Robert Heinecke is an entrepreneur, futurist thinker and smart city expert. He is the CEO of Breeze, a German startup providing environmental intelligence to increase the livability of buildings, cities and communities, which he co-founded in 2015. Before that, Robert worked for multiple international consultancies in strategy and IT and built up the digital division of an international NGO. He holds degrees in Computer Science and IT Management & Consulting.
Topic of Speech: “The Internet of Things in Future Cities:
A Call for a Unified Multi-Solution Urban Infrastructure”
Today’s smart cities are tremendous generators of data. With the power of the Internet of Things they deploy sensors throughout their cityscape, measuring everything from traffic patterns to the urban environmental situation. Often city departments even run their own IT systems, leading to an even more heterogeneous service landscape. Smart cities main challenge will be the integration of their different IT systems, and the integration of the back-ends of their numerous solution vendors.
This talk provides an overview over the current challenges of cities dealing with multi-solution IoT infrastructures, provides suggestions for solutions, and gives an outlook on the possibilities that the cross-solution integration of urban IoT offers.