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An Innovative Outdoor IIOT Edge Platform for Smart Cities' Digital Transformation


The Smart Cities movement is global, focused on transforming cities into more livable, workable and sustainable urban areas. Cities are tapping into old urban infrastructures, legacy IT systems, public data sources and instrumenting their diverse, outdoor physical assets with sensors, instruments and controls. Join this session to discover how cities are leveraging not only their smart lighting networks, but also advanced outdoor edge computing on street light infrastructure to liberate, collect, visualize, and act on urban data. This previously unavailable data is used to solve a range of problems such as improved public safety, energy efficiency and sustainability, smart mobility, environmental air quality, economic development, operational improvement/asset management. Real smart city applications (with ROI and associated benefits) that are deployed by cities will be presented.



Chris Davis
VP Smart Cities
CIMCON Lighting Inc. 

Chris Davis is an executive with over 30 years' experience in the clean technology, smart buildings, LED lighting and industrial automation sectors. As Vice President, Smart Cities, Chris is focused on developing CIMCON Lighting's Smart City strategy and creating an ecosystem of related partners. In addition, he provides thought leadership through the creation of relevant whitepapers, blogs and conference presentations.



Prior to CIMCON, Chris was Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric, President and Board Member of Baumüller Inc., and has held Vice President, Managing Director and Board Member positions at the following companies: Dapra Marking Systems, Color Kinetics, and Varta Batteries Pvt. Ltd. In addition, Chris served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.



Chris serves as a Mentor/Advisor in the following organizations: Cleantech Open, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, MASS Technology Transfer Center, and the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative – Energy Division. He received his Master of Business Administration from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Achievement in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.