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    Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

  • Our speakers address the biggest challenges facing 21st-century and discuss how advances in innovation and technology will offer greater integration and collaboration.

    Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

    What makes a city smart?​

    Smart cities put data and digital technology to work to make better decisions and improve the quality of life. More comprehensive, real-time data gives agencies the ability to watch events as they unfold, understand how demand patterns are changing, and respond with faster and lower-cost solutions.

    Smart-city technologies have substantial unrealized potential to improve the urban quality of life​

    MGI assessed how smart-city applications could affect various quality-of-life dimensions: safety, time and convenience, health, environmental quality, social connectedness and civic participation, jobs, and the cost of living (see interactive). The wide range of outcomes reflects the fact that applications perform differently from city to city, depending on factors such as legacy infrastructure systems and on baseline starting points.

    Open source and data ecosystems

    As data becomes ubiquitous, open source protocols will emerge to ensure data can be shared and used across industries. Various public and private entities will come together to create ecosystems in order to share data for multiple use cases under a common regulatory and cybersecurity framework.

    Cities can be catalysts for better health​

    The sheer density of cities makes them critical although currently underutilized platforms for addressing health. Recognizing that the role of technology in healthcare is broad and evolving by the day, we analyze only digital applications that offer cities room to play a role.

  • Our Conference Advisory Board

    Our Advisory Board is comprised of leading experts in disruptive technologies in the industry. They work with us to create relevant conference session content to give our participants the information and ideas they need to succeed.