Across the globe, people are relocating to cities at a staggering rate: By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population is predicted to live in urban environments1. What’s more, the prevalence of the Internet of Things (IoT) is exponentially raising consumers’ expectations for constant connectivity and seamless interoperability. How can cities manage to keep up without depleting resources, overhauling existing infrastructure, or neglecting consumers’ demand for connectedness?

In a keynote at the 2015 AllSeen Alliance Summit in Seattle, Kiva Allgood, VP of Business Development, Smart Cities and Industrial IoT for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), presented “Technology and Innovation: Turning The “Future of Cities” Into A Reality.”

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. presented “Technology and Innovation: Turning the “Future of Cities” Into A Reality,” at the AllSeen Alliance Summit in Seattle, Wash.

Transportation, water, energy, and infrastructure industries now face the complex challenge of deploying smarter solutions that interconnect services, optimize resource usage, and transform cities. These well-aligned, untapped industries are creating endless connectivity opportunities for businesses, developers, and consumers.

A full suite of QTI’s solutions, including 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, and smart cells, as well as the AllJoyn® open source software framework from the AllSeen Alliance, are available for implementation in industrial applications today. When it comes to smart connected cities, the possibilities are endless.

Check out how QTI is driving interoperability with AllJoyn to unify entire ecosystems and find how you or your company can also help address the next-gen of urban challenges. Click here to learn more about Qualcomm Smart Cities, and let us know what you think on Twitter via @AllSeenAlliance.

Kiva Allgood, vice president of Global Market Development, Smart Cities, for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., presenting at AllSeen Alliance Summit in 2015.