“Smart City” is the term most commonly tied to the communities and regions that are using sensors, M2M technology, wireless connectivity, and data to heighten efficiencies, save taxpayer money, protect the environment, and better serve individuals and families. These communities are capitalizing on the ways in which innovation and collaboration can improve quality of life and economic well-being.
The ever-increasing prevalence of the Internet of Things in community operations is taking many Smart City ideas from dream to reality. Everyone wants his or her city to be a Smart City — but it’s only possible when organizations embrace technology and find the right-fit solution for their applications.
Join Ken Hosac, Vice President of Business Development, Cradlepoint, on Wednesday, March 23rd at 12pm ET/16.00 GMT to explore the current and potential benefits of wireless network technologies and the IoT to expand efficiencies and open up new possibilities for public sector organizations such as cities, counties, states, and federal government.
We will also take a look at the network challenges facing these agencies, offer solutions and best practices to mitigate these challenges, and discuss real-world use cases.
Attendees will learn about:
+ How 4G LTE network solutions are used for Smart Cities and communities
+ The challenges and solutions facing budget-aware agencies
+ Customer success stories
+ How to create greater efficiencies for your agency
The City of Philadelphia has expanded beyond the typical call center to deliver a fully connected and engaged city. They are modernizing the very fabric of government, raising the bar for how technology is used to drive innovation and improve quality of life for their citizens.
During this webinar, Rosetta Carrington Lue—Chief Customer Service Officer for the City of Philadelphia—will share the administration’s formula for how they not only better connect citizens to city resources, but also facilitate connections to one another, unlocking the collective intelligence, insight, and learning across the community. See how they prioritized, planned, and implemented a Connected City solution.
City of Hope National Medical Center moves to a virtualised, private cloud storage solution with IBM System Storage and successfully solves the challenges posed by cost pressures, performance and data growth that are currently affecting all major healthcare institutions in the United States.Read more >
Fog computing represents a tectonic shift for the future of transaction management, distributed supply chain and overall experience. It blurs the lines between the edge and the cloud and puts the focus on the systems which manage and balance the delivery of coherent, end-to-end sessions and associated transaction level agreements. As a result, this new technology is pervasive in several industries.
Join this panel of experts as they discuss solutions with specific industry use cases from smart fog for Cities, Buildings, Ports, and Maritime.
Moderator: Katalin Walcott, Work Group Chair Manageability at OpenFog Consortium & Principal Engineer - IoT/Fog Computing Orchestration Architecture at Intel
- Jeff Fedders, President at OpenFog Consortium & Chief Strategist, IoTG Strategy and Technology Office at Intel
- Mark Dixon, Senior Architect for Smarter Cities at IBM
From automated vehicles to ride hailing apps, transportation as we know it is changing - and fast. But new technologies alone won't help communities build the efficient, equitable, and sustainable transportation networks communities want. In fact, these innovative technologies could do just the opposite, especially if they are not deployed wisely. Cities must collect the right data and enact the right policies to ensure they do not exacerbate problems like inequity and traffic, and to hold themselves accountable to the promise of new mobility technologies.
In this webinar, you will find out why - and how - the smartest cities of tomorrow will be those that adopt data-driven transportation strategies today. Join for Laura Schewel's presentation to gain insights into:
• Why the status quo for transportation data collection is no longer good enough
• The types of Massive Mobile Data that are useful for transportation and urban planning
• Algorithmic processing techniques that are critical for making this data useful
• Case studies from California and Virginia that demonstrate why Massive Mobile Data drives more effective transportation planning
• A forward-looking blueprint for using Massive Mobile Data to maximize the potential benefits of new transportation technologies - and minimize negative impacts
Laura Schewel founded StreetLight Data, a mobility analytics provider, after spending more than a decade as an advanced transportation researcher and statistician at the Rocky Mountain Institute and FERC. She has particular expertise in transportation systems, sustainability and safety, and vehicle/system modeling and analysis.
In FY 2015, healthcare facilities eligible to participate in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program are at risk of losing 25% of their applicable market basket update based in part on patient satisfaction ratings. Achieving high HCAHPS scores is critical to earning full reimbursement.
Join us to hear Fred Stevens, Director of Call Center Operations at City of Hope National Medical Center, discuss how his organization has improved the patient experience by breaking down hospital silos and integrating information using the salesforce.com Care Coordination solution.
City of Hope, a comprehensive cancer center in Duarte, California, leverages Salesforce solutions to:
• Improve cancer patient satisfaction and intake inquiries across 16 key areas
• Provide 75 call center representatives with the complete information they need to deliver a personalized and seamless interaction
• Improve first-call resolution for over 1 million inbound calls per year, reducing the average call transaction time by 42% (90 seconds)
During this webinar you will also learn more about salesforce.com solutions for providers and see a live demo of the Salesforce1 Platform to drive the next generation of healthcare.
