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Cities and counties are turning towards the smart city task and asking the right questions

by Bettina Tratz  |  October 10, 2017

For many local governments and cities, the initiatives around smart and connected communities are becoming more strategically defined, with many CIOs and IT leaders starting to orchestrate urban visions. During...

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Smart cities will be centers of excellence for sustainability and climate change achievements -Feeding data insights from urban IoT deployments

by Bettina Tratz  |  November 6, 2016

Almost one year after the climate commitment of COP21 Paris Agreement was signed by 175  countries to curb green house gas (GHG) emissions, 55 of those nations that are responsible...

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Why China’s Smart Cities need to be Green Cities

by Bettina Tratz  |  May 21, 2014

In my recent business travel to China I have come to meet the country’s growing ecological drive and awareness. China is known globally for its bad air and water pollution...

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Smart Citizen Need to trust the Internet of Things in Smart Cities

by Bettina Tratz  |  November 28, 2013

Don’t you sometimes wish you had services that would be tailored to your specific needs for a very specific situation? Just think about how people live in communities and cities,...

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Urban mobility and electric vehicle strategies lack holistic vision

by Bettina Tratz  |  May 28, 2013

There are different approaches in changing traffic patterns and transportation in cities and urban regions. Some cities have been best practice leaders in electronic tolling systems and congestion charging such...

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When It Comes to Government and Technology, China Is Much Closer Than We Think

by Andrea Dimaio  |  May 28, 2013

I spent my first week ever in Beijing, where my local colleague gave me ample opportunities to meet clients and prospects – both government organizations and IT vendors – as...

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Smart Cities Need Senior People, Not Just Geeks

by Andrea Dimaio  |  April 22, 2013

When people talk about smart cities, there seems to be an implicit assumption that those who get the concept and are able to lead the change must be demographically young....

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Smart Cities Are Not Intelligent: They Are Astute

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 14, 2012

Yesterday Gartner held a local briefing in Milan on the topic of Smart Cities. This was attended by local government, vendors and research organizations. Bettina Tratz-Ryan, who is our lead...

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It Is Time for Industry, Government and Consumers To Get Serious About IT Ethics

by Andrea Dimaio  |  October 4, 2012

(WARNING: this is an unusually long post for my blog. However I want to set the foundations for a dialogue and new line of research, and I hope my reader...

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Making Smart Cities Really Smart Takes a Change of Emphasis

by Andrea Dimaio  |  September 24, 2012

Last Thursday I attended a panel about Smart Cities in the context of the ICT competitiveness week, organized by DG CONNECT of the European Commission. The purpose was to discuss...

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