At the turn of a new decade, and following a wild year of transformation in 2020, the coming years are bound to face more innovation, speculation, and security risks than ever before. One of the key trends to come to the forefront this year has been ‘Smart Cities.’
The countrywide lockdowns earlier this year required many city authorities to digitalise most of their public services. This timely shift to the virtual realm is now driving innovations in other spectra of city governance as well, water, energy, and waste management being the prime examples. Against this backdrop, smart city initiatives can cover anything from power distribution, transport systems, street lights, and even rubbish collection. The idea is to use data and technology to make everyday life easier and better for the people who live and work in the city while maximising the use of resources. That being said, there are fairly new technologies that are now ready to take centre stage in smart city initiatives. Some of these are advanced data analytics, AI, and 5G. AI and IoT, in particular, are two of the key driving forces of smart cities. From traffic to pollution management, IoT sensors have already proven their value. And now with the impending arrival of 5G connectivity, these IoT sensors are slated to achieve even better efficiency.
At this juncture, the key considerations must be made about how these most coveted technological solutions can be thoughtfully integrated into a city’s existing workflows. City authorities should consider a use-case driven approach to assessing their exact expectations from their technology partners. To assist city authorities in such practice, we have compiled this issue of CIOApplications Europe. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 smart city solution providers to highlight those making significant contributions to the advancement of the current and future trends alike. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these companies are set to transform the landscape. This edition also blends thought leadership articles from subject matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, along with real-life stories on how the companies have enhanced their clients’ capabilities. We hope this issue of CIOApplications Europe helps you build the technological partnership your city needs to stay ahead.
We present to you CIOApplications Europe’s, “Top 10 Smart City Solution Providers - 2020.”