ITWC partnered with the City of Toronto to co-host Technicity on Dec. 3, 2015. The day brought together leadership within the organization of the city, Toronto’s technology leaders, and influencers from elsewhere to discuss both the opportunity and the challenges brought by the Internet of Things to municipalities. We’re featuring a series of interviews we conducted on that day here. You can watch the entire playlist here

After his keynote presentation at Technicity, Gary Semplonius spoke with us about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is being harnessed by municipalities to reduce costs and improve services to residents. While citizen expectations are rising about quality of life, challenges like congested roads are negatively affecting their experiences. With the right technology, cities can start to address the problems and improve the lives of its residents. Plus, learn what New York City plans to replace its cell phone booths with.