What is a Smart City? Experts to Discuss Impact and Opportunities at Summit

Event topics include how applications of internet of things technology can reduce traffic jams, and how to improve public safety and other services using data.

smart citiesSmart cities experts from across the country and the region are gathering at the University of Texas at Dallas May 16 for the North Texas Smart Cities Summit. 

During the full-day event, experts will talk about the promises and challenges of improving residents’ lives through incorporating the flow and analysis of data and the use of sensors into government operations.

Academicians and representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Texas A&M Institute of Transportation, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Dallas Innovation Alliance, and Tech Titans will be on hand to discuss and define the smart cities movement at a city and regional level.

Summit topics will include how specific applications of internet of things technology can reduce traffic jams, and how to improve public safety, parking, municipal waste removal, and other services using data collected by local and regional governments.

The event is being presented by Tech Titans and hosted by Future Cities.

To register for the event or for more information, click here.


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