You can’t have a digital city without connecting to the community
Think about a city’s digital future, and the conversation has typically turned to technical topics — internet of things, sensors, automated functions. But talk to those working to build a city’s future, and it’s clear that these projects won’t get off the ground without people.
Communities must have a voice in what is built. Government has a role to play in ensuring it is shaped for everyone. A workforce must have the skills and knowledge to bring new technologies online. Those were just a few of the takeaways from the 13th edition of Waterfront Tech Series, the Baltimore event series connecting technologists and businesses. Held on Oct. 20 at Inner Harbor’s Fogo de Chão, the panel discussion focused on smart cities and “accelerating Baltimore’s digital transformation.”