Intelligent Cities Summit: IoT, Big Data for Municipalities / November 8-9, 2016, Toronto ON
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
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.
Participating Cities, Municipalities, and Organizations
Strategic IoT Partner and Sponsors
Media and Association Partners
Opening Remarks by Conference Chair
Keynote Address: Making Cities Efficient – Future of Cities and Cities of the Future
- Collaboration and communication among service providers and recipients
- Optimum utilization of resources
- Strengthening networks—inter, intra-divisional, service partnership mkl
Key Theme 1: City Management Services – Creating a Culture of Innovation Around Technology and Growth
- Supporting Community Transformation
- Corporate Culture
- Partnership Development
- Resource Utilization
- Enhanced Results and Productivity Through the Use of technology
- Rethinking Service Delivery and Productivity Parameters
Morning Networking Break
Tech Keynote: Leveraging IoT Solutions: The Power of Technology
- Scope of IoT to enhance municipal services
- Data- Gathering, manipulation, protection
- Building and managing service critical assets
- Business intelligence, continuity, communication
Bringing Variation Into the Application of City Management Services
- Digital strategies—internal government decisions
- IoT and Big Data to facilitate government decision making
- Enhancing community services and engagement
Advancing Municipal Open Data Initiatives in Canada (Panel)
- Local governments open data initiatives across Canada
- Open data drivers in municipalities – regulation? increased transparency & economic development potential? Improving delivery of government services?
- How are municipalities reacting to open data budgets & forming new partnerships
Connie McCutcheon, IT Open Data Project Lead, Niagara Region
Town of Oakville (TBD)
City of Toronto (TBD)
Kristina Verner, Director- Intelligent Communities, Waterfront Toronto
Paul Martin, CEO, APX
Building and Supporting Intelligent Communities – Case Study by Canadian Internet Registration Authority
- Strengthen Canada’s Internet through critical services and Canadian intelligent community initiatives
- Availability and ubiquity of quality broadband communications
- Ensuring broadband can deliver web applications, e-services, connected IoT devices and open data platforms
- Building Infrastructure for Canadian Intelligent Communities – Performance, Reliability, Ease of Use and Security
- Real-world use cases and offer attendees workable solutions in each of the above pillars
Presentation by Bell Canada
Key theme 2: Emergency Services – Focus on Healthcare
- Using IoT tools and technologies to make healthcare services more accessible
- Real time application to medical emergencies
- Technology environments for connectivity, communication and care
Big Data Analytics Perspective For Municipalities – Real World Implementation Examples
Key Theme: Economic Development and Growth
- IoT as growth driver for SMEs
- Attracting start-ups through IoT
- Innovation hub: what do cities need to attract andretain businesses?
Application of Machine Learning and Big Data to Improve Efficiency of Municipal Services – Case Study – Edmonton City Advanced Data Analytics Project
End of Day 1
Recap of Day 1, Remarks by Conference Chair
Keynote Address: Intelligent City Initiative
- Case study (Developments in the City of Mississauga)
Tech Keynote 2: Importance of Data Management, Security and Privacy
- Fundamentals of Data Protection
- Data standardization, accessibility, security
- Importance of sharing information systems in municipal and local governments with regard to information security
Morning Networking Break
Key Theme 3: Building Intelligent Infrastructure Transportation Systems
- Integration of multimodal transport
- Integration of transit systems between municipalities and regions
- Traffic monitoring
- Leveraging IoT solutions to enhance connectivity and collaboration
Digital Mobility – Transforming Businesses, Lifestyles and Societies
- Risks and opportunities of digital mobility
- Managing digital mobility - regulation, manufacturing, consumers, financing, insuring
- Scope of digital mobility — Cars, trucks, drones, mobile robots, autonomous ships
- Is digital mobility the end of vehicle ownership as we know it?
Leverage IoT Solutions to Drive Efficiencies
Case study by Big Data Innovation Lead, Transportation Services
Digital Markham – A Strategy Towards a Connected City
Economic Development and Growth
- Technology as enabler of economic development
- Attracting new technology and creating environment of innovation
- Are intelligent cities more desirable for businesses and people?
- Michael Williams, General Manager, Toronto Economic Development & Culture, City of Toronto
- Janet de Silva, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade (BOT)
Standardizing City Data
- Core importance of building globally standardized city level data
- Introducing the first ISO standard for city data
- Ensure comparative learning across cities – innovation across global cities
- Developing ISO standards for Smart Cities and Resilient Cities
Building Your Smart City Strategy
- Alignment with strategic goals
- Identifying smart city building blocks
- Engaging stakeholders and citizenry
Open Data: Opportunity or Risk?
- Making data accessible and transparent for public consumption
- Managing KPIs with the use of open data?
- Data- integrity, security, privacy
Smart City, Smart Library: Emerging Technology for Every Torontonian @ Toronto Public Library
- Intelligent cities need Access, Opportunities, and Connections
- Toronto Public Library’s (TPL) New Service Vision in Building Intelligent City
- TPL’s Vision and Utilization of Emerging Technologies
- Providing access, opportunities and connections to new and emerging technologies
End of Conference and Afternoon Networking Break
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Oshawa
City of Surrey
Chair, Day 1
Dr. Steven Liang
University of Calgary
Chair, Day 2
Commissioner, Service Innovation, Information & Technology
Region of Peel
Director Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
City of Mississauga
Commissioner of Planning & Economic Development
Region of Durham
General Manager, Toronto Economic Development and Culture
City of Toronto
Public and Private Data Expert
City of Vancouver
Big Data Innovation Team Lead – Transportation Services
City of Toronto
University of Toronto
Janet De Silva
President and CEO
Toronto Region Board of Trade (BOT)
Research Fellow at Innovation Policy Lab
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Director Intelligent Communities
Data Scientist, Analytics Centre of Excellence
City of Edmonton
Dr. Thom Tyson
Chief Executive Officer
Appletree Medical Group, Canadian Health Systems
Director, Service Development & Innovation
Toronto Public Library
Director | Sr.Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Smart Cities Council
Public Sector Digest
IT Open Data Project Lead
Director of Sales
Director, National Industry Programs
Oracle Public Sector North America
Director of Business Development
IoT, Bell Mobility
Media and Association Partners
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- Regional and Municipal Economic Development Officers
- Public Works and Transportation Leaders
- Financial Planners
- Municipal Systems Administrators
- Municipal Planners in Social Services
- University Innovation Offices
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- CIOs and Senior IT Leaders
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St. Andrew's Club / Downtown Toronto
The Intelligent Cities Summit Canada 2016 takes place at St. Andrew’s Club located in Downtown Toronto.
St. Andrew’s Club
150 King Street West, 16th Floor
For more information about the venue, go to St. Andrew’s Club’s website.
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