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AGBC Monthly Meetings - Smart Cities

Smart Cities: From Vision to Execution

 Interested in future living in smart communities?  Learn about where we are headed.

Guest Speaker:  Bettina Tratz-Ryan, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc.

When:   Wednesday, 28th June 2017            

Time:    Registration starts 1830; meeting starts at 1900, dinner buffet around 2030. 

Where:  Marriott Hotel, Berlinerstrasse 93, 80805 Munich

Cost:      EUR 25.00 for members, Eur 35.00 for guests (incl. Dinner buffet)

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Cities are turning from governed environments to an interactive ecosystem of like-minded citizens engaging with a community governance and user setting. The catalyst for this is a proliferation of real time user services delivered through web interfaces, as well as the increasing consumerization of IT technology embedded in the citizen’s daily lives.  Public sector agencies are developing smart city concepts in order to harness new engagement models using application and data portals, mobile services as well as the citizen participatory platforms. Improving the operations of city experiences such as traffic management, energy and resource efficiency as well as public works and lighting reduces the complexity of urban management while reducing operational cost. This presentation will outline the different strategic decisions cities need to make to build smart city strategies and the benefits to citizens and businesses. It will also provide an overview of disruption in terms of technology but also user engagement and discusses the value of data exchange.  

Bettina Tratz-Ryan is a Research Vice President at Gartner, the world's leading IT and advisory company.  Responsible for smart city and smart ecosystems research worldwide, she analyzes the strategic citizen impact and business value of data and information analytics, Internet of Things, open data marketplaces, applications and complex architectures for cities, local government and urban regions. Her expertise integrates technology models with services and business measures for subsystems such as transportation, mobility, microgrid and buildings. She also works on the business impact related to the Industrie 4.0 framework. Mrs. Tratz-Ryan understands how to build green IT and environmental sustainability roadmaps compliant to DIN EN ISO 14001 (1221-2009).

With Gartner for 19 years, Mrs. Tratz-Ryan has more than 25 years of industry experience in IT networking for telecommunications, utilities, transportation, healthcare and local governments.  She received two Gartner Thought Leadership awards in 2015 for her smart city research, as well as her contribution to business impact scenarios of smart machines.