If you are a city in North America, you are invited to provide information about your smart city projects in the Council’s Smart Cities Activator. You may have gotten an email inviting your city to participate. If so, follow the instructions in the email. Or click to find out how to participate.
Enterprise Ireland Partners with the Smart Cities Council to Accelerate Irish Progress. The Council is inviting North American cities to nominate projects from which Enterprise Ireland will select cities with bold projects that improve their livability, workability, and sustainability To participate please visit
DC5G is a problem-solving show that will give attendees clear actions they can take to build, adopt and/or enable 5G. All players essential to 5G implementation are invited to join this two-day business leadership conference that focuses on hosting executive-level conversations surrounding investment, infrastructure and smart communities. https://2019.dc5g.com/
Companies looking to supply smart cities with products or services have plenty of opportunities available across the country. As more government agencies begin investing in the smart cities movement, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage.
World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) and Smart Cities Council (Council) have partnered to improve their mutual engagement with cities globally. The partnership, while using Smart Cities Activator as the foundation, is also based on working together to advance smart city projects by sharing with cities best practices for project development, feasibility, and project financing.
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AVEVA creates industrial software that inspires people to shape the future. They believe industry advancement should enhance the human experience.
AVEVA’s customers are owners, operators and engineering contractors associated with complex process plant and marine assets who operate in the Power, Oil & Gas, Marine, Paper & Pulp, and many process-related industries.
Most large-scale engineering projects are unique and of such a scale that they cannot be prototyped, but employ a concurrent design-and-build approach, often involving many partners across the globe working together on a single project. AVEVA has unparalleled experience and understanding of providing software and services to this complex market.
If you’ve read the recent criticisms of Baltimore by Donald Trump, you might be tempted to write the city off. In reality, Baltimore is on the brink of becoming a smart, sustainable city. This article explains, and suggests the lessons other cities can learn from it.
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As more governments begin investing in the smart cities movement, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage. This article explains 10 smart city projects that were recently a) awarded to a vendor, or b) recently put out to bid, or c) included in an agency’s future spending plan.
The National Governors Association believes every state needs a cyber response plan like the ones used for natural disasters. It has prepared an issue brief with 14 recommendations plus links to helpful information. Why bother? Put simply, a significant cyber incident could stretch a central government's ability to respond. States need plans in place to ensure they are ready to respond without federal help.
Qualcomm sponsored a series of workshops in Texas, where we developed 18 specific project ideas other regions can study for ideas. In addition, the process revealed six best practices: 1) Build a national/regional coalition; 2) Build side-by-side with the communities; 3) Build back better; 4) Build smart from the start; 5) Take a phased approach; and 6) Move from conversation mode to action mode. This article provides a link to the resulting action plan where you can review details.
SSPCR 2019 explores the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach.
• Discover how cities and regions are evolving into living labs, i.e. open innovation ecosystems
• Explore processes and procedures of co-creation, which integrate public, private, research and civil society actors
• Contribute to the conference’s overall aim of shaping means of increasing the quality of life in smart cities and smart regions
The SILPA international conference www.smartislandregion.com invites companies, scientific and innovation communities, projects and international organizations to discuss common interests and to discover new opportunities to work together to build new projects and partnerships for Smart topics including Smart Islands and Regions with a wide spectrum of applications including but not limited to green energy, tourism, health, transport, environment, social cohesion, wellbeing.
The Chief Data Officer, (CDO), for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Carlos Rivero announced a state-wide survey of cities and counties in Virginia to support development of a statewide data governance policy. Recognizing the critical role of data governance for smart communities, the CDO has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology and is using Smart Cities Activator, an online collaborative platform provided by the Smart Cities Council.
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Based on research jointly conducted by AlphaBeta, the Hinrich Foundation and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) titled “The Digital Komodo Dragon: How Indonesia can capture digital trade opportunity at home and abroad”, the Jakarta Post recently reported that digital trade is expected to be the biggest support for the country’s economy by 2030.
One of our Readiness Challenge Winners was Montgomery, AL. You can find information about their upcoming Readiness Workshop here (See Opportunity Calendar). The workshop will be held August 20, 2019.
