Coral Gables Smart Districts Cyber-Physical Infrastructure

Presented By: Raimundo Rodulfo

Coral Gables in Florida has implemented robust and resilient smart city technology infrastructures and engineering frameworks throughout multiple innovative districts that provide hyper-connectivity, visibility, control and automation of city services. This infrastructure fosters quality of life improvements in Public Safety, mobility, energy efficiency, sustainability, and accessibility of digital services, supported by a robust foundation of resilient high-speed communications/broadband --built on IEEE engineering standards and other industry frameworks and best practices for security, fault-tolerance and automated failovers during hurricanes and other disasters. This digital reality fabric includes fiber optics corridors, wireless networks, public Wi-Fi, satellite communications, a complex layer of cyber-physical systems and IoT sensors (smart lights and smart lighting controllers, CCTV, ALPR, traffic and environmental sensors, and first-of-its-kind smart city AI-powered modular integrated poles), distributed clouds, AI and machine learning-powered predictive data analytics, a smart city hub digital twin and real-time urban analytics IoT-AI public platform for citizens, first responders, traffic engineers, academic researchers, businesses and entrepreneurs. These infrastructures are currently being expanded to other smart/innovative districts in the South and North areas of the city and are being enhanced with additional capabilities such as interoperability with blockchain and mixed reality platforms.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Smart City practitioners, engineers, technologists, urban planners, researchers.  This presentation will provide practical use cases, proven engineering frameworks and strategic management plans to develop a smart city ecosystem and a resilient infrastructure and digital services with tangible and measurable impacts on quality of life and economic growth.

About the Speaker

RRodulfoRaimundo Rodulfo started his career in the early 1990s as an engineer in the telecommunications industry (Bellsouth, Siemens, NCR). Worked on projects with Motorola and Lucent Technologies in Chicago and Agilent Technologies in Silicon Valley. Joined the City of Coral Gables in 2004 and currently serves as Director of Innovation & Technology and Chief Innovation Officer. Leads strategic planning, oversight and management of citywide IT operations, infrastructure and smart city initiatives.

Under his leadership, the City has received numerous awards including first place in the Digital Cities 2018, first place in the U.S. Open Cities Index in 2019 and 2020, Smart 50 Award in Urban Infrastructure in 2020, Smart Cities Council Innovation Excellence Award in 2022, IEEE Smart Cities Awards Jury Prize in 2022, recognized as one of the 8 Smart Cities to Watch in 2020 by State Tech Magazine and as one of the 12 finalists worldwide in the Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards in 2021.

Licenses/Certifications/Education: IEEE Senior Member, IISE Senior Member, Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E. EE) / PMP, CSSBB, PCIP, HIPAA, Incident Management, Virtualization, SAP, ITIL / MSEM (FIU), GCES (FIU), BSEE (UNEXPO)

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • Smart Cities; Innovation; technology; Infrastructure; IoT; Artificial Intelligence; AI; Cyberphysical Systems; CPS; Broadband; Mobility; Transportation; Urban Planning; Quality of Life; Digital Transformation