Smart Cities Panel on TOMORROW (Wednesday), UC Berkeley
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From: Malla@DCRP <malla@...>
Date: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM
Subject: Fwd: Smart Cities Panel on tomorrow, Wednesday
Apologies for the late notice.
Members from IBM will present on their Smarter Cities initiative and
engage in discussion this WEDNESDAY in Wurster Hall
When – Wednesday, September 12
Where – Wurster Hall, Room 305, UC Berkeley campus
Time – 5:30 to 7:00pm
Come hear members of IBM’s Smarter Cities group discuss the following topics:
- Tackling urbanization challenges with information and technology
- Centralizing city operations within central control facilities
- Using social analytics to deliver better services to citizens
This is a panel discussion moderated by Paul Waddell, with the
following representatives from IBM:
Director of IBM Research Industry Solutions, leader of the Research
Smarter Cities program
Jurij Paraszcsak is Director of IBM Research Industry Solutions and
the leader of the Research Smarter Cities program focusing on helping
cities manage the complex set of demands placed on their
infrastructure by their constituents and on the optimization of flows
of energy, people and water through this infrastructure.
Dr. Colin Harrison
Director and distinguished engineer in IBM's Enterprise Initiatives,
Dr. Colin Harrison was the inventor of the Smarter Cities technical
architecture, which grew out of 2007 work on Energy & Environment
offerings and a technology assessment on the Instrumented Planet.
During 2009 he was a principal contributor to establishing a global
business team for Smarter Cities and for communicating the technical
vision to IBM’s clients.
Program Executive - Social Analytics, IBM
Graham Mackintosh has spearheaded a number of projects that use
analytics technology to gauge public sentiment about a variety of
issues and topics - ranging from Memorial Day traffic to back to
school to the US Open tennis tournament. IBM is now working to apply
this insight to help cities get a better understanding of what is
important to their citizens.