Extracting Pan-Urban Data Insight

August 04, 2017

For years, cities have been trying to use data that has sat, siloed in individual departments. Even as that historic data is liberated and made more open, however, more and different types of data are coming in. Since the advent of smartphones with built in GPS, location data, streaming from... read more

August 03, 2017

Data, as most anyone in IT will tell you, is driving innovation. Vast troves of data are at the heart of developments involving artificial intelligence, driverless cars and other breakthrough technologies. Government too has shown the value of bigger, better and more open data, but developments... read more

July 20, 2017

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and thereby improve the quality of life for citizens. The integration of LBS and Smart City Initiatives with city demographics and data analytics... read more

June 22, 2017

There has never been a greater abundance of data available in the world. Connected technology has made data collection easier than ever, while the open data movement has ensured that everyone can view it. The problem, then, is context – what do we do with all of this data?

May 18, 2017

Cities big and small operate under constrained budgets. And in an era of increasing government transparency and social media monitoring, cities and their administrators must act fiscally responsible. What's one thing cities often don't take into account when looking to maximize value? Data.

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May 15, 2017

Disruption has reached almost every aspect of public safety and technology is changing everything. Heard about drones?  Welcome to the world of the future where there is total transparency.

April 04, 2017

In today's day and age, security has been thrust to the forefront of just about everything in current events. From insurgency to border control, it would seem that security plays a major part in our daily lives. Yet most people don't realize how intricate most security apparatuses are when it... read more

March 21, 2017

A city’s data is one of its most valuable assets. Urban data is the bedrock of the performance management programs that allow cities to ensure continuous improvement. Reliable data can facilitate interagency collaboration, improve partnerships with the private sector, and expand public... read more

March 14, 2017

How do you engage citizens when most of them don't have time or interest in attending local government meetings?

March 02, 2017

How does a city get smart? The road to becoming a smart city is a long one, but it begins by offering city residents greater connectivity and opening up smoother communication between residents and city officials. A few urban areas around the world have taken the first steps needed to make these... read more

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