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Johnson controls delivers mission critical ‘essential products, services And personnel’ during ongoing covid-19 pandemic

Mon, 2020-03-23 09:50 -- SCC Staff
03/23/2020

Today Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO, George Oliver, reaffirmed that the Company is delivering ‘essential products, services and personnel’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virginia CDO, Carlos Rivero, will 'kick-start' collaborative device and asset management planning

Thu, 2020-03-05 05:39 -- Philip Bane
03/05/2020

On June 2, 2020, the Smart Cities Council will lead a month-long, online collaborative planning process for cities that seek to implement device and asset management. Virginia’s Chief Data Officer, Carlos Rivero has agreed to ‘kick-off’ this collaborative planning project. Deliverables will include a project plan template called ‘Device and Asset Management Roadmap' that your city can customize to your needs.

Online city collaboration - asset and device management. June 2, 2020, at 11:00 am EST

Wed, 2020-02-26 10:00 -- Philip Bane
02/26/2020

The Smart Cities Council's work is fueled by data science and hands-on knowledge from working with cities globally. We offer data-directed opportunities for cities to solve common problems. Our data reveals that cities are keen to implement device and asset management projects. In this article, we tell you how and why. We also offer online city to city collaboration so cities can learn from each other.

2021 looks good for smart cities in the US

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:39 -- Philip Bane
02/07/2020

IDC recently identified the US as one of the top smart city markets for 2020. This forecast is reinforced by the policy proposals of 2020 US Presidential candidates. In fact, we found a strong focus on not only infrastructure; but also 'smart infrastructure. With proposals for broadband deployment, $1B smart city grants, green infrastructure and with three x-mayors in the race, it looks like smart cities and smart infrastructure is on everyone's agenda with strong potential for action in 2021.

Winning cities are ready

Wed, 2020-02-05 06:08 -- Philip Bane
02/05/2020

If your city is smart – then you should be helping other cities. Our societies acknowledge excellence …and expect those who are better to teach the rest of us. STOP seeking conference awards and global rankings! If your city is smart, you need to be helping other cities solve the problems you have solved – AND Smart Cities Activator project roadmaps (that show how to solve a city need) are the most effective method to take this leadership role and make a difference.

What can a smart house teach a smart city?

Sun, 2020-02-02 10:43 -- Philip Bane
02/02/2020

Jarrett Campbell from Aveva and I have taught smart city workshops together. Jarret is a great story teller and holds our audience interest's when he talks about how he made his home smart and also how the Town of Cary, NC (one of the Council's 2018 Readiness Challenge Winners) has implemented smart metering systems for water management. His stories are real-world, giving us a clear example of 'how' any city can use smart technologies.

Inside Look: What cities were buying and planning in January 2020

Sun, 2020-02-02 10:12 -- Philip Bane
02/02/2020

Companies looking to supply smart cities with products or services at the start of the new year have plenty of opportunities available across the country. As more government agencies begin investing in the smart cities movement, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage. Here are 10 smart city projects from the past month that were awarded to a vendor, recently put out to bid or included in an agency’s future spending plan.

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