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October SES Webinar Standards Make Cities Smarter
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October SES Webinar Standards Make Cities Smarter

Wednesday, October 11th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT - Standards Make Cities Smarter, What is “Smart Cities”? What does it include? What does it mean? And how can standards make cities smarter? Presented as a moderated panel discussion with industry experts who will share their view on current challenges in defining smart cities, the role of standards, and their thoughts on the future. Presented by Patricia McCarney, Simin Zhou and Chris Greer.

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When: Wednesday October 11th
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Where: United States
Contact: Mike Morrell
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Wednesday, October 11th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT - Standards Make Cities Smarter, What is “Smart Cities”? What does it include? What does it mean? And how can standards make cities smarter?Presented as a moderated panel discussion with industry experts who will share their view on current challenges in defining smart cities, the role of standards, and their thoughts on the future. Presented by Patricia McCarney, President and CEO of the World Council on City Data, Simin Zhou VP UL LLC and Chris Greer is Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems

Guest Speakers

Patricia McCarney

President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD)

Patricia McCarney President and CEO of the World Council on City Data (WCCD) and is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Global Cities Institute at the University of Toronto, Canada. Professor Patricia McCarney received her Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1987. She has served as Associate Vice President, International Research and Development at the University of Toronto.Before joining the University of Toronto, between 1983 and 1994, Professor McCarney worked as a professional staff member in a number of international agencies, including the World Bank in Washington, and the United Nations – HABITAT in Nairobi.

Leading the World Council on City Data, Patricia McCarney is building a globally standardized data base for cities worldwide inviting cities worldwide to build city data in conformity with ISO 37120, the first international standard for city data. As host of this new knowledge platform, the WCCD is positioned to be the leading global city data base with standardized, verified, comparable and open city data for a growing network of global cities.

Simin Zhou

VP & Managing Director UL LLC

Simin leads UL Ventures, which is focused on developing and investing in new fields, such as, autonomous systems, 3D printing, blockchain & authentication and smart cities. She has over 15 years of experience in business management, technology and venture capital, and is passionate about technology and innovation. With UL, Simin served as Vice President of Strategy & Enterprise Program Management Office, where she delivered multiple business transformation efforts, and as Vice President & General Manager of UL Appliances & HVAC/R Business.

Previously, Simin co-founded TianDi Growth Capital. She led TianDi’s most successful investment in WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX; recently went private for $3.3B), served on the start-up's Board of Directors, and saw its successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Simin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. She has hands-on software engineering and product management experience from ADC Telecom, Tyco Healthcare, 3M and Intel.

Chris Greer

Senior Executive, Cyber Physical Systems,

Chris Greer is Senior Executive for Cyber Physical Systems, Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His responsibilities include promoting the emergence of a globally interoperable Internet of Things and coordinating the development of a framework for smart grid interoperability. Prior to joining NIST, Chris served as Assistant Director for Information Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Cybersecurity Liaison to the National Security Staff. His responsibilities there included networking and information technology research and development, cybersecurity, and digital scientific data access. He has also served as Director of the National Coordination Office for the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. This program coordinates IT R&D investments across the Federal government.


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