First meeting of the Smart Dublin Advisory Network

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The  Smart Dublin Advisory Network will have its  inaugural meeting on Wednesday. The group of  experts from across the public, private and not for profit sectors will help guide the Smart Dublin project direction by offering expert advice. Their role will be:

  • To advice and share expertise towards the future development of the Smart Dublin project.
  • To align Smart Dublin with other strategic initiatives, to identify linkages and opportunities for collaboration.
  • To act as a goodwill ambassador and promote Smart Dublin.

Representation includes:

  • Companies: IBM, Intel, Huawei, Microsoft, Cisco, Atkins, Jacobs and Arup
  •  SME’s: Baily Labs, Derilinx, Red Planet and Davra
  • Organisations working in the area of sustainability: Sustainable Nation, Codema and ESB Energy
  • Public sector bodies: IDA, Enterprise Ireland, CSO, Dublin Regional Authority, NTA,  Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
  • Communications experts: Vilicom and Threefold.
  • Research Centres: Connect – future networks,  Insight – Centre for data analytics, Lero – Irish centre for Software Research, Maynooth University Programmable City & TCD future cities.
  • Innovation hubs: DCU Alpha and Dogpatch Labs.
  • Community representation:  Public Participation Network representatives , Digiwomen, Dublin Start Up commissioner and the Festival of Curiosity.

Philomena Poole, Chief Executive of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Smart Dublin Chair commented “We are delighted to have such a range of expertise on our advisory network to guide Smart Dublin. There is a fantastic opportunity to embrace new technology innovations to transform the way to solve Dublin’s challenges in areas such as transport, climate change, and energy and citizen engagement. The best way to achieve this ambition is through collaboration.  Many of the world’s top tech companies, leading research institutes, innovative SME’s and start ups are right on our doorstep. It is an ideal time for Dublin’s local authorities to embrace these opportunities”.

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