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City to Showcase Innovative Ideas at Smart Cities Summit

June 14, 2016

Albuquerque, NM- The City of Albuquerque is among several cities from around the world sending representatives to Austin, Texas, for the Smart Cities Innovation Summit this week. Peter Ambs, the City of Albuquerque Chief Information Officer, is attending the three-day program to showcase Albuquerque’s efforts towards being a Smart City.

"For decades, the Albuquerque community has been known as an international leader in technological research and development," said Chief Information Officer Peter Ambs. "We're proud of this history and are working hard to advance Albuquerque as one of America's smartest and most connected cities." 

Ambs is scheduled to speak on three panels during the conference: Making Mobile Accessible for Cities, City Spotlight Workshop: Networks, and City Spotlight Workshop: Government. The City of Albuquerque has many Smart City Initiatives that it will have the opportunity to exhibit throughout the Summit and during the panels.  These initiatives include:

  • Smart LED Streetlights
  • Smart Parking
  • Smart waste pickup
  • Sensor-based networks (air quality, soil moisture, traffic)
  • Cameras (traffic, real time crime center)
  • Online Services (pay parking citations, business registrations, etc.)
  • Mobile Apps (311 app, upcoming APD app, and mobile pay)
  • Open data (ABQ Data)
  • City provided Wi-Fi and Central Avenue Broadband