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October SES Webinar Standards Make Cities Smarter
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October SES Webinar Standards Make Cities Smarter

Wednesday, October 11th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT - Standards Make Cities Smarter, What is “Smart Cities”? What does it include? And how can standards make cities smarter? Presented as a moderated panel discussion with industry experts who will share their view on current challenges in defining smart cities, the role of standards, and their thoughts on the future. Presented by Patricia McCarney, Simin Zhou,Chris Greer and Christophe COLINET. Moderated by Ron Jones Regional Sales Mgr for SiteSpect.

10/11/2017
When: Wednesday October 11th
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Where: United States
Contact: Mike Morrell
309-716-6504


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Wednesday, October 11th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT - Standards Make Cities Smarter, What is “Smart Cities”? What does it include? What does it mean? And how can standards make cities smarter?Presented as a moderated panel discussion with industry experts who will share their view on current challenges in defining smart cities, the role of standards, and their thoughts on the future. Presented by Patricia McCarney, President and CEO of the World Council on City Data, Simin Zhou VP UL LLC and Chris Greer is Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems

Guest Speakers

Patricia McCarney

President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD)

Patricia McCarney President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD) and is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto, Canada. Professor Patricia McCarney received her Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1987. She has served as Associate Vice President, International Research and Development at the University of Toronto.Before joining the University of Toronto, between 1983 and 1994, Professor McCarney worked as a professional staff member in a number of international agencies, including the World Bank in Washington, and the United Nations – HABITAT in Nairobi.

Leading the World Council on City Data, Patricia McCarney is building a globally standardized data base for cities worldwide inviting cities worldwide to build city data in conformity with ISO 37120, the first international standard for city data. As host of this new knowledge platform, the WCCD is positioned to be the leading global city data base with standardized, verified, comparable and open city data for a growing network of global cities.

Simin Zhou

VP & Managing Director UL Ventures, UL LLC

Simin leads UL Ventures, which is focused on developing and investing in new fields, such as, autonomous systems, 3D printing, blockchain & authentication and smart cities. She has over 15 years of experience in business management, technology and venture capital, and is passionate about technology and innovation. With UL, Simin served as Vice President of Strategy & Enterprise Program Management Office, where she delivered multiple business transformation efforts, and as Vice President & General Manager of UL Appliances & HVAC/R Business.

Previously, Simin co-founded TianDi Growth Capital. She led TianDi’s most successful investment in WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX; recently went private for $3.3B), served on the start-up's Board of Directors, and saw its successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Simin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. She has hands-on software engineering and product management experience from ADC Telecom, Tyco Healthcare, 3M and Intel.

Chris Greer

Senior Executive, Cyber Physical Systems,

Chris Greer is Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His responsibilities include promoting the emergence of a globally interoperable Internet of Things and coordinating the development of a framework for smart grid interoperability. Prior to joining NIST, Chris served as Assistant Director for Information Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Cybersecurity Liaison to the National Security Staff. His responsibilities there included networking and information technology research and development, cybersecurity, and digital scientific data access. He has also served as Director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. This program coordinates IT R&D investments across the Federal government.

Christophe COLINET, Smart City project manager

Christophe COLINET joined the City of Bordeaux in 2005 as head of operational maintenance for infrastructure City's servers before creating, in 2008, a new R&D service dedicated to innovative technical solutions adapted to the context of the City's information system, and then in 2012 to take over the digital territory management.

Since January 2016, teams in charge of digital activities within the City of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux Urban Community merged into a single branch in charge of digital for Bordeaux metropole.

Christophe became the Smart City project manager for this new directorate, coordinating European projects and more specifically “Sharing Cities”, a 2015 H2020 SCC1 lighthouse project, for the metropolis.

Otherwise, since 2013, Christophe is the Bordeaux representative within the Eurocities KSF forum. Since the beginning of 2016, he chairs the “Standards and interoperability working group” for this forum.

He is the EG4U secretary (EG4U: The European non-governmental organisation (NGO) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Users). This NGO, dedicated to energy management & waste monitoring, has been created early December, 2015, by ICT(Information & communications technologies) users, members of ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) called Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU), based in Sophia Antipolis (France)

Since the 9th June 2016, he chairs an ETSI ATTM SDMC (Sustainable Digital Multiservice for Cities) working group dedicated to provide technical specifications for the industry in accordance with city’s needs.

Before arriving in the city of Bordeaux, Christophe spent five years as an entrepreneur in an IT company of 5 people, then another five years as technical director of the Novenci Western society, SSII of 150 people located in the south of France and specialized in technical infrastructures integration for SMEs. He began his career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard presales.

He has an engineering degree issued by the E.S.E.O (Upper Electronics School from West) in Angers (France).

joined the City of Bordeaux in 2005 as head of operational maintenance for infrastructure City's servers before creating, in 2008, a new R&D service dedicated to innovative technical solutions adapted to the context of the City's information system, and then in 2012 to take over the digital territory management.

Since January 2016, teams in charge of digital activities within the City of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux Urban Community merged into a single branch in charge of digital for Bordeaux metropole.

Christophe became the Smart City project manager for this new directorate, coordinating European projects and more specifically “Sharing Cities”, a 2015 H2020 SCC1 lighthouse project, for the metropolis.

Otherwise, since 2013, Christophe is the Bordeaux representative within the Eurocities KSF forum. Since the beginning of 2016, he chairs the “Standards and interoperability working group” for this forum.

He is the EG4U secretary (EG4U: The European non-governmental organisation (NGO) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Users). This NGO, dedicated to energy management & waste monitoring, has been created early December, 2015, by ICT(Information & communications technologies) users, members of ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) called Operational energy Efficiency for Users (OEU), based in Sophia Antipolis (France)

Since the 9th June 2016, he chairs an ETSI ATTM SDMC (Sustainable Digital Multiservice for Cities) working group dedicated to provide technical specifications for the industry in accordance with city’s needs.

Before arriving in the city of Bordeaux, Christophe spent five years as an entrepreneur in an IT company of 5 people, then another five years as technical director of the Novenci Western society, SSII of 150 people located in the south of France and specialized in technical infrastructures integration for SMEs. He began his career as an engineer at Hewlett Packard presales.

He has an engineering degree issued by the E.S.E.O (Upper Electronics School from West) in Angers (France).


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