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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.