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Smart Cities: Full steam ahead or time to pump the brakes?
Date: Thursday, September 30
Time: 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Track: Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure
Format: 75-Minute Short Course
Vault Recording: TBD
Few technological trends have received as much attention in recent years as smart cities—the concept that sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and analytics can help jurisdictions deliver core services better and more efficiently. While some success stories exist, the widespread adoption of smart-cities technologies has not materialized in the manner that many industry experts predicted years ago. Panelists will discuss how the smart-cities ecosystem is evolving, the promise of the initiatives and the challenges that continue to be faced, including cybersecurity threats, budget limitations, questions about algorithm bias, and legal uncertainties surrounding data and video gathered by myriad devices in the field.