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Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020

The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

IDC reveals Asia-Pacific 2020 smart city award winners

Nineteen smart city projects across the region have been recognised in the sixth annual awards programme, which were announced in a virtual event this year.

WISeKey announces IoT early warning system for future virus outbreaks

WISeKey announces IoT early warning system for future virus outbreaks

The cybersecurity company stresses though that the IoT will live up to its promise only if devices, the data they generate and the applications that control them can be fully secured and trusted.

Covid-19 accelerates the adoption of smart city tech to build resilience

Covid-19 accelerates the adoption of smart city tech to build resilience

Drones, new types of surveillance, digital twins and real-time dashboards are among the technologies that have emerged in new use cases by cities during the coronavirus pandemic, according to ABI Research.

Blockchain energy platform launched by European consortium

Blockchain energy platform launched by European consortium

The consortium contends that we must prepare for a future in which we are largely dependent on consumers with their electric cars, home batteries and heat pumps to stabilise the grid reliably and sustainably.

Blockchain platform developed for mobility-as-a-service

Blockchain platform developed for mobility-as-a-service

Sony has announced the development of a blockchain-based common database as part of a challenge proposed by Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

Blockchain tool aims to tackle supply chain failures exposed by Covid-19

The toolkit launched by the World Economic Forum aims to bring more transparency, trust and resilience to supply chains by offering a "shared truth".

Smart Dubai issues paperless progress report

Smart Dubai issues paperless progress report

Fourteen government entities have managed to reduce their paper consumption by almost two-thirds as part of the Dubai Paperless Strategy, which has also led to more than 250 services being upgraded.

Dubai launches data-sharing toolkit

Dubai launches data-sharing toolkit

Smart Dubai aims to provide a decision-making tool that will offer guidance and resources for public or private sector organisations to prepare for and design data-sharing initiatives.

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

Smart Dubai builds single source of data

The Dubai Registers initiative will collect, organise, link and store the latest and most accurate data to ensure it is useful to as many parties as possible.