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.
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.
Redesigning Future Vehicles
Imagine never having to worry about an accident again. Using cloud and analytics technologies, Continental and IBM are trying to build this world.
The Internet of Everything will Change How We Live
As much as the Internet has already changed the world, it is the Web’s next phase that will bring the biggest opportunities, revolutionizing the way we live, work, play, and learn.
Date - November 29, 2017 Author - City of St. Albert
St. Albert to make it easier for the City and residents to monitor water consumption levels and provide more accurate and beneficial information
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 - 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 - 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 - Lynda Neufeld, CBC News
The City of Edmonton is researching technology that provides information on available parking stalls in "real time."
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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