September 2016

Dinner Meeting: Traffic Management, Smart Buildings and Disaster Resilience

Organized by the Sea-to-Sky Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration, Social Networking and Cash Bar
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM: Announcements & Introductions
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM: Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea and Cash Bar
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM: Dr. Peter Williams Presentation
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM: Questions & Answers and Discussion
8:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Closing
Location: Holiday Inn - 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Peter Williams
Chief Technology Officer - Big Green Innovations at IBM
Credit: 1.5 Professional Development Hour (PDH)  
Cost: $40 plus GST - Members and Guests ($45 at the Door)
$30  plus GST - Members-in-Training
$25 plus GST - APEGBC Student Members
Note: In order for us to best predict our catering needs, please register online by Monday, July 25, 2016.
Dr. Peter Williams, IBM's Chief Technology Officer of Big Green Innovations, will present an overview of smart cities: where did the idea come from, what does it mean today, what are its limitations and where is it headed?

He will make particular reference to three preoccupations in Vancouver - traffic management, smart buildings and disaster resilience, and provide examples of these from cities around the world. His talk will draw on his own direct experience as well as materials he has assembled from many sources for the class he teaches at Stanford on Smarter Cities and Communities.



Dr. Peter Williams
Chief Technology Officer - Big Green Innovations at IBM

Dr. Peter Williams is the Chief Technology Officer, Big Green Innovations, at IBM.   His focus areas are resilience to natural disasters and chronic stresses; Smarter Cities, and applications of technologies such as cloud computing, blockchains and Internet of Things for government.   He had a major role in developing the intellectual foundation for IBM's "Smarter Planet" and "Smarter Cities" initiatives, and in identifying and integrating their technological components - both IBM-originated and from outside the company.


  • Please register by Wednesday, September 14, 2016 to help us determine our catering needs.
  • Drop-in registration available space permitting.

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