United Nations predicts the world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050—with 68% expected to reside in cities. The need for global adaptation to a smart city framework is clear. Enter Red Hat, a leading provider of enterprise open source solutions. The company’s community-powered, multichannel approach is facilitating the modernization of city services around the world, while addressing the needs of local citizens in a holistic manner.

This webinar, hosted by Red Hat leaders Kevin Turks, National Technology Advisor for State & Local Government, and Manav Kumar, Principal Middleware Solutions Architect, will discuss smart city development with open source, open standards, and open data. Participants will glean insights from case studies, with a look ahead at future challenges and considerations. Topics include:

  • Conventional vs open organization
  • Technology within city governance and planning
  • Common data collection and information models