The Economic Impact of Smart Cities
Mr. Robert Hubbard
Cisco’s Smart Cities & IoT
San Diego, California
Smart cities initiatives involve the use of advanced technologies for sensing, converting data to information, deriving insight from the information and developing appropriate response strategies. There is a great potential to apply these technologies towards the stimulation of economic development in cities. This presentation will consider the use of crowdsourcing and movement analytics to develop a detailed understanding of visitor trip-making in tourist destinations. The concept of smart tourism is emerging as a viable approach towards understanding and improving the user experience with respect to tourism in cities. Cisco plays a leading role in smart cities around the globe and details of concepts that have been developed for smart tourism will be discussed, along with Cisco’s experience in Smart cities worldwide.