A View From the Trenches: City Leaders on Scaling Smart Communities

Communities seeking the benefits of "smart" connectivity are faced with difficult choices: what are the first steps? How do you integrate applications? Which vendors do you work with? What's your budget? How do you manage public and private partnerships? In this discussion, city and county leaders tasked with scaling smart communities discuss the challenges and opportunities they're currently facing. They also weigh in on how the communications ecosystem can support their plans for current and future connectivity. Joining us are Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer of the City of San Leandro, Ulysses Vinson, Chief Smart Communities Officer of San Mateo County and Jill North, Innovation Program Manager for the Department of Transportation at the City of San Jose.