Media Coverage from Meeting of the Minds 2013
- The Globe and Mail: Looking at transit success and failure
- CBC Radio: Autonomous cars and the future of cities. Always-on video communication. Ambient sound in the workplace.
- Huffington Post: Smartphones? Pshhh. Get Ready For Smart Buildings
- CBC (Broadcast and Online): Lang and O’Leary Exchange, September 9, 2013
- Jon Arnold’s Analyst 2.0 Blog: Meeting of the Minds, Toronto – Takeaways, Images and Pix
- IT World Canada: Cisco architecture to help cities build Wi-Fi
- expertIP Blog: Sensors and the city: Where the Internet of Everything should live
- The Sustainability Platform: Meeting of the Minds puts Toronto and sustainability in the spotlight
- WRLWND: Spotted at Meeting of the Minds: CareConnectHere
- WRLWND: The innovation landscape in Ontario
- WRLWND: Cisco’s citywide wi-fi solution looks to encorporate key stakeholders
- WRLWND: Q&A: Charbel Aoun, Senior Vice President, Smart Cities, Schneider Electric
- WRLWND: Social norms will hold back autonomous vehicle adoption
- CNS magazine: Cisco releases ‘city-wide’ Wi-Fi offering
- Dr. Rick Huijbregts: #CiscoSmartTO continues…at Meeting of the Minds
- InsightaaS.com: Meeting of the Minds 2013 recaps government play in Smart Cities agenda
- InsightaaS.com: Meeting of the Minds showcases private sector role in Smart City
- Citiwire.net: Will Cities Be Smart Enough to Master the Wired World?
- Citiwire.net: Marveling at Toronto + Piloting the Future
- Citiwire.net: Should Cities Fear or Welcome an Era of Driverless Cars?
- The Atlantic Cities: Are Mega-Projects Really As Bad As Everyone Says?
- International Leaders Summit Coming to Detroit
- Plan Charlotte: How smart is your city, really?
- Government Technology: Will San Carlos, Calif., Expand Sensor Technology Use?
- Anthony Flint, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: For Detroit, Humility and Hope
- Metropolitan Planning Council: MPC in Toronto: Meeting of the Minds 2013
- ICIC.org: Detroit’s Road to Revitalization
- Network World España: Cisco lanza una solución Wi-Fi integrada para entornos urbanos
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