How do we know when a city is smart? This is one of the most common questions we get and the answer is simple. It’s when a city understands enough about the people living in it to react in their best interests. But to understand its citizens means cities are watching us like never before; and what a city thinks it knows about us, and who else can use that information, is emerging as one of the most critical concerns of modern living.
A city that reacts intelligently creates great opportunities to improve our quality of life, but it also raises grave concerns about safety and vulnerability. This means citizens need consideration and representation at every stage of IT planning like never before.
Join US Ignite Director of Technology, Scott Turnbull, as he leads a discussion with an expert panel of smart city leaders on privacy, cyber-security, and the consequences of emerging technology for connected cities at the upcoming Smart Cities Summit in Atlanta Georgia, October 31st and November 1st. During this session, the panel will dig into approaches to some of the most demanding challenges facing smart cities.
The panel takes place at Noon on November 1st andincludes discussions with:
- Michael Barnett – Smart City Co-ordinator, City of Wichita, Kansas
- Michael Pegues – CIO, City of Aurora, Colorado
- Emily Royall – Smart City Coordinator at City of San Antonio, Texas
The panel will discuss their real-world approaches as leaders in the national smart city movement.
Additionally, join Scott for an Analyst Briefing during breakfast on October 31st at 7:30 am to discuss realistic strategies for managing multiple stakeholders critical for implementing modern Smart City services.
Still need to register for Smart Cities Summit? Enter the code USIGNITE at registration for a 25% discount.