Join Cisco executives, customers and industry leaders for a live TweetChat on Wednesday, June 26 at 12 pm ET around the future of smart cities and how the Internet of Everything (IoE) is making this a reality! Follow #SmartCityIoE
Cities are going through major shifts around the world such as, aging, shrinking and hyper growth population, exponential population growth in emerging countries, the growing economic power of developing nations and the urbanization of the world’s population. In order for these shifts to happen successfully, cities must take advantage of the Internet of Everything – where everything is connected, to help address the issues faced by new and existing towns, villages, cities, and countries around the world.
But how can cities and countries embrace this new way of connectivity? Cisco’s Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities/Chief Globalisation Officer; Jim Grubb, VP, Emerging Technologies & Chief Demonstration Officer; Thad Seymour, President, Lake Nona Institute and Tom Murcott, EVP and CMO, Gale International will discuss in this 30 minute session how cities are already making this profound shift and how through connecting every aspect of a city, community or even entire country, amazing things can happen. Well-known journalist, urbanist and author, Greg Lindsay, will moderate the conversation.
To attend and participate, log onto Twitter or TweetChat.com from 12 pm to 12:45 pm ET on 6/26 and follow the hashtag #SmartCityIoE. Questions can be submitted via @reply to the following participants below and must include the #SmartCityIoE hashag.
Jim Grubb, VP, Emerging Technologies & Chief Demo Officer: @JimGrubb
Thad Seymour, President, Lake Nona Institute: @TSeymourJr
Tom Murcott, EVP & CMO, Gale International: @TomMurcott
About Greg Lindsay:
Greg is a journalist, urbanist, and speaker. He is a contributing writer for Fast Company and an author of the international bestseller Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next. He is also a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, a visiting scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, and a research affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI).
Greg speaks frequently about globalization, innovation, and the future of cities, most recently at the Urban Land Institute, the New Cities Foundation, the New America Foundation, the London School of Economics, the Institute for the Future, and the Museum of Modern Art. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at MoMA in 2012. He is currently working with UCLA’s cityLAB to re-imagine the economy and urbanism of the Ecuadorean Amazon. Follow Greg on Twitter @Greg_Lindsay.
About Anil Menon:
Anil Menon joined Cisco in March 2009 as President, Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC). In this role, Anil is responsible for developing the strategy and leading the global execution of Cisco's S+CC business. Under his leadership, Cisco has quickly become the industry and thought leader, with hundreds of implementations around the globe, that are using the network as the platform to drive economic, social and environmental sustainability around the world.
Anil also serves as Ciscoʹs Deputy Chief Globalisation Officer, helping Cisco identify and drive the development of new solutions, and business models for its customers worldwide. As the Executive Sponsor of Cisco's Emerging Countries initiatives, he is responsible for identifying and addressing the next set of transformational opportunities in emerging countries like BRIC‐M (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico) and TIPSS (Turkey, Indonesia, Poland, Saudi Arabia and South Africa). Anil's charter is to enable the transformation of these emerging countries by aligning Cisco's technologies, and business architecture capabilities with the nations' long and medium term developmental goals.
About Jim Grubb:
Jim Grubb is a visionary leader in the Product Solutions and Industry Marketing team responsible for Emerging Technologies. Jim is passionate about early positioning and differentiation of Cisco innovation and technology. Instrumental in bringing new solutions to life, Jim ensures that Cisco is delivering products, solutions and services that meet our customers’ critical business requirements.
Since joining Cisco in 1993, Jim has held various positions in technical marketing and product management at Cisco until 1998 when he began leading technology demonstrations with Cisco CEO John Chambers. Since then, Jim has been enabling Cisco customers with an understanding of innovative technology solutions and their implications to business opportunities for strategic and competitive advantage. During his tenure as Chief Demonstration Officer, Jim has presented at hundreds of industry events, including demonstrations for US Vice President Al Gore, Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, US Senator Hillary Clinton, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Fortune 500 CEOs and Cisco customers and employees.
About Thad Seymour:
Thad Seymour serves as president of the Lake Nona Institute. He also leads strategic planning and business development for Lake Nona Medical City.
Lake Nona is truly an integrated city for working, living, learning and playing and is home to world-class education, recreational facilities, a medical city, diverse workspaces, retail centers, entertainment choices and residential options. Situated adjacent to the Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona will have the characteristics of an “Aerotropolis” with the ability to more easily connect workers, suppliers, executives and goods to the global marketplace. Working with Cisco, Lake Nona has integrated the latest networking technologies and digital infrastructure design to enrich the experience for more than 25,000 planned residents, tens of thousands of on-site employees and countless visito
A board member of BioFlorida, co-chair of bioOrlando, and chairman of the Florida Research Consortium, Thad is active in promoting the importance of research in the acceleration of economic development in the state. Thad is also a board member of Florida’s Blood Centers and chair-elect of Shepherd’s Hope, which provides medical care to uninsured and underinsured patients in nine clinics throughout Central Florida.
About Tom Murcott:
Tom Murcott is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Gale International which, provides oversight for all corporate and project communications programs. One of the most notable projects Tom oversaw was the construction of Songdo International Business District in Songdo, South Korea, one of the world's most technologically advanced and sustainable cities. Learn more about Songdo here. Most recently, Mr. Murcott was a founding partner of Renegade, a New York City-based, integrated marketing services firm. With 25 years of international marketing experience, Mr. Murcott has helped an impressive list of companies create groundbreaking and measurably effective marketing, PR and branding campaigns, including Fortune 500 multinational brands such as Bristol Myers-Squibb, Canon, Casio, Citibank, General Mills, HSBC, IBM, Matsushita, Merrill Lynch, and Nike. Prior to Renegade, Mr. Murcott spent 10 years at Grey Advertising, working on a variety of blue-chip assignments.