This infographic highlights drivers, challenges and steps for moving forward toward smarter cities. It is based on a survey of North American municipal leaders conducted by Cisco and the Smart Cities Council in September 2014.
Definitions and overviews
There is no other organization like the Smart Cities Council, as you'll learn in this video that provides an overview of the Council's work with public officials around the world to make their cities more livable, workable and sustainable.
This white paper by IDC Government Insights (and sponsored by Council Lead Partner Cisco) is intended to help municipal leaders, politicians, city planners and other key stakeholders in information technology organizations that support cities understand the value of smart cities and the role they can play in helping urban centers realize a smart city vision.
Smart cities experts discuss the challenges governments and business leaders face in building the next generation of intelligent infrastructure for the cities of the future.
Laurent Schmitt is a compact man with an air of old-world politesse. He has worked in several executive capacities in different parts of Alstom, the $26-billion French maker of power and transport equipment. He started with the company in sales in 2000, back when it was Areva T&D (before its acquisition by Alstom). From there, he climbed the ladder through marketing and then roles in strategy and business development.