Because a smart city's success depend so heavily on complex systems and technologies, one question often asked is: where do we find the skilled tech professionals capable of operating and administering them? Fortunately, more and more universities and other institutions are stepping up to fill the talent gap.
As city leaders, academics and leading smart cities practitioners from around the world gather in Barcelona this week, the Smart Cities Council is sharing expertise on a host of issues critical to the future of cities. Click for a look at some of the hot topics on the agenda and who's weighing in.
Short takes from Council members: S&C debuts submersible switchgear for power system resiliency… MasterCard exec talks government role in digital-to-cash conversion…Camgian and Vanderbilt develop IoT system for facility management…Zipcar and RideScout partner… ASU Center hosts municipal finance conference… New York's MTA tests vanadium energy storage system.