Top 20 Smart City Companies - 2017
From the earliest instances of inhabitation millennia ago to the industrial revolution of the 19th century to today’s digital generation, technology has been a decisive force behind the dynamism of urban settlements. Responding to this age of rapid innovations, engineers worldwide are turning to new technologies—such as cyber-physical systems, data analytics, and artificial intelligence—to develop participative, accountable, and effective city governance programs and support rapid urban transformation.
Cities have begun, and would continue, to integrate technological breakthroughs in revamping traditional infrastructure: from the remodeling of road networks to infrastructure planning and more. Intelligent transportation management solutions, embodying smarter traffic control and incident management systems are helping communities realize the benefits of optimizing transportation networks. Simultaneously, local governments are harnessing the potential of big data to wield greater opportunities for small-scale businesses.
Meanwhile, smart city strategists and urban planners are also intent on leveraging IoT technologies and utilizing data collected from various kinds of connected devices to holistically optimize city operations. In fact, by harnessing the power of IoT, connected streetlights can create a city-wide WAN, which would not only solve streetlamp connectivity issues, but also lay its foundation for future smart city projects.
Smart cities around the world are currently focused on enhancing the experience of their community members through new inventive techniques with a robust feedback mechanism. It is only a matter of time until fully connected smart cities flourish with strengthened opportunities to imbue equity among all urban populace.
In this edition of CIOReview, we are featuring the best-in-breed technology solutions that have uplifted the way urban residents live, work, and communicate in a milieu. Over the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, and CIOReview’s editorial board reviewed the top companies that provide inventive tools and services to make cities ‘smarter’ and have selected the ones that are at the forefront of delivering modernization.
We present to you 20 Most Promising Smart City Solution Providers 2017.