Gilles BETIS, France
Methodology and Commons as enablers for the development of the Smart Territories
As world urbanization continues to grow and the total population expected to double by 2050, there exists an increased demand for intelligent, sustainable environments that reduce environmental impact and offer citizens a high quality life. A smart city brings together technology, government and society to enable a smart economy, a smart mobility, a smart environment, a smart governance, but also smart people and smart living.
The development of methodological frameworks is an important enabler to allow a cost effective and efficient development of cities, and commons are providing key shared resources to increase value creation while financial resources are decreasing in many cities in the world.
IEEE is seeing an opportunity to collaborate with municipalities and regions in managing this transition to urbanization. This would include raising awareness of the benefits and downsides of technology and help guide the appropriate uses of technology.
The IEEE Smart Cities Initiative will create a network of ten Core Smart Cities, hundreds of Affiliated Smart Cities and an international expert network. They will share expertise, knowledge, questions, concerns etc, and will involve a community of municipalities or regional governance bodies, universities, industries and local IEEE volunteers groups.
Since 2013, Gilles Betis has been chairing the IEEE Smart Cities (smartcities.ieee.org). He is the founder of OrbiCité, a consulting company dedicated in Smart Cities, Mobility, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As Open Data Project Director at the Transdev Digital factory, he was in charge of launching the Open Data and Open Source project Catalogue. Before, he was leading the Digital Cities action line of EIT Digital (www.eitdigital.eu) and held positions of product line manager, marketing manager, solution leader and head of advanced engineering in Thales. Since the end of the eighties, he has been constantly involved with prospective, innovation and design of complex systems. Having an extensive industrial experience in Intelligent Transportation Systems and Smart Cities, he always linked up emerging behaviours and societal needs to innovative technological solutions, allowing smooth adoption by final users. Gilles Betis was graduated in 1987 from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité in France.