As the internet of things continues to take shape, harnessing connected technologies and attendant data insight to improve the functions of towns and cities has emerged as a stand out application. The traction around smart cities is a function of a massive global trend toward urbanization that is forcing civic leaders to rethink the way citizens live and work in cities, as well as how they interact with city services.
Smart city pilot projects and initiatives around the world have touched on everything from solid waste management, improving commute times through traffic management, providing free Wi-Fi in public spaces and saving money by introducing intelligent lighting systems to reduction of crime; fostering educational efforts; improving water and air quality; and better engaging residents through technology.
To lead discussion around driving digital transformation at the city level, as well as highlight important technological evolutions in how to innovatively capture and leverage data and improve urban quality of life,RCR Wireless NewsandEnterprise IoT Insightsis bringing together thought leaders for the two-dayEnterprise IoT Summit, March 28 and 29, in Austin, Texas.
A dedicated track on cities, vehicles and transportation includes Digi.City Founder Chelsea Collier; Ted Lehr, IT Data Architect and Smart City Team Lead for the City of Austin; Robert Frey and Steve Novosad of the Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority and other smart city project leaders and analysts.
In a panel discussion led by Dallas Innovation Alliance Executive Director Jennifer Sanders, Chattanooga.