Technology Mega Trends for 2018
Some tech trends fizzle out and die a quiet death, while others are so significant that they transform our world and how we live in it. Here are the top nine tech mega-trends that I believe will define 2018 and beyond.
Digital Transformation Best Practices
Best practices: Boston's Boston311 app, New York City's digital division; Estonia's digital ID program; Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator's Save On Energy campaign; and Saint Johns' community data strategy
How Connectivity Supported St. Albert’s Smart City Success
The City of St. Albert has an ambitious Smart City Master Plan, and citywide broadband connectivity is the foundation that will propel the plan into reality.
2017 Economic Developers AB Conference - Panel Highlights
On March 23rd as part of the Economic Developers of Alberta annual conference; the Smart City Alliance hosted a panel discussion called “Investor Ready Smart Communities"
2017 Presentation to House of Commons' Standing Committee
On February 16, 2017, two Alberta Smart City Alliance (Alliance) officials offered their perspective on Smart City challenges and opportunities before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, and Comm
The Smart City - Tips for Talking About Smart Cities
There has been growing interest in the smart city concept in recent years, and almost every major company involved in ICT has some type of smart city plan
Date - March 06, 2018 Author - High River Times
Businesses in town will have the opportunity to access services at speeds 100 times greater than what is currently offered
Date - October 27, 2017 Author - Intelligent Communities Forum
In a live ceremony in New York City and an online video, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2018.
Date - June 22, 2017 Author - Doug Peeples, Smart Cities Council
Okotoks has used a water infrastructure modernization project to revamp the way it manages its supply, and now has one of the lowest per capita water consumption rates on the continent.
Date - June 14, 2017 Author - Cantech Letter
The city of Edmonton and Strathcona County, Alberta have ranked among the best open cities in Canada
Date - June 06, 2017 Author - Metro News
Edmonton transit has picked a preferred operator to start work on a new fare system — meaning city bus riders are one step closer to electronic fare payment.
Date - May 24, 2017 Author - CBC News
The city of St. Albert is going green — both literally and esthetically — with three electric buses on routes in and around the city this week.
Date - March 23, 2017 Author - City of St. Albert
During the 2017 Economic Developers of Alberta (EDA) Annual Conference, the City of St. Albert won the Award of Excellence for their ground-breaking work on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program
Date - March 18, 2017 Author - Doug Neuman, St. Albert Gazette
The City of St. Albert has begun the first of many pilot projects to look at what value wireless sensor networks could bring to the City and its residents
Date - March 15, 2017 Author - Lynda Neufeld, CBC News
The City of Edmonton is looking at setting up a test track at the University of Alberta to try out so-called autonomous or driverless vehicles.
Date - March 10, 2017 Author - City of St. Albert
The City of St. Albert has launched a Smart City sensor pilot project, which is the first pilot within a larger review of wireless sensor networks and management platforms throughout 2017.
Date - March 07, 2017 Author - City of Edmonton
Edmonton is the first municipality in Canada and the United States to adopt the International Open Data Charter.
Date - March 03, 2017 Author - Sharon Crowder, The Globe and Mail
St. Albert, a small Alberta city, is moving forward on an ambitious plan for growth based on early adoption of new urban technologies
Date - March 03, 2017 Author - Lynda Neufeld, CBC News
The City of Edmonton is researching technology that provides information on available parking stalls in "real time."
Date - November 25, 2016 Author - Emily Mertz, Global News
Infrared cameras fly over a city in the middle of the night, street by street, to gather heat maps of each home
Date - November 22, 2016
Electric charging stations, part of a pilot project called Plug 'n Go Edmonton, would power the city's electric fleet and could also be used by citizens who drive electric vehicles.
Date - October 24, 2016 Author - City of St. Albert
In St. Albert, more than 5,800 or 95 per cent of their existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights will be converted to LED technology beginning October, 2016
Date - October 18, 2016 Author - Jeff Melchior, Alberta Farmer Express
Lots can go wrong with plastic ear tags when it’s really cold and the new SAIT lab will help reduce the incidence of tag failure
Date - October 04, 2016 Author - City of Edmonton
For the second year in a row, the City of Edmonton has been named Canada's most open city among 68 municipalities.
Date - May 25, 2016 Author - Victoria Paterson, St. Albert Gazette
St. Albert’s smart city master plan released for final stakeholder consultation, with expected approval September 2016 and inclusion in future budget deliberations.
Date - April 23, 2016 Author - Victoria Paterson, St. Albert Gazette
You probably don’t know how smart your city already is. “You’re smarter than you think,” Maya Pungur-Buick, St. Albert’s general manager of corporate strategic services, told a crowd last week.
Date - November 04, 2015 Author - City of St. Albert
Installation of St. Albert’s air quality monitoring station in Salisbury Park will begin on November 9th, 2015
Date - October 16, 2015 Author - Travis Peter, City of St. Albert
Delegation to Discuss St. Albert’s Smart City Efforts and Regional Technology Solutions
Date - December 19, 2012 Author - CBC News
The Calgary Parking Authority launched a new iPhone app on Wednesday with added features beyond paying for parking.
Date - October, 2017 Author - Joshua New, Daniel Castro and Matt Beckwith
Cities around the world are undergoing two important transformations. First, they are growing. For the first time in history, a majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas.
Date - March, 2017 Author - IBI Group
IBI Group believes that the Smart City is about connecting the pieces, by understanding the details of each piece.
Date - February, 2017 Author - University of Alberta
The Understanding Community Broadband: The Alberta Broadband Toolkit is intended to assist municipalities and community groups in Alberta in developing local broadband solutions.
Date - December, 2016 Author - Smart Cities Council
Open data is about transparency, about giving citizens access to the data their tax dollars help create and it’s about innovation
Date - December, 2016 Author - Smart Cities Council
The Smart Cities Readiness Guide® is the first collaborative and comprehensive framework for a smart city, against which cities can assess their readiness to innovate
Date - November, 2016 Author - Smart City Alliance
The City of St. Albert has approved an innovative and unique strategy which sets out a vision of how the community can grow as a Smart City
Date - May, 2016 Author - Drs Anshuman Khare and Terry Beckman, Athabasca University
Drs Anshuman Khare and Terry Beckman at Athabasca University have provided a summary of the results of the “Ideas to Implementation” collaboration session at the 2016 Smart City Symposium.
Date - May, 2016
Presentations from the 2016 Smart City Symposium
Date - January, 2014 Author - European Parliament
An analysis of the objectives and Europe 2020 targets of Smart City initiatives finds that despite their early stage of development, Smart City objectives should be more explicit, well defined and clearly aligned to city development, innovation plans and Europe 2020 in order to be successful.
November 23, 2017
Join experts from the Alberta Smart City Alliance at the 2017 AUMA Convention to discuss the importance of a Smart City approach for your community and hear practical stories and advice on how to move forward.
November 07 – 09, 2017
Cyber Summit 2017 will focus on the issues surrounding technology disparities and how they affect different regions, and different sectors.
November 7, 2017
On November 7th 2017, as part of the 2017 Cyber Summit, Smart Cities experts and practitioners from municipalities, universities and industry will meet to discuss key concepts and implementations.
November 1, 2017
Esri Canada is pleased to host the Smart Communities Leadership Forum. This is your exclusive invitation to attend this executive event that will demonstrate what it takes to become a smart community.
October 29 – 02, 2017
The ITS World Congress brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems.
October 24 – 25, 2017
Intelligent Cities, also known as “smart cities” are driven by the power of internet connectivity to augment the performance and services provided by the cities.
September 21 – 22, 2017
Learn how to build collaborative eco-system that will provide for a sustainable journey to sustainable cities.
August 30, 2017
This interactive webinar will present findings thus far from the Open Smart Cities in Canada project.
June 28, 2017
On June 28, 2017 the St. Albert Innovation Summit will bring innovators together to share creative ideas and debate the opportunities and challenges that ew technologies and business processes may bring.
June 21, 2017
TECNOVATE brings together the geomatics community and acts as a distinct catalyst for the fusion of geospatial innovation and commerce.
June 12 – 14, 2017
Canadian Open Data Summit, 2017
March 23 – 24, 2017
Conference for addressing CleanTech as an imperative in local economic development.
March 20 – 22, 2017
The MISA Prairies Annual Conference and Trade Show is the principle municipal information technology conference in the Prairies.
November 08 – 09, 2016
The Intelligent Cities Summit Canada brings together municipal professionals from across Canadian cities
October 26 – 28, 2016
If information is power, how can we ensure that society is using it in the most accountable way possible?
October 14 – 16, 2016
The inaugural Alberta Open Data Summit will be held October 14 & 15 at the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton.
October 13, 2016
A smarter government is one that is able to make use of all the information available to better understand and optimize its operations and limited resources.
September 30 – 01, 2016
Second Annual DMC Canada Data Analytics Business Intelligence Conference
May 01 – 04, 2016
19th annual conference and exhibition of the Intelligent Transportation System Society of Canada, showcasing innovative systems and technologies from Alberta.
March 16, 2016
ACAMP is proud to present the ACAMP Seminar Series, a series of quarterly technology commercialization events aimed at bringing together Alberta’s innovation community.
November 06 – 20, 2015
Smart City Alliance European Mission
September 22, 2015
2015 AUMA Pre-Convention Session
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