“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 >
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.
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.
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
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
A significant push has been witnessed from governments, suppliers and service providers to make our cities "smart." This calls for several key elements to come together cohesively and profitably to make smart cities a long-term value proposition for all involved.
This briefing will delve into the issues, challenges, and success factors that need to be evaluated in implementing smart city plans.
The rapidly-evolving building technologies, together with key market participants pushing for technological advancement to gain a competitive advantage, are the driving force for Internet of Buildings (IoB).
This briefing focuses on discussing the driving force of the current building technologies scenario in achieving IoB and a holistic view of the industry through Frost & Sullivan’s 360º Research Perspective.
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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.
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For some, the network is only a subject of conversation when there's a problem. For you, the network is a mark of success. If the network is performing well, you’re doing well; if it's not, not much is going right.
Grove City College will also join us and review the steps they took to:
•Improve Wi-Fi security and coverage
•Increase Wi-Fi performance by 50%
Join us to learn about current challenges for your network, and to discuss ways to meet these new demands and performance standards.
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Smart City technology is an attractive prospect to councils and utilities for reducing waste and improving profits. The global smart city market is projected to be worth $400 billion per annum by 2020 but what exactly makes up a smart city?
The concept behind all smart cities is an attractively simple one: with more information about problems we can deal with them more effectively. For instance if we can track the traffic on our roads, not only can we update the timings of our traffic lights to manage it, we can respond intelligently to traffic incidents by giving directions to the drivers affected. Smart cities involve large distributed networks with unique technologies and processes. So how do we apply lessons from IT security in this new world?
This briefing will interest ICT vendors seeking to understand how cities are investing in open and big data, and how they plan to invest beyond the proof-of-concept stage. Participants from cities will gain an overview of activities and best practices in Europe.
During this webinar we will:
· Share results of the Real-time Cities Survey
· Discuss implications for future commercialization
· Identify the leading cities
· Point to the emerging ICT opportunities
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Our world is getting smarter with everything from responsive advertising, smart meters to genomic analysis and intelligent media streaming. This requires a new type of storage platform – one which can combine petabyte scale with indexing and analytics. Cloudian HyperStore software, running on Intel-based servers from Lenovo, provides an elastic storage infrastructure to meet this need. It can dynamically grow based on the demand and supports rich analytics with user defined metadata and Hadoop analytics directly on the data in place.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how the Intel/Cloudian Solution Architecture on Lenovo can store and analyze your data.