“Technology around a smart city will create jobs, citizens will become more productive, life will be
Smart cities is one of the main topics at the ITU Green Standards Week that is taking place this week in Madrid. Sekhar Kondepudi is one of the panelists that has taken part in the discussions. He is an Associate Professor of Smart Buildings and Smart Cities at the National University of Singapore and he is currently a Vice-Chair for the Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities at the ITU. We had the opportunity to interview him to understand his personal opinions about the matter.
We have talked about NFC with Pierre Metivier, the General Manager of the Forum des services mobiles sans contact (contactless mobile services), a French government backed up association, aiming at the deployment of NFC mobile services in France. Pierre is also the editor of "Avec ou sans contact", a French industry leading blog dedicated to innovation and contactless technologies (from the QR code to the Internet of Things through RFID and NFC).
Telefónica and Dell have just announced Dell Netready, a pay-as-you-go connection activated out of the box that allows transparent roaming in Europe. We have talked with Ignacio Alonso, Global Head of M2M Consumer Electronics at Telefonica, to know more about this solution for Dell tablets and notebooks aimed at business. This is a first-in-class solution, which no other competitor has achieved, with connectivity out of the box and with no additional costs.
Telefónica and Dell have just announced Dell Netready, a pay-as-you-go connection activated out of the box that allows transparent roaming in Europe. We have talked with Ignacio Alonso, Global Head M2M Consumer Electronics at Telefonica, to know more about this technology for Dell tablets and notebooks aimed to business.
Machines that lower the prices of beverages when it’s hotter outside, others that identify a person’s demographic with facial recognition technology to recommend one product or another… vending machines are taking steps to be smarter.