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Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

The North Texas Innovation Alliance, which has also joined the City Possible network, will focus both on immediate challenges related to Covid-19, as well as look ahead to establish core priorities.

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

UAE report highlights IoT as the weak link of smart city security

Smart cities can unlock considerable business potential for the United Arab Emirates but a new report warns governments and organisations of the IoT’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

Why the Toronto Quayside project is a cautionary tale and a missed opportunity

While dogged by controversy, Toronto could have showcased exactly what a smart city could deliver, something that is important now more than ever.

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.

Dubai mandates digital identity system for government services

Dubai mandates digital identity system for government services

UAE Pass provides an authorised digital ID through smartphones, eliminating the need to physically visit customer service centres and submit paper identification documents.

Industry group to develop framework for secure track and trace

Industry group to develop framework for secure track and trace

ETSI’s Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection aims to enable developers to build interoperable mobile apps for proximity detection and anonymous identification.

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

The Odysseus project’s overall goal is to help manage the Covid-19 crisis, inform the return to normality, and act as a springboard to London’s economy in the long term.

Sidewalk Labs shuts down Toronto smart city project

Sidewalk Labs shuts down Toronto smart city project

Google affiliate blames coronavirus and economic uncertainty for closing controversial and delayed smart city project

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Return to work software aims to help organisations manage their recovery phase

Critical event management company Everbridge has introduced a “next phase” Covid-19 software solution to help governments and businesses improve safety for employees and citizens.

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

Chicago develops app to communicate directly with those who may be Covid-19 positive

As well as provide important information and guidance, the Chi Covid Coach could also help with the city’s forward-looking strategy to develop a registry for a future vaccine.