Light Kinetics & Silver Spring Networks - Smart Grids to Smarter Cities
Mr. Brian McGuigan
About the talk...
A look at some of the leading smart grid and smart city infrastructure projects around the world, highlighting the growing importance of technology providers, city departments and utilities working together in new ways, to Share, Monitor, Manage and Optimise both data and systems.
Cities around the world increasingly recognise that no single vendor can deliver everything they need, or keep pace with the accelerating technology innovation cycle. Vendors also recognise they cannot expect to sell the same vanilla solution to every city, or meet all customer requirements. This is driving the growth of collaborative partner ecosystems, based on open standards, which are enabling cities to define, build and deploy bespoke high-performance networks and remote management solutions to tackle their challenges.
About the speaker...
Silver Spring Networks: Sales Director, Europe and Africa, Smart City Services
Brian has worked in the areas of the development of innovative infrastructure services and technologies for over 15 years, across the Smart City, Energy and Medical sectors, with a focus on harnessing technology to deliver meaningful end user benefits.
At Silver Spring Networks Brian has worked with many leading global cities to explore how flexible communication and data platforms can accelerate service innovation across the city - in areas such as traffic management, intelligent lighting, water resources, electric mobility & renewables.
Silver Spring Networks are a leading global provider of smart energy and future city platforms, with over 27 million homes and businesses connected globally, in over 500 cities such as London, Bristol, Copenhagen, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Melbourne, Paris and Singapore.