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Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Removing the roadblocks to smart city ROI

Overarching strategies, funding approaches and business models all need to be adjusted if cities are to see a genuine return on their investment in smart city tech, says Itai Dadon, global head of smart cities at Itron.

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Greenwich’s smart city benchmarking toolkit for adaptability and resilience

Allan Mayo, Smart City Strategist, DG Cities, outlines how DG Cities is using an evidence-based tool to ensure its smart city strategy has resilience and adaptability at the core. Other cities could replicate the methodology.

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Legible Cities: The humanistic smart city model

Eli Kuslansky explores the concept and benefits of ’Legible Cities’ as well as a route to achieving them. 

Data-driven insights that keep on giving

Data-driven insights that keep on giving

Austin Ashe, Current by GE, offers a step-by-step approach to help cities become more data-driven.

It takes a village: How to cultivate innovation across your smart city

It takes a village: How to cultivate innovation across your smart city

Alex Goryachev, Cisco, looks at the role of innovation centres in smart cities and how to set them up for success.

Smart cities: Will they ad up?

Smart cities: Will they ad up?

Advertising in smart cities throws up a lot of questions. Now’s a good time to talk about them.


A light bulb moment for European cities by Seeta Hariharan, general manager and group head of TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group

A light bulb moment for European cities by Seeta Hariharan, general manager and group head of TCS Digital Software & Solutions Group

Thanks to recent advances in energy-efficient LED lighting and smart software, streetlights can now serve as the foundation for building a smart city

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Accelerating the evolution of smart, connected cities

Cities, and the organisations they work with, cannot afford to delay their smart city initiatives, says Dante Ricci, Senior Director SAP Global Public Sector -- and they must start with citizens not technologies

Smart Cities: the power of the ecosystem

Smart Cities: the power of the ecosystem

For smart cities to succeed, organisational silos must give way to a problem-solving and adaptive network of partners, believes Massimiliano Claps, team leader for the Future Cities Business at SAP