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Hexagon to present safe and connected solutions

Hexagon’s solutions will also be showcased in conjunction with partner Huawei

Claudio Simão will discuss how data can engage and empower people at Expo
Claudio Simão will discuss how data can engage and empower people at Expo

A global provider of information technology solutions, Hexagon, is exhibiting its range of solutions for digital, safe and connected smart cities at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.


This will include laser scanners, mobile mapping technologies, public safety command and control system and smart city apps.


Hexagon’s solutions will also be showcased in conjunction with partner Huawei and Hexagon Geospatial is collaborating with the information and communications technology (ICT) provider to demonstrate how smart cities can harness geospatial data for sustainability and to improve quality of life.


At the expo, Hexagon Geospatial will highlight two integrated and geospatial-enabled solutions as part of its smart government solution portfolio: water management and infrastructure management.


“Location-based information with real-time analytics help smart cities communicate with businesses and civil society and to shape smart policies,” said Mladen Stojic, president, Hexagon Geospatial. “Together with Huawei, we are making that vision a reality.”


Hexagon’s technology portfolio empowers customers with integrated data feeds and seamless workflows to create smart ecosystems, which it calls Smart X. From smart cities, smart power plants, and smart factories, to smart mines and smart farms, Hexagon aims to leverage data to digitally transform the way these systems operate.


“To be smart, cities must be digital, safe and connected,” added Ola Rollén, president and CEO, Hexagon. “At Smart City Expo World Congress, we will demonstrate how our sensors and data, industry expertise and technologies and platforms empower cities to reach their fullest potential.”

During panel discussions at the event, Hexagon executives will address key topics for smart cities:


Engaging and Empowering People Using Data and Digital Innovations – Claudio Simão, chief technology officer
Digital innovations can help empower civic society by improving engagement in democratic processes. Yet, with all the apps and platforms available, it’s hard to set out a model of citizen engagement going beyond the digital suggestion box and bearing in mind privacy and security related issues. How can city managers better leverage data to model engagement? How can they avoid being drowned in feedback while being inclusive?


Bend Not Break: Preparing Our Cities to Respond to Emergencies and Disasters – Steven Cost, president of Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Cities are vulnerable to natural and human-caused disasters. Hence, they need to be ready to respond effectively and ensure that a comprehensive, all-hazard emergency plan is set to address threats specific to their unique circumstances. Yet, transitioning from day-to-day duties to emergency operations requires a clear definition of roles and responsibilities. How can cities better prepare to cope with emergencies and boost resilience?


Rethinking Urban Infrastructures in the Digital Age – Uwe Jasnoch, director of government, transportation & defence, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
The infrastructure that cities provide has evolved as needs changed and opportunities arose. Today, sensors check air quality, roadway cameras help with traffic flow and new energy systems have come to fruition. This evolution has the potential to have the greatest impact, as long as it involves citizens and leverages their creativity and innovation. How can local governments rethink urban infrastructures so they better serve city dwellers?


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