Empowering cities through  connected lighting

    Watch this webinar and learn about digital technology, citizen engagement and urban decision making.
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    Presented by

    Monica Woodley
    Monica Woodley
    Editorial director at The Economist Intelligence Unit
     

    Monica is editorial director at The Economist Intelligence Unit and manages a team of editors across EMEA. Prior to this, Monica was a financial journalist specializing in wealth and asset management.
     

    The Economist Intelligence Unit online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news. They conducted a research program on behalf of Signify.

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    Key topics and learnings


    The digital revolution has profoundly changed the way in which consumers relate to and communicate with brands and companies. As a result, people are expecting a richer, more interactive relationship with all the organizations that matter in their lives – including the city in which they live. But public authorities have been slow to establish such a dialog process.

     

    If cities want to make the transition into becoming “smart cities”, digital information technology will play a key part. A new data-driven municipal communication infrastructure will help to evolve the traditional command-and-control methods of urban management into a new paradigm that connects with citizens in the form of stakeholder engagement.

     

    In Empowering cities through connected lighting you will see how citizens are ready to share data to help improve city services. At Philips, we have extensive experience in managing data-rich lighting networks, which may well play a crucial part in these developments.

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    This webinar is part of a webinar series around Empowering Cities. The other webinars are:

    The Economist Intelligence Unit: digital technology survey

     

    Digital technologies, including IT, communications, the Internet of Things, and sensor networks, are working together to create intelligent urban infrastructures. With the data from these systems, cities can gain new insights into services, operations, and city life. 
    Most citizens, like most businesses, want to participate. How can cities use digital technologies to make citizen and business engagement most effective?

     

    Full research report by EIU available now.
     

    Download full report

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