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Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Why 5G will help us build smart communities as well as smart cities

Brian Jackson, Head of Surveillance Solutions, BT Enterprise, says being ’smart’ is about connecting communities with the technology to address problems that most people assume can never be solved.

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.

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Five tips for cities to attract innovative start-ups to urban challenges

Partnerships between cities and start-ups can deliver huge benefits but these parties don’t always talk the same language. Judith Schuermans, Simone Ploemacher & Sebastiaan van Herk, Bax & Company, offer some tips for success.

Why enterprise networks and smart cities are more similar than you might think

Why enterprise networks and smart cities are more similar than you might think

Thinking of smart cities in the context of existing networks could help simplify the overwhelming complexity, says SolarWinds’ head geek, Sascha Giese.

Smog: The next tech frontier for energy entrepreneurs

Smog: The next tech frontier for energy entrepreneurs

Tackling smog is good for society and makes business sense, says Diego Pavia, CEO at InnoEnergy.

Smart cities and cybersecurity: Is it wise to get smarter?

Smart cities and cybersecurity: Is it wise to get smarter?

As the popularity and inevitability of smart cities expand, so too does a cybercriminal’s opportunistic attack surface. Keiron Shepherd, F5 Networks, evaluates the risks.

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.

Future transport: From MaaS to the Internet of Mobility

Future transport: From MaaS to the Internet of Mobility

Iomob CEO, Boyd Cohen, explores the new models required to enable fair and more effective city mobility.

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

How metro mayors can lead the sustainable cities charge

Ashden’s Faye Scott urges the UK’s metro mayors to be bold to drive smarter, more sustainable cities.

Smart cities: Reality check

Smart cities: Reality check

There are some big ideas in smart cities, but are we making enough progress on the fundamentals?