Top 20 Smart City Solution Companies - 2020

Smart cities are becoming the linchpin of technological evolution, enhancing efficiency in governance and the standard of living for the residents. Today, the various stakeholders involved in smart city initiatives, including government agencies and organizations, are investing in the latest and emerging technologies to deal with the environmental, societal, and economic challenges.

The storm of technological trends like AI, big data, the internet of things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles are facilitating seamless interactions between the residents and smart structures in a connected, intelligent, and automated way. By combining real-time monitoring, data collection, and AI technologies, government agencies are enabling more effective traffic control systems and reducing traffic problems by a significant amount. Several cities are also investing in clean energy resources while taking measures to reduce energy consumption. Renewable energy sources are being utilized wherever possible, paving the way for a clean and sustainable energy future for the smart cities.

To facilitate seamless data management across smart cities’ digital infrastructure, the stakeholders are also incorporating cloud computing functionalities. It is becoming an effective means of dealing with massive data, especially in collecting, storing, and analyzing the information. The combination of private data with public data is providing smart cities with rich, high-volume data sources from which they can derive insights and improve the way of living for the residents. Besides, since ICT infrastructures heavily connect the smart cities, cybersecurity solutions are also being launched to augment the digital safety of the residents.

To assist the relevant stakeholders in finding accomplished smart city solution providers, we have compiled this issue of CIOReview. In this edition, we have listed the 20 most promising smart city solution providers to highlight those making significant contributions to the smart city sector. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these companies are set to transform the landscape. This edition also blends through thought leadership from subject-matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, with real-life stories on how the companies have enhanced the capabilities of their clients.

We hope this issue of CIOReview helps you build the partnership you and your organization need for creating a smart city driven by robust and efficient technology. We present to you CIOReview’s, “20 Most Promising Smart City Solution Providers – 2020.”

Top Smart City Solution Companies

Top Smart City Solution Companies

AppFusions is focused on far-reaching cloud and hybrid integrated web, portal and digital experience strategies via holistic multi-system workflows, user experiences, extended app capabilities, SSO, analytics, etc. While connecting 100s of enterprise systems on-premises, hosted, cloud, and a mix of all - combined with the timely growth of SaaS - AppFusions is a pioneer in the industry, in the right place at the right time

Basel Holding investments in fintech companies to offer cutting-edge payment solutions that cover multiple Citizen to Government (C2G) payments, including tax, toll and transit, public convenience, penalties, and more. Through such significant investments, Basel Holding provides financial support to organizations and improves their talent pool and technological capabilities. Considering the critical role that venture companies play in a smart city offering, Basel Holding follows a strict vetting process to select their partners. In its quest to identify the right partners, the company attends various smart city events in the U.S., the Middle East, and Europe, where it curates different fintech companies

StrataGen was formed in 1997 to help municipalities, governments, and transportation agencies meet the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and other regulatory protocols. Today, StrataGen’s—ADEPTTM—has evolved to include full dispatch, scheduling, booking and reporting to enable its’ customers to improve the passenger experience while lowering operational costs and efficiently managing door-to-door paratransit ridesharing services. ADEPTTM continuously incorporates and analyzes traffic and weather updates from various sources like the department of transportation to identify street-level service disruptions, and optimize the routes of both small and large fleets (2,000 plus) of vehicles in real-time. At the same time ADEPTTM takes advantage of existing city infrastructure to complement the on-demand paratransit services with extensive fixed-route and taxi systems

A global leader and specialist in IT Technology & Energy infrastructure solutions, applications and professional services.

MetroQuest specializes in providing digital public engagement survey solutions for public sector agencies. From early keypads to today’s leading SAAS tool, MetroQuest has remained at the forefront of digital public engagement. The company envisions a world where all people participate in the planning of their cities and have access to better places. MetroQuest, notably, combines educational inputs within its surveys so that the people can understand their choice and make informed decisions in a matter of minutes rather than sitting through hour-long presentations. Thus, by simplifying public participation in the planning of complex projects, the company brings the planners and the citizens on the same page

Transit Wireless, a majority-owned BAI Communications company, is a 5G and smart cities industry leader who provides advanced cellular, Wi-Fi and fiber technology solutions. Our flagship partnership with the MTA, to design, build, finance and operate a multi-application communications infrastructure connects millions of daily riders to Wi-Fi and high-speed data. Our skilled team makes the impossible happen each day by ensuring we deliver reliable connectivity, even in the most complex environments amidst high-density traffic. We guarantee consistent, reliable communications infrastructure, no matter what the challenge

Adesto Technologies

Adesto Technologies

Adesto is a leading global provider of advanced semiconductors and embedded systems for IoT. Our innovative technologies are used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide who are creating the latest connected solutions across industrial, transportation, consumer, medical and communications markets

CARTO

CARTO

From smartphones to connected cars, location data is changing the way we live and the way we run businesses. Everything happens somewhere, but visualizing data to see where things are isn’t the same as understanding why they happen there. CARTO is the world’s leading Location Intelligence platform, enabling organizations to use spatial data and analysis for more efficient delivery routes, better behavioral marketing, strategic store placements, and much more.Data scientists, developers and analysts use CARTO to optimize business processes, and predict future outcomes through the power of Spatial Data Science

Digi International

Digi International

Digi International (Digi) is a leading global provider of mission-critical and business-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments. Our embedded modules and off-the-shelf routers, gateways and network products are designed for relentless reliability and deliver unquestioned performance and security. Our cloud-based software and professional services help customers put their connected products and assets to work across a broad range of mission-critical industry applications. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing

Greenwave Systems

Greenwave Systems

Greenwave Systems provides comprehensive IoT onboarding:Assessment of business and technical needs encompassing the requirements of product identification and user experience, Software solution design and development centered on low product cost, maximum reach and fastest time to market, Implementation of self-diagnosing and self-healing systems to reduce support costs.A secure horizontal platform for managing massive amounts of data processing, monitoring, diagnostics and service management.Greenwave Systems is a privately held, VC-backed company with offices worldwide, including Irvine, California; Milpitas, California; Copenhagen, Denmark; Seoul, South Korea and Singapore

Hylan

Hylan

Hylan is a leading provider of full-service turnkey communications solutions,electrical infrastructure design and construction services for wireline, wireless and smart city municipal services across the United States. Hylan is the parent company to four divisions that include Hylan Datacom & Electrical, Hylan West, Down Under Construction and Western Utility. Hylan Companies provide an array of comprehensive services, which include communications and electrical infrastructure design, DAS and small cell installations, engineering, construction and maintenance services and more

LightGuard Systems

LightGuard Systems

Provides solutions for safer pedestrian crossings with our complete line of lighted crosswalk systems, LED signs and pedestrian control equipment. Our products are ideal for schools, colleges/university campuses, parking garage complexes, shopping mall parking areas, and commercial facilities

Passport Labs, Inc

Passport Labs, Inc

Passport sets cities in motion, helping to create more livable, equitable communities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is a transportation software company, delivering the operating system that enables cities to manage vehicle interactions with streets and sidewalks. With Passport, city leaders increase convenience, efficiency and compliance today and tomorrow. Trusted by more than 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest-growing companies on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists, and was named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020. Passport is backed by Rho Capital Partners, H.I.G. Growth Partners, ThornTree Capital Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capita

Quantela Inc

Quantela Inc

Headquartered in the US, with a presence in Europe and Asia, Quantela is a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence-based urban services platform: Atlantis. The platform is optimized by machine learning models to advance the cycle of the digitization. With 40+ deployments across the globe, Quantela’s key focus is to digitize the urban infrastructure, automate the way cities are operated and help improve citizen lives by enabling sustainable use of our Urban Infrastructure.Their mission is to make autonomous cities a reality and they are committed to make the cities more resilient to rapid urbanization challenges and improve the quality of life for the citizens

Telit

Telit

Telit is the global leader in IoT enablement. Our enterprise-grade hardware, connectivity, and platforms transform business through the power of IoT. With over one thousand of the world’s leading IoT experts, we share a relentless commitment to delivering the future of digital business for our customers.The Telit team brings a genius level of expertise in hardware, connectivity, and platforms that is unmatched in the industry. We are a company with over twenty years of experience designing, building, and executing the most complex solutions that are redefining the rules of digital business

TIBA

TIBA

TIBA develops cutting edge Products for PARCS (Parking Access & Revenue Control Systems). With extensive global experience, latest technology, design and production best practices, TIBA caters to many customer vertical markets. Built with exceptional and intuitive UX design TIBA is focused on clients’ efficiency and profitability, maximizing ROI in less time.Customers count on TIBA for the most reliable systems in the market that perform longer and with less maintenance. TIBA’s robust, open architecture is highly secure and scalable

Veea

Veea

Veea has developed disruptive technologies that are incorporated in a highly integrated platform for edge computing and communications with a range of intelligent edge server products supporting all commonly used standards-based wireless and wired communications, called VeeaHub, that uniquely provide for running of applications including IoT, machine learning and AI applications at end-user premises. VeeaHub platform bridges a major gap in the marketplace by providing a comprehensive end-to-end solution with edge applications, devices and technologies for consumers, enterprises and retailers. Veea is currently delivering products to a wide range of customers in various vertical markets including Smart Retail, Smart Transportation, Smart Buildings, Smart Factories and Smart Cities

Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility

Focuses on making life safer, easier and more connected for our customers and the communities we serve. As a global leader in smart transportation, we work alongside our customers and behind the scenes to relentlessly develop customized technology solutions to solve complex transportation challenges. We seamlessly connect people, technology and data across the smart mobility ecosystem.Our market share, global presence (more than 15 countries), and extensive partnerships with leading toll authorities, rental car companies and municipalities positively position our well-diversified organization as a recognized leader in the smart mobility space

Waycare

Waycare

Waycare collects data from transportation agencies' existing infrastructure. This information is combined with additional data from mobile apps, connected vehicles, weather, and event management systems. Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms ingest, synthesize, and process this information to produce actionable insights and predictions for traffic safety and congestion management

Xicato

Xicato

Xicato designs and develops high quality spot and linear light sources and electronics that enable architects, designers, facilities managers, and building owners to create beautiful, connected, smart spaces. Xicato’s light sources have set the standard for quality of light and are installed in thousands of locations around the world – they are the go-to option when people care about the quality of light. Xicato’s Bluetooth lighting controls are installed in a wide range of locations and are integrated with a range of luminaires and building management systems. Today they are delivering cost savings from installation through operation, and providing scene-setting capabilities that are second to none.Xicato stands behind its products with superior customer service, the industry’s first color consistency warranty and an unmatched commitment to light and lighting controls that make the world a better place