The first in a series of workshops took place on Wednesday 24 February 2016, facilitated and hosted by Ernst & Young LLP and was attended by a mixture of HS2 Ltd personnel, West Midlands SMEs, academia, IT, city planners and developers.
A set of activities during the day started to shape the outline scope for the Prospectus that will set out a vision and strategy to inform and influence how HS2 investment can use existing and future technologies and digital systems in a sustainable and integrated approach to support local regeneration and deliver an economic, social and environmental legacy.
A huge amount of content and thinking came out of the day but one clear message was the need for innovation. Whilst there is significant technology innovation this is needed across all other critical elements like governance, finance, stakeholder engagement and procurement.
The outcomes of the day can be found here