Game-Changing Smart Cities of the Future, Presented by SAP

Game-Changing Smart Cities of the Future, Presented by SAP

Game-changing technology strategies are transformational, exciting and disruptive for a reason. They shake up your status quo. They get you thinking about new ways to scale, compete and grow. They move you in amazing new directions. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our special series on Game-Changing Smart Cities of the Future. We’ll explore everything from drivers for smart city digital transformation and business models, to technology trends in smart cities which will improve people’s lives. Learn how you can become the savvy Leader who takes your organization across the finish line as you look ahead to the next wave of business innovation. Game-Changing Smart Cities of the Future, presented by SAP, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

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December 7, 2018 55 min
The buzz: “Data as a Smart City Asset is an increasingly important topic” (Ruthbea Yesner, IDC). The data revolution and the competition to become the smart city of the future are combining to exponentially transform our cities. Visionary city leaders are embracing business model innovation to re-imagine public services, urban sustainability?and economic growth – all powered by data. Is your city in the running? The experts speak. ...
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The buzz: “Consumers can now make more informed choices about energy usage and become energy producers and storers themselves – ‘prosumers’” (Simon Mouat). What do clean water, affordable clean energy, sustainable cities, responsible consumption and production, climate action, and life on land have in common? United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 15 to drive sustainable development. The mandate for evolv...
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The buzz: “The reality about transportation is that it's future-oriented. If we're planning for what we have, we're behind the curve” (Anthony Foxx) . Mobility in any city moves people and goods. Mobility in a smart city has a “heart” that pays attention to congestion, air quality and the traveler’s experience. How? Data and technology – AI, ML and more – provide a glimpse of mobility now and its impact on mobility in t...
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The buzz: “The role of digital technology is critical…to monitor the wide array of aspects of city living…connecting every citizen to policy-making and administration” (Harsh Tikku). The road to a truly smart city is paved with gold in the form of technology and collaboration. How? Technology enables the smart city through digitalization of administrative processes, analytics, and visualization of information. Collaboration enables...
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The buzz: “Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark” (O’Henry). When we think of a city, its nighttime skyline often comes to mind. Today, lighting is everywhere people live, work, travel, shop, dine, and relax. And it needs to meet their needs in every place. How? Digital communications and energy-efficient LED lighting are revolutionizing urban lighting infrastructures, transforming them into information pathwa...
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The buzz: “Engaging the broad public in the city-making process leads to better answers.” (smartcitiesdive.com) In our mobile-first, digitally connected world, consumers expect to access digital services whenever and wherever they want. Citizens expect the same with city government: personalized communications based on their preferred channels, locations, circumstances. Is this possible? The smart future city will use citizen-c...
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The buzz: “The truth about ‘Smart Cities’ is that there is only going to be one way that they can become truly ‘smart’: through data and analytics” (David Barton, 7 Uses For Analytics In Smart Cities). Jennifer Bachner, author of Analytics, Policy, and Governance, estimates that “2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each year.” The real value for cities and local governments gathering data comes when analytics insights are tur...
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The buzz: “The truth about ‘Smart Cities’ is that there is only going to be one way that they can become truly ‘smart’: through data and analytics” (David Barton, 7 Uses For Analytics In Smart Cities). Jennifer Bachner, author of Analytics, Policy, and Governance, estimates that “2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each year.” The real value for cities and local governments gathering data comes when analytics insights are tur...
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July 11, 2017 56 min
The buzz: “It’s simply not feasible to rip out utility infrastructure to build new…There is, however, another way..introduce a layer of digital intelligence.” (Peter Madden OBE, 07/21/16). With the U.N. forecasting 70+% of the world will live in cities by 2050, Utilities are feeling the urgency to deliver energy, gas, water, and other resources efficiently, cost-effectively and sustainably to the people, businesses, government ...
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The buzz: “Can smart cities also be safer cities?” (Safe Cities Survey, Hitachi Data Systems 2015). With 70+% of the world projected to live in cities by 2050, public safety is top of mind. But achieving it is elusive. What will it take? Blending crime-monitoring device data in real time so authorities can correlate a license plate with an incident; dynamically reposition surveillance cameras to view suspects; and intelligentl...
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The buzz: “I’ll never get over the fact that the buildings all light up at night….” (Alex Dimitrov, “American Boys” 2012 chapbook). How can we brighten the lives of increasingly dense populations, given projections that 70+% of the world will live in cities by 2050? Energy-efficient LED lighting. How? It's already transforming urban lighting infrastructures into pathways that collect and share data and insights that are dri...
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The buzz: “Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety” (Arnold Schwarzenegger). With 70+% of the world projected to live in cities by 2050, public safety is top of mind. But although today’s crime-monitoring devices are GPS-tracked in real time – video surveillance, gunshot recorders, license plate scanners – the captured data needs to be blended on a map, so first responders can predict, instead of simply...
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The buzz: “Life is all about seating and lighting” (Graydon Carter). By 2050, 70+% of the world will live in cities. How to brighten the lives of concentrated populations? Energy-efficient LED lighting is transforming urban lighting infrastructures into information pathways that collect and share data and insights that drive the smart city. Connected lighting can even be a backbone for IoT functionality. See? The experts speak....
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The buzz: “There are many initiatives for Smart Cities, but we also need Smart Citizens” (Ankit Lai). By 2050, over 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. How to meet the demands of such concentrated populations? Savvy leaders are tapping into civic innovation, hackathons for the art of the possible, and startup-in-residence programs pairing startups with government agencies. Civic Innovation is so top-of-mind, t...
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The buzz: “Building a smart city? Follow the money” (placemeter.com). In Part 1, we explored how smart city leaders are turning to public private partnerships for resources to deliver municipal services, maintain and upgrade infrastructure, and make their cities attractive for citizens, businesses and others. What makes a good public private partnership? The experts speak. Andrew Mack, AMGlobal Consulting: “When I was a kid, there ...
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The buzz: “Building a smart city? Follow the money” (placemeter.com). The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 report card graded America’s infrastructure D+ and estimated US$ 3.6T investment is needed by 2020. Their March 2017 report will show that traditional financing sources are often inadequate. How do City leaders find resources for municipal services? We’ll ask practitioners from public private partnerships. The exp...
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The buzz: “I have an affection for a great city” (H. W. Longfellow, 1886). News flash: By 2050, over 70% of the world will live in cities (U.N., 2014). Combined with the digital revolution, this accelerated urbanization presents cities with challenges and opportunities to meet citizens’ and businesses’ transportation, water, energy and safety needs. What do Smart Cities experts predict for 2017? Welcome to our new series. The exper...
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