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Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

If they want large-scale digital transformation to succeed, public sector organisations must look at their infrastructure, says Darren Watkins, VIRTUS Data Centres.

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation

The new challenges of the transition to green energy demand new ways of thinking, says, Elena Bou, InnoEnergy, and that requires attracting a more diverse range of people into the industry.

The telco's critical role in smart cities

The telco's critical role in smart cities

Ahead of his participation in the Smart IoT Connect event (a joint event between Smart Cities World and sister publication, Mobile Europe), Dimitrios Spiliopoulos IoT Sales Enablement, O2 (Telefónica UK) shares his insights on how telcos and cities can better work together.

AI, cities and climate change

AI, cities and climate change

Ben Hawes explores how artificial intelligence could help cities tackle the climate crisis.

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

New wave of smart cities has arrived – and they’re nothing like science fiction

The smart city of the future will be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships, not flashy developments that resemble science fiction, writes UCL’s James Ransom.

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

Blockchain and carbon offsetting can help cities reduce emissions – but sometimes simpler is better

The University of Liverpool’s Stephen Finnegan explores the pros and cons of carbon offsetting and outlines Liverpool’s bid to become the UK’s first ’climate positive’ city by the end of 2020.

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

How technology will shape transportation in smart cities

In the coming decade, several converging trends will amount to the most transformative change to impact global cities and public transportation since the automobile, says Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

Can city infrastructure support EVs at scale?

Can city infrastructure support EVs at scale?

Foolproof’s Peter Ballard calls for collaborative working, reimagined processes and better use of data to drive EV adoption and the related benefits.
Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

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Innovative partnership powers Atlanta’s future

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a cohort of partners is showing what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships.