The Connected City Summit

The UCLG Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities will hold its annual event in the City of Liverpool under the theme Connected City Summit. In a close collaboration with the Wireless Broadband Alliance, the initiative Connected City Summit will take place on 28 June 2016 as part of the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress at the International Festival for Business 2016 and with the support of the City of Liverpool and its Mayor.

The Summit is expected to provide a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of cities, as well as find out about the latest developments from global leaders in the wireless and SMART technology.

The main goals of the Connected City Summit are:

1. Promote the development of Connected City plans and blueprints, the creation of public-private ecosystems and collaboration mechanisms for the contribution of resources, and sharing risks and rewards.

2. Create an environment for City Managers and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to exchange knowledge and best practices with their counterparts in other cities. Discuss ways to optimize technological development in the most practical manner possible to deliver the greatest societal benefit, to guarantee privacy and security, and to determine the best way to leverage public-private partnerships.

3. Find out and disseminate information about best practices, challenges, and opportunities in the development and execution of Connected City plans.

Technology nowadays has a lot to offer and through SMART technologies cities become safer, more efficient and less power-hungry. Applications such as smart lighting and traffic management are very good examples of that.

The Connected City Summit is intended for mayors, city managers, CIOs, senior city officials and Heads of the Innovation and ICT City Department.

The draft programme of the Connected City Summit with confirmed speakers is now available.

These include the Mayor of Liverpool, the Chairman of WBA and Vice President of Partnerships & Alliances for AT&T Mobility, and Bilbao’s City Councillor for Economic Development, Commerce and Employment, among others.

For registration and more information about the Connected City Summit, visit the dedicated website here.