May 02

PODIM partner: Create positive change with Ericsson!

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.
With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. By enabling the Networked Society, we make a real difference to people’s lives, and the world we live in.

Networked Society

The Networked Society is about new ways for us to collaborate, share and get informed. It’s about innovative ways of doing business and shaping the future together, as well as a renewed approach to global challenges such as education, healthcare, climate change and our use of natural resources. Everyone, everything and everywhere will be connected in real time. Our role is to help capture the opportunities that arise as a result of these developments.
In the developing world, where the vast majority of growth in population, urbanization and surging mobile data traffic is taking place, there is enormous potential to leapfrog traditional paths of development. In the Philippines, mobile-money services are effectively bypassing established banking systems. Throughout India, the world’s largest biometric identification system is enabling both illiterate and previously undocumented citizens to participate in a fast-growing economy. Many regions are leveraging widespread mobile connectivity in the first place, to roll out e-governance and other mobile services that provide better access to scarce public services.
Our platforms are driving innovation and sparking new consumer and producer behaviors, functionalities and even new business models. As a leading ICT company, we will be a prime driver of transformation in the Networked Society. We strive to connect everyone, wherever they may be. Because by being connected, people can take part in the emerging global collaboration that is the Networked Society – a society in which every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential.

Smart Cities

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. In a megacity, the amount of people in itself creates an extreme environment in terms of how space and resources are employed. Technology is the main factor which drives cities to lead innovation and become smart cities.
In a smart city, the data-collecting sensors across these city layers are integrated and communicating with each other. The data generated can be analyzed across systems to anticipate, mitigate and even prevent common city problems. Meanwhile, the citizen armed with a smartphone or wearable device interacts with the city, creating a symbiotic relationship that makes it possible for the smart city to respond to his needs like a living organism.
Smart cities can transform and improve the lives of each citizen and of society as a whole. From traffic management, enhanced energy distribution and water leak detection to automated lighting and crime detection and prevention, all of these services will become the new normal.

Keynote speech with Monika Byléhn

On Wednesday, 13 May from 15:00 to 17:00, the PODIM 2015 Conference will host a keynote speech on the topic of Embracing the Networked Society with Monika Byléhn, Strategic Marketing Manager and a Networked Society evangelist from Ericsson.

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