Municipal drones are coming — and cloud leaders are getting prepared

Like it or hate it, government drones are coming to your block. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a leading organization dedicated to ensuring a secure cloud computing environment is working with Securing Smart Cities, a nonprofit global initiative focused on smart city cybersecurity, to set up drone guidelines. Their report, co-authored by the CSA Internet of Things (IoT) […]

Realpolitik for our digital age

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Recently, I had the honor to speak to the European Parliament in a conference titled “Politicians in a Communications Storm.” The question the parliamentarians were grappling with was how complex humanistic ideas such as the European project can be secured and developed in a world of #brexit, #therealdonaldtrump and the #ColombianPeaceProcess. There are no simple […]

Smart cities need smart citizens – and that starts with education

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As we start to catch glimpses of the city of tomorrow – one brought to life by the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile applications, ubiquitous connectivity and other digital technologies – it’s becoming clear that the citizens of tomorrow will also need to adapt. Smart cities need smart citizens to thrive – and in a […]

Smart city : Comment faire participer les citoyens à la réduction de la fracture numérique

Ville intelligente (smart city) ou ville traditionnelle, peu importe. Les changements dans les communes ont toujours été conduits par un même acteur : les citoyens. Après tout, en matière de modernisation les élus ne peuvent pas agir seuls dans leur coin. Ils ont besoin d’une communauté citoyenne qui les soutient afin de transformer les projets en […]

Ciudades inteligentes, ¿cómo atraer a sus habitantes y reducir la brecha digital?

Inteligentes o no, las ciudades siempre han dependido de su gente, a la hora de introducir cambios. Funcionarios y políticos no pueden actuar solos. Necesitan una ciudadanía comprometida, educada, y que apoye la generación de nuevas ideas. Así que, cuando los funcionarios de una Smart City del futuro implementen nuevas herramientas y tecnologías, con el […]

Spotlight on a smart city success: Vienna

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The city of Vienna is one of Europe’s historic treasures, playing important roles in such momentous times as the Roman Empire, the Napoleanic Wars, the Austrian Empire and beyond. History practically radiates from the amazing buildings, monuments and parks, places like the Hofburg imperial palace, Schwarzenberg Square, the Volksgarten and so many more. But this […]

How smart cities can engage citizens and bridge the Digital Divide

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Smart or not, cities have always relied on their people to drive change. Elected officials, after all, cannot act alone. They need an engaged, educated and supportive citizenry to bring new ideas to life. So when forward-looking Smart City officials implement new tools and technologies with the goal of easing everyday obstacles, solving the logistics […]

For smart cities, the future is now

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Long has civilization imagined and reimagined the city of the future. In 1900, French artist Jean Marc Cote produced a series of fascinating illustrations envisioning “France in the Year 2000,” a time, in his view, when machines would make daily tasks like cleaning, sewing and farming easier on the masses. At the 1939 World’s Fair […]

¿Hay que echar el freno al coche autónomo?

Además de las nuevas formas de compartir trayecto, el coche autónomo está siendo la pieza clave de muchas estrategias actuales de ciudad inteligente. El proyecto de vehículo sin conductor de Google destaca en la larga lista mundial de futuristas ingenios urbanos. Pero está surgiendo también un gran debate en torno al reparto de responsabilidades, en […]

Les villes doivent-elles mettre un frein aux véhicules autonomes?

Tout comme l’autopartage, l’engouement pour les véhicules autonomes a été un élément clé de nombreuses stratégies pour les villes intelligentes (smart cities). La Google Car pourrait bien changer la donne du futurisme urbain à travers la planète. Mais se pose alors la question de la responsabilité en cas d’accident avec un véhicule autonome. Qui du […]