While incremental progress has been made in varying degrees across the country, cities and communities continue to face complex challenges, including lack of charging infrastructure for greater adoption of electric vehicles, infrastructure upkeep, population growth and sustainability issues. The 2020 Smart City and IoT Conference provided the perfect opportunity for sharing current advances in the development and implementation of smart cities and IoT in Arizona, across the United States and beyond.
As the trajectory toward urbanization increases, the Smart City + IoT Conference provides an excellent platform for highlighting Arizona’s success, facilitating collaboration and advancing new strategies. The event convenes the brightest minds in technology, business and government to explore the landscape of smart-city strategies, discuss emerging best practices and challenges to implementation, and examine the specific strategies needed to bring a smart-city vision to reality.
The Arizona Technology Council’s IoT Committee presented a virtual meeting to share and discuss the lessons that can be learned from other industries that use effective embedded hardware security technology and security life cycle management strategies, as well as the current best practices that must be adopted to ensure a sustainable ROI from IoT investments. This virtual presentation covered those lessons and best practices using a specific case study from Tempe-based CoreKinect, an innovative company that is making IoT tracking and monitoring devices for cold-chain tracking and medical applications, among others.
Arizona is fortunate to have an outstanding combination of a pro-technology government, regulations promoting growth and innovation, a low cost of living, a better quality of life and great research universities compared to other traditional tech hubs. These factors make our state a wonderful place to launch a startup, test new technology and grow a business. The influx of innovation is surging, and the nation’s technology industry is paying attention.
The Kudelski Group, the world leader in digital security, and CoreKinect, a leader in scalable hardware design and manufacturing, announced the launch of a joint solution enabling hospitals, government agencies and NGOs to track key assets in the fight against COVID-19, ensuring they arrive where they are needed.
Modular Mining CEO reflects on 40 years in the mining industry, seven AI predictions for 2020 from JDA Software, fintech startup Verdigris Holding launches program aimed at ‘unbanked’ individuals, University of Arizona is driving the local tech startup community like never before, PADT named as a Top Private Company by Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards, and more.
Amol Ajgaonkar, chief architect of IoT at Insight Enterprises, discusses how IoT is finally gaining a real footing in both residential and commercial spaces that will have a noticeable impact on the way we live and do business.
The Arizona Technology Council in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) present the third annual Smart City + IoT Conference on Thursday, September 12, 2019, where attendees will discover how technology can be harnessed for more successful and sustainable cities.