Smart Cities - Things you thought to be true, that are not.
In this webinar, we look at the common misunderstandings around the progress of Smart City development worldwide - and where we actually stand. Here’s some topics we’ll cover:
1. Only big cities are working on Smart Places projects – Wrong…
- The consumerization of technology has put the cost of leveraging tools such as GPS and mobile connectivity within reach of even the smallest governments.
- The smart cities of tomorrow are well within reach today, but government leaders should keep in mind the importance of focusing on the basics
2. Citizens are not ready to live in a smart city and won’t share their data – Wrong…
- As smart government technologies continue to mature, location-aware connected devices will orchestrate those services on a more granular level — and act upon even more data from citizens.
3. Getting Smart is expensive – Wrong…
- It’s easy to start adding smart devices such as IoT enabled drains
- SMART UTILITY METERS can detect water leaks and excessive energy usage, resulting in significant savings to both citizens and government — as much as $69 billion per year globally, according to McKinsey
4. Smart Cities demand complex IT infrastructure changes - Wrong…
- Existing platforms could be used (Such as Confirm)
- OnDemand Data Quality, Geospatial or Engagement platforms are available
- Your existing IT vendors probably have solutions and partnerships in place to help you.