Smart Cities, what's new?

July 2, 2019 - Smart cities are the future. Are you prepared? Technology is innovating and advancing every second, and because of this the market is ever changing. From streetlights to security sensors, near levels of connectivity and integration are available every day.

However, it can sometimes be difficult to understand where all these parts fit in the grand scheme of things, as well as the most efficient methods of deploying the multitude of sensors available. In addition, new business models and templates are always being utilized.  

How do we track all this information and stay on top of the game? 

One way is webinars and blogs. Just last week, we hosted a webinar on Smart City Economies, with speaker Nick Villa and moderator John Joseph. Nick Villa is a veteran in the smart city space for over 20 years, and worked for many heavyweights such as Cisco, IBM, and now Mastercard. The first half of the webinar he detailed the 6 phases that characterized the smart city economy throughout its history, describing the business models used in each phase. He then related the most prominent business models today and some challenges companies they are facing, and then finallyhis own advice on a successful and sustainable model. His advice was invaluable and can be difference help you make navigate the market better.  

Learning about the future of smart cities is integral to in making sure your cities are able to stay at the forefront of innovation, and lead the charge to a better, smarter economy.  

To register for future informational webinars, click here 

For more information on how CIMCON can help your smart city initiative, check out the NearSky platform and our lighting management system.