Dr Virginia Wheway recently participated as a World Smart City Community Ambassador, joining a select group of smart-city leaders from government, infrastructure, finance & investment, technology and industry to contribute to the www.WorldSmartCity.com platform and the World Smart City Forum in Singapore on July 13th 2016. The forum was co-located with the World Cities Summit and the Singapore International Water Week. Panellists focussed on the ‘pain points’ hindering smart city development, as well as the tools - including International Standards - that can help accelerate progress towards smart city goals.
The online platform and discussion boards were designed by the International Electrotechnical Commission in partnership with the United Nations agencies, ISO and ITU. Virginia’s contributions to the discussions initiated and moderated debate on big data and analytics, with particular focus on transport.
Following her participation in Singapore, Virginia has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Smart Cities Expo World Forum event in Sydney December 2016. She will speak on data and analytics relating to urban mobility and transport. More information on the event can be found here.