Slideshow: Standards Critical to Public Sector CIOs at Smart Cities Summit 2016

Hundreds of stakeholders from the public and private sector smart city ecosystems convened to talk about IoT implementations in urban areas.

Diamond sponsor Verizon showed off technology from its Sensity buy, and CIOs from Chicago, Seattle and Atlanta discussed opportunities and challenges, including the need to come up with innovative funding models, safeguard data and navigate an uncertain standards landscape.

In fact Brenna Berman, commissioner and CIO at the city of Chicago's department of innovation and technology, called out vendors from the keynote stage, asking them to solidify around IoT technology standards. Berman said the city is open to buying gear from multiple suppliers -- but not if that means spending time and money struggling to integrate disparate systems.

[Smart Cities Summit is the go-to event for government and technology executives mapping America's smart cities. Visit the site to learn more about the agenda, speakers and networking opportunities.]

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