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Embracing Complexity to Optimize Processes and Experiences – How Cities and Organizations Can Be Successful Using Data to Drive Results

On April 19th, 2016, Meeting of the Minds hosted a live webinar featuring Bill Mitchel, Senior Director, World Wide Public Sector, Microsoft.

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In this webinar, we’ll explore how different government organizations are tackling issues in collecting data, sharing it and using it to solve complex urban problems. The focus will be on Microsoft’s work with partners in both government and academic institutions, specifically on how data is changing the way resources like water are managed as well as infrastructure projects on corporate and university campuses. The webinar will discuss how the City of Breda (The Netherlands) analyzes and visualizes massive amounts of water data collected by sensors and pumps as well as predict pump failure around the city — all in real time. The webinar will also touch on the 500-acre Microsoft campus as well as new, unpublished case studies from University College London, UC Davis, among others.


Bill Mitchel

Senior Director, Worldwide Public Sector

As Senior Director for Microsoft’s World Wide Public Sector team, Bill Mitchel leads the company’s worldwide public sector business development for its Cities and Sustainability solutions.

Over the last five years, Mr. Mitchel has built an ecosystem of strategic partner relationships with software companies, universities and government to deliver innovative and economically sustainable solutions for Smart Cities.   During his twelve years at Microsoft he has managed new strategic partnerships with the largest software and services companies as well as start-ups in smart buildings, energy management and product lifecycle management. In his work on city-scale solutions he has forged strategic partnerships with Singapore Smart Nation, City of Seattle, University of California, Energy Efficiency Center, and Cubic Transportation. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Mitchel served in a variety of management and business development roles in software and technology.


April 19, 2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Meeting of the Minds
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