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Smart City Symposium

Center for Digital Transformation & Bronx Technology Innovation Coalition

Friday, May 11, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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Schools of Business

Fordham University

Smart City Symposium

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future

Co-Chairs: W. "RP" Raghupathi, Ph.D and Evangelos Katsamakas, Ph.D
Fordham Center for Digital Transformation

Cities applying innovative technology solutions in such areas as building design, energy, environment, health care, transportation, urban planning and others are recognized as smart cities. The key objective is to transform cities through technology today to make them more habitable and sustainable, thereby offering a superior quality of life for its citizens. This symposium brings together faculty, students, practitioners, companies, non-profit agencies and city government to discuss the contemporary opportunities and challenges in the application of digital & information and communication technologies in building smart cities. Providing a framework for efficient automation and transformation, interconnection, intelligence, collaboration, commerce, novel services and innovation, digital technologies can be the operating system of the smart city of the future. The overall goal is to promote social justice. New York City provides us with this great opportunity to examine the concept of a smart city. 

Keynote speakers and panelists from academia, industry, and government will share their expertise and understanding in the design and development of smart cities and identify the grand challenges, opportunities and solutions. The symposium is an essential event to those interested in the transformation of cities into sustainable cities via smart city solutions.


Anne Altman, General Manager, Global Public Sector, IBM Sales & Distribution

David Bragdon, 
Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability

Greg Lindsay, Author of Aerotropolis

Dr. Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University



Mary Barber, Campaign Director, NY Region, Environmental Defense Fund 

Relina Bulchandani
, Global Lead, Connected Real Estate Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Girish Chhugani, Senior Advisor & Head, Strategic Technology Development Division, New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications

Ariella Maron
, Deputy Commissioner of Energy Management, Department of Citywide Administrative Services, NYC

Rosemary Wakeman, Professor of History and Director of the Urban Studies Program, Fordham University

Moderated by Karen Parrish, Vice President, SWG Public Sector Industry Solutions, IBM & Executive-in-Residence, Fordham Center for Digital Transformation

Honorable Program Committee
*Prof. Darryl McLeod  *Prof. Sheila Foster
*Prof. John Carey *Prof. Roger Panetta       
*Prof. Kenneth Davis *Prof. Jonathan Crystal
*Prof. Bob Wharton  *Prof. Dawn Lerman
*Prof. Sharon Livesey   *Prof. Sarah Wu
*Prof. Colin Cathcart  *Prof. Frank Werner
*Prof. Paolo Galizzi    *Prof. Michael Pirson
*Prof. Nestor Davidson *Prof. Iftekhar Hasan

                     Registration is free, but space is limited. Kindly RSVP. 

When & Where

Fordham University
113 W. 60th Street (Columbus Ave and 60th Street)
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge,
New York, NY 10023

Friday, May 11, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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