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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

How new financial models enable smart city digital transformation

How new financial models enable smart city digital transformation

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell discusses how innovative approaches to investment can result in the lowering of smart cities’ barriers to entry.

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.

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

Digital transformation can improve your City Resilience Index

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell shares five examples where cities have improved their sustainability and resilience, or maintained current levels of resilience while lowering costs.

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

More cities must ramp up their climate ambition and deliver urgent action, fast, says Kyra Appleby, Global Director of Cities, States and Regions at CDP.

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

The future of smart city tech: Helping governments be proactive, not reactive

Applying smart technology to waste and recycling fleets provides a win for citizens, governments and the environment, and helps build equitable communities, says Rubicon’s Michael Allegretti.

5 ways to get more from your existing water and wastewater assets now

5 ways to get more from your existing water and wastewater assets now

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell outlines asset performance solutions utilities can implement today to enable proactive and predictive maintenance which reduces costs and disruption.

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

Data ownership could unleash truly smart cities

A simple way to control personal data could foster greater trust around smart city initiatives and open up a discussion around what citizens really find valuable – an extension of participatory budgeting, giving people a say in how they ‘spend’ their data.

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

Charging infrastructure development must catch up if the UK’s smart transport system and carbon reduction ambitions are to be realised, says Thomas Newby, chief operating officer of Tonik Energy.