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Episode 72 – The Future of Smart Cities: Lighting, Parking, and Much More


with Smart Cities 2023

January 5, 2024

27 minutes

In this episode of Over the Air: Ryan Prosser, CEO of Very, heads to the Smart Cities 2023 conference to talk to the people who are, quite literally in some cases, lighting the way towards a smart city future. He is joined by Bethany Ibarra, Very’s Vice President of Sales and Client Strategy.

Across this episode, we’ll hear from:

  • Mike Grisby of Ubicquia on the multifunctionality of their smart street lights 
  • Harry Giles of Solartonic on integrating solar energy into urban infrastructure 
  • Robert Lee of Subterra on their pioneering sewer condition analytical technology
  • Victoria Stevens of Livable Cities on their smart LED street lights that incorporate a panoply of sensors to help manage urban efficiency and public safety 
  • Matthew Chen from Blink, who will explain the direction of travel for electric vehicles and charging standards
  • Dan Mathers from Eleven-X, who wraps things up with a discussion about curb management and parking solutions

The episode covers:

πŸ‘‰ 0.40 – Illuminating the Future: Smart Street Lighting Solutions with Mike Grisby of Ubicquia

πŸ‘‰ 5.34 – Harnessing Solar Power in Urban Environments with Harry Giles of Solartonic

πŸ‘‰ 9.22 – Mapping the Underground: Innovations in Sewer Network Technology with Robert Lee of Subterra

πŸ‘‰ 15.40 – Smart LED Street Lights and Sensor Integration with Victoria Stevens of Livable Cities

πŸ‘‰ 18.40 – Revolutionizing EV Charging: Solutions and Standards with Matthew Chen of Blink

πŸ‘‰ 23.45 – Optimizing Parking Availability with Smart Technology with Dan Mathers  from Eleven-X

πŸ‘‰ 28.30 – Takeaways from the Conference with Ryan and Bethany

πŸ‘‰29.30 – Gratitude and Support: A Thank You from the ‘Over the Air’ Podcast Team with Ryan and the podcast team

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CEO at Very

As Very's CEO, Ryan collaborates daily with product, sales, and marketing to deliver the IoT solutions our clients look for. He is also a champion for our culture, fostering transparency and efficiency across our distributed team.