas on the future of Manchester with other members of the community, and help inform the next steps of CityVerve’s aims to make technology work for the benefits of residents.

If you’re interested in thinking about the future, and how IoT could be used to improve the lives of people in the city, sign up!