Keith Dickerson

Director at Climate Associates

A lot of personal data is used to fulfil the requirements of use cases in smart cities. Is this adequately protected and how is this done?


Keith Dickerson has played an active role in the ICT industry for over 30 years. He is currently Director of Climate Associates Ltd which provides consultancy on Smart Cities, Internet of Things (IoT), Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, amongst others. Keith is a partner in the EC Horizon 2020 IoT collaborative R&D project VICINITY “Open virtual neighbourhood network to connect intelligent buildings and smart objects” and leads their work package on Standardization. From 2002-2017 Keith was a member of the Board of ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and led their Green Agenda, Smart Cities and IoT strategy work. Keith is also an editor in AIOTI (Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation) WG08 on Smart Cities and developed their recently published “Smart City Replication Guidelines: Cross-Domain/Application Use Cases”.

My Sessions

Data and Digital Identity in the Cities


The amount of data generated by human activity in cities is tremendous and is expected to grow every day. If for a long time cities (as authorities) were spectators rather than actors in terms of data use and management, this is no longer the case. Aware of the democratic, economic and ecological challenges related to […]