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Layers of smartness — using technology and data — are being built into cities to make them safer, more efficient and sustainable. Developed cities around the world are actively launching smart solutions, while new and emerging cities are integrating intelligent, connected systems from the start. The big cities of today may not be those of tomorrow. The opportunities are immense — across infrastructure, mobility, energy, healthcare and beyond. Innovative technology applications and their adoption in society offer a turning point. At its core, the smart city is about people and improving the quality of our everyday lives. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some of the shortcomings of major cities in times of crisis.
The talk will cover the following areas:
Intro: Current state and challenges of Smart Cities
- Disruptive technologies enable building solid foundation for smart cities – highlights of current and future of IoT, 5G/6G, Analytics (AI/ML/DP) across key markets
- Key examples – technology convergence & adoption in new use cases in key verticals such as smart homes, public safety, autonomous driving, healthcare, smart energy and others.
- Covid-19 accelerate return to new norm with greater innovation, and end-to-end services
Conclusion: Adoption of disruptive technologies and acceleration to a new norm that will help transition to smart societies.
Fawzi Behmann is a visionary, thought leader, author and contributor in advancing adoption of technology in serving humanity. Fawzi spent over 35 years in industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications & networks spanning Semiconductor, communication systems and service provider. Fawzi was a principle architect and championed the definition and the development of nation-wide integrated IoT telecom sensing-analytics system and networking management solution complied to ITU TMN M3.000 at global carrier Teleglobe Canada. He was a senior product manager with Nortel Networks for enterprise broadband edge and core product releases. Fawzi, also served as the Director of Strategic Marketing with Motorola/Freescale for SoC networking & Communications product line in Austin. Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering consulting services in the areas of technology trends, positioning and development of smart networking ecosystem solutions. Explore disruptive technology enablement such as IoT, 5G, virtualization, big data/analytics and security across multiple markets.