Smarter Cities: The Role of IT in Ensuring Future Prosperity
6pm, Thursday 30 June 2011
NEW VENUE: Theatre GM15, Level 1,
185 Pelham Street, Carlton (MAP)
IBM’s Global Vice President Smarter Cities Strategy and Solutions, Dr Sharon Nunes will deliver this free public lecture on the role of IT in ensuring future prosperity.
Cities around the world are dealing with increased population, declining budgets, regulatory pressures and an increase in threats – either from nature, individuals or organised groups.
IBM is working with over 2000 cities around the world to improve their operations and save money. In this lecture, Dr Sharon Nunes will discuss how information technology is being used to make cities smarter. She will provide examples of how data and information are critical for city leaders and citizens’ understanding and good decision making.
Dr Sharon Nunes
As Vice President of Smarter Cities Strategy & Solutions, Sharon Nunes works with clients and partners to apply IBM’s unique capabilities to create, manage and run intelligent and interconnected infrastructures and systems for major cities worldwide. After receiving her PhD in Materials Science from the University of Connecticut, Dr Nunes has held a series of executive positions with IBM in water resource management, research and development, life sciences, hardware and software development, networking and sales. She is an award-winning advocate for women in technology, a member of IBM’s US Women’s Council, the IBM Women in Technology Team, and the executive advisory council for the Society of Women Engineers.
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