The City of Atlanta will join hundreds of cities from around the world at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain this month. We expect City of Atlanta to use their platform as a featured speaker to highlight SmartATL, a strategic smart cities plan designed to improve the city’s livability with technologies that tackle “mobility, public safety, environment, city operations efficiency and public & business engagement”.
City of Atlanta is also bringing along a few local startups. ThingTech is one of the companies selected to attend, and pitch to an audience of IoT media, service providers, buyers, influencers, thought leaders. Tim Quinn, CEO of ThingTech, will deliver a 7-10-minute presentation on how ThingX™ IoT Platform enables smart cities initiatives. State and local governments partner with ThingTech to transform IoT data into a real-time picture of city operations. ThingX is a scalable platform that integrates sensors/devices with applications and databases. From fleet and asset management to emerging technologies such as gunshot detection to smart streetlights, ThingX supports reliable, secure interoperability across your IoT ecosystem, allowing data to move seamlessly across departmental silos. Turn insights into actionable intelligence with ThingX.
Standing at the forefront of sustainability initiatives is the City of Atlanta. Smart cities projects started gaining traction during the current administration, fueled by a smart cities ecosystem of top-ranked universities, startup incubators (e.g. ATDC), a civic-minded chamber of commerce, and an influx of Fortune 500 companies (now headquartered in Atlanta) for startups to build products and services for.
For example, Atlanta Beltline, an urban redevelopment project that transformed an unused rail corridor into a 22-mile loop of multiuse trail opened its first trail in 2008. In December 2014, Atlanta Streetcar ran its first route. And just recently, City of Atlanta announced the North Avenue Smart Corridor project, which will provide infrastructure improvements along the strip connecting Georgia Tech, Ponce City Market, Atlanta Beltline, and Candler Park. The city plans to use IoT technologies to improve road and public safety through an array of sensors that monitor and measure traffic (i.e. pedestrians, bikes, vehicles), control smart streetlights, and provide gunshot detection.
Come visit ThingTech and City of Atlanta at Pavilion E, Stand E555A to learn about these technologies and more.
What is SmartATL? November 10, 2017. http://smartatl.atlantaga.gov/#strategy