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A selection of documents, articles, papers, videos and other content for those interested in the transformation that is required when going 100% digital in an organization. I also try to highlight the impacts, both positives and negatives of that transformation. Like it? Please click "Recommend"
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5 Cities That Are Setting Trends in Smart City Development

5 Cities That Are Setting Trends in Smart City Development | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

"Trends in Smart City Development" is a new report from the National League of Cities featuring case studies about how five cities – Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Delhi, India – are using different approaches to implement smart city projects.
The report also provides recommendations to help local governments consider and plan smart city projects.
A "smart city" is one that has developed technological infrastructure that enables it to collect, aggregate, and analyze real-time data to improve the lives of its residents. The report suggests that any smart city effort should include explicit policy recommendations regarding smart infrastructure and data, a functioning administrative component, and some form of community engagement.
You can read the full report here. (PDF)

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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Cities will contribute an enormous amount of data to help improve travel, work and life in general.

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prgnewshawaii's curator insight, April 4, 12:49 AM

Our embattled cities can learn some valuable lessons from urban centers that have decided to confront reality and work on real, practical solutions for their residents. The report suggests ways to implement smart cities projects that are cost effective and beneficial to urban residents.  The goal is realizable if we just demand that improvements be made.


Russell Roberts


Hawaii Intelligence Digest

lazaretrichard's comment, April 7, 3:47 AM
wow
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Inside Alphabet’s money-spinning, terrorist-foiling, gigabit Wi-Fi kiosks

Inside Alphabet’s money-spinning, terrorist-foiling, gigabit Wi-Fi kiosks | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
The urban sidewalk kiosks from Sidewalk Labs will sport a battery of sensors to monitor cities, traffic and suspicious packages.
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Alphabet new company called sidewalk has proposed a wifi kiosk that can be installed anywhere to provide a variety of services including: wifi, advertising, noise sensor, harmful package detection, amongst other. This is part of a smart city push.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Google focus now is more and more about bridging the real world with digital technologies. This new device and new company shows how important the field of smart cities is - very seldom does Google invest its energy into areas that do not have the potential to become billion dollar revenue generating endeavours in the short term. 

 

The most interesting aspect of this new product is that it blends together many different solutions into a single product. The kiosks serves as a wifi access point - which has often been considered alone - and blends with sounds, video and other sensors then merges advertisement to pay for itself. Brilliant! We need more devices like that, especially in stores where we often see single purpose devices being deployed as price check points or ipad based information kiosks. They could be so much more....

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#Montreal unveils its digital strategy

#Montreal unveils its digital strategy | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

Inspired by global best practices, stimulated by an ongoing dialog with Montréalers, the Smart and Digital City Office is working in nine key areas to make Montréal a world renowned leader among smart and digital cities by 2017.

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I am proud to have helped shape the strategy with the Digital City Office. Great team, great vision.

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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, February 24, 2015 3:14 PM

Smart!

I haven't read the 50 pages of the strategy yet, but the first good news is that there is a digital strategy!

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Building the next generation of smart cities via @gigaom

Building the next generation of smart cities via @gigaom | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Open data standards, low-cost sensors, and internet of things connectivity are helping cities create new technology platforms to manage social interactions, the environment, health, transportation, water management, and utilities.

Via massimo facchinetti
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In the context of recent announcements regarding Montreal Smart and Digital city recently unveiling a 23M$ investment budget.


Presentation - #Montreal Smart and Digital City : 2014-2017 Montreal Strategy https://lnkd.in/deCJnUR  #innmtl #smartcity

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The disruptive aspect of Smart Cities via @frankdiana

The disruptive aspect of Smart Cities via @frankdiana | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
Next up in this ongoing look at disruptive scenarios is the Smart City. For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, and that percentage moves to 70% by 2...
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Frank Diana presents some very interesting examples of what a smart city can be and why it represents a major disruption in the future.

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Social Media Online Marketing's curator insight, October 27, 2014 6:18 AM

#SocialMediaMonitoring & #SocialMediaAnalytics

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City Protocol offers a one page view of the complexity and potential behind city information via @cityprotocolsoc

City Protocol offers a one page view of the complexity and potential behind city information via @cityprotocolsoc | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it

The City Anatomy provides a common language with which to describe the different key features of city life. It takes into consideration three systems: Structure (environment, infrastructures, built domain), Information (platform, economy, governance), Society (culture, functions, people). This tiered conceptual approach aims at setting the stage for effective city governance, evaluation and transformation while providing cities with a common structure to describe their unique set of challenges and opportunities to each other, in a way that helps them discover what commonalities they might share.

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City protocol society proposes a one page view of the interconnexion between structures in a city and multiple cities, offering an opportunity to make all of its information accessible to all its inhabitants.

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Barcelona has defined a "city OS" to coordinate its digital communication network

Barcelona has defined a "city OS" to coordinate its digital communication network | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
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Truly inspiring to see that Barcelona has established an "operating system" for the city (city OS) that connects all of the sensors (street lights, parking meters, cameras, etc.) to make their data accessible for different applications and analytics opportunities.


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When cities digitize- TransitScreen overview via @BenjaminAdlerLA

When cities digitize- TransitScreen overview via @BenjaminAdlerLA | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
La ville intelligente se façonne doucement mais sûrement. L’open data est une de ses armes, la start-up nord-américaine TransitScreen l’a bien compris : elle ouvre à la rue son service digital d’informations en temps réel sur les transports publics.
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The idea of providing insights into a cities data store is essential. This is just one way to make it available to people without smartphones.

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Le Grand Montréal parmi les 21 métropoles intelligentes via @DirectionInfo @bjebrak

Le Grand Montréal parmi les 21 métropoles intelligentes via @DirectionInfo @bjebrak | Digital Transformation of Businesses | Scoop.it
La grande région métropolitaine de Montréal a été reconnue par l’Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) parmi les 21 métropoles intelligentes de
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GReat news for Montreal to be recognized in the digital world.

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Digital transformation technology consultant and Enterprise Architect. Works with business executives in the fields of eCommerce, Cloud, Web2.0, enterprise2.0, sourcing2.0