Laying the foundations for Smart Cities

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Session Abstract

IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference Spirent LogoSmart Cities could save the world $22 Trillion by 2050 according to the Global Commission on Economy & Climate. It is estimated that there is over 200+ Smart City projects already active and planned for the next 2-3 years. Due to the complexity and diversity these projects encompass including transportation, environment, housing/offices, energy, healthcare, security, education and governance it is paramount for their success that the technology building blocks used guarantee the flexibility, security, interoperability and standardisation required to deliver success.The following keynote presentation discusses the opportunity, the enablement technology architectures, best practices and learnings from active Smart City projects.


Stephen Douglas
IoT Solutions and Technical Strategy Lead – Spirent Communications

Stephen Douglas works for Spirents strategy organization helping to define technical direction, new innovative solutions and market leading disruptive technologies which make a real difference. With close to 20 years’ experience in telecommunications Stephen has been at the cutting edge of next generation technologies and has worked across the industry with multiple Service Providers, Start-Ups and tier 1 OEM’s helping them drive innovation and transformation. Stephen is an ardent believer in connected technology and strives to challenge, blur and break down the silos which prevent innovation and business success.

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