Smart Cities

TasmaNet and Thinxtra partner to make Tasmania 'IoT-ready'

TasmaNet and Thinxtra announced that they will together build a dedicated IoT network that will cover 95 percent of Tasmania to support local …

Internet of Things

The role of smart cities in meeting future energy demand

<i>By Guruprakash Sastry</i><p>Global population and urbanization are increasing at a rapid pace. According to UN reports, 54% of world’s population was urban …


Internet of Things Security - Are You Failing To Prepare?

IoT devices should be identified and managed alongside regular IT asset inventories

Internet of Things

Government to call for S$2.4b of ICT tenders this year for Smart Nation projects

SINGAPORE: To speed up Singapore's digital transformation and its push in becoming a Smart Nation, the Government will be calling for a projected …


Journey to digital government

<b>The digital revolution is here</b><p>Watch now<p>Journey to Digital Government<p>The digital revolution is here and governments have no choice but to embrace it …


IoT World 2017: How a smart city can use data analytics to improve services

Austin Ashe, general manager of intelligent cities for Current powered by GE, talks about how important data analytics are in a smart city.


Cisco announces smart cities framework with KPMG

Cisco and KPMG have partnered on an end-to-end framework for smart cities comprising advisory, support, and operations services alongside the …


Vodafone launching live NB-IoT networks in Europe and ANZ

Vodafone will launch live nationwide NB-IoT networks across New Zealand and Germany in the second half of the year, along with a staged rollout …

Internet of Things

Smart Cities Startup Intersection Has A New CEO: Longtime MediaMath Exec Ari Buchalter

Disused phone booths in New York could soon go programmatic.<p>Nine-year MediaMath vet Ari Buchalter is stepping in as CEO of Alphabet-backed smart …

Advertising Industry

San Diego Lights Up with Smart City IoT Platform

Feb 22, 2017<p>SEATTLE (Reuters) – General Electric will put cameras, microphones and sensors on 3,200 street lights in San Diego this year, marking the …

Internet of Things

Haryana Govt Signs Five MoUs Worth Rs 18,000 Crore In Singapore

The Haryana government on Tuesday (May 23) signed five agreements with Singapore-based companies to attract Rs 18,000 crore investment in development …


Tata Consultancy Services launches a software for smart cities to cut LED power consumption

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on 22 May 2017 unveiled an intelligent software that allows cities to derive greater value from the costly LED …


Let’s Watch Pittsburgh’s Mayor Slowly Realize Uber Is Not His Friend

A case study in how Uber screws cities with the help of their elected officials.<p>In October, soon after Uber began testing driverless cars in the city, I obtained about a dozen emails sent between Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. One of them stood out more than any other.<p>In …


How will IoT change the lives of our aging population?

How do we conceptualize aging and disability in an era where there’s a heady excitement about a future reality that surpasses our current lived experiences of health and old age? Consider future tech such as Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a growing movement of people into posthumanism and of course fiction …

Internet of Things

IoT and Smart Cities: Critical Necessity With Profound Benefits

<b>By Reshaad Sha,</b> CEO at <b></b>SqwidNet<p>Along with the rest of the world, South Africa is in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, in which the smart …

Internet of Things

Talks on Smart Nation, citizen-centricity, whole-of-government approach at the Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017

<i>Speakers at the Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum held on May 18, 2017</i><p>The 3rd Annual Singapore OpenGov Leadership Forum held on May 18, 2017 saw …


Smart city out of a crazy Istanbul

Dear local government, you cannot make Istanbul a smart city because this city has chosen to go crazy after years of torture


Artificial Intelligence and Disruptive Technologies Can Provide Much Impetus To India’s Smart City Programs

Technologies and Tools, which are artificially intelligent, have the potential to effect an automatic change in an electronic device to maximize …


Here is how ISRO will boost internet speeds in India using three communication satellites

Of the 1.3 billion people living in India, internet is available only to 350 million users. A massive 93 percent of these users access the internet</b> …


Consensus Hackathon 2017: Into the Smart City Blockchain 'Rabbit Hole'

"How do I parse this string? I need to get the digital asset ID."<p>Alongside excited chatter about how blockchain technology might one day disrupt a …


Google plans to 'fix' Toronto by building smart city

Underdeveloped waterfront ideal location to start building smart city<p>Google has its sights set on piloting its vision for the smart city of the …


How San Leandro is using IoT to transform itself

San Leandro, a suburban city in California, plans to integrate a 10-gigabit fiber loop into public infrastructure and services, in a move to evolve the city from its industrial roots.<p>The fiber loop is capable of connecting thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices together, sending all the data …


Smart cities market: Three factors to think about before going to town

The smart cities market looks ripe for exploring, but be careful out there.<p>The sector has a lot going for it as a potential market for channel …


India’s cleanest cities: Citizen engagement drives the rankings

The government evaluated performance on citizen engagement through the Swachhata-MoUD mobile app.<p>If you are happy with your city’s cleanliness and …


How to socialize great smart cities strategies for all urban centers

The Smart Cities for All initiative, led by G3ict (Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs), with the support of Microsoft, has helped to produce a new toolkit to assist cities with implementing smart city programs that can help all community members.<p>In a recent survey of more than 250 experts …


How Mastercard wants to become your new travel ticket

Public transportation systems around the world are very different. Ticketing systems and route information are often confusing and rarely convenient for the user. But what if your credit card could act as a Fifth Element-style multipass enabling you to board that commuter train or bus with a wave …


Empowering a more accessible and inclusive world

With the right tools, there are no limits to what people can achieve, including people with disabilities. So today has special meaning: It’s the …


How Telefonica Is Using IoT And Big Data To Build Smart Cities

The concept of a “smart city” is quickly becoming a reality thanks to the ongoing rollout of the Internet of Things (IoT) – the ever-growing number devices in our personal and business lives which are online, connected and capable of sharing data.<p>The term “smart city” refers to the segment of the …


Smart Dubai works with United Nations on smart cities index

Following the launch of the Dubai Now platform, the Smart Dubai Office has revealed that it is working with the United Nations (UN) and the …


When it comes to smart cities, it's all about its citizens

You can aim to be the most technologically-advanced smart city in the world, but at the end of the day, your main motivation has to revolve around …