Livability is measured by quality-of-life factors. Examples include: Living in a safe and stable community, access to fresh water, food, housing, transportation, health care, and education.
Digitally integrated communities provide residents with immediate access to information and services that will enrich their quality of life.
A Smart City accelerates workability by boosting economic competitiveness and productivity.
By digitizing city functions (e.g., payments, licensing, permitting) you can provide businesses with a more favorable business climate, while expanded online educational opportunities creates a more diverse workforce.
Improve methods for citizen mobility (sidewalks, bike lanes, carbon-free transit systems), smart infrastructure and building, reduced energy consumption, water and resource conservation, efficient waste management and recycling.
Digital cities can not only analytically track progress and success on sustainability initiatives, but also incentivize and reward citizens’ sustainable behavior.
Integrating Internal and External Data will be the key to success for creating digital ecosystem and advanced data-based solutions.
Data lakes and data warehouses will likely be challenged with data onboarding, security, API library management, and process-based real-time modeling and analytics necessary to support an agile data ecosystem.
Smart Cities will need to handle increasing amounts of information in the form of data from internal departments, external partners, adjacent agencies, and growing deployments of IoT devices and sensors.
Information Management, Security, and Privacy will be key challenges facing cities as data volumes grow.
A Smart City will need to create, use, and provide accurate and consistent information internally (across departments) and externally (to partner agencies, residents, and businesses) to enable reliable decision making.
Globetom is Platinum-certified for Open API Conformance by the TM Forum.
The TM Forum provides an open, collaborative environment along with practical tools and information to help its members across industries in their digital transformation initiatives.
Globetom is an active contributor to digital transformation standards that originated in Telecommunications, and are now being deployed across industries, including Smart Governments.
By using technologies which adopt industry standards, cities can deliver services faster and more reliably, with an increasing focus on residents’ actual needs.
The proof of concept project was championed by NTT Group, Orange, the City of Nice and the City of Saint Quentin included the catalyst participants Globetom, ForgeRock, BearingPoint, Infosim and Civimetrix Telecom.
This Catalyst developed a cloud-based platform, or data hub, for smart cities that used TM Forum Open APIs and software-defined networking, supported distributed ledger technology like blockchain and provided an IoT gateway and identity and access management.
It enabled new business models supporting the TM Forum’s Smart City Manifesto and provided the digital capability for services that deliver cleaner, safer, more adaptive and efficient city environments for citizens, enterprises and visitors (connectedcitizen-catalyst.com).
A new market of Data Consumers has emerged; Digitally integrated ecosystems improve availability and quality of information given to application providers, developers and consumers.
City data is an organizational asset which can be leveraged to unlock value for city stakeholders while at the same time create new revenue streams.
Draw from a managed catalog of dozens of standards-based APIs for process and application uses.
Complex event processing of streaming data (e.g., IoT data, Trouble Tickets, App Data) for real-time decisioning and enforcement of appropriate, policy driven and machine learning based controls.
Through API access control and monetization enable inter-department and inter-city data exchange allowing creation of more powerful solutions.
Master Data practices ensure data accuracy and consistency, while providing a “360-degree view” of residents, businesses, sensor data and other managed entities. Master Data Management principles are applied to critical city data resources to guarantee data quality and integrity for ecosystem use.
Enable (near) real-time analytics and dashboards from city streaming data for continuously delivering key metrics and trends to city leadership.
Leverage multi-city shared Blockchains to drive desired citizen behaviour with crypto currency-based reward programs. Drive Smart Contracts for city initiatives such as property deeds management, public tender management and other uses cases. Expand Blockchain as an exchange enabling city coalitions for applying citizen rewards across counties and cities.