Marriott Marquis Hotel
265 Peachtree Center Avenue Ne
Atlanta, GA 30303
10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Smarter Cities: How DSI & IBM Intelligent Operations Center Can Help Your CityTuesday, April 23, 201310:00 am to 11:45 am Atlanta Marriott Marquis265 Peachtree Center Ave NEAtlanta, GA 30303Session Location: Room M-105 (Marquis Level) __________________________Presentation Overview:Public Administrators who run the complex network of diverse people, expected services and aging infrastructure are on a constant search for more efficient ways to analyze data, anticipate problems and coordinate resources in their cities. As centers of business, culture and life, cities are logical places to integrate many of the Smarter Planet principles and innovations in public safety, transportation, water, building, social services and agencies. A new kind of solution, the IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Smarter Cities synchronizes and analyzes efforts among sectors and agencies as they happen, giving decision makers consolidated information that helps them anticipate—rather than just react to—problems. By using these tested approaches, cities can manage growth and development in a sustainable way that minimizes disruptions and helps increase prosperity for everyone.This presentation will highlight the three solutions that the IBM Intelligent Operations Center offers public administrators:City management services: As cities grow and expand their services, the management and governance across the city becomes increasingly complex. Through better information sharing, among agencies and with the public, city leaders can line up priorities and resources more effectively, and better transparency and visibility can help increase public trust.Infrastructure services: Cities consume 75 percent of the world's energy, drivers spend the equivalent of five days a year in traffic, and infrastructure leaks waste millions of gallons of water each day. IBM offers solutions that can reduce expenses by optimizing infrastructure processes, and increase sustainability by reducing waste and consumption.Human services: Budget crunches, lack of communication among agencies, fraud, and risk and compliance issues are just some of the challenges city governments face. IBM solutions use analytics and other technologies to help personalize programs, customize learning and optimize resource allocations for social services, citizen health and education.