The theme for the 2019 Smart Cities New York Conference (SCNY) is “The Future is Now”. The conference will explore the potential of cities to revolutionize how they operate in both the physical and digital realms. How best to improve infrastructure, health, education, sustainability, security, mobility, workforce development and more. NewYorkTruckStop.com is going to be covering SCNY, for more information, or to register go to smartcitiesny.com
So, what is Smart Cities New York?
Smart Cities New York is North America’s leading global conference for innovators and decision-makers who are working on improving life in the cities of tomorrow. Based on the core principal that cities are powered by people. With so many cities, large and small, pursuing bold new ideas, this is an opportunity to engage with leaders to bring about practical solutions to your challenges.
The event brings together top thought leaders and senior members of the private and public sector to build a collaborative environment where the best and brightest can work together to share solutions and ideas as well as to learn how to implement them.
Why is it important?
Cities are uniquely positioned to leverage the talent of their citizens to solve complex political, economic, social, and technological problems, as mass urbanization continues over the next two decades. The global smart city market is expected to grow to $1.6 trillion over the next three years, creating a massive opportunity for innovation and civic advancement. SCNY is structured to offer real interaction and collaboration exploring the following components:
- Climate and the Environment
- Education and Training
- Art and Culture
This year’s topics include:
- Presenting new models of financing
- Procurement issues
- Providing guidance on designing and responding to RFPs
- Sharing best practices on pilot programs
- How best to foster entrepreneurship, attract and retain talent, and build creative and inclusive economies
- Understanding critical issues of digital transformation
It is so easy to get bogged down in the daily grind but to ensure the continued success of any business or industry one must look at the big picture. SCNY is an opportunity to take that long-term view.