On March 3rd, Rambus CMO Jerome Nadel will participate in 4YFN’s MWC 2015 panel discussion about the Internet of Things (IoT), smart sensors and the evolution of smart cities.
Additional 4YFN panelists include Cisco CTO John Baekelmans, MLOVE Founder and Curator Harald Neidhardt, Intel Human Computer Interaction Expert Mara Balestrini and D4SC Designer-Founder Priya Prakash.
It should be noted that a growing number of cities across the globe have already allocated a significant amount of funds to track traffic flow, energy use and pollution. For example, Barcelona smart city sensors monitor everything from noise and humidity to pollution and traffic congestion.
“In addition to being used by the city, the data is made available publicly,” writes Fortune’s Shalene Gupta. “Businesses have tapped into that information to build apps that show public transit arrival times and let gardeners check which plants to water and when.”
Unsurprisingly, the number of smart cities worldwide is set to quadruple over the next 12 years, with local governments and the private sector collaborating to address a multitude of challenges confronting urban centers.
As Nadel recently told Rambus Press, smart cities will be built on the new digital infrastructure enabled by ubiquitous connectivity, smart sensors and hardened security.
“These are the basic foundations of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the elements that enable the chain of ‘capture, secure, move,’ from the sensor through the cloud to the end user. Smart sensors, secure transmission, and performant movement of data, coupled with applications and analytics, is what makes cities smart,” Nadel explained. “That is why 4YFN’s MWC 2015 panel will discuss how to ensure secure feature management and provisioning of sensor end-points in the field, as well as new disruptive sensor technologies that are ultra small, extremely low power and super low cost.”
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