BetaKit’s Guide to Elevate Smart Cities

Elevate Smart Cities

Returning for its third year, Elevate is now simply too big for one event guide. So BetaKit has produced a guide to every event and stage taking place across the seven-day festival. You can find a link to each individual guide on our Guide to Elevate 2019 hub page.


Where: Toronto Region Board of Trade
When: Wednesday, September 25
Event Details: click here

Mobile technology and the internet of things are changing the way cities are built—and like most things tech, Canada is at the forefront. Cities across Canada are adopting technology to make life better for their citizens, or provide open data to help citizens build their own solutions.

“We have a unique opportunity…to make Ottawa an internationally recognized innovation epicentre.”
– Michael Tremblay

But technology isn’t the only component to building cities of the future. At the Toronto Region Board of Trade, civic leaders from across North America will discuss data governance, earning the public trust, and the process for commercializing newer, smarter technologies. Elevate Smart Cities provides attendees the opportunity to discover how to build future cities from civic leaders themselves.

“Bolstered by exciting developments in cybersecurity, 5G, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, and other strategic initiatives across our region, we have a unique opportunity to come together and make Ottawa an internationally recognized innovation epicentre that benefits our entire community,” Michael Tremblay, CEO of Invest Ottawa, says of the unique opportunity in the nation’s capital.

At Elevate Smart Cities, join Tremblay along with Daniel Marco, Catalonia’s Director General for Innovation and Digital Economy, and Barbara Swartzentruber, Executive Director for the City of Guelph, for a conversation on how all Canadian cities can take advantage of their own unique opportunities.

Seats for Elevate Smart Cities are limited, so make sure you register at to guarantee a spot!

Click here or use the code “ELEVATELOVESBETAKIT” to purchase your Elevate 2019 tickets at a 20% discount.

BetaKit is an Elevate media partner.



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