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Each episode of the Smart Cities Week Podcast features smart city experts talking about the latest trends and what to expect at this year’s Smart Cities Weeks.

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How to improve urban life through data sharing

We spoke to Adjunct Professor of Columbia University, San Diego speaker André Corrêa d’Almeida, about how Data can make a city truly smart and also looked ahead to Smart Cities Week San Diego, California which starts next week!
“My hope is that we will be able to address inequality and explore economic opportunities better. We know the population living in urban areas is expanding, the urban systems are going through incredible stress, and cities are having huge inequality. My hope is to find smarter ways to use the huge amounts of data available for the benefit of all.” André Corrêa d’Almeida.

The digital transformation of university campuses into small smart cities

Hear from Chris Richardson, Deputy CIO, Arizona State University on how university campuses are transforming into small smart cities.
My role as Deputy CIO is to make data transparent, to bridge the gap between serving our students, our staff, faculty, our alumni and the stakeholders that come to our campus at any time. We are trying to find solutions that make our digital and physical environments merge in ways that were impossible in previous eras.” Chris Richardson, Deputy CIO, Arizona State University.

Maximizing city technology and data to better serve and engage citizens

The Mayor of the City of Chula Vista, Mary Salas joined us on the Smart Cities Week Podcast ahead of her appearance in the Opening Plenary: Mayors Roundtable at Smart Cities Week San Diego next April 15-17.
The vision and strategy we’ve adopted in 2017 is a Smart Cities Strategic action plan. It is a formalization of steps that we have taken progressively to make sure that the future of Chula Vista maximizes technology and data to better serve and engage citizens. We also want to enhance sustainability to improve our public safety and to promote local economic development.Mary Salas, Mayor of Chula Vista

The outstanding infrastructure and technology transformation of a city!

“Focus on Smart Cities, we’ve been able to attract over a hundred Million dollars on investment with the building of our first hotel. It generates a hotel tax allowing us to put our money back in the community. We also have started an ambition program on infrastructure development like safer streets(…)” Mayor Dedina, Mayor, Imperial Beach, CA

The City of San Diego: A place of Innovation and Creativity

You will hear from Erik Caldwell, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, City of San Diego on how this city has a unique innovation ecosystem and more start-ups than Silicon Valley.
Why we are so excited to have Smart Cities Week coming to San Diego? You will be able to see a lot of the advanced technologies that we often hear about and are in place here in San Diego,” says Eric Caldwell.