Smart Cities: Where we are and where we are going.

Friday, December 1, 2017
7:15 AM
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Schedule:Registration & Buffet Breakfast:  7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Program: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Cities around the world have recognized the immense economic, social and environmental advantages of becoming 'smart' and have started the transition towards becoming Smart Cities. Learn what it means to be a Smart City and how Vancouver and its industries are responding to this emerging movement.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn why it is vital that the Greater Vancouver region participates in the Smart City transition.
  • Explore best practices from the leading Smart Cities of the world.
  • Understand how the Smart City movement is transforming industries and how they are adapting and evolving.
  • Discover Vancouver's plans of transforming into a Smart City.

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Hon. Carla Qualtrough

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
Government of Canada

The Modern City

How Smart Cities are changing urban life as we know it.

What does it mean to be a Smart City, why is it essential that cities move in this direction and what can be learned from cities that are doing it right?

Brian RobertsChris SainsburyD'Arcy SmithJonathan Cote

Brian Roberts, Vice President, Global Services, Wavefront
Chris Sainsbury, National Infrastructure Lead for Smart Cities and Disruptive Technologies, KPMG in Canada
D'Arcy Smith, Option Head Tech Entrepreneur, BCIT
Moderator: Jonathan X. Coté, Mayor, New Westminster

Smart Cities and Industry

How Smart Cities impact businesses and the economy.

Find out how industries can adapt and transform to take full advantage of the opportunities.

Brent AllisonSteve FleckMichael KennedyClint UndsethTyler Orton

Brent Allison, Senior Vice President, TELUS Business Futures
Steve Fleck, Executive Vice President, Programs & Business Solutions, Stantec
Michael Kennedy, Partner, National Infrastructure Advisory Leader, EY
Clint Undseth, Vice President, Innovation, Stuart Olson Construction
Moderator: Tyler Orton, Reporter, Business In Vancouver

Becoming a Smart City

The City of Vancouver journey.

Jessie Adcock
Jessie Adcock
Chief Technology Officer
City of Vancouver


How can society, industry, and government collaborate and plan for the future of the economy and its inhabitants? City representatives will identify plans for building and managing digital infrastructure and assets.

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