Gaia Events


Reinventing Delhi

Date: 20 February 2019
Platforms like OneM2M, OGD platform of India enable data sharing and ease interdepartmental coordination and making services better explains Bipin Pradeep Kumar, Co-founder.


CIO Live Innovation Summit

Date: 26 October 2018
Sumit Chowdhury, CEO Gaia Smart Cities spoke at the DynamicCIO iLIVE Summit 2018 in Mumbai on the possibilities of bringing #humans #machine and the #environment together to talk to each other to aid decision making.


UAE India Economic Forum

Date: 25 October 2018
Our CEO, Sumit Dutta Chowdhury speaking at 4th Edition UAE - India Economic Forum


TiE Smart Cities

Date: 10 August 2018
CEO Sumit Dutta Chowdhury speaking at the #DigitalCities session presented by #TiESmartCities in New Delhi on 10th August


AI & IOT Summit

Date: 14 June 2018
AI and IOT for business & societal impact through analytics and connected ecosystems


Smart Feedback workshop for MP

Date: 2 May 2018
Discussed SmartFeedback for Governance Monitoring with cities in state-wide workshop in MP. Saw roaring success stories of improvement in service quality & cleanliness in cities after adoption of Gaia’s SmartFeedback system.


TiE Bangalore, IoTNext

Date: 7 November 2017
Panel Discussion on Exploring Public and Personal Spaces


CIO Productivity Conclave

Date: 27 October 2017
Prashun Dutta, from Gaia Smart Cities, speaking at the CIO Productivity Conclave Innovation Panel


TMForum Smart City in Focus

Date: 21 September 2017
Gaia Smart Cities Proud to sign the city platform Manifesto for the global smart city community today with 50 cities and ecosystem partners


Outstanding Speaker’s Bureau

Date: 20 September 2017
Sumit Chowdhury on the panel discussing the business perspective of life in the City Of Tomorrow


BW CIO World

Date: 20 July 2017
Gaia at the panel discussion on “Is your #Digital plan working?”


Unlocking Opportunities in Smart Cities

Date: 27-29 June 2017
3-day intensive training program on “Unlocking opportunities in smart cities”


Data Science Congress

Date: 6 June 2017
Sumit Chowdhury from Gaia Smart Cities talks about Why Bother About Smart Data


Vodafone IOT Event

Date: 26 May 2017
Sumit Chowdhury speaking at the Vodafone IN's Internet of Things _ New Age Digital Opportunities event


SWAN Forum

Date: 10 May 2017
“Embrace the evolution. Open data is key to faster delivery of services and solutions." - Bipin Pradeep Kumar, Gaia Smart Cities

Gaia Blogs

Role of Technology in Managing Water Supply and Consumption in India

Water is a critical scarce resource in India and will dwindle further

100 Indian Smart Cities will create 100K jobs requiring new skills. Are you trained and ready to unlock opportunities?

All over the world we hear about doom and gloom of job losses. The opportunity spaces have changed. AI, Machine Learning, IoT Integrated Systems, Intuitive UI and engaging content is ..

Systems Thinking: The 'Smart' Of Smart Cities By Prasun Dutta & Dr. Sumit D Chowdhury, Gaia Smart Cities

The peripatetic human race has been migrating into urban centres since the beginning of civilisation. Earlier trading hubs and governmental offices formed the kernel...

A first for Smart Water Metering in India

2 weeks ago we we set up the first LoRa powered Ultrasonic Smart Water metering platform for a Township at ELCITA (Electronic City Industrial Township Authority).This was in collaboration with TCL and ELCITA, and supported by a host of institutions - Semtech, Tejas and RBC-CPS particularly. We encountered several challenges along the way connectivity challenges, water seepage challenges..

Piecing the “Smart City” Puzzle

Integrative Thinking for winning business & creating impact The Smart Cities Mission, as envisioned by the Ministry of Urban Development, has been underpinned by ideas of Design Thinking and Systems Thinking – to bring a new, innovative, interlinked way of approaching the planning and implementation of urban development. Cities have always been epicenters where people congregate

Smart Cities Mission in India: Vision and Challenges

The term “smart cities” evokes a futuristic vision of a shining high density megalopolis, fully digitally enabled with city services managed on the cloud, green energy supply and multi-modal transportation complete with driverless cars, electric public transport and last mile rapid transit pods. Certainly, Barcelona has drawn attention with its smart planning and deployment of technology.

Technology allows cities to measure quality of public services delivery

In the “reform, perform, inform” regime of the current government of India, the central administration places a lot of importance on measuring the impact and quality of public services being delivered.

The Role of Water in India's Smart Cities

Water is predicted to become a key part of India’s Smart Cities initiative. This article looks at how Smart Water Networks (SWN) can be developed to help advance the water sector, including to reduce an average non-revenue water (NRW) rate of 60%.

The Third World War Will be About Water

The World Economic Forum had in 2015 determined Water Crises as a bigger global risk, having more likelihood and bigger impact than any other, including Weapons of Mass Destruction, Spread of Infectious Diseases, or even Terrorist Attacks.

Smart Cities in China: A Short Visit to YinChuan

The invitation to attend a TM Forum Conference on Smart Cities in Yinchuan in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China was not something I was going to skip. As an enthusiast and evangelist of Smart Cities across the world, I had heard about the $300 Billion that China had already spent on building these cities..

Smart Cities – Agglomeration of glass façades or Revamp of urban heritage?

Smart cities is the buzz word, and pictures of high-rise sophisticated buildings with technological advancement and automation throng papers and magazines all around. This is being portrayed as the vision of every nation, including India. But have you given it a thought, is it actually all going to look like that?

Smart Cities: A Journey, Not a Destination

Smartness is not a destination. It is not a "certificate" that you will get at the end of project or a series of projects that will declare that you as "SMART". Cities don't become smart because they got an allocation of funding from the "Smart Cities Fund" from some country. They do not become smart because they happen to be one of the '100' cities.