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Smart cities are only as good as their connectivity

Smart cities are only as good as their connectivity

The promise of smart cities needs a strong network to back it up, writes Jamie Hayes, Mobile Network Operators Director, BT Wholesale.

Preparing tomorrow’s city and utility workforce, today

Preparing tomorrow’s city and utility workforce, today

AVEVA’s Douglas Nunez discusses how cloud based learning is quickly and cost-effectively upskilling the utilities sector

Using data to transform the way we interact with our cities

Using data to transform the way we interact with our cities

By integrating technology into the landscape, data can be collected in a non-intrusive way and help to inform how public space responds to the citizens that use it, says Neil Manthorpe, associate director of design at Atkins.

What smart homes can teach us about smart cities

What smart homes can teach us about smart cities

To fully realise his smart home vision, AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell found much commonality with creating smart cities, especially when it came to breaking down siloed sub-systems.

The 14 pillars of a smart city

The 14 pillars of a smart city

Strategies must take a holistic approach encompassing people, institutions, structures and operations, say Clint Vince, founder of Dentons’ Smart Cities and Communities Think Tank, and Jennifer Morrissey, counsel at Dentons.

Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

Smart city projects must move away from the standard applications that many focus on and make a "technological leap", says Paul Moorby, CEO and founder of Chipside, a specialist software development company providing products and services to local and regional government traffic authorities in the UK.

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Driving the MaaS conversation forward as the future of transport

Mobility-as-a-service will only be successful if we can all come together to realise a joint vision of ensuring seamless travel for every commuter, says Andy Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems.