UBM is a global media company of nearly 100 years with several well-known divisions and brands like InformationWeek, UBM Asia, EETimes, etc. UBM is launching Future Cities, a global, online, business-to-business community addressing the subject of smarter cities.
The goal of this venture is to become the go-to source for business leaders seeking information on global urbanization, by providing practical data and analysis decision makers need about collaboration, innovation, and technology in developed and developing cities all over the world.
Narasimhan Santhanam, Director of EAI has been invited to be one of the guest bloggers for this prestigious effort. He will be joining other blog contributors that includes luminaries such as Lisa Scaffidi, Lord Mayor of Perth, Australia; Asit K. Biswas, Founder of the Third World Center for Water Management; Dan Hoornweg, Lead Urban Specialist, The World Bank; Dr. Zhou Lei, Executive Director, Horizon Research and Consultancy; Reji Kumar Pillai, President of the India Smart Grid Forum; Nancy Odendaal, Senior Researcher & Coordinator, Association of African Planning Schools; Rick Robinson, IBM Executive Architect for Smarter Cities; Jane Henley, CEO of the World Green Building Council; Daniel Moylan, Chairman, London Legacy Development Corporation; Gareth Macnaughton, Director of Innovation and Strategy, Cisco; Terry Bellamy, Mayor of Asheville, North Carolina; Steve Lewis, CEO, Living PlanIT SA; Mathieu Lefevre, Executive Director, New Cities Foundation; John Tolva, CTO of the City of Chicago; Elaine Weidman, VP of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson; Greg Clark, Minister of Cities & State, UK; Kian-Keong Chin, Chief Engineer of Transportation, LTA, Singapore; and Adam Powick, Partner, Life Sciences and Health Care, Deloitte, to name a few.
See a video of the UBM Future Cities effort from here