Smart Cities, Smart Villages & Interconnectivity
The website of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation noted a session on Smart Cities that was held recently in Santa Clara, Cal. In the spirit of Open Innovation, each panelist discussed how technology copes with issues accompanying urbanization to provide services and a better quality of life to its citizens. Professor Solomon Darwin introduced his most recent project and upcoming course: Smart Villages Leveraging Open Innovation. There are over 4.5 billion people in rural areas living without internet. Everyone needs to be connected regardless of economic background; Rural parts of the world will play a key role in the field of inter-connectivity. Open Innovation brings together key forerunners in the field of technology, entrepreneurship, business, and multi-disciplinary sectors.
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