Relevancy and empathy during the COVID-19 crisis - a letter from the Smart Cities Council

We have delayed publishing this letter as we have been busy working with cities and our partners during this global crisis. Our teams in ASEAN, Australia, India and North America have been working with cities and other liked minded organizations to do what they can to relieve suffering.
Our actions are guided by empathy, relevance and agility.

SCC Partner Spotlight

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) creates technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and the next generation of technology and technology companies. Created in 1985, CIT, a non-profit corporation, plugs gaps at the earliest stages of the Innovation Continuum – commercialization and seed funding – as it helps entrepreneurs launch and grow high-growth technology companies and create high-paying jobs for the future. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology start-up companies and advanced technology consumers. Lastly, CIT builds the infrastructure for new innovation economies with expert broadband strategies.

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Inside Look: What US cities were buying and planning in March 2020

Fri, 2020-04-17 19:12 -- Philip Bane
04/17/2020

As government agencies continue investing in the smart cities movement, companies seeking to supply smart cities with products or services have plenty of opportunities. And as the COVID-19 continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government.

Virginia CDO, Carlos Rivero, will 'kick-start' collaborative device and asset management planning

Thu, 2020-03-05 14:39 -- Philip Bane
03/05/2020

On June 2, 2020, the Smart Cities Council will lead a month-long, online collaborative planning process for cities that seek to implement device and asset management. Virginia’s Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero has agreed to ‘kick-off’ this collaborative planning project. Deliverables will include a project plan template called ‘Device and Asset Management Roadmap' that your city can customize to your needs.

Online city collaboration - asset and device management. June 2, 2020, at 11:00 am EST

Wed, 2020-02-26 19:00 -- Philip Bane
02/26/2020

The Smart Cities Council's work is fueled by data science and hands-on knowledge from working with cities globally. We offer data-directed opportunities for cities to solve common problems. Our data reveals that cities are keen to implement device and asset management projects. In this article, we tell you how and why. We also offer online city to city collaboration so cities can learn from each other.

2021 looks good for smart cities in the US

Fri, 2020-02-07 16:39 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2020

IDC recently identified the US as one of the top smart city markets for 2020. This forecast is reinforced by the policy proposals of 2020 US Presidential candidates. In fact, we found a strong focus on not only infrastructure; but also 'smart infrastructure. With proposals for broadband deployment, $1B smart city grants, green infrastructure and with three x-mayors in the race, it looks like smart cities and smart infrastructure is on everyone's agenda with strong potential for action in 2021.

Winning cities are ready

Wed, 2020-02-05 15:08 -- Philip Bane
02/05/2020

If your city is smart – then you should be helping other cities. Our societies acknowledge excellence …and expect those who are better to teach the rest of us. STOP seeking conference awards and global rankings! If your city is smart, you need to be helping other cities solve the problems you have solved – AND Smart Cities Activator project roadmaps (that show how to solve a city need) are the most effective method to take this leadership role and make a difference.

What can a smart house teach a smart city?

Sun, 2020-02-02 19:43 -- Philip Bane
02/02/2020

Jarrett Campbell from Aveva and I have taught smart city workshops together. Jarret is a great story teller and holds our audience interest's when he talks about how he made his home smart and also how the Town of Cary, NC (one of the Council's 2018 Readiness Challenge Winners) has implemented smart metering systems for water management. His stories are real-world, giving us a clear example of 'how' any city can use smart technologies.

Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley

Building on the success of the Smart Cities Council’s annual conference held each fall in Washington, D.C., Smart Cities Week® Silicon Valley honors the region’s focus on innovation – with an interactive and intimate program tailored to meet the needs of cities in Western North America and the companies helping them prepare for what’s coming next.
Focused on the next generation of smart cities, this conference will bring together city leaders and technology innovators to envision the city of tomorrow.

Join us for a unique chance to discuss how cities are leading the way in next-generation transportation, artificial intelligence and analytics, digital payments and citizen services, compassionate cities and other topics.

Smart Urbanation 2018

Fri, 2017-12-29 10:01 -- SCC India Staff
12/29/2017

SM@RT URBANATION co-located with 5th SM@RT CITIES SUMMIT is India’s leading platform for government and private stakeholders to debate, deliberate, dialogue and derive decisive ways to outline India’s urban reality and future strengthened with a technological revolution.

See how India’s smartest conclave in Telangana is shaping up at Smart Urbanation

Fri, 2017-12-29 07:51 -- SCC India Staff
12/28/2017

With all the glitter and shine, India’s newly found tech hub, Telangana, is all set to host the country’s smartest conclave ever—SMART URBANATION—from March 22 to 23, 2018 in Hyderabad. What’s more! The conclave is backed by India’s original tech-giant State, Karnataka and organized by the Smart Cities Council India (SCC).

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