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Prof Mischa Dohler, Department of Informatics, speaks at TEDxLondon on Smart Cities

Posted on 27/11/2013
Mischa Dohler

Mischa Dohler, Chair Professor in Wireless Communications in the Department of Informatics, is speaking at TEDxLondon’s CITY 2.0 event on 6 December 2013.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has since grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TEDx is a program of local, self organised events that bring people together. TEDxLondon is the leading UK arm of TEDx, having hosted high profile events in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, The Gates Foundation and The Science Museum.

In his talk “Smart Cities – The Untold Story”, Professor Dohler challenges some common views around the recent hype of smart cities. The talk focuses on the most burning issues of urban data (big data, open data and privacy), urban manufacturing, and the urban citizen. He outlines some viable steps to address exposed challenges and misconceptions to facilitate the emergence of truly smart cities. This talk is inspired by the numerous issues he has come across with when researching on smart cities and also trying to build them through his company Worldsensing.

Professor Dohler is Head of the Centre for Telecommunications in the Department of Informatics. He is also cofounder and member of the Board of Directors of Worldsensing. For further information, please contact Professor Dohler (mischa.dohler@kcl.ac.uk).

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