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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/27/2016 9:03:48 PM
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Re: Smart City Forum
 

This is great to know that there is bunch of action going on. 100% agree with you about huge opportunity for technology companies to get into this big market. I am sure all technology providers are already eying into this.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/27/2016 9:00:22 PM
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Re: Smart City Forum
@DHagar:

Absolutely and those later category would eventually end up as Smart Cities demonstrating all value added features. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/27/2016 6:43:11 PM
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The new sharing economy...
> "ownership becomes less interesting and sharing assets when you need them are more interesting."

It'll be really interesting to see how "sharing economies" unfold with more efficient tools to get resources where they're needed when they're needed. Food waste estimates are incredibly high at nearly 40%, but if there could be a secondary market to eliminate or greatly reduce that waste, it would be amazing to put an end to hunger. 

We're sharing cars and rooms and bikes and gadgets now... what else can be re-distributed without an ownership model?

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DHagar
DHagar
1/27/2016 2:06:04 PM
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Re: Smart City Forum
mpouraryan, no I believe you are correct.  As with my other post, the key is to create value.  I see a long of effort in applying technology, but without design, data, and the changes required, all they are doing is "adding technology".

I believe there will be those who simply apply technology and wear the label of Smart City and then there will be cities who truly use the capabilities to gain insights, feedback, and transform their cities into effective viable cities.

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DHagar
DHagar
1/27/2016 2:00:48 PM
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Re: Smart City Forum
mouraryan, thanks for updated information.  I have been very familiar with the Smart Cities initiatives so those developments are amazing.  Encouraging as well.

Yes, digitizing cities can be a big market.  As with everything, the ability to add value from the technology will be the key.  Making cities viable, sustainable, and workable is a good measure of effective local government.  I also think it will encourage leading cities to collaborate on regional issues.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/27/2016 1:57:36 PM
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Re: Smart City Forum
The key is to make sure it is executed in a "smart' and "strategic" way.  Unfortunately so far the indications are contrary--maybe I am wrong.   But I remain hopeful.

 

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msilbey
msilbey
1/27/2016 1:56:25 PM
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Re: Smart City Forum
I was at a US Ignite event in DC last night, and the word is that municipalities are clamoring to be smart cities; so much so that some are willing to join US Ignite's smart city initiative even without funding. (as in, US Ignite has already allocated its government funding to select cities, and additional cities still want to join their process) This is a big land-grab time for technology companies wanting to embed themselves in smart city infrastructure. 

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DHagar
DHagar
1/27/2016 1:41:53 PM
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Re: Smart City Forum
mpouraryan, exactly.  I believe it is generating new life in cities to be at the "intersection" of development and commerce as well as delivering public services.  Technology and connectedness gives them a unique role.  It is almost back to the future in that it could reinstate the community identity, but with a larger global connection.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/27/2016 3:44:04 AM
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Re: Smart City Forum
...As I also reflected upon this, my mind drifted to India as the Indian Prime Minister is on a World Wide quest to truly elevate all Indian Cities to be "smart cities".     I could not help but wonder whether the "global" mention encompasses what is going on in India.   

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
1/27/2016 3:38:13 AM
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Re: Smart City Forum
I am glad to see this continuing to move along.    Elements of it are already occurring.   For instance, here in South Orange County, cities have under the auspices of the County Transportation Commission undertake a traffic study to synchronize lights in order to increase efficiency in major streets.    "pockets" are also before us with pockets of "Wi-Fi" Access.    There will be resistance--but it goes to the broad issue of change at the heart of what our emerging community is--right? 

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