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Connected Communities Lead to Safe Cities
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Fred Ellermeier, Vice President, Connected Communities, Black & Veatch

CONNECTED COMMUNITIES LEAD TO SAFE CITIES: A smart city is efficient and convenient. A safe city, on the other hand, is a necessity. When cities implement smart, data centric solutions with a focus on public safety, the result is a safe,...

Raleigh and The Cloud: Iterative Progress
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D. Darnell Smith, CIO, City of Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina, is a modern city that sits at a crucial technological crossroads. We anchor the Research Triangle region and are North Carolina’s capital. We’re booming in many ways; residents from all walks of life readily...

Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge
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Scott Self, CIO, Tennessee Valley Authority

In an unassuming room anywhere in the world, a shadowy figure faces a computer screen. He isn’t armed with a gun or a bomb, because he doesn’t need one; he is a criminal who does his work with a keyboard and mouse. And if he is able,...

GRID EX III - Physical and Cyber Security on the Electric Utility Grid
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Dawn Roth Lindell, SVP & CIO, Western Area Power Administration

What would happen if our electricity was down for weeks or months due to a coordinated attack on our electric grid? Without electricity, we go without clean water, our food would rot and without gasoline pumps which now use electricity, vehicles...

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