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Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Amazon finalists highlight city cloud innovation

Initiatives up for awards include the use of data to tackle the opioid crisis and homelessness, an open-data-powered Alexa service and an earthquake warning app.

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.

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

Smart City Expo Atlanta announces top speakers

The Expo aims to redefine what it means to be a smart city and will convene mayors, CEOs, CIOs and innovators to discuss issues and share knowledge.

NHS to establish an artificial intelligence lab

NHS to establish an artificial intelligence lab

UK’s Department of Health and Social Care says the lab will bring together academics, specialists and technology companies to work on the biggest challenges in health and care.

Moscow simplifies access to city services for citizens

Moscow simplifies access to city services for citizens

Moscow’s Department of Information Technology has given businesses free access to the unified city identifier on its portal to provide Muscovites with single point of entry.

US mayors approve resiliency resolution

US mayors approve resiliency resolution

Resolution urges adoption of fault-tolerant technology solutions for data centres and edge computing facilities to protect public and private data.

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

Virginia to undertake statewide survey to develop data governance policy

The state’s chief data officer will develop a data governance policy to streamline data-sharing and protection and address issues such as security and privacy.

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

The emirate will recognise entities that have made the most contributions to the Dubai Pulse platform with criteria including data compliance and support for a data-driven culture.

Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 announces first speakers

Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 announces first speakers

Urban transportation, cyber-security and climate change experts are among those who will take to the stage at the annual event in Barcelona.