On Thursday, February 17th, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PST), the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), in partnership with Esri Canada, will be holding a public engagement session via Zoom to discuss the state of Greater Victoria’s technology ecosystem and Canada's smart cities project.
In this session, we invite Greater Victoria residents to share and explore issues and opportunities that impact them today, and how smart technologies might contribute to those issues and opportunities. We want to hear from you, Victoria residents!
Although 'smart cities' may by be a bit of a buzzword, its impacts can be felt far and wide. The technology of smart cities affects every aspect of the city, from streetlights to sidewalks, to environmental sustainability. But the question is, what other smart city technologies can influence the way we live and work in Victoria? How will new 'smart' developments impact your experience on Vancouver Island? What needs to take place to ensure that Victoria implements smart technologies effectively, but also in a way that is inclusive and accessible?
Join us on Thursday, February 17th, from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PST), to explore these important questions, engage with others in the community, and provide your thoughts and suggestions on what your future Victoria could look like.
This event is open to all Victoria residents and those from the outlying region who would like to share their insight, experiences, and engage with others on the issue.
This community engagement session will provide:
A brief update on the state of smart cities in Victoria and across Canada
A presentation on smart city transportation
Engagement with fellow Victoria residents on the topic of future smart city developments
*Following this event, ICTC will publish an overview article allowing all participants to share insights from this virtual forum.
ICTC is pleased to introduce you to our esteemed subject matter expert who will be joining the discussion on February 17th :
Mr. Rafiq advises on the practical application of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for transportation infrastructure. Arif leads Esri Canada’s Transportation and Smart/Future Cities business by supporting governments of all levels with their evolution of civil infrastructure management practices.