Smart Cities

Session Theme: Empowering through Inclusion – A holistic approach

With India’s young and rapidly growing population, the country needs thriving cities that are sustainable in the long run. If handled well, India can reap significant benefits from urbanization which is projected to account for 40% of India’s population by 2030. This means that in addition to the concept of smart cities we must also look at rejuvenating and making existing urban areas sustainable and inclusive. To make sure that tomorrow’s cities provide opportunities for all, it is essential to understand that the concept of inclusive cities involves multiple spatial, social and economic factors.

The Smart Cities track will feature experts in Smart Governance, Inclusivity, Sustainability, Mobility, Safety, Communication, Infrastructure, Health and Education. We will provide a platform that will enable us to drive technology to think, recognize, learn, problem-solve and carry out decision-making in the development of Smart Cities in India using geospatial strategy as the base.

GeoSmart 2019 will bring together prominent leaders of the government and the industry to help understand the potential of machine learning, IoT and geospatial big data in the planning of cities that provide health, education, opportunities and amenities for all. The Smart Cities Conference. It is an initiative dedicated to open, inclusive, formal and informal dialogue on Smart City issues among all interested stakeholders.

Major Topics
Safe, Sustainable and Smart Mobility

The mobility session will bring together the government and the industry perspective to feature the road ahead and the challenges related to road safety, sustainable mobility, connectivity and accessibility. The aim of the session is to discuss and understand how, as a society, we can design and plan mobility and related services in such a way that it creates opportunities and benefits for all while increasing safety and efficiency.

Digital Transformation for Smarter Living – Opportunities and Challenges

This session will feature extensively the technologies used to lay the foundation for smart cities and their applications. It is essential that various aspects and applications of ICT and IoT technologies are explored to build more efficient systems and cities. India’s smart cities are major catalysts for social and economic growth and we must use technology to leapfrog the upcoming stages of development in order to reach our optimal potential.

Safe and Resilient Cities

The aim of this session focuses on making smart cities safe and resilient. In addition to providing amenities and economic opportunities to the citizens of India, it is essential that we provide everyone a safe place to live in. Our cities definitely need to be efficient in their emergency response systems but they also must be pre-emptive in mitigating crime and disaster.

Constructing Smart Cities – Sustainable Planning, Designing and Building

This session will highlight and initiate discussions related to the use of geospatial data analytics and 3D modeling in spatial design, construction, operation and maintenance. It is essential that we understand the relevance and importance of geospatial analytics and spatial planning in architecture, engineering, and construction and operation/maintenance, in order to build connected and inclusive cities that provide a resilient future full of opportunities. We shall delve further into the integration of geospatial technology and BIM; and other associated industry trends including big data analytics, IoT sensors, drones, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), robotics, cloud worksharing, modular/offsite construction, city information modeling, etc.

Smart Services Provision

Globally people are shifting to urban areas and this is resulting in new challenges for cities. They need more innovative ways to promote a thriving economy, improve operating efficiency, and maintain the safety and well-being of its citizens while remaining environmentally conscious. This session will feature the services that make up a smart ecosystem that bring resolutions to the issues of the mass urbanization, seen today. We shall explore geospatial systems that link various technologies to convert them into services that offer powerful means for creating cities that are efficient, connected and resilient.

Target Audience
  • Urban local bodies and related government agencies
  • Policymakers and regulators
  • Communication service/equipment providers
  • Urban planning and development agencies
  • Infrastructure development organizations
  • Green building solution providers
  • IT solution providers and technology providers
  • Intelligent traffic/transportation systems providers
  • State housing development agencies
  • Power distribution utilities
  • Metering manufacturers
  • Water distribution utilities
  • Security, Surveillance Service Providers along with Disaster
  • Management Companies
  • Financial institutions and investment agencies
  • Urban transport operators
  • Energy management consultants
  • Disaster management agencies
  • Construction firms and contractors
  • Consulting and legal firms
  • Smart Grid, Energy Storage, Smart Meters, Invertors and Battery Providers