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Forum on “Powering Smart Cities with the Internet of Things”

Forum on "Powering Smart Cities with the Internet of Things" - to be jointly organized by ITU, UN-Habitat, UNESCO, UNEP
Nassau, The Bahamas, 17-18 December 2015 (Morning only)

Introduction

As of today, cities contribute 50-60% of the global greenhouse gas emissions and produce 50% of the world’s waste. On the flip side, cities contribute approximately 75% of the world’s GDP while accounting for 75% of the global energy consumption. Urban populations are increasing, with cities expected to accommodate 70% of the world’s population by 2050. In this scenario, the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ is a key enabler to make cities become ‘smarter’, ‘more sustainable’ and livable.

This forum will provide a platform to discuss why the Internet of Things will be at the heart of smart city transformation.

This forum is jointly organized by ITU, UN-Habitat and UNESCO.

Contact: cristina.bueti@itu.int

Day 4-5, 17-18 December 2015 (Morning only)

​8:30 - 09:00Registration
​09:30 - 09:45​Opening Remarks
​09:45 - 10:30Keynote Speech 

Questions and Answers

​10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
​11:00 - 12:30​​Session 1: Rethinking Smart Sustainable Cities from the Ground Up: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Motsomi Malajane, UNFCCC

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Questions and Answers

​12:30 - 14:00 ​Lunch Break
​14:00 - 15:00 Session 2: IoT in Smart Sustainable Cities: A New Age of Smarter Living

Moderator:  Ahmad Khan, Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean Region [ Biography ]

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Questions and Answers

​15:00 - 15:30 ​Coffee Break
​​​15:00 - 16:30Session 3: Smart Sustainable Cities and IoT: Balancing Risks and Rewards

Moderator: Olga Cavalli, CCTLAT [ Biography ]

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Day 5, 18 December 2015

​08:30 - 09:30Registration
​09:30 - 11:00Session 4: The Smart Sustainable City of the Future 

Moderator: Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 5 [ Biography ]

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Questions and Answers

​11:00 - 11:30 ​Coffee Break
​11:30 - 12:15Session 5: Shaping the Roadmap to Quito - A Contribution to UN Habitat III

Moderator: Cristina Bueti, ITU [ Biography ]

Speakers:            

Questions and Answers

​12:15 - 12:30Closing Remarks