The Philippines Smarter & Sustainable Cities (SSC) Taskforce is partnering with the Smart Cities Council and others to build a national initiative to bring the Council’s Readiness Program to the country’s cities.
It’s not hard to find smart city rankings based on past accomplishments. But market intelligence firm GovWin+Onvia has released a report that ranks U.S. cities (and counties) by their actual buying behavior from 2015-2019
Companies looking to supply smart city products or services have plenty of opportunities available across the United States. As more government agencies begin investing in the smart cities sector, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage.
Leading global municipal professionals and tech experts meet at this two-day conference to discuss how new technology can enhance our cities and municipalities and share case studies on how it is already being done worldwide. Download the conference brochure for speaker overview, the agenda and more.
Scheduled for release in mid-2020, Activator Finance will be a fresher, faster approach to smart city financing. Using data already generated via Activator's Discover, Plan, and Exchange functions, cities will have the option to get information about financing options as well.
If you are looking for help with Activator then you have come to the right place.
The Smart Cities Readiness Network is a global knowledge exchange for public sector employees. It offers a weekly newsletter, in-person workshops, discounts to smart city conferences, and a way to find and connect with cities working on similar projects. You may apply to join by filling in a short, online form.
Smart Cities Activator is an online platform that helps cities plan and deploy smart projects. It provides a way to find and contact colleagues at other cities who are working on smart city projects themselves. And a way to access their expertise via knowledge resources and project templates.
Siklu delivers multi-gigabit wireless fiber connectivity in the 60, 70/80 GHz uncongested bands, extending your Smart City fiber on time and on budget. Operating in the secure mmWave bands, Siklu’s wireless solutions are used by leading system integrators and service providers to provide 5G Gigabit Wireless Access services. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, Siklu solutions are also ideal for Smart City projects requiring extra capacity such as video security, WiFi backhaul, and municipal network connectivity all over one network. Thousands of carrier-grade systems worldwide are delivering fast virtually interference-free performance and benefiting a true comprehensive end-to-end solution from planning to deployment. www.siklu.com.
If you want to become a smart, sustainable city — and if you want the prosperity that comes along — you must have the support of your electric company. A new guide from the Smart Cities Council and Edison Electric Institute outlines a proven path to success.
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Digital transformation is not just about making our cities better places to live and work, it is also an economic imperative. Only by using the data and digital technologies available to us, can we hope to manage our cities within challenging budgets. It also makes perfect social sense. Our cities must also respond to the digital lifestyles of our citizens and digital transformation is now key to a greater sense of communal involvement and responsibility. Atos is active with our partners in a wide range of visionary urban initiatives and that vision is something we want to share – because quality of life matters.
Forescout Technologies is the leader in device visibility and control. Our unified security platform enables enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their extended enterprise environment and orchestrate actions to reduce cyber and operational risk. Forescout products deploy quickly with agentless, real-time discovery and classification of every IP-connected device, as well as continuous posture assessment. As of December 31, 2018, 3,300 customers in over 80 countries rely on Forescout’s infrastructure-agnostic solution to reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents or breaches, ensure and demonstrate security compliance and increase security operations productivity.
With a suite of products, services, and innovative solutions, the Aero group will partner with your team to develop leading-edge plans for optimizing macrocell and small cell wireless infrastructure deployments. We are leaders in the advancement of smart pole wireless products with customized smart pole design solutions and installed projects. Our management and technical team members have actively participated and contributed to the advancement of wireless infrastructure solutions and State-of-the-Art products for over 15 years. We are active in the design, construction and policy aspects of the wireless industry associations and working committees focused on the advancement of wireless technologies.
The Smart Cities Council has named the winners of its annual Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, honoring five communities across North American for ambitious smart cities visions that are impactful, collaborative, inclusive and sustainable. The winning communities are: Baltimore; Edmonton; Montgomery; Racine, WI; and Cleantech San Diego.
