From smart parking to smart lighting and monitoring air quality, cities are progressively getting smarter. Alicia Asin, CEO and co-founder of Libelium, discusses the three main pillars of use cases in smart cities, making citizens happier, reducing the carbon footprint, and increasing revenue, which drives adoption. She also shares what technology she believes will be the primary driver in the future of smart cities’ growth.
Alicia Asin is the CEO and co-founder of Libelium, a standard platform for Smart Cities, M2M, and the Internet of things. She received the European Women Innovator Award in 2019, and is on the Jury for the Princess of Asturias Innovation Awards. She earned her Masters in 2006 in Computing Engineering from Universidad de Zaragoza before going to Cambridge Judge Business School as part of the Ignite Program.
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Established in 2006, Libelium is a complete IoT solutions company based in Zaragoza, Spain. Libelium designs and manufactures wireless sensor network devices so that system integrators, engineering, and consultancy companies can deliver reliable IoT, M2M, and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. The company also offers a cloud platform solution, which empowers users to deploy and manage an end-to-end digitalization solution out of the box. With over 2,000 developers across 120 countries, its ecosystem of users covers organizations ranging from startups to universities to large international corporations.
Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:
(06:50) The smart city landscape
(10:01) Challenges smart cities face
(15:50) Future of smart cities