Why Holistic Data Analytics is Vital for Evolving Smart Cities
Smart Cities have been defined in a variety of ways. According to climate strategist Boyd Cohen, smart cities use information and communication technologies to be more intelligent and efficient in the use of resources, resulting in cost and energy savings, improved service delivery and quality of life, and reduced environmental footprint. Resiliency is vital.
As cities shift toward a more innovative ‘smarter’ city paradigm, the volume of data challenges many organizations which are insufficiently equipped to interpret the data meaningfully. Data is a valuable asset when managed wisely; data analytics help stakeholders gain insights into otherwise inscrutable bits of seemingly unrelated information, efficiently enabling previously unachievable projects.
The focus of this event was to examine the challenges cities and the private sector currently face and how they can work together more efficiently. Simultaneously, we examined how to utilize the plethora of data more productively and some of the solutions the private sector is offering to overcome major barriers in data analytics. Having open data is helpful, but holistic data is critical.
We also looked closely at innovations in technology that interpret and visualize data holistically within a city, demonstrating underlying relationships from the multitude of traditional and digital data sources, and reveal how decision-makers can lead their organizations with improved results.
Collaborative Goals to Sustain Our Future
Open Data Applications Urban Data Challenge Presentation by Sophie Lamparter, Head of Public Programs, swissnex
Appallicious Presentation by Yo Yoshida, CEO & Founder, Appallicious
Enabling Smarter Cities and Collaboration Among Stakeholders
Questions our panelists answered:
What are the smart city data challenges for local governments?
How can City CIOs, CTOs and CSOs work together to define their smart city and set relevant goals?
In what ways can the private sector best contribute to smart cities?
Where has policy succeeded in facilitating smart cities?
Where can policy be modified to better facilitate smart cities?
What is working, what is not, what is next?How can Government leverage the Internet of Things?
Questions our panelists answered: How is the private sector helping to make data meaningful and useful? What are some solutions to remove data silos and foster better communication and coordination among stakeholders? Why is holistic data analytics the key to Vibrant HyperSmart Cities?