[Virtual] Smart Cities

Improving Philadelphia through Innovative Technology

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Innovations in technology are rapidly changing the way we live. The introduction of connected technologies and the Internet of Things provides great potential for urban environments to flourish and improve quality-of-life. Philadelphia is embracing these innovations as a leading Smart City, which in turn will foster economic and inclusive growth for all citizens.

Join a conversation among industry experts to learn how the City of Philadelphia is currently implementing smart technologies to improve quality-of-life. Discover unique solutions to urban challenges that can be solved through data and technology, such as increasing energy efficiency and improving mobility. Experts will explore new Smart City opportunities for the City to respond more effectively to the needs of Philadelphians and be inclusive, collaborative, and equitable in the process.

Speakers include:
Assaf Frances, Director of Urban Policy, Zencity
Michael K. Pearson, Partner, Iron Stone Real Estate Partners
Joseph Viscuso, Senior Vice President and Director of Strategic Growth, Pennoni
Steven Wray, Senior Vice President and Principal, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Emily Yates, Smart City Director, City of Philadelphia

This Event is Closed



The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Health & Safety Policy:
The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. If you are ill, experiencing a fever, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID within 14 days of the program/event, you may not attend in-person programs/events.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary and payment is required upon registration. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made with at least 24-hour notice. For live events, walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time. Tickets will be held at the door and reserved seating for tables of 10 only. For virtual programs, links are sent to pre-registered guests 24 hours prior to program/event via Outlook.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs/events are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises or virtual program/event without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


Contact Maria Oberst Flores at mflores@chamberphl.com


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