Smart city

CES 2018: a look at the technologies set to revolutionise our digital uses

Artificial intelligence with voice assistants, driverless vehicles for public transport, blockchain and the future 5G mobile networks are among the key technologies featured at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). But whilst the event has previously focused exclusively on the consumer market, CES 2018 is a major showcase for professional solutions. Voice assistance making itself heard in Las Vegas.  There’s a strong focus on innovations in the field of smart assistants, particularly those using AI-powered voice-recognition and voice command technologies at CES 2018. Certain HP, Acer and Lenovo PCs running Windows 10 and video-projectors released this year will feature...

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The 6 commandments of the European #SmartCity

The concept of a smart city is a complex one. There have been a multitude of smart city rankings, with criteria varying considerably from one organisation to another. So Europe has decided to clarify these characteristics for measuring the progress of cities that have implemented smart city policies and set forth a set of guidelines. Luxembourg, Montpellier, Maastricht, Bruges, Portsmouth, Valladolid: in 2012, these cities were among 70 that were commended for their digital maturity by the Smart European City Project, a group of experts and scholars in the fields of new technologies, town planning and geography. Their first...

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#SmartCity: why hyper-connectivity isn’t enough

Can digital and IoT turn administrative barriers, governance of urban areas and infrastructures upside down to create even bigger connected territories? Are the technologies sufficiently citizen-oriented? We looked at two points of view that are driving the smart city concept into the future. “The City of the Future is not a city at all, but a powerful economic region.” John M. Eger, an American expert on economics and public policy, believes we have to push back the frontiers of the current concept of the smart city so that it’s more in line with the needs of regional and metropolitan economies*....

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Smart ideas and smart city rankings: a look at #SmartCities around the world (4/4)

How can cities implement digital innovations whilst limiting costs? New York and Belgrade have been experimenting with some innovative ideas. Meanwhile, as the end of the year approaches, emedia looks back at the world’s ‘best of’ smart cities for 2014. Innovative deployments for wireless connectivity and IoT So what if no one uses phone boxes anymore: the city of  New York has decided to rehabilitate them by turning them into high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots and mobile device charger points, with an interactive display offering access to access City services and directions and the possibility to make free phone calls anywhere in...

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Connected transport: a look at #SmartCities around the world (3/4)

Improving transport and the resulting carbon emission reductions is one of the key elements of a smart city. Mobile services for motorists and public transport users and driverless cars are just some examples of the innovative measures that have been deployed. Public transport gets connected Singapore recently launched a large-scale deployment of sensors as part of an ongoing attempt to cope with its exponential population growth (from 4.8 million inhabitants in 2008 to 12.5 million in 2012). In terms of urban improvements, transport is at the top of the list of Singapore’s priorities: back in 2008, the Land Transport Master...

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Econocom finances and accelerates companies’ digital transformation.
With more than 10,800 employees in 18 countries and revenue of €3 billion, Econocom has all the requisite abilities to ensure the successful implementation of large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management & financing of digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing.
Econocom has adopted European company status (Societas Europaea). The Econocom Group share has been listed on Euronext Brussels since 1986. It is part of the BEL Mid and Family Business indices.

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