Smart Cities Need to Re-Evaluate their objectives, New Report Says

Whitepaper Libelium Smart Cities

Inaugural The Connected Human whitepaper brings together leading IoT experts to examine state of smart cities

Smart cities are still very much in their infancy but have the potential to transform the way citizens interact with their urban areas according to the first in a series of whitepapers bringing together global experts in Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

 

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The Connected Human Report: Smart Cities and Their Future draws on the expertise of leading IoT experts from Europe and America to examine how mature the smart cities sector currently is, the challenges faced by digitally transformed municipalities, how data is being used and how accessible it is to ordinary citizens, and the next steps local authorities can take to realise the potential of IoT enabled jurisdictions.

This future is more than just a digital business upgrade: it has the potential to transform the way the world works. Instead of merely connecting devices and sensors, IoT could connect entire industries and cities together. The Connected Human Report assesses the current state of IoT across a number of different verticals and draws on industry experts to look at what needs to happen for connected technology to take the next steps toward a digital future where sectors and cities are linked by technology.

Connected Human Report: Smart Cities and Their Future draws on three leading smart cities experts.

 

Whitepaper Smart Cities Libelium

The first part of the Connected Human Report series focuses on the area most likely to transform the way in which we live our everyday lives: Smart Cities. Bringing together expert opinions from Alicia Asin (Libelium), Daniel Nieto (Convergia) and Karin Marchiori (Allnet Italia).


Alicia Asín Smart Cities Libelium

Alicia Asín

Daniel Nieto Convergia Chiile

Daniel Nieto

Karin Allnet.Italia

Karin Marchiori

Meet the IoT experts:

  • Alicia Asin, founder and CEO of Spanish IoT specialists Libelium, has nearly two decades of experience in the IoT and smart cities sector. Alicia was the first woman to receive the National Young Entrepreneur at the 2014 meeting of the Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, and is a regular speaker at smart cities conferences across the world, including at the World Economic Forum.
  • Daniel Nieto is the General Manager of Convergia, Chile, the Pan-American value-added distributor of connectivity solutions. Daniel has over three decades of experience in the IoT sector, and is an expert on aquaculture and enabling municipalities with strong ties to living waterways to improve their services through digitalisation.
  • Karin Marchiori is the Team Leader for IoT Solutions at Allnet.Italia, is a European specialist in IT, telecommunications and security solutions for SMEs and public administration. Karin has over a decade of experience in IoT for smart cities and public administration, with a particular focus on pollution management.

This report examines the real state of Smart Cities:

➀ How mature the smart cities sector currently is.
➁ The challenges faced by digitally transformed municipalities.
➂ How data is being used and how accessible it is to ordinary citizens.
➃ The next steps local authorities can take to realise the potential of IoT-enabled jurisdictions.

A truly smart city delivers an interactive experience for inhabitants, responding to needs and wants from its population using data and automation to ultimately make better decisions. Those decisions can include better urban transport networks, improved and more efficient energy distribution, or upgraded waste management services, all thanks to better, digitally enabled operations.

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The Connected Human is a new series of whitepapers exploring how digitalisation will change the way we live our lives. Instead of merely connecting devices and sensors, IoT has the potential to connect entire industries and cities.

We will launch three reports that explain how IoT is changing the world according to our three families: Smart Cities, Agrifood and Sustainability.

Stay tuned to read them all.