Infrastructure Management

Smart Cities: IT vs Infrastructure

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The conversations around smart cities have historically been dominated by large IT players like IBM and Cisco, focusing on giving devices intelligence and networking capabilities – taking a top down, software-centric approach. Today, companies like Schneider Electric, with an in-depth understanding of what is going on behind the plug in the wall or inside the water network, are employing a practical, bottom up, infrastructure-focused strategy. This panel discussion from Xperience Efficiency led by Melissa O’Mara, Smart Cities Schneider Electric, will look at the development of smart cities around the world – the challenges and opportunities – as well as which component is more important in a smart cities engagement: IT or infrastructure.


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