Empowering cities through 

connected lighting

Watch this webinar and learn about digital technology, citizen engagement and urban decision making



The digital revolution has profoundly changed the way in which consumers relate to and communicate with brands and companies. As a result, people are expecting a richer, more interactive relationship with all the organizations that matter in their lives – including the city in which they live. But public authorities have been slow to establish such a dialog process.


If cities want to make the transition into becoming “smart cities”, digital information technology will play a key part. A new data-driven municipal communication infrastructure will help to evolve the traditional command-and-control methods of urban management into a new paradigm that connects with citizens in the form of stakeholder engagement.


In Empowering cities through connected lighting you will see how citizens are ready to share data to help improve city services. At Philips, we have extensive experience in managing data-rich lighting networks, which may well play a crucial part in these developments.

Presented by:

Monica is editorial director at The Economist Intelligence Unit and manages a team of editors across EMEA. Prior to this, Monica was a financial journalist specializing in wealth and asset management.


The Economist Intelligence Unit online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news. They conducted a research program on behalf of Philips Lighting.

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This webinar is part of a webinar series around Empowering Cities. The other webinars are:




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Oct 27

Webinar: Modulating light in architectural space

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Nov 10

Webinar: Importance of partnerships in smart cities

Presented by Andreas Knobloch and Marlyn Zelkowitz


Nov 23

Webinar: See the light

Presented by Svante Pettersson


Dec 6

Webinar: Open systems within smart cities

Presented by Jeremy Green and Peter Zink


Dec 15

Webinar: The training for lighting design

Presented by Andrea Siniscalco, Daria Casciani and Maurizio Rossi

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