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.
National Smart Cities Challenge Launched
The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments across Canada
2017 AUMA Smart Cities Session Highlights
Alliance presents Smart City advice to AUMA crowd of over 150 Alberta mayors, councillors, and senior administrators - Govt of Canada also joins to support message
Digital Transformation Best Practices
Profiling Boston's 311 app, New York City's digital division, Estonia's digital ID program, Ontario's Independent Electricity System 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.
Date - April 27, 2018 Author - Infrastructure Canada
Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced the names of the jury members who will advise on the selection of finalists and winners of the Smart Cities Challenge.
Date - April 17, 2018 Author - City of St. Albert
Smart Mobility Proposal part of City’s application for Canadian Smart Cities Challenge
Date - November 24, 2017 Author - Infrastructure Canada
Calling on the communities of Ontario to improve the lives of Canadians through innovation, data, and technology
Date - October 10, 2017 Author - Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Edmonton-based Campbell Scientific Canada’s new Internet of Things (IoT) technology, WeatherBrain, is now available to the environmental marketplace after being launched to a gl
Date - September 27, 2017 Author - Canadian Wind Energy Association
CALGARY, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Alberta Government's plan to add 5,000 MW of new renewable energy capacity by 2030 will deliver economic opportunities, in addition to environmental benefits, according to a new report by The De
Date - July 05, 2017 Author - Edmonton Journal
DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence research division of Google, announced Wednesday it was setting up its first international AI research lab in downtown Edmonton.
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 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 - May 03, 2017 Author - Victoria Paterson, St. Albert Gazette
An upgrade to St. Albert firetrucks is giving firefighters more information about an incident before they arrive on scene.
Date - March 28, 2017 Author - Gordon Kent, Edmonton Journal
University of Alberta researchers have taken the first steps toward a wireless world in which houses, cars and personal devices are powered simply through contact with the ground.
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 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 - 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 19, 2016 Author - Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal
Self-driving taxis and buses may be coming to Edmonton sooner than expected and are prompting even die-hard LRT enthusiasts to rethink their position.
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 - September 16, 2016 Author - City of Edmonton
ACTIVE-AURORA project now testing a variety of connected vehicle applications on roads in Edmonton, as part of the ACTIVE Test-Bed
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 25, 2016 Author - Justin Giovannetti, Globe and Mail
Mayor Don Iveson said Edmonton’s economy is due for a rebranding as he unveiled plans Monday to market the city as Canada’s hub for health innovation.
Date - April 11, 2015 Author - Stephanie Neil, Automation World
In the oil and gas industry, failure in engineering, in the control room or in the field is not an option, as it can lead to tragedy—from financial loss to environmental ravage to death.
Date - October 25, 2014 Author - Victoria Paterson, St. Albert Gazette
A group of three NAIT students will spend their school year researching, and perhaps even testing, technology that will allow remote water meter reading to see what the best product is for St. Albert.
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 - December, 2016 Author - University of Alberta and University of Calgary
The last 50 years of ICT have demonstrated that even though one cannot predict, you can prepare and be ready to exploit new technologies as they arrive
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
September 19 – 21, 2018
The Municipal Innovators Conference is coming to Calgary, September 19-21, 2018.
May 07 – 08, 2018
Smart Cities Expo World Forum combines the power of collocated conference with a state-of-the-art expo floor.
November 30, 2017
Rural Innovation Forums are carefully curated for to create important relationships across sectors; learn about innovative and sustainable solutions, and to identify value-added projects, partnerships and opportunities
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.
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.
September 19, 2017
Showcase of the latest development and application of innovative research and sustainable solutions within Alberta's Heartland over one day.
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 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 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.
June 09 – 09, 2017
Where Startups and Enterprise collide, come to the Festival of Big Ideas
March 20 – 22, 2017
The MISA Prairies Annual Conference and Trade Show is the principle municipal information technology conference in the Prairies.
November 26 – 26, 2016
This electrifying convention will set direction and take action for Alberta’s economic recovery and long-term diversification.
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.
May 01 – 04, 2016
19th annual conference and exhibition of the Intelligent Transportation System Society of Canada, showcasing innovative systems and technologies from Alberta.
November 06 – 20, 2015
Smart City Alliance European Mission
September 25, 2015
Lethbridge Rural Innovation Forum
AccessibilityAlbertaAllianceAnalyticsApplicationsBest PracticesBuildingsCalgaryCanadaCiscoCollaborationCommerceConnectivityCrisis ManagmentEdmontonEngagementEventsFundingGeneralGlobalIBMImplementationInfrastructureInnovationInternet of ThingsLethbridgeMobilityOpen DataSafetySt. AlbertStrategic PlanningSurveySustainabilityTransportationUrban PlanningUSAVideo