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Game-Changing Smart Cities of the Future, Presented by SAP

Game-Changing Smart Cities of the Future, Presented by SAP

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January 10th 2017:Smart Cities of the Future: Challenges and Great Expectations

The buzz: “I have an affection for a great city” (H. W. Longfellow, 1886). News flash: By 2050, over 70% of the world will live in cities (U.N., 2014). Combined with the digital revolution, this accelerated urbanization presents cities with challenges and opportunities to meet citizens’ and businesses’ transportation, water, energy and safety needs. What do Smart Cities experts predict for 2017? Welcome to our new series. The experts speak. Marlyn Zelkowitz, SAP: “To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” (R. Buckminster Fuller). Ruthbea Yesner Clark, IDC:

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Marlyn Zelkowitz

Marlyn Zelkowitz, Global Lead for Future Cities and Internet of Things, SAP Public Sector Industry, is an evangelist for using technology to drive public sector outcomes and a regular speaker at public sector events. With more than 20 years’ public services experience, including implementing major technology and policy initiatives for public organizations in Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining SAP in August 2008, Marlyn served as the Public Sector Value Creation Lead for IBM Global Business Services, focused on delivering tangible business value to government organizations through people, process, and technology changes. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, she hol
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Ruthbea Yesner Clarke

Ruthbea Yesner Clarke founded the Smart Cities research program at IDC in 2011 and serves as its global research director. The program researches the strategies and execution of Smart City technologies and non-technology best practice areas, such as governance, innovation, partnerships and business models essential for Smart City development. Her research includes the Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics, cloud computing, mobility in public works, transportation, public safety, and citizen engagement. Ruthbea contributes to consulting engagements to support state and local governments' Smart City strategies and IT vendors’ overall Smart City market strategies. She joined IDC followin
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Jennifer Belissent, PhD

As a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D., focuses on the tools and services to help organizations better use and share data. She has a particular interest in the role of technology and data in transforming government and has written and spoken extensively on "smart city" initiatives. Her research spans data leadership, the data economy and insights services, as well as the Internet of Things and connected urban infrastructure. Before joining Forrester, Jennifer spent eight years at Sun Microsystems. Prior to entering the tech world, Jennifer consulted on public policy reform in developing and transitioning countries. She designed post-communist housing reform
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Meghan Cook

As Program Director for the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, Meghan E. Cook leads innovation initiatives that build capability in public sector organizations and agencies throughout the world. Through a unique and collaborative process, Meghan works side by side with international, federal, state and local government leaders to produce new knowledge and actionable results. With over 18 years of experience working on public sector innovation efforts, Meghan is considered an expert in digital government transformation. She has published numerous research and practice articles detailing how organizational capabilities, information policies, management practices, and
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2625/game-changing-smart-cities-of-the-future-presented-by-sap Game-Changing Smart Cities of the Future, Presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2625/game-changing-smart-cities-of-the-future-presented-by-sap The buzz: “I have an affection for a great city” (H. W. Longfellow, 1886). News flash: By 2050, over 70% of the world will live in cities (U.N., 2014). Combined with the digital revolution, this accelerated urbanization presents cities with challenges and opportunities to meet citizens’ and businesses’ transportation, water, energy and safety needs. What do Smart Cities experts predict for 2017? Welcome to our new series. The experts speak. Marlyn Zelkowitz, SAP: “To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” (R. Buckminster Fuller). Ruthbea Yesner Clark, IDC: “Last guys don’t finish nice“ (Saul Alinsky). Jennifer Belissent, PhD, Forrester: “Data! Data! Data! I can’t make bricks without clay!” (Sherlock Holmes). Meghan E. Cook, Center for Technology in Government: “The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled” (Paulo Coelho). Join us for Smart Cities of the Future: Challenges and Great Expectations. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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