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Dublin – A Smart City? How Smart Technologies are transforming Cities

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 12 February 2020
  • Time(s)
    From 6.30PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

About the event

We are entering an exciting new phase in the evolution of smart cities. Technology is increasingly pervasive, with rapid advancements in computing power, connectivity and data storage enabling us to connect things at a massive scale. This being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. The pace of adoption of these technologies and how they are used to create more liveable cities will become the basis for long-term economic growth. There is a real opportunity to leverage this to address some of the biggest challenges that cities face – tacking climate action, growing sustainable mobility, delivering enhanced environmental monitoring and outcomes and reducing the energy we use. We also have a unique opportunity for Dublin to become a global leader in Smart Technologies. The promise of the smart city has been slow coming – the next 5 years will see a large-scale transformation like we have never experienced before. This presentation will highlight Dublin’s Smart City credentials and what needs to happen to maximise the opportunities.

About the speaker

Jamie Cudden, Smart City Program Manager at Dublin City Council

Jamie leads Dublin City Council’s Smart City program which is transforming Dublin’s reputation as a Smart City leader. He established the 'Smart Dublin’ regional initiative in 2015 and has successfully implemented a large scale challenge based innovation program working with over 40 companies tacking areas such as last mile delivery, smart mobility hubs and flood monitoring.

He is extremely passionate about the adoption of emerging tech trends that can be applied to create better outcomes for residents as well as new economic opportunities for cities. One of his flagship projects is the delivery of the ‘Smart Docklands’ district that provides a platform for start-ups, big tech, the city, and academia to come together and fast track innovation. This has led to some significant innovation projects in 5G connectivity and IOT.

He has delivered successful collaborations with companies such as Google, Big Belly bins, Dense Air, Softbank, Accenture, Microsoft, Mastercard, IBM and Intel. Jamie has presented at events such as GSMA MWC, Dubai IOTx, Barcelona Smart City Expo and IOT world and is also involved in a number of advisory roles relating to Smart City developments.

He represents Dublin on Smart City alliances including the Harvard TECH Innovators Forum, Wireless Broadband Alliance, Cities Today Institute and Mastercard's City Possible initiative. He also teaches on the Harvard civic innovation certificate program

Jamie holds a science degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from University College London. He previously worked in roles with the Home Office, Met Police and Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.


Free and all are welcome to attend!

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