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Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

Why utilities and cities make powerful partnerships

A pioneering initiative between Georgia Power, the City of Atlanta and a team of technology partners, is showing the way to what’s next in smart cities and demonstrating the power of public-private partnerships. Austin Ashe, General Manager of Intelligent Cities at Current by GE, tells SmartCitiesWorld more about this ground-breaking project.

Three ways cities can improve their cybersecurity resilience

Three ways cities can improve their cybersecurity resilience

Todd Weller, Bandura Cyber, explores how increasingly connected cities can mitigate growing cyber threats.

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.

What makes a city truly smart?

What makes a city truly smart?

ASEAN’s key economies – Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia – recently celebrated another year of independence. Martin Hayes, Bosch Southeast Asia, evaluates their progress, and look ahead.

San Diego: Creating a scalable smart city

San Diego: Creating a scalable smart city

Sarah Wray talks to Austin Ashe, General Manager of Intelligent Cities at Current by GE.

Intelligent infrastructure: From data to wisdom

Intelligent infrastructure: From data to wisdom

Amey’s Alexandra Knight looks at how to bridge the gap from data to wisdom, and why it matters.

Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Going cashless: How cities benefit from simpler payments

Pursuing cashless initiatives could be an important step in delivering smarter cities, says Gemalto’s Ankit Kumar.

Data-driven transport: Putting the passenger in control

Data-driven transport: Putting the passenger in control

With new market entrants and business models increasingly gearing mobility services towards passengers, transport companies must accelerate their move into the digital age, says Ross Timms, Rufus Leonard.

It’s good to share: Open data will drive the MaaS revolution

It’s good to share: Open data will drive the MaaS revolution

Quality, real-time data will be critical to making MaaS a reality, says Johan Herrlin, CEO, Ito World.

A solutions-first smart city approach will benefit citizens faster

A solutions-first smart city approach will benefit citizens faster

Smart infrastructural changes are highly valuable for improving our cities. However, they must go hand in hand with targeted, smaller scale solutions that work with existing services and tackle pressing, human challenges, says Hannah Kaner, Orange Bus.