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Latin America and Europe have never been so close. The BELLA (Building Europe Link to Latin America) consortium, whose leading investor is the European Commission, has signed a contract agreement with EllaLink, a private consortium, to launch the deployment of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Information Policy
Bob Bennett is the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. My Silicon Valley was actually comprised of bits of Silicon – desert sand – about 40 miles south of Mosul, Iraq. In early 2004, I was... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
As part of Information Age's Smart City Month, Simon Wilson from HPE Aruba, explains that smart cities need an open infrastructure that is built on open industry standards to succeed To truly improve the welfare of citizens, the smart city... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
Nearly 2,800 parking sensors have been installed across Adelaide's CBD and could be in operation within weeks as the council's latest Smart City project prepares for launch. The sensors beneath existing parks will notify a person through the Park Adelaide... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
For Smart Cities to flourish, the people who actually live in them must be empowered and enabled. This was the core theme of Smart Cities New York, which was promoted under the motto of “Powered by People.” Held from May... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
City leaders across the globe are predicted to spend upwards of $41 trillion by 2020 to deploy smart city technologies within their locales. From Toronto to Tokyo, cities are vying to harness the benefits of the Internet of Things (“IOT”)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Information Policy
The Sultanate of Oman has signed a preliminary agreement with South Korea to build a “smart city” in its Indian Ocean port of Duqm. The memorandum of understanding was signed last week at the Oman–Korea Business Forum in Muscat, attended... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Information Policy
The concept of a ‘smart city’ is thrown around so much in this day and age that some may forget to stop and reflect on what does and doesn’t constitute one. With this in mind, here are the elements that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Information Policy
How government CIOs can exploit conversational AI to deliver more personalized, digital services to their citizens. Vienna’s residents and tourists do not have to rely on the kindness of strangers or scroll through long lists of website links to find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Information Policy
Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea signed on Wednesday, July 25, the contract with Deloitte for drafting the Romanian capital’s Smart City strategy. Deloitte will get close to RON 500,000 (EUR 107,500) for this service. The consultancy firm has 17 days to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Information Policy
IoT and Big Data on Smart City A smart city is classified as a place where citizens live well-organized urban life with the help of information and communication technology (ICT) while maintaining sustainability and causing the least harm to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Information Policy
by Richard J Oldale The construction of Smart Cities is an innovation that is already underway. Yet the technology we need is not in place. While government and corporate policy makers forge ahead with sub-standard technologies, the general public are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Information Policy
As cities increasingly try to operate in a smarter, more data-driven way, they are confronting a data paradox. On the one hand, cities have more and more terabytes of system-generated data than they know what to do with. On the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Information Policy
We need to take a human-centred approach to smart cities, writes Christopher Clements of PwC. Smart cities often come with an intake of breath. The very mention can get some nervous people thinking Big Brother state and all actions and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Information Policy
It has often been asserted that the primary drivers of economic development and prosperity in society are cities. This is not surprising, nor is it a recent phenomenon. Since the days of ancient Mesopotamia, cities have been hubs for innovation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Information Policy
By Kelly Vencill Sanchez The Internet of Things has the power to make cities infinitely friendlier for seniors and people with disabilities. Alerts to nearby attractions you might enjoy; crosswalks that appear as needed; directions to the fastest way home... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Information Policy
-Smart City initiatives will attract technology investments of more than $81 billion globally in 2018, and spending is set to grow to $158 billion in 2022, according to the new release of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Smart... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Information Policy
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing €100 billion for research and innovation. A new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Information Policy
TBILISI, July 19, 2018 — With the goal of supporting governments and civil society in countries and sub-nationals that participate in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to increase government transparency, improve accountability and strengthen citizen engagement and government responsiveness, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Information Policy
For the second year in a row, New York has been declared the smartest city in the world, according to the IESE Cities in Motion Index. London and Paris also maintain their positions just behind the big apple, taking the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Information Policy
In 2007, a small group of engineers in our Chicago office formed the Data Liberation Front, a team that believed consumers should have better tools to put their data where they want, when they want, and even move it to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Information Policy
After a rough decade with its Russian neighbors, the Ukrainian capital of Kiev is looking to rebrand itself as an Eastern European center of science, industry, education, and culture. The city of 3 million has developed a hub whose main... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Information Policy
The Ministry of Social Equality announced a $19 million investment to promote smart city initiatives. A similar plan with a budget of under $1 million was announced a day earlier. The Israeli Minister of Social Equality Gila Gamliel announced Wednesday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at Information Policy
Vietnam: Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport supports the development of self-driving cars because it is in line with the government’s strategy on the fourth industrial revolution development, reported Xinhua News agency. The ministry in Hanoi has positively responded to a proposal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Information Policy
Harri Nieminen decided it was time to replace his car with an app. He had owned a car in Helsinki for the past nine years but recently found he’d lost the patience for parking on crowded city-center streets, especially in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Information Policy