We’re so excited and grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Innovative City Convention in Nice, France next week (6th-8th June). Our CEO Stuart Smith will be delivering a keynote on the opening day session.
Cities around the world are at the heart of the challenges of tomorrow: public safety, health, education, quality of life, mobility, communication, water, environment, energy, sustainable development. Policy makers and political leaders are faced with the question of how to integrate and manage these multiple and interdependent needs, functions and infrastructures that determine the attractiveness of a city or a territory.
The convergence of the latest technologies in the urban environment has brought about the concept of the “Smart City” . This convergence provides opportunities for innovation not just in technology, but also societal or environmental innovation.
Stuart will discussing how policy makers engaged in the smart debate must remember to engage citizens in the rush to embrace technology. How they need to recognise the human impact of these technologies and understand how this convergence will fundamentally challenge how urban areas function in the future.
The Innovative City Convention has been established as the place for professionals involved in the smart city debates to share and develop their visions. The Convention consists of :
- A market place of around sixty exhibitors who will present their latest technologies and solutions
- Fifteen conference session led by international speakers to discuss, to inform and to propose new ways forward
- Pitch & demo sessions to share best practices and give demonstrations
For more information on the convention, check out the official website here.
For more information on wood holmes services for Smart Cities please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our SmartCityThinking blog.