Smart Communities and Transportation Workshop - October 4-5
Join TIA's Smart Communities and Transportation Workshop:
Building a Comprehensive, Ubiquitous Connected Environment
Date: October 5, 2017 (Evening Reception on October 4)
Location: Nest headquarters, Palo Alto, CA
Cost: Members: $95 (Early bird pricing through Aug 14); $120.00 (After Aug 14)
Non-Members: $120 (Early bird pricing through September 1); $145.00 (After September 1)
Smart communities continue to expand the numbers and types of IoT applications they use for operations and local community services. Smart metering, parking, public transportation, and street light applications are being enabled by current broadband networks and future 5G technologies that spur innovation and investment in the smart community ecosystem.
At the same time, major auto manufacturers and other transportation technology companies are developing intelligent transportation solutions and redefining themselves as integral to next generation mobility of people and things. These companies are beginning to offer services that reach beyond the car to connect and interact with the community, main street, and home.
Smart communities, along with intelligent transportation, require connectivity networks that deliver comprehensive, ubiquitous, broadband and low-band capacity that enable a growing variety of IoT applications.
Join city officials, automotive thought leaders, network infrastructure companies and IoT application developers for informative and engaging discussions on connected community development.
Registration & Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Wes Johnston, CEO, TIA
Opening Keynote: A Look Forward
Piercing the crystal ball into the not too distant future, this keynote shines a spotlight on “edge” communications and connectivity in the connected community of the future. In this future, most things and people within a connected community will be edge points: Buildings, cars, buses, hospitals, retail stores, entertainment and sports venues, light posts, smartphones, tablets, smart watches, wearable clothing, AR glasses, VR goggles, and much more. What will the fully integrated experience of a connected environment be like? How will edge points connect to each other and to the core? How will the data be managed? Where will compute processing take place? How will AI, deep machine learning and robotics feature? What steps do we need to take to build tomorrow's connectivity today, how do companies capture new market share?
Connectivity Infrastructure for the Smart Living Environment
Smart communities and intelligent transportation are two IoT verticals that have matured to the next development phase of convergence. Different applications require a confluence of complex communications technologies, including fiber, Small Cell, Wi-Fi, LPWAN, millimeter wave, and DSRC. Learn about the key issues and necessary steps to ensure seamless interoperability and ubiquitous connectivity.
Q&A and Room Discussion
Selling to the Smart Community
Communities seeking the benefits of connectivity, such as lighting, transportation, smart grid or operations services are faced with difficult choices: What are the first steps; how to integrate applications; which vendors to work with; budget constraints and which pockets of money can support what types of initiatives. Learn how communities are addressing and planning for future connectivity and applications ecosystems, and how best to work with them.
Keeping Citizens Safe: Security on the Home Ground
The greater the number of networks, applications and interoperable edge points, the greater the security vulnerabilities. As IoT applications for smart living (ie, hospital care) and automotive (connected vehicles) become more sophisticated, risks increase. What security protocols should be used, and which require development? Is the NIST Framework enough? What else should industries, e.g., communications, automotive, smart energy, healthcare take on to ensure that people are safe what IoT security standards need to be developed?
Global Standards for the Nexus of Smart Communities and Intelligent Transportation
Communications suppliers and smart communities may want to develop common frameworks and standards to facilitate IoT deployment. But is it feasible? Different communities have different needs. Some require water management for flood and some because of desert conditions; some are tracking urban congestion, others are concerned with facilitating public transportation. With TIA as lead of the U.S. National Committee IEC TAG for Smart Cities, city and communications experts will explore, together with the audience, potential first steps for global IoT smart community technical specifications and standardization.
Q&A and Group Discussion
Discussion on the usefulness of global standards and where they may be most effective for the nexus of smart communities and intelligent transportation.
The Mobility Experience: Moving Beyond the Car
If urban mobility of people and goods were to be constructed today on a clean slate enabled by broad spectrum connectivity, what would that look like? What are the desired user experiences of consumers, retailers, community leaders and citizens, first responders and others? Is there a way to transform our community environment and the way transportation integrates with it to move from legacy to a new form of mobility? Learn how automotive, urban development and communications thought leaders approaching this process of transformation as well as the opportunities for innovators and technology developers.
Blockchain Technology Applications for Connected Communities
Blockchain technology offers the potential for high speed, distributed, secure, transparent transactions. With IoT applications requiring millions of transactions happening in the cloud, fog and mist of devices, blockchain can prove an invaluable, innovative technology. This panel will explore some of the use cases and opportunities that blockchain offers IoT applications focused on local government and community services, energy, connected and autonomous vehicles, and security, among others.
Wrap-up and Walkaways
This final wrap-up will summarize the key issues presented during the workshop and engage the audience in discussion on key-takeaways and prospective next steps for the industry and workshop attendees.