Conversation on Energy: How the Internet of Things Can Build Sustainable 21st Century Communities

May 14, 2014

Daniel Castro will participate in a panel discussion focusing on "How the Internet of Things Can Build Sustainable 21st Century Communities." Cities face a number of challenges from providing adequate transportation to improving energy efficiency to conserving water. From the smart grid to smart parking, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT)—smart, Internet-connected devices—has created new opportunities for cities to leverage technology to offer new services to their citizens, optimize the efficiency of existing services, and improve the overall sustainability of their communities. The panelists will discuss how industry leaders are helping cities minimize strain on scarce government resources while engaging citizens and businesses with apps, social media, and collaboration tools that enable real-time access to information and services.