smart cities

Multiple cities, especially in Asia, have made announcements about intentions to launch government issued reward tokens as part of its smart city initiative (e.g. Seoul S Coin and Municipal Tokens). The apparent goal is to encourage citizens to participate in the use of public services, increase the tax base, foster economic activity

The need to make commercial property renovations and new building projects more energy-efficient and user-friendly creates a serious and unwanted consequence: these smart buildings open up new attack vectors for cybersecurity threats. Internet-connected systems that control elevators, escalators, heating and security access can be used to monitor and optimise performance,

For city planners, the great promise of a 5G network is the ability to deliver on the promises of smart cities. While much of the technology required for smart cities already exists, the capacity for the technology to operate in real time across an interconnected network has been held back

Data strategy

Gartner predicts 20 per cent of all local government organisations will generate revenue from value-added open data through data marketplaces by 2020. Read the new and free  Which-50 Magazine. Edition 1 :  leadership and digital transformation Sowing the seeds for this new revenue stream is the growing source of data