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ThingsHappen Episode 20: Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

By Walter Knitl posted 07-05-2022 10:27


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Smart Cities – what are they? Of the many things that make a city “smart”, technological or social, the Internet of Things is at its core. We not only delve into IoT’s central role and related technologies like AI and 5G but also dive into the raison d'être of Smart Cities and their drivers and benefits. But – we don’t shy away from pointing out Smart Cities’ challenges and what adopters can do, and where to turn to innovate solutions, build talent, and make a real go of Smart Cities.


Our guest is Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Global lead for Smart Cities at Stantec. Rick is an industry veteran with extensive experience at the intersection of real-estate design and technology, including digital transformation such as we’re seeing in smart buildings and smart cities. That includes roles as Cisco’s VP of Digital Transformation and Innovation, Head of Smart Cities and Buildings in Canada at Cisco, and VP of Strategy and Innovation at George Brown College in Toronto. Rick’s career is founded on degrees in construction management, real estate development and management, and a design doctorate in real estate and technology.

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