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Siemens and industry experts from private and public sectors are slated to address infrastructure resilience and smart cities for the Los Angeles area

L.A. Area Chamber hosts infrastructure resilience, smart cities and smart infrastructure leaders for the sixth annual State of L.A. Infrastructure


Los Angeles (NOV. 6, 2019) – Today, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and guests met with leaders from the public and private sector for the sixth annual State of L.A. Infrastructure. The half-day summit featured leaders throughout the region to focus upon smart cities, resilient infrastructure and the strategies that Los Angeles will need to employ to be prepared.

Siemens U.S. CEO Barbara Humpton's engaging keynote shared information about the company's vision for working alongside L.A. – and cities across America – to advance resilient, sustainable infrastructure, along with the technology needed to address the needs of today and the future. 

The event also featured a series of panel discussions, moderated by Aaron Gross, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Los Angeles, and Alex Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Market Transformation, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, that focused upon infrastructure resilience for The Greater Los Angeles Area and what it means for our water and energy systems, also how advances in artificial intelligence (AI), big data and cloud computing will change the way our cities and infrastructure will work.

State of L.A. Infrastructure is a yearly event that convenes leaders across sectors to examine our regions' path toward improving efficiency in transportation, utility, communications, water and other infrastructure needs. The Chamber's mission is to design and advance opportunities and solutions for a thriving regional economy that is inclusive and globally competitive. Infrastructure plays large part in us achieving that.

The event was sponsored by Siemens; AT&T; BYD North America; Crown Castle; Delta; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Southern California Edison; Southern California Gas Company, a Sempra Energy utility; Valero Energy Corporation; and Verizon.

 

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About Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in the Los Angeles region. The Chamber’s mission is to design and advance opportunities and solutions for a thriving regional economy that is inclusive and globally competitive. Founded in 1888, the Chamber is the oldest and largest business association in the region. Its member companies work together to promote a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.

For more information contact: Shannon Smith, 213.580.7532.