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Smarter Citizens for Smarter Cities

The Smart Grid describes a next-generation electrical power system that is typified by the increased use of communications and information technology in the generation, delivery, and consumption of electrical energy worldwide.

IEEE Smart Grid is hosting the next webinar in the popular series on varying aspects of grid modernization globally.


Complimentary Webinar:

Smarter Citizens for Smarter Cities

Presenter: Roberto Saracco
EIT ICT Labs Italy Node Director

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

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Cities since the very beginning of human history have been characterized by infrastructures. These have been “hard" infrastructures (roads, sewers, aqueducts, etc.) and “soft" infrastructures (marketplaces, bulletin boards, etc.). Some of these infrastructures supported the life of the city (logistics, production, etc.) and others (thrift, lifestyle, etc.). As technology progresses and needs change, cities will continuously evolve via a direction, not an arrival point.

The rapid evolution in Information Communications Technologies (ICT) is providing new tools to make existing hard infrastructures more efficient. It is also providing the opportunity of better sustaining and even creating soft infrastructures, as never in the past. Among these that can have the most impact on the future of our cities is the soft infrastructure, which is made up by information and interacting citizens.

The webinar will present how the use of ICT can dramatically change the relationship between the city and its citizens and create new evolution paths. In turn, this requires the cities and citizens to face new issues, including technical ones—like data openness, sharing, ownership, privacy and security.

Roberto Saracco

About the Speaker:

Roberto Saracco is the President of EIT ICT Labs Italy and Italy Node Director (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). His background is in math and computer science. Up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America. He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Future Directions Committee. He has published more than 100 papers in journals and magazines and 11 books.

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