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WORLD FUTURE CITIES SUMMIT
Thu, 9 Jun 2016, 7:30 AM – Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 4:00 PM EDT
The leading event for Smart Community decision-drivers: * Learn at the Summit as India’s Smart City leaders describe India’s massive drive to transform 100 cities! Urban India will contribute about 75 percent of India’s national GDP in the next 15 years. * Technological innovation is responsible for three-quarters of all economic growth in the U.S. since the Second World War; find out how communities and companies use an “innovation compass”, from experts in global cities. * The Internet of Things: Smart Energy. The Self-Aware Community, Smart Water, Next-Gen Innovation Centres, Role of Tech-Leveraged Culture and Entertainment, Transportation and Smart Cars * Finance: Experts will show how investment the new 10-Gigabit trend can yield communities a return of 200:1 -- and how to leap over the hurdle of paying for the giga-networks required. * Rising Communities: Communities in the 10,000 - 250,000 population range can optimize capabilities by leveraging global best practices in Smart City development including intelligent transport systems, smart grids, smart waste management, and smart water grids/solutions. A new i-CANADA Caucus of best-practice “Rising Communities” has formed to help each other jump-start solutions by peer mentoring and sharing what works.