Will Smart Cities Use Smart Standards?


Will Smart Cities Use Smart Standards? Beyond the buzzwords
with Melissa O'Mara, Dan Palmer, and Alex Stuebler

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HANGOUT BACKGROUND:

Public officials all over the planet are talking about internet-enabled sustainability, smarter use of resources and data, and highly-networked city infrastructures.  "Smart city" projects are cropping up all over -- as new products, new governmental goals, new consulting companies and new standards initiatives.  But what's underneath the hype? 

Listen in as we speak with three leading industrial experts on smart city technology, to explore what kinds of devices, goals and policy changes are driving this movement.   The chat included a discussion on what technologies are actually being deployed, what's expected in the near future, and what this means for sustainability, open government and open data.


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Melissa O’Mara is an expert on the role of people or “human systems" as both barriers and enablers of large-scale change initiatives such as future of cities, resilient communities and future of healthcare and education. She leverages simple tools and group methods to activate, inspire and align groups and to accelerate innovation, and impact.  She is a patent holder, a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC), a speaker, consultant and coach on the Purpose Economy, Bigger Game and Collective Leadership, with 27 years of corporate solutions and transformational leadership experience at Schneider Electric, IBM and Andersen Consulting.


  Dan Palmer is Head of Market Development at BSI, where he is responsible for the standards programmes in manufacturing and services. He has a particular interest in the role of standards in promoting new technologies and innovative service delivery. As part of this he leads BSI’s standards strategy and development work on smart cities. He has held a number of roles in publishing management and planning, and before joining BSI worked in technical publishing.

 

Alex Stuebler is responsible for guiding and supporting the divisions of Infrastructure & Cities in every aspect of strategy development and execution.  He joined Siemens in Nuremberg, Germany in 1991 and has held a variety of management positions of increasing responsibility over the past several years.  He began his career at Siemens as an IT Project Manager with the Automation Division and in his 20 years there he has worked in various fields including econometrics, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, corporate audit, corporate marketing, and strategic marketing.  He also lead the Discrete Sensor Business of SE&A for 4 years.


  James Bryce Clark, General Counsel for OASIS, advises on legal and policy matters as well as the consortium's extensive liaison efforts. He is an expert adviser on automated contracting and Internet law for the U.S. State Department, and serves on standards interoperability and review boards for the European Commission,  the OECD, NSTIC and the Kantara Initiative.  Jamie holds JD and BSc degrees from the University of Minnesota.


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