Internet of Things (IoT)

Everything you need to know about... Smart cities & IoT

Smart cities are popping up in countries around the world, from the well-known like Singapore, to the, perhaps surprising, Rwanda, or Bhopal. But what makes a smart city smart? The recent Smart to Future Cities event in London focused on the importance of people, a notion that has been raised in previous reports on the potential of IoT.


Here’s everything you need to know.


Smart around the world


What can we learn from tech initiatives in the Middle East?

There are numerous government initiatives underway to maximize the use of technology in the Middle East.

A business case for NarrowBand IoT in Africa

NB-IoT has been praised to be an ideal system to jumpstart IoT services. But are there business opportunities with this technology?

Bhopal tops India’s ambitious smart city agenda

Working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Bhopal aims to be the central hub for seven interconnected cities.

What can other cities learn from Singapore’s extensive tech initiatives?

Singapore’s systematic approach to technology is impressive but not easily replicable elsewhere.

Smart Kigali: An IoT project to transform Rwanda

We spoke with Paul Gudonis, President, Inmarsat Enterprise, about smart initiatives in Rwanda.

Nokia helps advance Bristol’s smart city test bed

New partnership between Bristol is Open and Nokia announced today advances private sector involvement in smart cities R&D.


Getting smart

Improving the lives of citizens

We look at how engaging citizens is key to creating successful smart cities.

GDPR and Smart Cities

A discussion on how ‘shared data’ can enable Smart Cities to overcome the challenges presented by GDPR.

Smart City projects need long term vision and to serve the people personally

Harman VP Andrew Till on planning properly for smart – and eventually AI – cities.

Smart cities need to be about people but also data, replicable but also bespoke

The Smart to Future Cities event in London throws up the dichotomy of smart cities, and why it’s never about technology.

Internet of things, internet of apprehension

This global report outlines what the most promising priorities should be with IoT, with particular focus on the idea of an Internet of Minds (IoM).


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