Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (12 PM - 2 PM) // Central, Hong Kong
closing the gap between industry and cities
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches and beverages included Hosted by the Energy Committee The ‘smart city’ is both a market concept and an emerging reality. However, a major gap still exists: the space between city administrations and industry. Smart city technology is available — but new models are needed to make city-wide transformation. City leaders are beginning to look at urban systems in more holistic ways.
These new models require sharing information across departments, breaking down silos, involving cities’ own network of best-in-class local providers and stakeholders, as well as best-in class global industrial leaders. This is allowing for city services and systems to integrate more comprehensively, taking advantage of sometimes hidden synergies and interconnections. This presentation explores some of the lessons learned as industry and cities work to deliver on the promise of smart cities.
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong