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.
Cloud Connected Motorbikes for Smart Cities?
The M1 electric motorbike could be considered to be a “two-wheeled Tesla,” or a bike that has motorcycle-like capabilities, yet doesn’t require a license to ride.
The Future of Buildings
IoT connects building systems that were once siloed and proprietary, transforming a static, systems-based infrastructure into a dynamic, cloud-based responsive organism.
Ultrafast Internet Service Launched by Vancouver Startup
A new Vancouver-based internet provider says it will be offering fibre internet at a speed of one gigabit per second — 60 times faster than the Canadian average — for a comparable price to that lumbering average connection.
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 - June 15, 2017 Author - Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal
A volunteer group of tech experts is creating a low-cost network of sensors in Edmonton that could level the playing field in favour of local citizens when it comes to gathering data.
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 - April 20, 2017 Author - Metro News
SensorUp has set up an online component where you can get data from the sensors out in the wild – just about every hour – and help identify some patterns.
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 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 - June 20, 2015 Author - Bill Mah, Edmonton Journal
Telus says its $1-billion fibre-optic Internet build out in Edmonton will give the city a technological and economic upper hand that will boost innovation, education and streamline health care.
Date - September 02, 2014 Author - City of St. Albert
The City of St. Albert has entered into a non-exclusive agreement to permit Shaw Cablesystems Limited (Shaw) to provide Shaw Go WiFi Internet services to Shaw customers from City facilities.
Date - December 06, 2013 Author - Municipal Information Network
High-speed internet access available for more than 98 per cent of Alberta households
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 - 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
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
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.
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.
September 21 – 22, 2017
Learn how to build collaborative eco-system that will provide for a sustainable journey to sustainable cities.
June 28 – 28, 2017
Learn how to leverage the Internet of Things in order to make buildings more efficient, sustainable, productive, and future-ready.
June 20 – 21, 2017
Connected+ is Canada’s #1 IoT Conference & Expo returning June 20-21 alongside Big Data Toronto and AI Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
October 26 – 28, 2016
If information is power, how can we ensure that society is using it in the most accountable way possible?
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