MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The goal of smart cities is to enhance the lives of residents through improved performance, efficiency and functionality. This is expressed through an increase in living standards, improvement of communities, and betterment of the overall city experience. Cities are hoping to pour the savings derived from these efficiencies back into city projects to ultimately drive economic growth. Some key differences of smart cities, when compared to traditional "infrastructural" changes, include the advancement of networks, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, sensors and other processors that lead to the possibility of commercial technologies converging and synergizing functionalities that normally do not connect.
To elucidate these trends, Frost & Sullivan hosts the Smart Cities Solutions Think Tank at GIL 2013: Silicon Valley, The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (http://bit.ly/18Eo0fz), on Sept. 10 at The Fairmont in San Jose, Calif. Partner Roberta Gamble, business unit leader for Frost & Sullivan's Energy and Environment practice, kicks off the Think Tank with "The Game Changing Technologies" session, which will frame the platforms and technologies coming to the forefront to enable the smart city – moving the idea from the concept to reality.
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