Cities, no matter what size, all want to use data to inform their day-to-day operations and strategic forecasting. Most megacities have already developed the organizational, technical, and analytical foundations to leverage their data while some of the small to medium cities are still working to develop that capability.
A special panel session at the Smart Cities International Symposium, January 24-25, 2017 in Chicago will conduct a candid conversation among key city leaders to dig into the the capabilities, capacity and resources to collect, manage, maintain, and leverage data for both strategic and tactical city operations.
Panel participants include:
The session will examine:
The panel session is just one of several during the two-day Symposium, which will bring together municipal thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent advances and business models in making the Smart City a reality. The proceedings will focus on the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision.
'This will be a unique opportunity to zero in on how to enable and finance key smart city initiatives,' says Daniel Coran, editor of the Smart Grid Observer and program manager for the Symposium. 'The goal is to have top practitioners and municipal leaders talk about their experiences and clarify of what is working, how best to execute, and how to pay for it.'
Topics to be addressed over the course of the Symposium include:
Leading cities and other organizations slated to speak at the Symposium include: City of San Jose, Cisco, City of Syracuse, City of Minneapolis, Infobright, Microsoft, CityZenith Corp., Black & Veatch, City of Indianapolis, Kansas City, City of Chicago, Cushman Wakefield, Roosevelt University, Indy Chamber, Itron, University of Albany, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, University of Kansas, and others.
'For municipalities at the early stage of their smart city planning, this will be a great opportunity to develop solid strategies for success,' Coran adds. 'Building off real-world experiences and lessons learned to date is critical.'
The Symposium is organized by the Smart Grid Observer (www.smartgridobserver.com), an online publication that delivers the latest news and information on a daily basis concerning key developments, deployment updates, and market trends in the smart grid and energy storage industries.
For full information regarding the Symposium and to register, visit www.smartcities-symposium.com.