2nd Annual Intelligent Cities Summit: IoT, Big Data for Municipalities / October 24-25, 2017, Toronto ON
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Intelligent Cities, also known as “smart cities” are driven by the power of internet connectivity to augment the performance and services provided by the cities. In general, nearly one million people move into cities each week. With such inflow of people, the problem arises of how to accommodate efficient facilities and services for all. North American cities are witnessing the highest levels of urbanization since World War I, with millennials continuing to rapidly move to cities, urban centers will need to create intelligent, integrated public services infrastructure to cope and to engage with young consumers. The innovation of smart city technology will allow the delivery of apt services like reduction of traffic congestion, food distribution, sustainable economics and environmental overload.
- IDC projects that by 2020, nearly 212 billion “things” will be connected to the internet.
- 5 billion people will connect to the internet, 64% percent of which will be via mobile devices.
- “Connected cities” are expected to undergo an annual GDP growth rate that 0.7% higher, an unemployment rate is 1% point lower, and office occupancy rates 2.5% higher than less advanced cities.
Why attend Intelligent Cities Summit?
- Rapidly advancing cities like NYC, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam are implementing smart technology to facilitate infrastructure, waste management, city public services; and it is time Canadian cities learned to do so.
- Great opportunity to share knowledge and learn about “smart education”, amenities and opportunities.
- Key focus on effective city management and administrative services—how IoT solutions can benefit local government offices.
- Helping to enhance processes in city public services such as waste management, utilities provision, etc.
- Creating efficiency in emergency services, for example, fire, healthcare, safety and security.
The 2016 Summit:
- CXOs and VPs
- Directors and Managers
- Analysts and Specialists
What people said:
It’s been a fantastic conference. So much has been really enlightening, so we are going to take this information back and utilize it.
Mayor, City of Welland
It’s been a fantastic day looking at Internet of Things and where this industry might be heading. … This event has been fantastic. … Fascinating to hear city officials really talking the language of big data, open data, very comfortable with it, wanting to use data across a variety of different city sectors.
Chief Scientist, Smart Cities Council
I found the conference very useful and informative. The speakers were good and we made some interesting contacts.
Director | Sr.Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems, IBI Group
Very focused sessions. Very insightful.
2016 Conference Attendee
We’ve had a great couple of days here with various sessions, some very technical, some 30,000 foot level, but really, it’s been a very, very enlightening couple of days, I think, for everybody here.
Councillor, City of Surrey
This was the best conference of the year. It was fantastic. The Internet of Things is definitely making healthcare safer, more affordable, and more accessible for everyone, so we are glad to be part of it.
Dr. Thom Tyson
CEO, Appletree Medical Group
Today’s Intelligent Cities Summit is a great event. We found the audience are very much interested in the topic. They came here with questions, so we had great discussions. And the time is right. Right now is really the perfect storm of Internet of Things, Big Data, and Smart Cities, and people really want to do something innovative about it.
Dr. Steven Liang
Professor, University of Calgary
I think you did a terrific job with the conference - excellent agenda, great speakers, well run, excellent venue and even good food! I really enjoyed being part of it, and thank you for inviting me.
Research Fellow at Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
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Last year’s speakers included:
- Jag Sharma, CAO, City of Oshawa
- Bruce Hayne, Councillor, City of Surrey
- Gilbert Sabat, Commissioner, Service Innovation, Information & Technology, Region of Peel
- Shawn Slack, Director Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, City of Mississauga
- Brian Bridgeman, Commissioner of Planning & Economic Development, Region of Durham
- Mike Williams, General Manager, Toronto Economic Development and Culture, City of Toronto
- Val Cheung, Public and Private Data Expert, City of Vancouver
- Professor Patricia L. McCarney, President & CEO at World Council on City Data, Director, Global Cities Institute at University of Toronto
- Janet De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade (BOT)
- Kristina Verner, Director Intelligent Communities, Waterfront Toronto
- Dr. Thom Tyson, CEO, Appletree Medical Group
- Nasir Kenea PhD, CIO, City of Markham
- Connie McCutcheon, IT Open Data Project Lead, Niagara Region
- David Kamnitzer, Director Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems, IBI Group
- Louis Basque, Director of Sales, Trakopolis
- Paul Martin, CEO, APX
- Chris Beveridge, Director of Business Development, IoT, Bell Mobility
- Franco Amalfi, Director, National Industry Programs, Oracle Public Sector North America
- And more!
- Regional and Municipal Economic Development Officers
- Public Works and Transportation Leaders
- Financial Planners
- Municipal Systems Administrators
- Municipal Planners in Social Services
- University Innovation Offices
- Municipal Transportation and Construction Leaders
- CIOs and Senior IT Leaders
- Infrastructure and Construction Experts
- Broadband and PPP Experts
- Corporate Innovation and Smart City Decision-makers
- Technology and Related Service Providers
- Community Social Organizations