Assessing smart technologies: the Building Smarter Cities Connexin Live event 2018

Assessing smart technologies: the Building Smarter Cities Connexin Live event 2018

The first ever Connexin Live event, Connexin Live 2018 – Building Smarter Cities will take place at the Hull Bonus Arena on the 4th October from 4pm, and will assess technologies for building smarter cities. The key areas of focus for the event are ‘Smarter City Operations’, ‘Smart in Health’, and ‘Smart in Education’.

Discussing the Building Smarter Cities event, Furqan Alamgir, the CEO & Founder of Connexin said: “We are thrilled to be hosting our inaugural smart cities event in Hull, showcasing the amazing opportunities smart technologies bring, opening up possibilities that haven’t even been imagined yet.In fact, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of the smart city journey. The time to embrace and harness this technology is now…Smart cities are no longer merely the stuff of science fiction – our cities are evolving before our very eyes.”

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Connexin commented that: ‘The emphasis will be on smart technologies such as LoRaWan and Internet of Things applied in the real world. Expert speakers will use demonstrations and case studies to show how smart technologies are boosting local economies and enhancing lives.’

The event will also explore the following topics:

• Beyond the technology – how can smart cities improve quality of life for people and businesses?
• Overcoming barriers – what’s holding back our cities from becoming smarter and how we can overcome these?
• Working together – how can we work together to deliver smarter, connected communities?

Keynote speakers will include Arvind Satyam, Global Managing Director Smart Cities at Cisco, Furqan Alamgir, CEO & Founder at Connexin. There will also be representatives from Hull City Council, Newcastle City Council, Northern Powerhouse and Future Cities Catapult.The event will also include round the table and panel discussions, provide networking opportunities, and there will be a drinks reception after the event. Registration for the event is still open but places are strictly limited and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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