“The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century a century of nation states. The 21st century will be a century of cities.”

– Wellington Webb, U.S. Conference of Mayors

  • Will Barkis

The world’s city-dwelling population is expected to double by 2050, creating significant societal challenges as well as valuable business opportunities. At the same time, consumers are demanding a higher quality customer experience driven by data and complex intelligence management behind the scenes. Our Smart Cities program brings together industry experts and startups to understand how innovators are using Smart Cities and the Internet of Things to reshape traditional industrial operations in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy, water, waste, mobility/transportation, logistics, and more.

Opportunities for corporate partners

  • Hackathons/developer events
  • Meetings with municipal administrations
  • Events sponsorship/co-organization
  • Joint proof-of-concepts
  • Data sharing and data monetization initiatives

Impacted industries

  • Municipalities
  • Energy
  • Water utilities
  • Waste management
  • Mobility, logistics, and transportation systems
  • Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
  • Airports, stadiums, and special districts

Related topics

  • Internet of Things
  • Municipal broadband
  • Blockchain
  • Transportation planning
  • Autonomous/connected vehicles
  • Logistics / supply chain
  • AI/Machine learning
  • Data sharing
  • Data monetization

Recent publications from Orange Silicon Valley on this topic

  • What Hurricane Irma means for network resilience as IoT collides with IoN (Sept, 2017)
  • B2B Data Sharing for Smart Cities and the Internet of Things (Report)
  • Interview: What happened inside CEGA’s Smart Government conference (July, 2017)
  • Sharing data for smart cities and the Internet of Things (Oct, 2016)
  • Innovation with Orange Silicon Valley and Homeland Security (March, 2016)
  • GigaStudio, CivicMakers, and the City of San Francisco tackle municipal bandwidth (Oct, 2015)

Contact us

Are you passionate about the future of cities, of data sharing and monetization?  Send an email to Will Barkis, our Smart Cities lead.