How To Make Use Of Smart City Technology

April 20, 2017 Bob Nilsson

More and more communities are taking advantage of emerging Internet of Things technology. Our soon-to-be-complete smart city survey is finding that 62% of respondents are aware of the benefits and 23% are actively pursuing projects. According to the survey, the top three benefits are improvements to public safety, better efficiency and lower expenses, and quicker responsiveness.

Smart city technologies are also being applied to campuses and privately-owned buildings. Data from environmental and traffic sensors can be used to optimize heating and cooling. Sharing real-time data via smart phone apps on such things as public transportation, events, parking, emergencies, and traffic congestion can improve customer satisfaction, whether your customers are residents, students, or employees.

Want to learn more about the concept of the smart city and how to take advantage of emerging Internet of Things technologies? Guest speaker Ruthbea Yesner Clarke of IDC will share her insights on the whys and hows of smart city IoT on May 11th at 2:00 ET, during the webinar, How Can Your City Transform Into A Smart City?


Here are some of the things you’ll learn at the webinar:

  • What defines a “smart city”?
  • How does the digital transformation of communities lead to improved environmental, financial, and social outcomes?
  • What are the best strategies for planning and funding your smart city implementation?
  • What are the best practices of early smart city innovators?
  • How can you apply these technologies at your own company, buildings or campus?

About the Author

Bob Nilsson

As the Director of Vertical Solutions Marketing at Extreme Networks, Bob Nilsson leads the Extreme Networks strategy and programs for vertical markets including Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Federal/State/Local Government, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation and Logistics. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing IT systems to Global 1000 companies worldwide. Before joining Extreme Networks Bob was VP Marketing at Clear Methods. Prior to that Bob held senior marketing positions at Digital Equipment and HP. Bob holds an SB degree in EE from MIT and MBA from Columbia Business School.

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