Unique Content and Focus: Interconnected “Smart” Infrastructure

Unlike national events that focus on “Smart City” or “Internet of Things,” or “Fiber to the Home,” attendees to SmartGig Arizona have the opportunity to attend sessions, workshops, and executive briefings focused on a wide variety of subject matter. Arizona civic leaders will gain the insight into how technology and policy ties together in an integrated digital infrastructure to enable the digital economy and accelerate community innovation.

 

BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE:

Underpinning a smarter region are complex telecommunication networks that allow diverse systems to talk and share actionable information. Infrastructure – wired, wireless, and the platforms that manage it – is the foundation of SmartGig City events. You’ll gain new information on critical technology, as well as the policies, processes and strategy to build the smart city from the ground up.

CONNECTED VERTICAL REAL ESTATE:
SMART LIGHTING, KIOSKS & SMALL CELLS

Connected components such as street lights, interactive kiosks, traffic sensors and other smart furniture can be leveraged to serve multiple purposes. Infrastructure can now be fitted to provide a constant flow of information and intelligence. Light poles and street corners take on new life as networked hot spots. Connected kiosks and beacons convey vital proximity-based information. Small cells, millimeter wave wireless and other 5G systems serve all stakeholders in the city while delivering new revenue opportunities for municipal government.

TRANSPORTATION:
SMARTER STREETS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Cities are growing, populations are increasing and transportation infrastructure must evolve. Significant changes are coming in the way people and goods are moved across cities. Roadside infrastructure and Vehicle-to-Everything systems hold the potential to be one of the most disrupted sectors in the smart city. And yet, tansportation-related technologies are currently lagging behind other advancements being pursued by communities, such as network sensors, data capture and cloud computing.

DATA:
ACTIONABLE, AVAILABLE AND AN ECONOMIC DRIVER

Many cities are adopting an open-source philosophy to their initiatives, and these cities are becoming technology incubators. By considering smart cities in an “open source” context, leaders can leverage advanced technology and allow innovation to take place, all the while maintaining a transparent approach that places public understanding and benefit at the center.