Cities around the world are transforming their increasingly congested landscapes into safer, smarter, and more sustainable environments that better serve their residents and visitors alike. These “smart cities”, are enabling a continuous exchange of information between devices, infrastructure, networks and people, creating immense possibilities for the broader Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and the communications industry.
Here in the U.S., recent partnerships between the Federal government and private industry are helping to advance smart city solutions and deployments including the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge and the recently announced White House Advanced Wireless Research Initiative. We’re just scratching the surface of the innovations to come.
But what truly makes a city smart? What applications and solutions are currently being deployed and what more will be developed? What types of critical network infrastructure needs to exist in order to enable a more connected society? What role will fiber, sensors, LPWANs, densified small cells and DAS, massive MIMO, and other solutions play as these networks deploy? How can we protect the data being transmitted around the city? What lessons have been learned thus far and are there business opportunities and models to support expectations of market growth? And how best can local governments and citizens be educated to understand the importance of smart city initiatives and potential return on investment?
Speakers from AT&T and SAP will delve into these questions and more during the live webcast. We also welcome your questions, so get ready to bring them into the mix.
Michael Zeto, Director of Smart Cities, AT&T
Josh Waddell, Global Vice President, IoT Strategy, SAP
Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors
Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA
This is NOT a BICSI credited webcast.