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Atlanta Convenes: IoT/Smart Cities Gamechangers from Around the Globe are Solving the Most Pressing Issues of Our Time

By Cynthia Curry, Director of IoT/AI/Smart Cities Ecosystem Expansion, Metro Atlanta Chamber

The U.N. predicts that almost 70% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Metros across the globe are faced with challenges around sustainability arising from such rapid growth. Issues of safety, transportation, sustainability, equitable housing/infrastructure and workforce development are topics of discussion across the globe. Many communities are looking to technology to help them solve these challenges and “redefine smart” to focus on citizens more than technology. This September, gamechangers leading the way on these initiatives will assemble at Smart City Expo Atlanta (SCEATL) to discuss how a city can only be “smart” if they are focused on equity, prosperity, humanity, inclusion and justice, as well as cutting-edge technology.