FIRST SESSION: From Smart Cities to Smart Living: The inevitable journey...
One of the next big targets of the digital age is the city. The combination of technology paired with physical infrastructure and services can simplify the lives of residents. That's the promise of the "smart city."
Smart Cities aren’t just a dream of the future. Thanks to wildly innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, many are already active and expanding rapidly. Municipal government are leveraging cellular and Low Power Wide Area wireless technologies, to connect and improve infrastructure, efficiency, convenience and quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Citizens engage with smart city ecosystems in a variety of ways, using smartphones and mobile devices, as well as connected cars and homes. Pairing devices and data with a city’s physical infrastructure and service can cut costs and improve sustainability. Communities can improve energy distribution, streamline trash collection, decrease traffic congestion and lower criminality and even improve air quality with help from the IoT.
In the midst of this “Utopian Futuristic” concept, can Albania as a late-comer, profit by adapting the latest technology? This and more, to be discussed in the first session of Infocom.
SECOND SESSION: The World of the Digital Natives: Closing the gap between generations!
Each generation experiences influential moments in history that separates its members from other generations and binds them as peers. For the digital natives, many of these moments revolve around digital technology and just about every social network which marks a pivotal point in their “coming of age.”
Millennials represent the largest demographic group in history; by 2025, Millennials are expected to comprise as much as 75% of the workforce. For these reasons, as well as their comfort and facility with digital technology. Being the workforce or the potential client, digital natives are already having a tremendous impact on the business landscape. What seams appealing to this generation, has a huge drive in the booming startup world, which itself is being nurtured by a young generation of entrepreneurs.
In Albania Millennials were brought up during a time of transition, political and economic imbalance, which may have affected differently and originally in what is yet to come from this generation. How can education be restructured, commerce to find its way online for good scalability, latest technologies to be adapted and provided by big companies and also the government to slowly embrace the futuristic era that is disrupting financial systems Worldwide?