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TechCentral Webinar: SA’s smart city revolution
Building cities that are safe, prosperous, streamlined, and resident-centric is not a new concept. Since ancient Rome, rulers have sought to introduce technologies that will increase economic activity (all roads lead to…), productivity (aqueducts), health (water drainage systems), safety, and efficiency of communication.

Today, available technologies mean imagination and budget are the only constraints to what can be achieved. Here too, as a developing nation, we have the opportunity to leapfrog expensive or ill-conceived learning curves, and realise extraordinary wins, much like we did with our mobile telecoms networks.

Join TechCentral, CommScope, and guests as we examine the smart city opportunity for South Africa; what can be learnt from successes (and failures) of implementations globally; and where, and how, new technology will impact life, governance, the economy, education, and health and safety.

This live webinar is not-to-be-missed event for public sector decision-makers, implementation partners, advisors, and analysts, who need exposure to the opportunity and the risks of undertaking the ambitious task of transforming South Africa’s urban environments.

“While somewhat daunting to evaluate,” says Riaan Graham, the enterprise sales director at CommScope sub-Sahara Africa, “embracing and investing in smart city infrastructure is no longer theoretical. We no longer have the luxury of ‘one day’ in a country comprising a 68% urban population, many of whom do not have access to basic services. Smart cities, when implemented well, address these and other challenges – and if South Africa wishes to claim her space on the world stage, it’s a journey we need to embark on.”

This webinar will focus on:
• Case studies references, which highlight sectors in which smart cities thrive
• Cautionary tales
• Economic evaluation, funding, and ROI
• Introductory technologies with big impact – phasing in for maximum gains
• Advice and next steps

Oct 28, 2021 10:00 AM in Johannesburg

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