From WindyGrid, its open data street mapping platform, to the Array of Things, an ambitious citywide sensor project initiative to collect data on everything from air quality to pedestrian traffic, Chicago has been a leader in using technology to connect the city to its data and ensuring cities around the country can replicate its success. At this event we explored Chicago’s embrace of the Internet of Things and the role analytics play in turning a deluge of data into actionable insights.
In this session, Charlie Catlett will provide highlights of collaborative projects involving Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago, and government partners including the City of Chicago, Cook County, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and the State of Illinois. Central to these projects is an experimental urban measurement system, the Array of Things, that has been described as a "fitness tracker for the city."
Adopting IOT in the Public Sector
Security Solutions for Hyperconnectivity in the Internet of Things
The Human Element: Service Delivery and Customer Experience with IOT: Fireside Chat
As the Internet of Things opens up worlds of possibility in cities’ data sets, almost all avenues of public services will impact citizens’ lives in new ways. Whether it’s real-time improvements to transportation infrastructure or vigilant monitoring of water quality, the public stands to see countless improvements to quality of life in a connected world. This session explores the ways in which state and local governments are expanding what’s possible in service delivery and creating meaningful customer experience engagements through IOT.
Leveraging Real-Time Data Analytics to Monitor Water Quality and More: A Case Study From Current
Launched in 2016 in partnership with the city of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and World Business Chicago as part of Chicago’s growth strategy, Current has now cultivated an extensive network of partners, becoming a global leader that, per its mission statement, utilizes research and innovation to “enhance water resources, build resilience and drive sustainable economic growth.” In this session, hear how Current’s H2NOW project, one of the first of its kind in the United States, leverages data analytics and groundbreaking technical tools to monitor water quality in the Chicago River in real time, eliminating the lengthy process of taking back samples to test in laboratories, to ultimately increase public health and safety for citizens in contact with the river.
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