Big City Data
Live Digital Audio 6/18/2013 Post a comment
Jason Cheung, Database Architect with the Vancouver Police Department, has helped to draw a range of data silos into a single system for his city. We will explore with Jason the issues he's confronted, and the solutions he and his team have found to create a smart-city tool based on publicly available information.
Private Data, Public Good
Live Digital Audio 6/6/2013 Post a comment
The roster of applications incorporating publicly available data is growing, but so are privacy concerns around its use. With the Boston Marathon attacks still fresh in our minds, it's time to discuss the potential uses and abuses of municipal information and to make some tough choices about the tradeoffs involved in sacrificing some private information for the greater public good. This radio program will feature Jonathan Feldman, CIO of Asheville, N.C., who will be able to address the security methods deployed by IT that can help reassure citizens that their information, when used for public benefit, will remain safe.
Live Digital Audio 5/30/2013 Post a comment
For many HVAC professionals, daily issues can crowd out the larger picture. In this radio program, featuring the HVAC management and training expert Mike Moore, Future Cities will cover ways that HVAC can be better managed from a personnel perspective.
Brian Swett, Chief of Environment & Energy, Boston
Live Digital Audio 5/9/2013 128 comments
Brian Swett was appointed last summer by
Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino to be the city's Chief of Environment and Energy. In advance of the VERGE Boston event, to be held on May 13th and 14th, we will talk with Swett about sustainability efforts underway in Boston, what global cities can learn from Boston when it comes to aligning energy efficiency with citywide plans and programs, and more.
Neil Thompson, Senior Vice President, British Council for Offices (BCO)
Live Digital Audio 5/8/2013 120 comments
Join us for an interview with Neil Thompson, Portfolio Director at Great Portland Estates; and Senior Vice President of the British Council for Offices (BCO), at 2:00 p.m. BST (9:00 a.m. EST).
Thompson is responsible for managing a central London property portfolio worth more than £1.8 billion. In May, he will chair the British Council for Offices (BCO) annual conference in Madrid. We'll discuss how offices must change in response to the shifting needs of businesses, the impact of the financial crash on the office market, and the wisdom of converting unused offices into homes.
All About Datacenter Collocation
Live Digital Audio 3/26/2013 610 comments
With today’s tighter budgets, some city governments and industry leaders are finding it more practical to rent datacenter facilities rather than construct their own. However, choosing to go this route can lead to a whole host of questions to consider.
Subscribe to this radio show and get the answers to some of the important questions regarding collocation facilities such as:
- What are the costs associated with renting a datacenter facility?
- Will it comply with the regulations of my industry?
- How will the security issues be addressed?
After years of trending upward, pricing for large collocation deals is stabilizing in some markets, according to industry sources. With this pricing stabilization, companies can now explore the idea of collocated datacenters and the challenges associated with them. This radio show will address these questions and will discover when it may pay to collocate, what to look for in a collocation facility, and the cities worldwide that feature the most options for collocation facilities.
Top Trends in HVAC
Live Digital Audio 3/12/2013 249 comments
Systems that monitor and control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) are undergoing a transformation, with good reason: Most of the energy used in buildings, hospitals, campuses, and datacenters is consumed by HVAC. Join us as Juan Carlos Toro (PE, LEED, AP, HBDP, CPMP, and one of Engineering News Record's latest "Top 20 Under 40") describes how smart approaches to HVAC can boost sustainable usage in the built environment.
Tune in as we talk in-depth with Juan Carlos about the growing importance of HVAC. Listeners will learn:
- How equipment contributes to HVAC efficiency
- The role of control in improving HVAC performance
- How commissioning determines HVAC effectiveness
Tools to Manage Temperature
Live Digital Audio 1/15/2013 253 comments
Temperature control in the datacenter is a hugely important issue, particularly as the world's cities get hotter every year. This audio show will feature Schneider Electric's Joe Capes, who can discuss the benefits of cooling solutions, lay out the premier products on the market, and provide case study examples of their usage in datacenters throughout the world.
Cities at War (For Your Datacenter)
Live Digital Audio 1/8/2013 271 comments
John Boyd, Principal at The Boyd Company, has used the words "second war among the states" as a comparison for the competition that’s currently heating up among cities in the US that are seeking to be your datacenter hosts of choice. We'll discuss this present-day "war" with Boyd and get his perspectives on who’s winning and why.
Greening the Datacenter
Live Digital Audio 12/18/2012 243 comments
What makes for a "green datacenter"? What US cities are best for hosting green datacenters, and why? This radio show will feature a Q&A with Ron Vokoun, who will talk about the importance of green datacenters, where some exist today, and what qualities a datacenter must have to be truly green. We'll also ask Vokoun for his perspective on a recent study rating Sioux Falls, S.D., as the top datacenter city in the US, and whether this is also a prime location if your business is concerned with going green.
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