Event Description: Think future city. What comes to mind? Dystopia or Utopia? A bleak and dark environment like Blade Runner’s Los Angeles? Or the fabulous and connected San Francisco of Star Trek and Bicentennial Man?
Nearly half of the world’s population — three quarters by 2050 — live in a city, so it’s critical that we get this right. Whether we do so is being influenced, at least in part, by a convergence of technologies: big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), sensor networks, autonomous vehicles, and smart phone apps to name a few.
Join iSoftStone and other leading industry experts for a peek into the technologies that will shape everyday life in tomorrow’s connected cities. Details and Signup: https://www.mitefnorthwest.org/event/connected-cities
Event Description: Keynote Speaker Ambassador Carla Hills will share her seasoned perspective on the future of US-China trade relations and expectations for the coming years. iSoftStone will join business, civic, academic, and government leaders from across the region for an evening of insightful discussions, celebration and engagement around a timely topic that could impact Washington State’s relations with China.
Event Description: Have you been wondering just what is a Smart City?
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past 50 years — increasing from a third to almost 60 percent of the world population today — local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies, and approaches. With increasing urbanization putting more pressure on governments to innovate, a smart city is a very attractive concept for city officials, citizens and private sector, and education is needed now!
Join iSoftStone’s Director of Smart Cities Greta Knappenberger and a panel of experts for this primer on Smart Cities, including lessons learned and best practices to help cities become smarter, safer and more sustainable.