Archive for 2008
Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) is Singapore’s 10 year strategy and master plan to realise the potential of innovation and information society over the next decade. Led by IDA and sector-focused committees, the strategy covers seven key economic sectors of the region and three horizontal areas: (1) Digital media and entertainment;
Fundamental concept of intelligent cities, open innovation explains why ecosystems of innovation (clusters, technology districts, collaborative networks, systems of innovation) are more efficient in generating innovations than organisations and companies working in isolation with internal R&D only.
A lecture about Open Source, a specific kind of software licensing that gives the special right to use, modify and redistribute it. Linux, Apache, Firefox, Wikipedia are well known cases. Open source is important for companies that can give software without giving away critical innovation;
A completely smart city is one in which there is an invisible network of devices that can communicate and control buildings. Buildings are the major user of electrical energy. 65% of electrical energy is used in buildings. Taking the building control systems and making them energy aware and intelligent
The lecture covers a series of topics related to intelligent environments, like ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, embedded systems, augmented reality, smart objects / environment, as well as
Nicola Villa is Global Director of Connected Urban Development at Cisco Systems. The talk is from the 5ht annual summit of the International Community Forum on “Building the Broadband Economy”, New York, May 13-15, 2008.