Posts tagged Internet of Things (IoT)
US Smart City Competitiveness Depends on Platforms, Policy, and Partnerships

When it comes to economic metrics, the United States is used to being ranked #1. In 2016, the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was $18.6 trillion, seconded only by China at $11.2 trillion followed by Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. If this premier position brings you comfort, it shouldn’t last long. These numbers measure the past – the production and manufacturing of a tangible product. However, technology moves our world in a different direction. It is less about production and more about the digital economy.

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3 Entrepreneurial Lessons from Tampa's Smart City Quest

America is full of companies who leverage their underdog status to sneak up on bigger competitors. Avis (CAR) even made a tagline out of it, "When you're only No. 2, you try harder." In an era where cities are steadily embracing private sector principles, this same adage applies. And thanks to the leveling effect of technology, the gap between historical winners and smaller, more nimble players is quickly narrowing.

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Optimizing Orlando: An Interview with Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, City of Orlando

Orlando’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Rosa Akhtarkhavari, wants to save lives using connected technology. And as more urban areas across the globe are utilizing data collected from sensors, cameras and devices to become smart cities, Akhtarkhavari and the City of Orlando are working hard to build a smarter Orlando.

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Opinion: Keep an eye on Tampa's invisible infrastructure to see city grow

When you search online for images of a city, chances are you'll find pictures of buildings, roads, bridges and lights. It's natural to think of a city in terms of its physical infrastructure. But today, we are in the emergence of a new digital reality in which a city's invisible infrastructure is just as important as the physical.

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How data.world is Changing the World of Big Data

Big data is big business--The technology and services market is estimated to reach $58.9 billion in 2020, making today's fervor to collect, interpret and share or re-sell data reminiscent of the Gold Rush era. The challenge is that the massive amounts of data available are not linked nor do they ascribe to a standard format which means they can't be easily shared or interpreted. Incredible insights that can have profound impact are locked away in a cage of inefficiency. If you've ever tried to overlay the results of your own survey with publicly available data like the US Census, you'll understand the frustration.

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Where Do You Fit in the Four Levels of a Connected City?

In four to five years, our world will be drastically different. Almost everything in your life and in your city will be automated thanks to The Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technology. Steve Case, founder of AOL, calls this the Third Wave which is about "integrating the Internet into every aspect of our lives in seamless and often invisible ways."

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How IoT Enables Transparency in the Farm-to-Table Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) holds tremendous promise for creating greater levels of efficiency, productivity and safety. Illustrating this concept through the context of a smart home is relatively simple.  “Things” like refrigerators and thermostats are connected to the Internet and controlled by a mobile phone. Without any human interaction, your refrigerator can send an email or a text that certain supplies are low and even automatically integrate with a grocery delivery service. It’s all about leveraging technology to minimize inefficiency.

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