Smart cities thinkers and practitioners gather in Yinchuan for TMF’ Smart City InFocus 2017

Smart City InFocus, a three-day smart cities event hosted in the Chinese city of Yinchuan, begins tomorrow. Now in its third year, Smart City InFocus is run by TM Forum in collaboration with the City of Yinchuan, and ZTE, a operational technology software provider. The event brings together leading experts from every continent to accelerate the creation of smart city standards and best practices.

This year’s conference will focus on developing the City as a Platform, and the use of data and digital infrastructure to create applications of smart technologies to solve every day urban problems such as ageing populations, urban mobility, and digital inclusion.

Speakers include:

      • Eldar Tuzmukhametov, head of Smart City Lab, Moscow City Government
        • Erik Caldwell, Economic Development director, City of San Diego
        • Frans Jorna, director Smart City, City of Utrecht
        • James Noakes, mayoral lead for Energy and Smart City, Liverpool City Council
        • Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program manager, Dublin City Council
        • Kevin Burns, CIO, City of Miami
        • Nick Stevens, chief digital officer, City of Groningen
        • Ted Ross, CIO, City of Los Angeles

Key topics include:

        • Learning how to deploy city platforms to unleash local data economies
          • Future mobility in smart cities
          • Understanding how to design and deliver a smart city
          • Harnessing big data to improve the quality of life for citizens
          • Using innovative technologies to meet environmental challenges including energy and waste ­­­­management
          • Smart healthcare for smart cities

Smart City InFocus brings together more than 1,000 smart city delegates from all over the world to collaborate on the opportunities and challenges that data brings to cities and their residents in the advancement of smart cities. It is the only state-level ICT conference in China focused on smart city development.

It is being held at Yinchuan International Convention Centre, Yinchuan, China, from September 19-21, 2017.

TM Forum is an association of more than 850 member companies generating US$2 trillion in revenue and serving five billion customers across 180 countries. It aims to drive collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximise the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers around the world.

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