Apr 14, 2016

How to create a Smart City Strategy and its Implementation?


Smart city strategy and implementation evolves with technological advancements achieved over rapidly developing global spectrum of research and developments in the field of Machine 2 Machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT) and moving onto Internet of Everything (IoE).

Through various online resources available it is a clear indication of the direction which a technology company needs to take if it wants to be in the league of the highly lucrative IoE domain, which considering economies of scale, is a prime index to determine the return on investments.  End of the day, the initiatives undertaken by pioneers in the IoE spectrum is to ensure that they benefit commercially at a global scale, gaining with the first mover’s advantage. As it is in the case of many internationally acclaimed corporates, IoE is the next phase they foresee for their rapid growth and diversification of business with a global footprint. 

Companies must embrace latest and evolving technologies accessible in order to remain competitive in the coming years. Enhanced hybrid internet connectivity, redundant and high available big data solutions, robust platforms run on cloud computing and integrating to the social media with a wide reach may be identified as major forces to ensure competing capabilities.

As per statistics published by Gartner; in comparison with year 2009, it is estimated that the total IoT units devices globally will reach 26 billion by the year 2020.  This directly accounts for an exponential surge in the smart devices and would account to the need for high available and reliable infrastructure and bandwidth to handle the IoT growth.

Key stakeholder in smart city strategy formulation and implementation would be the end user and is a focus while designing smart city platforms to ensure appealing user interfaces which provide complex data structures analyzed through intelligent analytic tools and portrayed onto dashboards which would be easy to use and interpret. Collation of all sub-systems in a city-level deployment of smart city ecosystem is an evolution of large scale Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions catering various needs and functionalities that demand enhancement in efficiency and sustainable resource utilization yet available readily to use by each and every resident of the city.
Happiness index factor is a key measure and target of development of policy makers who undertake strategic decisions of a sustainable city level development initiative. This is highlighted in the World Happiness Report 2013. 

On March 05th 2014, Dubai formulated a strong far-sighted strategy with tangible milestones to transform itself into a “Smart City”. Considering that there are more than 180 nationalities living in Dubai, the transformation to adopt latest technologies directly carry huge impact in enhancing the life standards of the people residing in Dubai. The role of smart city initiative and its related developments keeping in view the Expo 2020 is vital to future developments in the region.  Introduction of ministries for happiness, tolerance and future is a clear and indicative direction to ensure that the milestones and vision of Dubai is met. A three-year timeline was set by the governance to ensure that Dubai Smart City project will be in track and following which Dubai will be the world’s smartest city by the year 2017.

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