The buzz: “Living for the City” (Stevie Wonder, 1974).
News flash: By 2050, it’s estimated that 75% of the world population will live in cities [unicef.org/sowc2012/urbanmap/#].
The impact? Cities are becoming keenly aware that growth at this unprecedented speed brings challenges to transportation, pollution, water, energy, safety – as well as opportunities.
How to keep up with and ahead of the demand?
Savvy leaders are turning to new solutions including public and private partnerships, data exchanges and the IoT to lay the foundation for safer, smarter, more efficient communities
The experts speak.
Sara Gardner, Hitachi Insight Group: “When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.” (Robert Cailliau)
Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, IDC: “Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.” (Dee Hock)
Marlyn Zelkowitz, SAP: “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” (Jane Austen)
Join us for Making Cities Safer and Smarter: The Internet of Things.