CIVIQ Smartscapes to speak at Connected Things 2017 on Smart Cities: Moving Beyond the Hype

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Brad Gleeson, Chief Commercial Officer, CIVIQ Smartscapes will participate in the panel discussion "Smart Cities: Moving Beyond the Hype" at Connected Things 2017, hosted at the MIT Media Lab this Monday March 13th at 3:10pm. 

Brad will offer CIVIQ's perspective on leading smart city applications, funding models, ROI and the key issues that smart cities must address. 

To register for the event, visit http://connectedthings.mitforumcambridge.org

Session Description: 

Looking beyond the newest buzz, smart cities are real with initiatives underway globally. Tapping into old urban infrastructure, legacy systems and connecting physical objects to the digital world requires capital, technology, talent, and patience.  The vision is to transform cities into more livable, workable and sustainable urban areas. Smart and connected devices as well as the interoperability of these systems enable the delivery of enhanced services to citizens creating safer more livable–and engaged–cities.

In this panel, we’ll move beyond the hype and focus on ‘where are we now – what is the value?’ For example:

  • What are the leading smart city applications?
  • How do cities pay for them? Which can deliver a real ROI and value?
  • What are the key issues that smart cities must address such as smart infrastructure selection, energy efficiency and sustainability, traffic and parking congestion, environmental air quality and so forth?
  • What are the best practices from cities undergoing a smart city transformation?

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