On February 26, 2018, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), together with the City of Brampton, will host a full-day event looking at technology for smart cities and will explore ICT applications to help cities and municipalities develop their own innovative applications to best serve their citizens’ needs.
Over the last half century, two trends have re-shaped Canada’s development. First, there has been an accelerating move of Canadians to big cities. The second has been the expansion of connected technologies into virtually every area of our lives. We now use connected devices to work, shop, date, stay connected with family and engage in our communities.
The Smart Cities Technologies Summit will be a collaborative discussion to engage government at all levels with a broad section of the technology sector.
DATE: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton
Key Players and Benefits of the Smart City Ecosystem:
Government: Better decision making and program outcomes for stakeholders; more resilient infrastructure; opportunities to create valuable new public assets (e.g. data sets).
Citizens: Better connectivity; improved economic opportunities and social equity; higher quality of life.
Academics: Raw data to support research and innovation; accelerated commercialization of research.
Industry: Promote innovation and new products and services; improved business environment; helps attract investment.