Smart City/Smart Utility Report: Technology and Planning Unlock the Power of Smart Cities and Utilities
Holistic and scalable smart systems depend on two major moves—embracing technology to make systems as efficient as they can be and increasing stakeholder engagement. To fully realize the smart city and smart utility promise, cities and utilities need to create a network of digital infrastructure. It is only by embracing advanced technologies and communications that operations will become more reliable, efficient and secure and allow for a maximum return on investment.
These advanced systems are the foundation that will lead to the applications, services and processes that will enhance citizen experience by elevating our cities and utilities to optimal production and service levels. Understanding data—how to collect it, how to use it and how to monetize it—will also be a crucial component to unlocking the full potential of smart integrated infrastructure.