When the latest in green building, sustainable transportation, and renewable energy generation come together, we will witness Smart Cities. According to Pike Research, investment in Smart City technology infrastructure will total $108 billion over the next 8 years. Join us March 22nd for the AGRION Smart Cities Symposium 2012, as we highlight some of the work being done to transform the urban centers of the world into data-driven, integrated Smart Cities.
FULL DAY PROGRAM FOR MARCH 22ND, 2012
10:30 - 12:00
Smart City Projects: Planning, Financing & Implementation
A discussion between the governmental representatives of pioneering smart city projects that will cover the scope of the projects, the implementation process, and lessons learned.
Who brought this project forward?
Who were the early champions?
Was there pressure to implement these changes?
What were the driving factors that led to the implementation of the project?
Who were the project stakeholders that were present throughout the planning phase?
What were the sources/structures of financing employed to cover the costs of the project?
What were the phases of implementing Smart City technologies, and what steps remain?
Speakers: City of San Jose - Department of Transportation, Laura Stuchinsky, Sustainability Officer
City of San Francisco - Department of Environment, Melanie Nutter, Director
Glendale Water and Power, Glenn Steiger, CEO
Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford University, Dr. Ryan Orr, Executive Director
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 2:30
Big Data Infrastructure for Smart Cities
In cities where machines communicate with infrastructure and users, what are the main challenges in converting data points into actionable levers for city officials? Will machines, users and infrastructure ever speak the same language?
Small, Medium & Big Data - how many sensors does a city need to respond & react? What are the impacts Big Data can have on real time crisis management, energy efficiency and tackling emissions targets?
How can giant data infrastructure companies engage citizens and protect privacy while building energy neutral cities? What are the necessary partnerships and steps? What role will telecommunication companies play in this shift?
Return On Investment
Cisco Systems, Inc, Roland Acra, Vice President, Smart Grid
IBM, Dr. Peter Williams, Chief Technology Officer, Big Green Innovations
Lucid Design Group, Vladi Shunturov, CTO and Co-Founder
Screampoint, Paul Doherty, President
Smart Grid Library, Christine Hertzog, Managing Director
2:30 - 3:00
Coffee & Networking
3:00 - 4:30
Transportation Innovation & Smart Transit
Global investment in smart transportation systems will reach $13.2 billion through 2017*. Join the discussion on the innovative designs and systems in the transportation sector of Smart Cities.
Transportation systems demand response: software solutions for empowering users
Shifting ownership models in private transportation: how is the industry preparing for mobility as a service?
What are the opportunities for reducing the energy bill of a city through efficiently designed multi-modal transportation?
How can smart transportation improve public health?
From technology to political will: what are the barriers to project implementation?
Speakers: Telvent, Patrick McGowan, President
Gartner, Thilo Koslowski, Vice President & Distinguished Analyst
Arup, Tony Bruzzone, Associate Principal & Transportation Planner
SF Municipal Transportation Agency, Timothy Papandreou, Deputy Director, Sustainable Streets
City of San Francisco - Department of Environment, Bill Zeller, Manager, Clean Vehicle Programs
4:30 - 5:00
Keynote - Cole Roberts,Arup - Energy & Resource Sustainability