Urban Solutions showcases key digital solutions for metropolitan areas
Date: Mon, 11/12/2012 - 18:25
Intelligent networking of data and infrastructures
Increasing urbanization, stronger competition between locations hoping to attract investment and profound demographic changes are increasingly confronting towns and cities with major challenges. For example, population growth demands improved goods distribution chains and reliable transport logistics, better energy supply management and a more efficient health system. Population growth also plays a role in climate change. It is inconceivable that any of these challenges can be met without high-performance software and hardware solutions. The digital industry will be showcasing its solutions to these diverse challenges at CeBIT 2013 from 5-9 March within the display category Urban Solutions. “Digital solutions and the networking of data and infrastructures are the key to security and quality of life in our cities”, says Frank Pörschmann, member of the Managing Board at Deutsche Messe AG with responsibility for CeBIT. “CeBIT is a platform for the city of the future, a future that begins today.” Companies exhibiting in Hall 11 will present an array of intelligent solutions, infrastructures and software, including software for smart grids, software to capture and manage data for supply and disposal channels, smart metering for optimal energy management in households, geo-based software for optimized urban planning and disaster management systems. The keynote themes of Urban Solutions in 2013 are supply and distribution, waste management and environmental protection, mobility and logistics, communication, data protection and security, public security, health and preventive health.
In the forum entitled “Smart Infrastructure – All things connected” in Hall 11 the discussion will focus on technical and social aspects of urban challenges, including concrete solutions to these problems from across the world. A competition for innovative solutions for telematics and urban issues rounds off the supporting program.
Urban Solutions at CeBIT 2013 will benefit from new potential spin-off effects derived from the close proximity of a thematically related context: “Urban Solutions is being moved closer to ICT infrastructure technologies. This will help to illustrate more clearly the interconnection of the keynote themes Telematics & Automation, Machine-to-Machine Communication and Smart Home,” explains Pörschmann. “Linking the themes in Hall 11 and the Public Sector Parc in Hall 7 – with its array of solutions for the public sector – will generate even more synergies and represents considerable added value for visitors from the public sector.”
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