“I am the most un-government person in the world,” says Mr. Chan Cheow Hoe who left a successful career with Citibank and Barclays to become the Government Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Chief Executive of Read More
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in collaboration with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bioversity International, and other partners, has released the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, which examines the impact of Read More
Many cities are working to improve their efforts to measure pollution using IoT technology to provide data that can map areas of high pollution, track changes over time, identify polluters, and analyze potential interventions. City Read More
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The city of Christchurch, New Zealand is using smart city technologies while rebuilding from a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck six years ago. Christchurch’s central city and eastern suburbs were badly affected, with damage to Read More
A power system that integrates solar panels, battery storage, advanced data analytics, and smart energy management controls is being installed on the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe reservation near Lake Havasu, California. A joint venture between the Read More
The National League of Cities, a nonprofit group of municipal leagues, recently released a guide on autonomous vehicles (AVs) – “Autonomous Vehicles: A Policy Preparation Guide” – for state and local planners. It provides a Read More
The architecture firm Sasaki has designed a hydroponic vertical farm for the city of Shanghai’s Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, located between Shanghai’s main international airport and the city center. The vertical system is intended to Read More
The Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Innovacorp recently awarded $700,000 CD to support local developers who are working on sustainable energy solutions. Their ‘Smart Energy Innovation Program’ – part of the province’s Electricity Plan Read More
In June of 2016, Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it would invest $15 million in a public-private partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile smart streetcar corridor. It added free public Wi-Fi across 51 downtown Read More
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Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas, 78701
On behalf of the City of Austin, we welcome you to the premier Smart City event of 2017. Austin has been declared one of the top 10 Smart Cites to watch, turning to technology to better connect our communities, improving citizen services, and perhaps most of all, finding more intelligent ways to manage resources. As an incubator for innovation, we are proud to host Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo at the Austin Convention Center this June 25-28, 2017!
The Austin Convention Center is a LEED® Gold certified building located in the heart of the capital of Texas. The convention center has a convenient downtown location, between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and historic Sixth Street.
From Music to Technology, from Food to Investment, Austin is exploding with innovation and innovative people. Join us in Austin to be part of this creative vanguard for Smart Cities!
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