Whenever there is data, there is the chance to visualize it and gain valuable insights that can drive change and improvements. Governments have realized the potential that data holds for transforming our towns, cities, living spaces and communities to better address the needs of our modern society.
Governments may want to change public transport services to suit commuters who move away from city centers due to increasing living costs, or develop programs that deliver more support services to areas showing high incidences of mental illnesses, or simply monitor bike traffic to assess the necessity of additional cycle lanes and bike share programs in our capitals. Data and data visualization can help us identify the needs of our communities and can support us in addressing them effectively.
In this webinar Andy and Eva will present examples of Government using data visualization to improve services for communities and will share how you can get involved through analyzing open data and becoming part of the wider 'dataviz' community.
Asia-Pacific is a frontier of growth, development, and activity having quickly embraced disruptive trends in its journey to grow. We are pleased to invite you to join a livecast webinar that will look into how utility providers, infrastructure companies, system integrators and telecom operators are actively pursuing the smart city market, adding more layers of intelligence as either integrators offering pre-packaged bundled solutions or as product vendors offering intelligent hardware and infrastructure. New funding mechanisms and public-private dynamics will be also be touched upon. This webinar will also discuss recommendations for future growth of businesses and cities active in this space.
In this webinar, you will discover:
- Eight Critical parameters that define a smart city along with upcoming smart cities in Asia
- Smart city business models and funding mechanisms
- Key market participants and next game changers
- Implications of smart city solutions on key industries
- Recommendations for businesses and cities
It is projected that urban India will contribute about 75% of the national GDP in the next 15 years. With the rapid rate of urbanization and depleting resources, it is essential for India to rethink its strategy to see how it can best optimize the capabilities of its physical infrastructure.
By leveraging global best practices in smart city development and ICT (Information and Communication Technology), India is in a unique position to leapfrog a few stages of growth to become a global superpower.
In 2015, the Indian government announced an ambitious plan to develop 100 smart cities, with a commitment of spending $7.27 billion over the next five years. The infrastructure overhaul would include creating intelligent transport systems, smart grids, smart waste management, and smart water grids/solutions.
In this presentation, we will look at the roadmap for Indian smart cities, along with the anticipated challenge of meeting capex requirements and the dire need for devising innovative business models to make “Smart Cities in India” a success story.
Tune in for insights on the following:
• Learn about the Indian government's $7.3 billion smart city mission aimed at applying smart solutions to improve infrastructure and service delivery in Indian cities.
• Discover the key challenges with respect to regulation, funding and private/public partnerships.
• Understand how the Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting industries and causing convergence to create smart energy, smart transportation, smart infrastructure and smart buildings, smart security, smart or connected homes, and smart healthcare solutions.
• Gain an insight into commonly observed business models and their applicability to India.
• Analyze India’s area-based development strategy and the socio-economic divide.
• Explore the various financial flexibility opportunities that are available for India.
• Deduce the potential impact of the 100 smart cities on the future of the Indian economy.
How can smart city architects plan for future scalability, integrate as yet unknown technologies while being interoperable with legacy installations?
Only a standards-based solution can help address these challenges.
Today we'll see how the oneM2M standard used in a smart city architecture can introduce a horizontal interoperability layer and reducing vendor lock-in.
We'll learn from the experience of oneM2M in the field, taking the example of Korea's ambitious smart city project in Busan, based on oneM2M.
We'll examine a blue-print for future smart city development, taking into account legacy systems, open standards, open data and security.
Our presenter is Dr. Omar Elloumi of Nokia, the chairman of oneM2M's Technical Plenary.
Smart Cities Value Intelligent Cybersecurity
The vision of smart cities is bright—automating critical public services, improving community interactions and achieving untold levels of efficiency in a connected, technology-driven society. But along with all of this boundless potential comes risk.
In this webinar, Mr. Documet discusses the cybersecurity challenges all smart cities will face. In addition, he’ll address the role ForeScout Technologies is playing today in helping municipalities around the globe to:
• Protect sensitive systems and data
• Securely embrace IoT and smart utility innovations
• Ensure interoperability with current and future systems
• Maintain resiliency and availability for critical public services
• Comply with regulatory mandates
Raul Documet is a Public Sector Systems Engineer with over 12 years of experience in IT Security. Raul’s areas of expertise range from IT Auditing and Outsourcing Security to Cloud and Datacenter planning and deployment.
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The Smart City concept has evolved
It has moved to the next generation with the IoT concept.
According to Gartner, by 2020, 60% of smart city initiatives in international cities will introduce IoT-enabled smart city solutions for resolving or mitigating transportation-related urban issues.
