Major Challenges in Smart City Projects: What Does a 1,000 Node Deployment Require (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2012)

Ms Alicia Asin Perez, CEO
Libelium
Spain
 
May 16, 2012.

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Presentation Summary

  • What to offer to cities: is it a political or technical question?
  • Summary of projects using Libelium's technology, including SmartSantander where more than 1,000 nodes have been deployed
  • Technical and social challenges faced during deployment and integration in Smart Cities projects

Speaker Biography (Alicia Asin Perez)

Alicia Asín is the CEO and co-founder of Libelium, the Zaragoza, Spain based wireless sensor hardware provider, creators of Waspmote, a modular, open source sensor platform for the Internet of Things. Alicia is a computer engineer focused on how IoT can change our world, starting with Smart Cities. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences on issues related to Smart Cities, wireless sensor networks and IoT.

Company Profile (Libelium)

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Libelium designs and manufactures hardware for wireless sensor networks and a complete software development kit (SDK) so that system integrators, engineering, and consultancy companies can deliver reliable Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. Waspmote—Libelium's wireless sensor platform—is modular and ready to integrate with key Cloud systems and low-energy IoT connectivity protocols.
 
Over 10,000 developers from 120 countries in companies ranging from startups to universities to large international corporations have adopted Libelium's technology for projects in five continents. Commercial deployments based on Waspmote include applications as varied as parking, traffic congestion, environmental monitoring, water quality and precision agriculture.
 
Gartner named Libelium a Cool Vendor in embedded software and systems in 2014.
Recently, Libelium has been considered a "unicorn" company in technological sector in Spain by Financial Times.
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