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EY boosts future cities leadership role by joining Smart Cities Council

RESTON, VA,  (April 11, 2017) EY has strengthened its leadership position as an advisor to cities around the world by becoming a global lead partner of the Smart Cities Council (SCC), the industry coalition advancing smart city development and innovation.

As a global lead partner, EY will support the Council and its members in creating better, safer and more resilient cities by using an integrated approach to better connect communities; improve citizen services; power economic development, and manage resources more intelligently. EY has extensive experience in delivering smart city services globally including infrastructure, digital, mobility and energy services.

George Atalla, EY Global Government & Public Sector Leader said:

“Cities around the world are growing at an unprecedented pace and this higher level of urbanization brings both opportunities and risks to businesses, governments and society at large. Technology is crucial for connecting disparate urban systems, but technology alone cannot solve the social, environmental and logistical issues that growing cities face. The future belongs to governments, businesses and entrepreneurs who work together to create citizen-centric, resilient cities. We are excited to work with the Council and its members to continue our leading role in supporting the cities of today in becoming the cities of tomorrow. 

The Smart Cities Council brings together a range of private sector organizations dedicated to improving the world’s cities.

Jesse Berst, Chairman of Smart Cities Council, said:

“The Smart Cities Council works with organizations around the globe to help cities become smarter through a combination of advocacy and action. With EY’s global and cross sector experience, we -- and our members -- gain a powerful and insightful partner to facilitate the development of future cities that truly benefit their citizens.”

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About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organization that also does not provide any services to clients. Ernst & Young LLP is a member of Ernst & Young Global Limited serving clients in the US.

About EY Government & Public Sector

The Global Government & Public Sector practice at EY is a network of highly skilled professionals from assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, dedicated to serving government and public sector organizations and institutions. In countries large and small, developed and emerging, EY aims to understand the issues and provide services that will have lasting impact.

 

About Smart Cities Council
The Smart Cities Council is comprised of the foremost experts and leading global companies in the smart technologies sector, who serve as advisors and resources. Its goal is to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with access to technology counsel, financial tools, policy frameworks, visibility campaigns, and advocacy.  For more information, visit www.smartcitiescouncil.com.