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The Smart City of the Future

As emerging technologies become more effective at scale, we want to explore how technologies like 5G and IoT can be leveraged to make a positive impact on communities and make lives easier. The goal is to develop a path to better design cities, upgrade infrastructure, enhance transportation, and deliver better experiences for residents and those working in the city.

This is a unique opportunity for passionate, expert professionals to join 20+ panelists to advance the thinking in this field. This engagement is moderated by an expert facilitator and is open asynchronously, around-the-clock for your convenience.

Every two weeks, the facilitator will introduce a new subtopic – each theme exploring a new facet related to the Smart Cities.

Participation is exclusive, 100% online, and at your own convenience:
- One month participation (option to continue)
- Contribute once or twice per week

Activities include:
1. Discuss trends and innovations
2. Share perspective of future scenarios
3. React to each other's ideas
4. Make new professional relationships

peopleExpert participation

- City Planners
- Heads of Emergency Services
- Directors of Infrastructure Operations
- Network Architects
- IoT Developers
- Technologists

Applicants
Gareth Dauley
MD | Cleantech | SmartGrid | Renewables | Developer| Energy Storage Fund | EV infrastructure
I started one of the most successful energy start ups in the UK and have been working in smart grids and smart cities for over 10 years
Teresa McCall
Constructive disruption; boldly pushing boundaries to make innovation 'business as usual'.
I was the Smart Cities Programme Manager for Christchurch City Council and have been invited to be a panel member on this advisory panel.
Martin D
Been there, done that :) Part of the IoT and OT Center of Excellence, located in Europe, currently working on one of the largest Smart Cities globally.
Boris Pokric
Co-founder and CTO at ARVRtech
I have been involved in three year EU program related to the privacy and security of the smart city IoT infrastructure covering the entire stack from the devices all the way up to the application-level component. All the aspect were considered from the legal point of view as well as technological, practical and economic.
Arindam Roy
Smart City Professional
I have been involved in Smart City Domain since 2012, as IT Solution Architect of Smarter Planet in IBM India. Prior to joining IBM I was involved in developing Intelligent Transportation System funded by Govt. of India. I was also sole responsible person to develop the solution of largest ever Vehicle Tracking Solution (around 30000 vehicles) implemented in India. I was the Product Manager for GPS+GIS+GSM based Transportation Solution, developed number of Transportation Solutions for different clients. In IBM India, I was the SME for Transportation Solution of Smarter Planet.
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“I like that I can do this when I have time,
and there is no set schedule.”


Eric Allen, Senior Manager, Supply Chain at EY

“I find the topics engaging and I love the
flexibility of checking in and providing insights
at my convenience.”

Kimberly Underwood, Consultant at Underwood Consulting

“Great platform, great questions and topics.
The potential to earn a little more money for
participating is nice as well.”

Oren Birks, Sr. Director of IT at PBI-Gordon

“I really enjoy being on the panels, sharing
information and reading the perspective of the
other panelists. It is quite intriguing and most
all of the panelists are quite bright.”

Patty Soltis, CX Strategist at Kinetic Edge Consultants

“Very interactive, informative and without
any inherent bias. This is as good a collaborative
platform as you can get.”

Pinaki Banerjee, Program Director at ITC InfoTech

“It is a perfect platform not just to share
but to learn and stay updated.”


Armando Leyva, HR Director at 360º HC

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The Smart City of the Future