Live Webinar 6th December: Open systems within smart cities

25 November 2016

Machina Research joins Philips Lighting to deliver a webinar to discuss why there should be openness and interoperability between vendor platforms in smart cities.

Further to a white paper recently published by Machina Research and sponsored by Philips, where the criticality of open systems as key enablers of smart cities was examined, the two organisations come together to deliver a webinar on how different kinds of openness in their data infrastructure can help city services work together more efficiently.

As our urban centers transition into becoming Smart Cities, a new challenge is emerging. More and more areas of a city’s interaction with its citizens and its environment are being enriched with smart infrastructures for data management and communication – but those same infrastructures often cannot exchange their information effectively, or at all.

There is a real danger that as cities move into a data-driven future, they will be maintaining separate silos of information that are locked into proprietary APIs and standards from a single vendor. This is a waste of resources and a missed opportunity: sharing data through seamless integration on a higher level can boost all of these systems’ effectiveness and longevity.

In Openness in smart cities you will discover how an open data infrastructure can help cities to harmonize the way their different services store and share information, which in turn maximizes the value each of these services can deliver to the cities’ residents and businesses.

Join this Live Webinar on December 6th, 4:00 PM CET/ 10:00 AM EDT



Jeremy Green, Principal Analyst, Machina Research
Peter Zink, Road & Street Segment Manager, Philips Lighting


About Machina Research

Machina Research is the world’s leading provider of strategic advice on the newly emerging Internet of Things, M2M and Big Data markets. Our Advisory Service provides comprehensive support for any organisation interested in these opportunities. Our vertical market information and forecasts cover sectors such as Industry, Healthcare, Cars and Cities. Furthermore, we provide guidance on commercial and technical best practice supporting all stakeholders in the sector including users, manufacturers, service providers, investors and regulators. In addition to our syndicated Advisory Service research we also undertake a wide range of client-specific custom research projects ranging from White Papers through to full go-to-market strategies. Machina Research is staffed by the leading industry analysts in the sector.

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