Cities and Tech: Fostering Partnerships to Build Resilience
Cities and the technology industry have much to gain from each other, but too often lack the insight, tools and structures to collaborate effectively. We’ll explore how cities and tech have bridged the divide to create mutually beneficial relationships that also have the potential to build a city and region’s resilience to the known and unknown challenges of the 21st Century. SPEAKERS: Michael Berkowitz, President, 100 Resilient Cities Kiran Jain, Co-Founder, COO and General Counsel, Neighborly Martin Powell, Global Head, Urban Development Practice & Head of Centre of Competence, Cities Americas , Siemens Corporation
Cyber Network Security
An interconnected world brings opportunity and risk. Cyber-attacks have targeted everything from power networks to hospitals with the potential to paralyze critical services and expose sensitive data. Explore ways we to prepare to face this threat.
Crisis Prevention – Water Shortages
Parts of the world are facing the unimaginable – catastrophic water shortages that could have dire effects on their populations. We’ll explore how technology is being harnessed to assist in these situations that can provide global lessons.
The Unsung Heroes
Natural disasters keep getting worse. We need new thinking, tools, and technology to help mitigate the effects of these life-threatening phenomena. Call for Code asks developers to harness their creativity and skills to make a real difference.
Ensuring Resilient Communication Networks
We need communications networks that can function in the face of disaster. Overloaded networks, infrastructure damage and security attacks are just a few examples of the potential roadblocks to first responders during a crisis.
CES 2019 Trends: Smart Cities and Resilience
CES offered a glimpse into the smart tech solutions that are bringing solutions to the everyday challenges of urban life. There is a real sense of urgency to make cities more resilient, based on the increase in natural disasters and civic threats.
AI Forecasting Famine
This case study of tech for good will highlight how leading tech companies and humanitarian organizations have launched the Famine Action Mechanism to use AI as a predictive tool to help governments prevent crisis before it starts.