Smart cities are all about people and digital twins - creating digital avatars of the city - property, infrastructure & connections which transcend geography with data + governance, emotional architecture serving people, businesses. All the challenges and opportunities will be discussed in the upcoming event openbusinesscouncil summit on 9-10 December.
“Men come together in cities in order to live: they remain together in order to live the good life.” — Aristotle
Cities are all about people’s lives. Big social groups of people living and collaborating together. Whether you are in Hong Kong, London, Shangai, New York, Singapore, Tokyo or Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Barcelona. These cities offer the best in the world. Likewise, they are becoming more and more efficient serving many millions of people because of the adoption of smart technologies which is transforming them into smart cities.
And there is a need to have an open conversation about how to best deploy these technologies to serve the people they are meant to help. Experts, decision-makers, business, industries and citizens need to be part of that conversation, and the best and most efficient way to have that direct feedback is through the digital. openbusinesscouncil summit aims precisely to make that conversation take place by bringing together top experts and government officials.
A smart city is all about people and digital twins - creating digital avatars of the city - property, infrastructure & connections which transcend geography with data + governance, emotional architecture serving people, businesses.
Smart cities - The Fourth Industrial Revolution - 4IR are here to stay. There is no turning back. Because of its ubiquitous reach, 4IR technologies raise all kinds of concerns, but offer also a lot of solutions and nations have to adapt and change. 4IR will enable our society and power smart cities with AI, Blockchain, IOT.
Smart cities and 4IR technologies are the heartbeat of the XXI century we are living & creating:
· Smart cities enable better organisation of society, citizens, innovation, technology and data.
· Smart cities are the center of all operations and challenges and opportunities - society.
What makes smart cities?
Smart Cities are the heart of the beating of the best in the world and in the interstice of all challenges, innovation and concerns of humanity.
A smart city is the next stage of cities - intelligent human centric - sustainable - empowered by the 4IR that provides enormous possibilities for human growth through art, culture, social, architectural, economic, political, environmental, and scientific flowering with the optimal mix of nature, technology, humanity, and arts.
All cities will become smart cities. Particularly when it comes to organisation of society, citizens, innovation, technology and data, smart cities are the center of all operations and challenges and opportunities.
Smart cities, like the city states in the past, embed the highest hopes of humanity through the promise of harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) innovative technologies to improve lives and bring social harmony.
However, smart cities represent & can incarnate the challenges, fears of a dystopian ecosystem of over ‘controlled lives’ if not planned properly.
We are however in early stage of smart cities deployments so is up to citizens, each of us, businesses and governments to prepare, create best decisions, directions.
Smart cities are making society unfold in some kind of panopticon system, governed by the emergence and disruption coming out of AI, IoT, Blockchain + automated devices with augmented tools & software inherent to digital transformation systems.
Smart cities require planning and special strategy and efforts from all areas of society and economy.
Smart cities requires the collaboration of many strategic partners, leaders, and special citizens, businesses and government.
Smart cities are the main stage where 4IR technologies special AI, blockchain, IoT can change and improve cities, businesses government infrastructure, buildings and citizens needs!
Smart Cities: Main Challenges
To truly deploy technologies that empower and improve the lives of their inhabitants, smart cities need to take into consideration the following:
· A strategy and social economic and legal frame from government approved by citizens.
· A collaboration between all players: lawmakers, government organisations, universities, schools, companies and businesses, all citizens major groups represented.
· Smart cities need helicopter view data + technology infrastructure sustainable alignment combining policies, governance, business economic supply chain with identity, culture and requirements.
· Using urban planning IOT sensors to aggregate best systems + data that will be manages & expanded by AI, blockchain tech to improve the city operations, health, wellness, education, business, governance ecosystem(s).
“A smart city is an intelligent town that provides enormous possibilities for human growth through art, culture, social, architectural, economic, political, environmental, and scientific flowering with the optimal mix of nature, technology, humanity, and arts.” ― Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity
Smart cities have to be about creating opportunities for citizens, businesses, governments based on ethic, sustainable use of digital transformation tools.
Using the best of all 4IR - AI Blockchain IOT emerging technologies with driven data , policies + R&D strategies that increase the quality of life & a truly optimised human nature sustainable empowering ecosystem.
About openbusinesscouncil Summit
The openbusinesscouncil summit is a cutting-edge global virtual event over two days that aims to strengthen businesses, startups and government's strategies. Gathering access to a unique audience of 100+ leading global speakers from over 30 countries, the openbusinesscouncil summit offers action plans to deal with the challenges arising from COVID-19 given all the economic and technology disruptions. With businesses and startups facing uncertain times, forecasts of a recession with a drop in sales and limited funding, this summit will kick off by addressing today’s most pressing challenges and identify what’s next for industry and businesses.
The two-day summit, on December 9-10, will provide access to an unique audience of potential partners and clients which include leading global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, startup organisations, accelerators, investors, authors and governments.
The summit has a solid focus on businesses and governments’ digital transformation strategies, and it will provide a road map of solutions, covering opportunities of how to work and collaborate as governments, businesses, cities, citizens and nations move forward with 4IR – Society 5.0. The summit will provide an international business and brand exposure through our media partners.
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