On July 11, the EastWest Institute, in partnership with Microsoft and Unisys, is hosting a panel discussion followed by a reception titled Smart and Safe: Risk Reduction in Tomorrow’s Cities. The event is being held in conjunction with the Global City Teams Challenge Smart and Secure Cities and Communities  (GCTC/SC3) Expo, co-hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate taking place in Washington, D.C. on July 10-12, 2019.

The panel will bring together experts from the private sector, civil society and city leadership to discuss challenges that cities face when deploying technology and smart solutions. Panelists will highlight challenges and recommendations across four key areas: cybersecurity, public safety, privacy and data protection, and collaboration and coordination in governance. The discussion will center around EWI’s recently released Smart and Safe: Risk Reduction in Tomorrow’s Cities report.

The Global City Teams Challenge was launched in 2014 to foster collaboration and the formation of standards for smart city and community development. The focus for the 2019 GCTC/SC3 is cybersecurity and privacy, in addition to replicability, scalability and sustainability. More information on the Expo and registration can be found here.