For years, Anderson says, many Smart Cities failed to live up to their hype. But the pandemic unexpectedly turbocharged results, kickstarting initiatives and innovation. What changed? Join Charles Anderson in conversation with Jack FitzGerald, Director for Smart Cities and Real Estate Tech at Hitachi, to understand the evolution of the ecosystem that have made him (almost) a believer in the promise of the Smart City.
Charles Reed Anderson is one of Asia’s leading technology industry innovators and thought leaders. His in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies, combined with his understanding of the market demand, provides him with a unique ability to separate industry hype from reality.
Jack leads Hitachi’s smart city and real estate technology strategy in APAC where he works with key landlords and governments on large-scale technology platforms. He was previously at Lendlease in Singapore where he worked across their major projects in retail and commercial, both as a Development Manager and with responsibility for technology planning and delivery.