WiseTown at GCTC 2018 kick-off conference as one of the winners of Fiware Challenge.

GCTC 2018 is about to start. Since 2015 FIWARE is an official partner of the Global City Teams Challenge, the Smart City initiative led by the US’ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As part of this involvement, the FIWARE Mundus Team launched the FIWARE GCTC Challenge in 2017: a great competition with the goal to replicate top smart solutions based on FIWARE in US cities.

WiseTown, together with Ray, won the Challenge and obtained financial support of 25,000€ to achieve its objectives.

WiseTown, which is also member of the FIWARE Foundation, is partnering with the City of Independence (Oregon) to create an event management system capable of coordinating the city’s workforce for the July 4th Independence Day celebration. WiseTown Situation Room will enable a centralized dashboard to manage city events, connecting cameras, traffic information, social networks and other media that can report issues and manage city operators. This mission-critical pilot is important for the city, which is experiencing a growing issue in managing city events and the amount of data coming from different data streams that affects events management.

As winner of Fiware Challenge 2017, WiseTown will participate at GCTC 2018 Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Kickoff from 6-8 February in Washington DC. In particular, Andrea Cruciani will take part as speaker in Breakout session on Data Platforms\ Governance and Cybersecurity\ Privacy together with Shawn Irvine, Economic Development Director of City of Independence.

The conference, organized as part of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC 2018) and hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will bring together about 300 attendees from around the world to exchange ideas largely around Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), which refers to the use of Internet of Things in “mission-critical” applications. Some of those “mission critical” applications will be in areas like transportation, public safety and utilities.