Cities are becoming the engine of the future growth. Specifically, according to McKinsey, over the next 15 years, the share of the world GDP in the top 600 cities is supposed to double, share of the world population living in the cities to keep growing, and the per capita GDP in the cities to grow by over 50%. Basically, cities are becoming bigger and wealthier. This has heavy implications on the energy consumption, on city transportation and parking, as well as on public safety and overall city logistics.
Fortunately, thanks to the consistently improving machine-to-machine technologies our cities are becoming smarter as well. Sensors and real time wireless communication allow for better energy management, traffic optimization and building automation
Our panel of experts will discuss the existing solutions, which make cities smarter, plans for the future, technology challenges and ways companies and city governments can address them, not least, based on the example of City of San Diego