Smart Cities Council Gains New Partners Critical to On-the-Ground Implementation

(Washington, DC) May 13, 2014 – The Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to improve the livability, workability and sustainability of the world's cities, continues to round out its impressive roster of partners with four new members: BehaviorMatrix, Camgian Microsystems, Imex Systems and Neptune Technology Group.

“We are thrilled to have these new partners join the Council and bring their cutting-edge solutions to the smart cities movement,” said Jesse Berst, Smart Cities Council Chairman.  “To date, we’ve attracted the world’s largest technology companies but it’s equally important to have the most innovative startups and small businesses as part of the overall solution for creating smart cities of the future.”

Currently, the Council has over two dozen leading companies committed to the Smart Cities effort, including IBM, Bechtel, Grid2020, MasterCard and Microsoft.

BehaviorMatrix provides customized data and analysis services that allow cities to listen to their citizens. The company identifies and measures human emotion in digital media and converts it into quantitative actionable insights, allowing cities to understand what problems are top of mind for their citizens as well as identify trends and controversies early.

Improving and easing communication between residents and city leaders is a foundational component to creating smart cities.

Camgian is a leader in developing low-power IoT sensor technologies that provide critical data and analytics about the environmental conditions surrounding a specific infrastructure or city, such as energy consumption, humidity, and luminosity. This innovative technology enables its users to access the data in real-time, ensuring that all information is accurate and up-to-date.

Employing technologies, such as sensors, provide valuable analytics to city leaders and allow them to assess efficiencies and prioritize areas for infrastructure improvements.

Imex Systems, a fast growing IT Services and Technology Solutions Provider, specializes in innovative solutions for the public sector across Canada, the U.S. and Japan, while expanding into the Middle East and Africa. The company provides tools for governments to improve their internal operations, reduce costs, and deliver digital and mobile services to citizens quickly and easily.

Neptune Technology Group has a rich history of innovation in metering and data management. As a valued partner, the company is built on a deep understanding of the needs of the water utility and the thoughtful use of technology to address their customers’ most pressing issues.

In addition to the Council’s extensive list of partners, over six dozen top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks also provide expertise as the Council continues its efforts to help cities around the world improve their livability, workability and sustainability.

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About the Smart Cities Council:

The Smart Cities Council is the trusted advisor to equip cities with tools and knowledge to cope with expanding populations, shrinking budgets and aging infrastructure. It is comprised of the world's foremost smart city practitioners advised by unbiased, independent experts, including top universities, national laboratories, standards bodies, climate advocacy groups and development banks. The Council’s goal is to accelerate the growth of smart cities worldwide by providing city leaders with best practices and vendor-neutral guidance on technology, finance, policy and, citizen engagement. For more information, visit www.smartcitiescouncil.com or view a brief introductory video about the Smart Cities Council.

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