Smarter Cities – Consciousness

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Smarter Cities – Consciousness
14:00 to 16:00 - 6 October 2020

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Smarter Cities - Consciousness

The first session, Consciousness, looked at the use of technology in making cities better places to live. Anuraj Gambhir noted that the term 'smart cities' means different things in different contexts - it could be about basic infrastructure development in one context or about different levels of tech development in another context. He spoke about many forms of futuristic tech that will bring great change to our cities.

There are three different "horizons" of tech that companies/governments find themselves in:

1) the improvements to the existing;

2) the next generation of the current;

3) the completely new/transformative and visionary.

The tech that Anuraj spoke of included IOT and IIOT (Internet of Things and Industrial IOT), transport, AI, etc. A popular question was whether Big Tech would use this data for insidious purposes, considering the track record of Alphabet/Facebook etc. and whether there will be a distinction drawn from the privatisation of public data and the commercialisation of it.

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Anuraj Gambhir

Exponential Thought Leader, Strategic Business/Startup Advisor and Technology Visionary

Anuraj is an Innovation Evangelist, Business Strategist on the outside and Altruist, Philosopher on the inside, and a million things in between. He is focussed on shaping the future of humanity from ‘mindset to heartset’. As an Innovation catalyst and Transdisciplinary expert Anuraj assists organizations to spearhead their innovation agenda using exponential technologies. He has over 28 years’ experience working across the mobile ecosystem, spanning 5 continents. Some prominent companies he has worked with include NASA/JPL, Optus, Logica/Aethos, T-Mobile, Orange, GSM Association, Sharp, Siemens, Spice, Ericsson, MTS, Globacom, and is part of global faculty at SingularityU. Key domains include future of Health / Wellbeing, Learning / Education, Transportation, Telecom, Energy & Space as part of emerging Smart Cities / Communities.

His practical knowledge spans across executive management, innovation, entrepreneurship, conscious leadership, exponential technologies, design thinking and holistic wellbeing.

He belongs to tribes of global change-makers, innovators, imagineers and activators. He is particularly passionate about developing frugal innovations for helping bridge the digital divide (transforming it into digital opportunities) and empower under-privileged communities.

He believes that with a positive mindset through a philosophy & movement he has spearheaded called 'White Mirror' (aligning it closely to the UN SDGs), use of exponential tech and activating/curating relevant communities and ecosystems we can make the impossible possible. We can collaborate to solve any problem as tech evolves from novelty to help create novel solutions for humanity.

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  • 14:00 - 16:00 : Smarter Cities -Consciousness



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