Extracting Pan-Urban Data Insight

baton rouge smarter city
August 20, 2018 | Nele Coghe & Laura Samaras

How can a city take strides toward becoming a smart city? For the US state of Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge, a key goal was to increase transparency and accountability in government operations for the city’s 227,000 residents, as well as keeping their city safe.

politics of crime fighting software
August 02, 2018

Call it machine learningArtificial Intelligence, or simply computational intelligence: countries are rushing to apply new technologies to combat crimes, but how they do so — and even what counts as crime — varies among them, and says much about their... read more

city happiness social media
November 02, 2017

More than 25 years ago, predictive data analytics technology began guiding grocery chain marketers to display seemingly unrelated products together on supermarket shelves to achieve maximum sales.

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.

Think No One Is Watching? Think Again!
Image by Richard Unten on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
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

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