Reimagining the future of our urban spaces: Improving the lives of Canadians through innovation, data, and technology
With smart technologies such as sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence, Canadian infrastructure will soon have the capability to improve operations using data sets that were previously unavailable. With this robust information, it will be infinitely better equipped to predict our behaviours and proactively adjust its own operations in response. But will the addition of smart technology make infrastructure truly “intelligent?”
We tend to think of intelligent infrastructure as nothing more than the combination of physical assets such as roads and bridges with sensors, communications capabilities, and analytics. The more sensing, communications and control capabilities, the more we can shift from merely describing a situation to being proactive about it and move toward self-managing situations, thus achieving truly intelligent infrastructure.
This spring, join us at our Smart Cities and Infrastructure National Insights virtual event and add value to your smart cities projects. The event will focus on how being truly a “smart city” is about seamlessly bringing together physical infrastructure, data and digital delivery with the ultimate goal of bettering the lives and experiences of citizens.
Benefits of Attending
A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers
Deputy City Manager, Administrative Services and City Solicitor
City of Vaughan
City of Stratford
Manager, Parking Management
City of Vancouver
Public Sector Network
Senior Data Analytics Strategist, Advanced Analytics
City of Calgary
Regional Policy Manager
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)
Senior Project Manager, Digital & Innovation Office
City of Hamilton
Overview of Smart City Initiatives and the importance of Governance
- Discuss how Vaughan’s Smart City Initiatives are advancing the municipality’s city building efforts
- Explore the importance of governance model to oversee Smart City Initiatives
Intelligent Transportation Systems in A Smart City: Strategies to Speed Up Future Transportation Projects
- What are the emerging trends transforming the transportation sector including transit electrification, connected vehicles and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)?
- What are the barriers faced while implementing future transportation projects?
- How is the real-time data and analytics collected by transportation agencies use to make the city intelligent?
- What are the best practices to safeguard transport investments and prevent project delays?
- What is the impact of future transportation projects on climate, citizen experience and social communities?
Overcoming the Housing Supply Challenges in Nova Scotia by using Data-Driven Solutions
- Introducing new data solutions that aim to improve decision-making for housing supply in Nova Scotia
- Charting a new course forward with comprehensive, integrated actions that will collectively increase supply of and access to affordable housing across the province
Disruption and Opportunity: Strategies to Build Digital Trust in Citizens While Creating Intelligent Cities
- How is the real-time data collected by various public agencies used to make the city intelligent?
- What are the barriers to converting data collected from multiple public infrastructure touchpoints into usable data?
- What are the challenges you encounter when obtaining data from internal and external departments?
- What are the benefits of conducting a privacy impact assessment to prevent the misuse and overuse of citizen data?
- How do we shift to a much more flexible data collection and storage model, considering digital equity issues?
- Where can strategies be implemented to tackle the cultural challenge of engaging citizens into accepting open-source data?
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