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Alicia Asin

Alicia Asín is the co-founder and CEO of Libelium, the wireless sensor hardware provider, creators of Waspmote, a modular, open source sensor platform for the Internet of Things (IoT). Alicia is a computer engineer focused on how IoT can change our world, starting with Smart Cities and smart agriculture. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences on issues related to Smart Cities, wireless sensor networks and IoT. Alicia holds a master’s degree from the Polytechnic Center, University of Zaragoza, and is a graduate of the Cambridge Judge Business School and ESADE.

Border Sessions 2014 - Wed, 12 Nov 2014

Barcelona Smart City is a world reference for Smart Cities. Urban planning, ecology and information technology are slated to reach into every neighborhood, to improve citizens’ quality of life. Barcelona is the first municipality to develop its own Smart City platform. The Barcelona City Council designed an open source IoT software suite called Sentilo, and use it to monitor noise and air pollution. Initial installation took place in a large, public city square. Subsequent deployments blanket the city, and other cities have been eager to adopt the platform.

In this talk, Alicia Asin will cover the challenges, actions and projected outcomes for Smart City measures, citing best practices for global cities taking a long-term view on technology in the best interest of their citizens. Lighting, Energy, Water, Transportation are crucial to cities; air quality and noise pollution touch the citizens acutely. Open Data initiatives make municipal activities transparent.