It’s clear that smart technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the future of our communities. Is government ready for billions – soon to be trillions – of sensors and devices connected to one another that will transform our society? This session explores the role of government in using, exploiting, controlling and surviving the hyper-connected world of IoT and how it will affect our communities.Read more >
The term Smart City is gaining momentum the world over, but does that mean that cities are becoming “smarter” or just looking to improve their image? What does it truly mean to be a “smart” city? And is it resonating with their residents, businesses and visitors? This briefing will look into how the smallest changes approaching city services can have a big impact on everything from security to energy and traffic to urban revitalization
Reasons to Attend:
- To understand key challenges cities are facing in the face of issues such as urbanization, environmental responses and new technologies
- To examine new ways cities are integrating smarter solutions to address seemingly unrelated services, for better quality of life and a higher tax base
- To explore how suppliers can provide comprehensive solutions to such a fragmented market
Smart Cities is one of the essential endeavours right now. Smart Cities use many existing and emerging information technologies, Smart Cities must change lives of many people and each Smart Cities programme and project is a daunting task. Therefore Smart Cities must be considered as a system which perfectly delivers its desired capabilities.
This presentation will discuss how several modern techniques, such as systems approach, standardisation, reference architecture, patterns, explicit security, can be combined to enable world-wide cooperation and coordination in delivery of various Smart Cities.
Alexander Samarin wrote his first software program in the year 1973. He obtained a PhD (in computer graphics) in the year 1986. He has worked for a variety of international clients in Switzerland, UK, France, Australia and Africa. He specialises in architecture, implementation and evolution of enterprise-wide solutions with the holistic use of enterprise architecture, business architecture, BPM, SOA, ECM, IT governance and IT strategy. In October 2009 he published a book “Improving enterprise business process management systems”. Since August 2013 he works as an architect for achieving the synergy between strategy, good business practices and disruptive digital technologies for digital systems.
Frost & Sullivan expects Smart Cities to be a $1.5 Trillion market by 2020, with multiple opportunities to tap into infrastructure development, technology integration and energy and security services. This session will look into the market opportunities, growth areas and new business models in the Smart City space, and also provide insight into the competitive landscape highlighting the next game changers in the market.
The session will also look into how utility providers, infrastructure companies, system integrators and telecom operators are actively pursuing this market. It will also discuss new funding mechanisms and public-private dynamics such as equity based funding and performance based contracting.
The ever-popular Movers & Shakers breakfast at The Dorchester in London will be broadcast live online, in association with Estates Gazette. The subject of this debate is: UK Plc - City Growth, and features speakers Sir Eddie Lister, GLA, Sir Howard Bernstein, Manchester City Council, Sir Michael Bear, UKTI RIO, Tony Travers, LSE, and Mark Rogers, Birmingham City Council.Read more >
This webinar will discuss in detail:
·Eight parameters that define a smart city
·The top 26 smart cities and future sustainable cities in the next decade
·Key smart city segments of 2025
·Smart city business models and funding mechanisms like OBM and BOO
·Key market participants and next game changers
·Implications of smart city solutions on key industries
·Recommendations for businesses and cities
Creating smarter cities requires urban infrastructures that accelerates the transition to a smarter city. This is a project that requires much more than connected technologies.
Emerging innovations will be critical, as will engaged businesses and citizens — and together these change-agents are reshaping the city. Such new tools are radically altering our urban assets (water, energy, transport, buildings); shifting the ways that we design and use such systems; transforming our economies; disrupting our societies. Smart and connected urban infrastructure is now a reality, and autonomous vehicles driving themselves is only one of visible elements . Smarter policies that match the smarter tech makes possible the multimodal / integrated transportation systems which provide commuters with more options; the data analytics which manage the flows inside data-powered energy and water grids. Hyper-efficient cities should be much more than hyper-productive; they must be more livable and more equitable.
Gordon Feller will provide a few glimpses around the corners, with a clear-eyed view of urban futures which are emergent.
BrightTALK caught up with Gary Hayslip, CISO of the City of San Diego for an in-depth conversation on the current state of information security, today's threatscape and a discussion on the cyber industry.
Topics up for discussion:
- Cyber challenges for the new Trump administration
- How to improve diversity and equality in the information security industry
- Critical infrastructure and its specific vulnerabilities
- How to prepare IoT networks to ensure that they're not at risk from malicious threat actors
- The evolution of cyber threats
About the Speaker:
As CISO for the City of San Diego, Gary Hayslip advises the City’s executive leadership (mayoral, city council, and 30+ city departments and agencies) on protecting city government information resources. He oversees citywide cybersecurity strategy and the enterprise cybersecurity program, operations, compliance and risk assessment services. His mission includes creating a “risk aware” culture that places high value on securing city information resources and protecting personal information entrusted to the City. He is Co-Chair for Cybertech and an active member of ISSA, ISACA, OWASP and INFRAGARD.