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2nd National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India 2016

MediaInfoline September 2, 2016
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The Smart Cities mission of the Government of India aims to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens. The objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.

Acknowledging the great importance of the ‘Smart Cities’ initiative by the Indian Government, Bharat Exhibitions is pleased to presents the 2nd edition of their industry flagship event ‘National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India 2016’ which will be held on 9th September 2016 at Le Meridien, New Delhi.

With the theme ‘BUILDING TODAY THE CITIES OF TOMORROW’, this forum will trace the importance of various aspects of infrastructure that needs to be planned, designed, built and operated in order to provide the ‘Smart’ attribute to a city development.

The event is being endorsed and supported by Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India; COAI; ETSI; ISGF; One M2M and TAIPA.

The highly anticipated National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India will bring together the designated heads of municipalities, urban/city planning, research/academic institutes, engineers/consultants, energy and utility experts, mobility and transportation experts, technology providers who will  discuss on the various aspects of a smart city including urban development, power, energy, transport, technology, green building, network & communication technology, etc. They will also share their expertise on best practice applications including unified surveillance technologies, internet –based monitoring and management services needed by regional governments and authorities.

The event will be a timely opportunity to discuss the key trends, issues & challenges in smart city development, its market drivers and the outlook for India, aspects of safety, security and surveillance in a smart cities, role of Smart Grids in the New Government Programs and role of IoT for smart cities.  It will also address the areas such as key elements of a smart communications network, sources of finance available for cities to deploy smarter technologies and to develop new smart cities, role of ICT in E-Governance/M-Governance, smart grid technology solutions, the key elements of smart social infrastructure (education, health, etc.) and the recent global advances in technologies for building smarter cities.

“The Indian Government’s vision of setting up 100 smart cities across the country is very exciting. Microsoft has a long-standing commitment to empower cities through our breadth of solutions and expertise.  Our approach focuses on helping cities to modernize faster using existing investments while innovating further for the future. We look forward to helping accelerate implementation of the smart city initiatives to create sustainable and future-ready cities through our cloud technology,” said Meetul Patel, GM Marketing and Operations, Microsoft India.

“The 100 Smart Cities goal for India has taken India right to the forefront of Smart Cities ideas and dialog in the World. The problems faced by different countries may look different but are essentially the root-causes and solutions are similar. We are creating solutions for Urban problems using IOT technology that will allow us to measure, analyze and improve different facilities of cities. These are applicable across all cities”, says Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury, CEO & Founder, Gaia Smart Cities.

The conference will have a special session on ‘IoT for Smart Cities’ along with the plenary sessions, meetings, demos, presentations, projects and solutions. It will also give opportunities for one to one meetings, group discussions and networking and highlight new areas & upcoming technologies with stakeholders who are developing smart cities.

“The end objective behind bringing all these experts under one roof is to facilitate brainstorming on the opportunities, challenges and scope for developing a truly smart city infrastructure, encompassing the current situations pertaining to policy guidelines, regulatory norms, implementation challenges, etc., highlighting the importance of integrating ICT to support the Smart Cities mission in India,” says Mr. Shashi Dharan, Managing Director, Bharat Exhibitions- the organizer of National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India 2016.

Making it truly global platform to conduct business, global players such as; Microsoft, Gaia Smart Cities, Brillio, Sensorise, TATA DoCoMo, Smart Cities Council India are participating at the event.

For more details on event, please visit, http://www.bharatexhibitions.com/en/100SCI2016/index.html

 

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