This White Paper breaks down what a smart city is, how it functions and what impact it has on residents living and working within its borders with reference to use cases. 

Executive Summary:

The term "smart cities" was coined by IBM, but the idea has since come to represent an ecosystem of technologies and strategies aimed at helping cities and companies leverage data to improve operational performance in many sectors.

The ultimate goal of a smart city initiative is to attract businesses and citizens to ensure a vibrant city economy. Smart cities utilize the Internet of Things (IoT) to achieve sustainable economic development and quality-of-life improvements. IoT refers to devices connected to the internet to transmit data and according to industry experts, by 2020, 10 billion+ new devices and connections will be added to the internet. This will increase the amount of IoT devices and connections to over 26.3 billion.

 

Key Topics:

  • IoT in Smart Cities today and the fundamental components
  • The goal of building a Smart City
  • Connectivity, sensors & hardware
  • People and performance
  • IoT use cases in Smart Cities
  • The benefits of implementing IoT in Smart Buildings
  • Why invest in building Smart Cities

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