While deregulation of electric utilities has separated generation from distribution in the US and elsewhere, many opportunities remain for future regulations to make our grids provide reliable power at the lowest costs with transactive energy for the electric grid.
Adoption of the IoT in today’s smart buildings has created a new landscape that eliminates barriers between IT and OT technology. All of this advanced technology and capability, however, creates increased cybersecurity concerns and risks. The increased focus on cybersecurity for smart buildings is already manifesting itself in new relationships between smart building technology vendors and leading cybersecurity providers with experience and capabilities in both the IT and OT space.
The Smart City 3.0 is a Smart City initiative is driven by public expectations – or more clinically “user needs”. While Smart City 1.0 and 2.0 are driven by technology and government decisions respectively, Smart City 3.0 is neither driven by the dazzling technologies nor the government alone.
Smart City standards future proof your projects - so you can avoid technological and business process obsolescence. They commoditize software and hardware solutions which drives down costs and increases availability. They speed the development of new feature as manufacturers attempt to differentiate their offering beyond that of the standard, and they allow virtually free access to the accumulated intelligence of an ecosystem of domain experts.
The need for reliable electric power for the smart city is leading to new demand response applications that integrate electric grids with microgrids, commercial building automation systems, and residential participation.
Responding to this Call for Smart City Speakers, is a great opportunity to share insights and best practices of your Smart City success stories. For 20+ years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry and City Forum of over 1000 senior executives presenting on the topics of digital transformation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Smart Cities and related Intelligent Infrastructure.