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Orlando’s smart cities journey positioned it to swiftly react to the COVID crisis

Tue, 2020-06-16 06:27 -- SCC Staff
06/15/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to increasingly affect cities across the U.S. earlier this year, a number found they needed to quickly determine a way to provide citizens with access to key city services—and, at the same time, enable municipal employees to work remotely while sheltering in place.

Inside Look: 3 Emerging Themes as Cities Respond to COVID-19

Tue, 2020-05-26 04:58 -- Philip Bane
05/25/2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to fundamentally shape the way that the public sector operates and does business. As cities and other public agencies are responding to the ongoing pandemic, GovWin’s team of state and local market analysts have identified several themes that are emerging for vendors. Here are three areas that cities, counties and other government agencies are focusing on in response to the pandemic.

Philadelphia's smart city journey has helped COVID-19 responsiveness

Mon, 2020-05-11 08:25 -- SCC Staff
05/10/2020

Philadelphia is leading the way when it comes to smart city technology adoption. As a winner of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge in 2017, Philadelphia has used the ‘smart city journey’ to pro-actively solve city-wide issues with agility and innovation. The smart city journey has helped COVID-19 responsiveness.

Inside Look: How cities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Tue, 2020-05-05 05:58 -- Philip Bane
05/04/2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government. Analysis and research on the government’s continuing response are available for free to all in a new Coronavirus Government Response Resource Center.

Relevancy and empathy during the COVID-19 crisis - a letter from the Smart Cities Council

Tue, 2020-04-21 09:03 -- Philip Bane
04/21/2020

We have delayed publishing this letter as we have been busy working with cities and our partners during this global crisis. Our teams in ASEAN, Australia, India and North America have been working with cities and other liked minded organizations to do what they can to relieve suffering.
Our actions are guided by empathy, relevance and agility.

Inside Look: What US cities were buying and planning in March 2020

Fri, 2020-04-17 10:12 -- Philip Bane
04/16/2020

As government agencies continue investing in the smart cities movement, companies seeking to supply smart cities with products or services have plenty of opportunities. And as the COVID-19 continues to have a profound influence on public life, it has likewise made a major impact on how companies do business with the government.

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
03/04/2020

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.

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