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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.

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Genetec’s Jean-Philippe Deby highlights critical factors that make a smart city a safe city too – these include communication and collaboration as well as technology.

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.

What 5G means for smart cities

What 5G means for smart cities

The speed at which 5G is deployed worldwide will have a significant impact on how soon it will become the defining technology of smart cities, says Babak Beheshti.

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.

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

Who’s going to clear the air on 5G?

There’s no shortage of hope and hype about the benefits 5G is going to bring but something else is gaining traction too: dissent. Who is going to step up and provide a coherent response?

Smart security within the intelligent city

Smart security within the intelligent city

Steven Kenny, Axis Communications, reflects on the challenges that influence the development of the smart city.


The telco's critical role in smart cities

The telco's critical role in smart cities

Ahead of his participation in the Smart IoT Connect event (a joint event between Smart Cities World and sister publication, Mobile Europe), Dimitrios Spiliopoulos IoT Sales Enablement, O2 (Telefónica UK) shares his insights on how telcos and cities can better work together.

Why open standards are fundamental to deploying data for smart city services

Why open standards are fundamental to deploying data for smart city services

Smart cities won’t meet their goal of improving citizens’ quality of life unless they’re built in an open and standardised way, says Kary Främling.