2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition - 2018
The 2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition,January 17-18, 2018 in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Expert speakers will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision. The emphasis is on implementation strategy, case studies, best practices, and the development of compelling business models for transitioning to the 21st Century Smart City.
- Event Type:
- Jan. 17-18, 2018
- Chicago Conference Ceter
- Chicago , IL , USA
The world's urban population is expected to increase by 60 per cent between 2014 and 2050, when 6.3 billion people are projected to live in urban settlements. New insights and solutions are urgently needed in order to manage the scarce resources that will be impacted by this trend, as well as operate new and regenerated urban spaces. New generations of sensor networks, Big Data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications are being deployed in public and privately managed physical spaces to meet these requirements, though many challenges remain. Municipal governments around the world are currently formulating their Smart City strategies - now is the time to engage and learn from industry peers at the forefront of this key trend.
- Leveraging the smart energy grid for other municipal applications
- Smart lighting advances, platforms and business models
- Smart transportation and parking
- Environmental monitoring and waste management
- IoT applications and communications networks for enabling the Smarter City
- Learning from the leaders: key smart city developments around the world
- Market trends and growth drivers: challenges and opportunities
- Phased, cost-effective approaches: efficiency measures that can fund additional steps
- Building a culture of performance via data analytics and benchmarking
- Enhancing sustainability, accessibility and livability
- Key emerging technologies and applications
- And more
You've heard the term MaaS, but do you really know what it means in the transportation industry? Go ahead, admit it, mobility is on your mind. The excitement in Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is beyond the norm. MaaS isn't just a nice concept anymore - it's an international reality changing the way people think about mobility within the urban environment. It is not about how we transfer people from their cars to public transport, but more about a user centric view that allows the better planning and management of all modes of transport. A journey is no longer from A to B via a single mode, but can be considered as multiple single trips combined into one easy, pain-free journey. In this session, we'll define the sharing economy, access economy, on-demand economy - terms used interchangeably, though not always fully understood. We'll dive into the recent socio-economic shift that reinvented how and what we consume. And if that didn't hook you, how about we face reality and really hone in on the elephant in the room - a world where usage trumps possession, access rather than ownership is king and where consumers' immediate needs can be satisfied with the tap of an app. You in? Good. See you there.
A dramatic acceleration in connectivity is underway. The number and types of network-connected devices are multiplying, with far-reaching implications on the ecosystem of wired and wireless technologies, products, and services. We see insatiable demand for media and information delivered anytime, anywhere, and flowing through any number of platforms and devices-from smartphones and wearables to smart cars and IoT-enabled sensors, lights, and meters. We are seeing smaller and less expensive chipsets leading to improved economics and more connections. 5G is rapidly approaching where cell sites will be better architected to manage the explosion in data and connections.
As the future of connectivity takes shape, it creates new demands on policymakers, the suppliers of connectivity, and solution providers. An estimated $130-150 billion in fiber infrastructure is needed over the next 5-7 years to densify networks in our shift to 5G, improve competition, and help reduce the digital divide. Cities and policymakers will play a critical role in tackling these challenges and actualizing these goals. This session will discuss:
- Roles of local government and service providers who are bridging the connectivity gap
- New business models for operating / deploying communications services
- Potential economic equation and considerations of public-private investments
In this session we will provide a unique point of view, informed by real-world success stories, on how Smart City security can help to maximize the ROI of 'smart' projects while meaningfully engaging citizens. Smart City success will come from many micro mobile-interactions with the smart infrastructure rather than one monolithic smart-city solution. This usage pattern changes the security user experience for citizens, developers, and those responsible for smart city security in ways that are important to explicitly highlight.
In today's digitally transformed world, Smart City owners need to deeply consider customer experience, especially as it pertains to security and identity. Security cannot be an afterthought or an add-on. Value will be extracted from Smart City infrastructures by software. As more Smart City software is created, we must ask hard security questions:
- What can infrastructure owners do to ensure that the software written delivers the best security experience possible?
- How can security officers ensure security and compliance, while enabling developers to create the most secure, native experience, their citizens require?
- What is a model for success?
Today's buildigs incorporate smart lighting, automated HVAC, mechanical facades and even connected carpets. Despite these advancements, buildings in urban environments still consume up to 48 percent of a city's energy use. As these costs continue to rise, so does the urgency to mitigate building costs and operational expenses. With the rise and continued expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), modern design and construction professionals will be able to incorporate connected devices into their building plans and operational stratgies. A popular vision is one of software -- particularly mobile apps -- controlling embedded systems-on-a-chip, sensors everywhere, wireless communications and even entire connected offices in an effort to bring greater productivity and efficiency to occupants.
In this session, Dr. Tinianov will discuss the increasing need for new innovations in technology for real estate to improve the health, wellness, and productivity of building occupants. He will address how intelligent technologies -- including smart windows, connected thermostats, and other 'smart' systems -- can both help remedy the sustainability crisis in buildings as well as enhance the occupant experience. Key learning points include:
- The benefits and effects of the latest innovations in green building design and construction
- The future of smart systems in the workplace and how they can consistently benefit both the owner and tenant
- Case studies of integrating multiple advanced emerging and mature technologies to enhance the occupant experience and reduce building emissions
Becoming a smart city is a complex process that takes a lot of focus, energy, and time to develop and implement. Many municipalities are interested in learning and deploying smart city strategies but do not know where to start. Identifying barriers to success and developing a defensible and implementable plan is key. The panel discussion will outline different strategies that encompass the areas of 1) Planning - defining the vision, 2) Accessibility and electric/autonomous vehicle deployment - charging stations, and 3) Telecommunication/data network infrastructure. Key take-aways include:
- Better understanding of planning efforts
- Impacts to level of service
- Policy needs
- Knowledge of potential barriers commonly faced by municipalities
- Implementation strategies to overcome barriers
- Infrastructure needs
Advancements in technology are enabling consumers to have more choice and control over their energy usage. However, consumers tend to lack salience or the understanding of how they use energy, leading to a lack of participation in energy efficiency programs or energy saving opportunities. Today, a customer participation rate in energy efficiency programs of fewer than 10% tends to be the norm, with many programs far below that level. Given the benefits to customers and society that these programs are meant to confer, there is a need to improve customer adoption. Encouraging uptake of energy management programs requires something that can provide right-fit incentives, billing options, and technology presented in the context of their existing, often more pressing, needs, while aligning to specific customer behaviors, demographics, and socio-economic factors. How can advancements in data science improve the design, delivery, and communication of energy management opportunities to better engage customers and empower them to become their own energy managers? Key learnings include:
- The opportunities in collaboration between energy program providers and consumer data specialists
- Current challenges and failures in energy management program development
- How data science techniques can apply to energy management program design
- How a deeper understanding of the consumer can drive energy management program adoption and, more importantly, consumer empowerment
Additional panelist TBA
Chicago's Smart City Leadership: As a center for smart city application and deployment, Chicago is uniquely situated to lead the national conversation about moving toward the city of the future.
Focus on Implementation: The conference places primary focus on actual implementations, key case studies and lessons learned to date, in order to formulate real-world success strategies going forward.
Technology Exhibition: Exhibition tables in the coffee break and luncheon area allow for quality networking with industry thought leaders and interaction with cutting-edge innovations
Senior-Level Executive Attendees: The Symposium is uniquely designed for senior decision-makers, CIOs, and executives charged with making the smart city a reality in today's environment
Emphasis on Qualty Networking: Ample time is reserved for focused, one-on-one meetings and high-value interaction among attendees
- Government policy makers and managers
- Mayors and municipal leaders
- Urban planning professionals
- Telecommunication companies
- Electric, water and gas utilities
- Developers and construction companies
- Electric vehicle and transportation organizations
- Financial and investment professionals
- Smart grid and communication technology providers
- IT and Big Data analytics companies
- Standards and regulatory organizations
- Industry associations