Smart Cities Week, our annual gathering of our community of partners, cities and supporting stakeholders that helps accelerate smart cities action and investment in our cities, town, and regions across the world. Our goal is to help our communities become more livable, workable and sustainable.
Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) is a leading manufacturer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of Water. Our broad product and service portfolio includes leak detection; pipe condition assessment; metering products and networks; gate, check, and butterfly valves; fire hydrants; control valves, and other smart water systems. We help water utilities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is ‘Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®’. For more information about Mueller Water Products, visit www.muellerwaterproducts.com.
Mueller Water Products brands include Mueller®, Jones®, Singer®, Echologics®, Pratt®, Milliken®, Hydro Gate®, Hydro-Guard®, Mi.Net®, and U.S. Pipe Valve and Hydrant. To learn more visit www.muellerwp.com/brands.
Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) is a company with two decades of market leadership experience in providing secure real-time communications solutions to the top service providers and enterprises around the globe. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, Ribbon delivers highly reliable, unified and embedded real-time communications capabilities to customers in more than 25 countries and on 6 continents. The company transforms fixed, mobile and enterprise networks from legacy environments to all IP and fully virtualized, secure, cloud-based architectures, enabling highly productive communications for consumers and businesses. Ribbon’s market-leading communications security solutions are based on a big data behavioral analytics platform and offer customers enhanced network intelligence and security. The company’s Kandy Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) enables rapid service creation and digital transformation by delivering customers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded and unified communications capabilities.
Tech corporation ZTE is looking to bring Hungary’s technology up to 21st century standards starting with one major upgrade: a 5G network. While small towns like Szentendre near Budapest have toyed with smart city solutions like Smart Parking systems, it’s up to larger metropolises to set the example when it comes to Smart City projects.
Smart Mobility Summit focuses on the transformational technologies and business models that are currently revolutionising our industry. Next generation mobile technologies, smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer potentially massive opportunities, but significant challenges too. This event brings together a spectrum of stakeholders to inform and educate, but also to help drive innovation and collaboration in order that we can all reap the benefits, and avoid the pitfalls. Smart Cities Council Partners please email email@example.com for a discount code.
StormSensor provides cost-effective stormwater data acquisition and analytics to cities, utilities, and consultants looking to simplify monitoring, streamline maintenance, and prioritize retrofits.
The League of Cities for the Philippines is seeking to help position the whole of the Philippines as a smart cities leader, and therefore coordinating this workshop with its member cities to advance this goals. Up to 50 cities will be represented at the workshop, with approximately 80-100 participants over the two days.
The Smart Cities Readiness Workshop will focus on the following objectives:
• Shared smart cities knowledge – frameworks, principles, case studies
• Baseline city assessment
• Review of existing smart cities strategies
• Action planning for future phases of smart cities strategy
• Leadership development for next phase of smart cities strategy
The workshop is a unique opportunity for cities and SCC partners alike to network, exchange and expand knowledge.
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Sensoneo is a global enterprise-grade smart waste management solution provider that enables cities and businesses to manage their waste cost-efficiently, be more environmentally responsible and improve the well-being of people.
The Smart Cities Council – the industry’s largest coalition – opened applications for its 2019 North American Readiness Challenge, an annual program that has so far helped nearly a dozen cities and states advance their smart cities initiatives. The program offers communities interactive workshops, mentoring and digital tools that help them develop their smart cities plans, build community support and strengthen their projects to deliver more widespread and inclusive results.
Investor-owned utility providing gas and electric services to customers in Iowa and Wisconsin.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to millions of customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS.
LVX Global is a 26-year-old international advisory firm with operations in Australia, Europe, and North America, and since 2009 has maintained a dedicated discipline for Technology, Smart City & IoT.
One of LVX’s key roles is the provision of an independent, holistic view, that helps clients identify their needs, and then to conceptualise, develop, design, implement and manage Smart City & IoT solutions that meet their specific requirements.
LVX’s whole-of-industry, global view is up to date, independent, horizontally and vertically integrated, and our services range from strategy, concept and framework development, through probity & procurement advisory, to IT, cybersecurity, technical, commercial & risk due diligence and project design, documentation and management.