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Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

Multi-channel citizen engagement and XaaS: Gartner pinpoints next govtech trends

The analyst house urges government CIOs to include these trends in their strategic planning over the next 12 to 18 months.

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.

Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

Building the IT backbone for public sector digital transformation

If they want large-scale digital transformation to succeed, public sector organisations must look at their infrastructure, says Darren Watkins, VIRTUS Data Centres.

London mayor calls for more power to UK cities and regions

London mayor calls for more power to UK cities and regions

Sadiq Khan wants the UK Government to bring about major changes in devolution across the country to strengthen growth and guard against the uncertainty of Brexit.

Start-ups meet the urban water challenge

Start-ups meet the urban water challenge

Winners of the 2019 Imagine H20 challenge were announced at World Water Week in Stockholm and will deploy their solutions in cities in three continents.

Carinthia switches on 5G in its flagship smart region

Carinthia switches on 5G in its flagship smart region

The Austrian state is also showcasing a range of smart applications including using virtual reality for tourism and a smart beehive that monitors the environment.

Scalable data management is crucial to water conservation

Scalable data management is crucial to water conservation

With 400 million smart water meters to be installed by 2026, turning the vast amount of data they produce into actionable insights is the challenge.

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

City Lights: Laura Robertson-Collins, Climate Champion, Liverpool

Laura Robertson-Collins, Liverpool’s first ’Climate Champion’, talks to SmartCitiesWorld about her new role and its remit.

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

30 Toronto leaders urge support for Sidewalk Labs’ smart city plan

A group of Toronto leaders have co-signed a letter urging citizens and officials to give Sidewalk Labs’ controversial smart city proposal a chance.

5G testbed demonstrates the ambulance of the future, today

5G testbed demonstrates the ambulance of the future, today

The West Midlands 5G testbed joined with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and BT to demonstrate a remote-controlled ultrasound scan over a public 5G network.