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Smart City & Startup Conference

MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - InnoCité MTL, Canada's first smart city accelerator, invites you to a smart city & startup conference to be held on Monday February 15th 2016 at Montreal's Centre Phi. The event's keynote speaker will be smart mobility expert Carla Bailo of The Ohio State University.

Speaking on the theme of Smart Mobility: New Trends and Business Opportunities, participants will discuss how smart cities can establish both intermodal and integrated smart transport systems, how to optimize real-time travel in order to meet the needs of all citizens including disabled and disadvantaged populations, and how to combine environmental, safety, technology and urbanization goals. Cities must adapt, and planning for the city of 2050 must begin today.

What :


Smart & Startup Conference
on the theme of Smart Mobility: New Trends and Business Opportunities


When :


February 15th, 2016
3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where :


Centre Phi

407 rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC, H2Y 2M3


Who :



Carla Bailo, Assistant Vice-President  – Mobility Research and Business Developement at The Ohio State University

Béatrice Couture, General Manager, InnoCité MTL

Harout Chitilian, Vice President of the City of Montreal's Executive Committee responsible for information technologies and the smart city

Aref Salem, City of Montréal Executive Committee member in charge of transportation

Jean-François Barsoum, Senior Managing Consultant, Smarter Cities (Water and Transportation), IBM Canada




3:30 p.m. : Registration

4:00 p.m. : Conference

6:00 p.m. : Cocktail


About InnoCité MTL
InnoCité MTL is a business acceleration program that directly meets Montrealers' expectations. Through this program, the private sector in general and start-ups in particular will implement solutions to urban issues, with a focus on the City of Montréal's priority projects outlined in its Montréal, Smart and Digital City, 2015-2017 Action Plan. A complete copy of the Action Plan is available online.

Proud partner of the City of Montréal, Innocité MTL receives support from the City thanks to the financial assistance of the Government of Québec as part of the Entente Montréal 2025 Agreement, administered by the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine. Several organizations also contribute financially to this project, including TELUS, Pages Jaunes and IBM, as sponsors of InnoCité MTL, as well as Real Ventures, Pages Jaunes and Québecor, as investors in the start-ups selected to take part in the program.



For further information: Béatrice Couture, General Manager, InnoCité MTL, Telephone: 514 778-8503, info@innocitemtl.ca; Media relations: Bérengère Thériault, Telephone: 514 999-6493, berengere.theriault@bepr.ca


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