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Smart City Considerations - Edge Compute, Monetization, and What's First

Mark Thiele  (Co-Founder & CEO , Edgevana Inc.)

Location: W228

Date: Monday, September 27

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Track: Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure sponsored by Wi-Fiber, Interoperability & Interworking

Format: 45-Minute Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

This case study based session discusses the various technologies available in a smart city, the need for edge compute data centers, latency, funding, grants and ways to monetize the infrastructure for the municipality driving public safety, enhanced information exchanges, rural healthcare, autonomy and other impending applications. This presentation is based on information from several interviews conducted with those beginning, implementing, growing smart cities as well as lessons learned along the way. It will compare and contrast strategies, power efficiencies and overall effectiveness while providing a roadmap to others about to embark down this path.