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TM Forum

September 02, 2015 08:00 ET

TM Forum Accelerates the Adoption of Smart City Best Practices & Enables the Smart City Digital Ecosystem

In Collaboration With the City of Yinchuan, China and ZTEsoft, 14 Smart Cities & Over 150 Senior Delegates From Around the World to Converge in Yinchuan, 11-13 September 2015

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - September 02, 2015) - TM Forum, the global industry association for digital business, today unveiled the full scope of its debut event, Smart City InFocus 2015. In collaboration with ZTEsoft and the City of Yinchuan, China, the conference will bring together over 150 key business leaders and government officials from around the world to create a blueprint for Smart City success for cities and municipalities the world over. The event will take place 11-13 September 2015 in Yinchuan, China.

The Smart City industry is projected to be a 400 billion USD market by 2020. And according to research by McKinsey, 600 cities from around the globe are expected to generate 60% of the world's GDP by 2025, a clear imperative for cities seeking to be leaders to evolve into Smart Cities.

Smart City InFocus 2015 will provide insight and practical guidance on the future of Smart Cities, services, and implementation plans through real-life learnings, proof-of-concept demonstrations, and case studies. Delegates will take home best practices related to building and enabling safe and secure Smart Cities, designing citizen-centric smart services, harnessing data analytics to Smart City ecosystems, and much more.

The three-day event will kick off on 11 September with the inauguration of the TM Forum Smart City Innovation Center at the highly innovative Citizen Hall, the centrepiece of the Yinchuan Smart City. The Smart City InFocus 2015 conference will take place on 12 September with a thought-provoking agenda and over 20 international speakers, including senior officials from the cities of Yinchuan, Dublin, Seoul, Santander, Mississauga, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and Dubai. Finally, delegates will have the opportunity to tour the China-Arab States Expo on 13 September to learn first-hand about a number of Smart City innovations that have been deployed throughout the region.

"At TM Forum, we look at Smart Cities as the next iteration of digital innovation and convergence of ecosystems," said Peter Sany, president and CEO, TM Forum. "In collaboration with the City of Yinchuan and ZTEsoft, we're bringing industry and government leaders together at a global epicenter for Smart City innovation, so we can learn by example, exploring ways to bring the far-reaching impacts of Smart Cities to life -- from delivering services to improve citizens' lives, to making governments more responsive and effective, and allowing businesses to grow and thrive."

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Through three key programs -- Agile Business and IT, Open Digital Ecosystem, and Customer Centricity -- we provide an open platform for our members to connect and collaborate with individuals and groups from around the world to solve key challenges and rapidly innovate to deliver new services, improve business agility, partner for success, reduce cost and risk, and enhance customer value and loyalty. To accelerate your R&D and join our digital journey as a valued member and collaborator, please visit www.tmforum.org.

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