The Role of IT and Infrastructure in Building Smart Cities

October 29, 2013
1:00-2:00pm EST

James P. Anderson
Vice President Smart
Cities North America
Schneider Electric

Kimberly Nelson
Director EGov and HHS

Robert St. Thomas
Robert L. St. Thomas
Smarter Building Solution
Development Executive 

elaine hsieh
Elaine Hsieh
VERGE Program Director &
Senior Analyst 
GreenBiz Group

This decade, cities around the world will invest $108 billion in smart-city infrastructure, such as smart meters and grids, energy-efficient buildings and data analytics, according to Pike Research.

The conversations around smart cities have historically been dominated by large IT players focusing on giving devices intelligence and networking capabilities — a top-down, software-centric approach. Today, companies like Schneider Electric, with an in-depth understanding of what is going on behind the plug or inside the water network, are employing a bottom-up, infrastructure-focused strategy.

This webcast will look at the development of smart cities around the world: the challenges and opportunities as well as the role of both IT and infrastructure in a smart-cities engagement.

In this one-hour webcast, you’ll learn:

  • How IT can play a role in accelerating collaboration among citizens and other stakeholders
  • The benefits that cloud-based software, analytics and big data can bring to cities
  • How IT can help the various city operation systems make better use of that data
  • What the public sector can do to help spur innovation and safeguard citizens interests

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