Unlock your city's potential by building on the IoT

Fri, 2016-06-24 06:00 -- SCC Partner

There are ever increasing numbers of intelligent devices in cities, but what makes a city a smart city is what it’s actually able to do with them. From infrastructure to analytics to partnerships, see what the world’s smartest cities are doing and what you can do to make your IoT investment pay for itself.

How data made Blainville's roads safer (and saved $200,000)

Thu, 2016-06-23 12:34 -- SCC Partner

When you think of making winter roads safer, you tend to think of de-icer. Blainville, however, turned to data. By bringing all of the different sources of data together with a map-based platform from K2 Geospatial, the city found ways to dramatically improve safety while cutting costs.

A Chief Data Officer explains the biggest hurdles and how to get past them

Fri, 2016-06-17 06:00 -- SCC Partner

Chief Data Officers are valuable leaders that can really propel your smart cities initiatives. Los Angeles County’s first Chief Data Officer shares his insight into the toughest part of the job — and it may not be exactly what you expect. Read on for tips to make your leaders more effective.

Schneider partners towards an Internet of Buildings

Wed, 2016-06-08 06:00 -- SCC Staff

We’re still years away from a true Internet of Things where everything is connected, but Schneider Electric is helping to get cities closer to that point by moving us toward an Internet of Buildings. Learn how this smart approach can help building owners reduce energy use and help cities toward climate goals.

How good is your infrastructure really? (It is more than just roads)

Thu, 2016-05-19 11:49 -- SCC Partner

American infrastructure is in terrible shape, getting D+ grade, according to a new report card. Deferred maintenance is one big problem, but many cities are also taking a too narrow view of what infrastructure is. You can improve, though. Seattle, Chicago, Port Manatee, Florida, and others show you how.