Expo Premier Partner Siemens is exploring the role of digital technologies in enhancing the cities in which we live through its ‘Atlas of Digitalisation’, a web-based application which reveals their readiness and potential to embrace digitalisation and develop new ways of living, working and interacting in the lead-up to Expo 2020 Dubai.
To promote its global initiative, Siemens – Expo’s Partner for Intelligent Infrastructure and Operations – is hosting a series of closed, bespoke thought-leadership events across some of the world’s major cities, including London and Dubai.
Organised in partnership with the Financial Times, the events represent an opportunity for Siemens’ stakeholders, customers and prospects, influencers, the international business community and the public sector to come together in helping to shape the smart cities of tomorrow.
The series kicked off in London on 18 September, with a high-level briefing that brought together policy-makers, innovators and investors for an interactive webinar on how best to solve the city’s toughest challenges.
The discussion focused on the next generation of urban evolution and considered city-wide digital transformation and the forward-thinking strategies needed for London to become an agile, smart and sustainable destination.
The ‘Atlas of Digitalisation’, launched in 2019, is based around Expo 2020’s three sub themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. It assesses how the fourth industrial revolution has already impacted urban life around the world and the potential it could have in the future.
It currently focuses on nine cities: Dubai, London, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Taipei, Singapore, Bengaluru and Berlin.
Each city is unique, but they all share one characteristic in their use of digital technologies to make infrastructure more productive, while seeking to address problems such as air pollution, congestion and natural hazards.
For more information on the ‘Atlas of Digitalisation’, click here.
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