Roundtable Discussion: Smart Cities and Open Data (2017 MetroLab Network Annual Summit)


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You are invited to join the Future of Privacy Forum at the 2017 MetroLab Network Annual Summit for a roundtable discussion about smart cities and open data.

MetroLab Network is a group of more than 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics, and innovation to city government. Its members include 38 cities, 4 counties, and 51 universities.


Future of Privacy Forum


The Smart Cities and Open Data movements promise to use data to spark civic innovation and engagement, promote inclusivity, and transform modern communities. At the same time, advances in sensor technology, re-identification science, and Big Data analytics have challenged cities and their partners to construct effective safeguards for the collection, use, sharing, and disposal of personal information. As cities harness more data than ever, how can we assess the risks and opportunities of new technologies and data flows while preserving public trust and individual privacy?

In this roundtable style discussion, come hear from City CIOs, academic leaders, and industry experts developing emerging frameworks for addressing privacy challenges in open data and examine the opportunities and challenges of new urban instrumentation.


2017 MetroLab Network Annual Summit
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia


September 14, 2017
2:15 PM

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