Broadcast date: Wednesday 7 July 2021
12h00 GMT | 13h00 London | 13h00 Lagos | 14h00 Johannesburg | 15h00 Nairobi
Duration: 60 minutes
MarketsandMarkets notes the global smart cities market is expected to grow from $410.8 billion in 2020 to $820.7 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 14.8%.
Smart cities are also projected to create business opportunities worth $2.46 trillion by 2025, says a recent Frost & Sullivan report, with these cities predicted to be spending $327 billion on technology by 2025.
The ultimate goal of a Smart City is transformational: to achieve enhanced quality of life for citizens and deliver tangible benefits at national, provincial and municipal levels while leveraging our natural resources judiciously.
In this roundtable, participants will delve into the key elements of a smart city and create a roadmap for African cities to apply and replicate.
Under the umbrella of: Smart governance, smart infrastructure, smart data and smart technology key tasks and elements will be laid out for:
- Status quo
- Mid-term goals
- Long-term goals
- End game
- Nomvuyo Tena, Content Producer, Enlit Africa, South Africa
- Annah Musyimi, Chief Manager: Physical, Planning, Design and Compliance Department, Konza Technopolis, Kenya
- David Olatunji, President, African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation, Nigeria
- Senior representative, iX engineers, South Africa*
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