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Smart City Symposium

Friday, May 11, 2012

Smart City Symposium: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
Smart cities apply innovative technology solutions to building design, energy, environment, health care, transportation and urban planning. The key objective is to transform cities through technology today to make them more habitable and sustainable. This symposium brings together faculty, students, practitioners, companies, non-profit agencies and city government to discuss the contemporary opportunities and challenges in the application of digital & information and communication technologies in building smart cities. The overall goal is to promote social justice. New York City provides us with this great opportunity to examine the concept of a smart city.

Co-Chairs: W. "RP" Raghupathi, Ph.D & Evangelos Katsamakas, Ph.D. - Fordham Center for Digital Transformation

Speakers: Anne Altman, General Manager, Global Public Sector - IBM Sales & Distribution; David Bragdon, Director - NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability; Greg Lindsay, Author of Aerotropolis; Dr. Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology - Department of Sociology and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

Panelists: Mary Barber, Campaign Director, NY Region - Environmental Defense Fund; Jonathan Bowles, Director - Center for an Urban Future; Girish Chhugani, Senior Advisor & Head, Strategic Technology Development Division - NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications; Ariella Maron, Deputy Commissioner of Energy Management - NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services; Rosemary Wakeman, Professor of History & Director, Urban Studies Program - Fordham University; Youngjin Yoo, Professor & Director, Center for Design + Innovation, Fox School of Business - Temple University

Date: Friday May 11, 8.30 am - 2 pm

Location: Fordham University, 113 W. 60th Street, Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge,

RSVP: Fordham University You must register for this free event.

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