Smarter Planet: Region by Region, City by City, and University by University: CITRIS Distinguished Speaker
Lecture: CITRIS Distinguished Speaker | September 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall
James Spohrer, Director, IBM University Programs World-Wide
Are some regions of the world smarter than others? Are they more sustainable? Greener? More innovative? Do things just work better in some regions, and do these regions offer better jobs to workers and better investments to investors? How do these regions attract people and capital, and create value? IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative aims to help regions become more instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent – to benefit from and contribute to sustainable innovation globally. In this talk, I will explore the important role of universities in making regions smarter. Smarter regions include one or more great city and great university, which form a tightly-coupled pair with many shared service opportunities. The emerging discipline of service science views universities and cities as types of tightly-coupled holistic service systems.
Available Now: James Spohrer’s talk at CITRIS, Sept. 22, 2010