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What is actually smart about cities right now?

What is actually smart about cities right now?

Megan Goodwin, Interactive Rights Management digital innovation agency, looks at four key obstacles that need to be overcome before we can achieve truly smart cities.

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Smart cities can change the world – if we radically rethink the approach

Tom Goodwin has high hopes for how smart cities could improve our lives. To get there, though, he says we need to think differently, open up and look further ahead.

Smarter Cities: too many standards impede smart lighting for cities, by Jeremy Ludyjan, Senior Director, Field Marketing, Fulham Co. Inc.

Smarter Cities: too many standards impede smart lighting for cities, by Jeremy Ludyjan, Senior Director, Field Marketing, Fulham Co. Inc.

If we can’t offer IoT as a common standard for control and monitoring of ALL devices from a central console with shared sensors and integrated drivers today, we will lose our opportunity to do so for at least a generation

Follow the money by Jack Hanley, vice president for sales, Telensa North America

Follow the money by Jack Hanley, vice president for sales, Telensa North America

It’s time to step away from technology pilots and start making the business case for smart city applications

Accelerating the commercial drones market with cellular connectivity, by Dr. Shane Rooney, Executive Director, GSMA

Accelerating the commercial drones market with cellular connectivity, by Dr. Shane Rooney, Executive Director, GSMA

Cellular connectivity here means that a drone can interact with mobile networks when equipped with a SIM card and a communications modem

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

BYOD and the smart city environment, by Colin Tankard, MD, Digital Pathways

BYOD and the smart city environment, by Colin Tankard, MD, Digital Pathways

One day a platform is perceived secure, the next day a major flaw is found rendering the device or group of devices wide open to attack

Make way for autonomous vehicles: infrastructure considerations for urban environments by Michelle Caulfield-Harris

Make way for autonomous vehicles: infrastructure considerations for urban environments by Michelle Caulfield-Harris

If the car manufactures and tech companies are to be believed, autonomous vehicles will be with us very soon, but key questions remain regarding the necessary infrastructure


Dr Thishi Surendranathan, manager Health Advisory, KPMG LLP, explores how patients and their caregivers will increasingly play a key role in the uptake of new technologies

Dr Thishi Surendranathan, manager Health Advisory, KPMG LLP, explores how patients and their caregivers will increasingly play a key role in the uptake of new technologies

The next great transformation in healthcare will be driven by health service users wielding their power and influence to drive change
Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

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Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale

All kinds of economic innovation are underway in many towns and smaller cities that are often overlooked. So far this wave of citizen-centric regeneration is localised, but successful models are emerging and pioneers are exploring ways of harnessing technology to leverage and extend them.

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