January 7, 2016 - The Rise of Smart Cities

The Rise of Smart Cities - It's Closer Than You Think

Thursday, January 7, 2016
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront (map)
300 Esplanade, Sydney, Nova Scotia  B1P 1A7

This gathering will also be broadcast live via our YouTube Channel.

The convergence of new technology such as low cost sensors, cloud computing, analytics and microgrids will put entrepreneurs at the forefront of an entirely new platform... the smart city.  What does this mean for our city and region? Are we poised for greatness or already behind the curve?

On Thursday, January 7, at TecSocial join our panel in a discussion of what "Smart City" could mean for us in Sydney & Cape Breton.  Our panelists include:

  • John MacKinnon, Directory of Technology, Cape Breton Regional Municipality (LinkedIn)
  • Tom Urbaniak, Political Scientist, Cape Breton University (LinkedIn) (CBU bio)
  • Mike Targett, Executive Director at UIT Startup Immersion (LinkedIn)  

Over the holidays, think about what we could do to become a Smart City and we'll chat about it at TecSocial in the New Year.

Hope you can join us!


TecSocial is a monthly meeting for those with an interest in technology and entrepreneurship. It is a free event and is open to the public. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and appetizers (limited quantities) are compliments of our partners, Innovacorp and Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront.