Smart Cities World Insight report – Boosting operations in smart places with cooperative data ecosystems

News 23 May 2022 by Gemma Beard

Read the full report on the ground breaking research on smart places, real life examples, and much more here; Insight Report: Boosting operations in smart places with cooperative data ecosystems By SmartCitiesWorld in association with IOTICS

Smart Cities World published a report in association with IOTICS on breaking down silos and confronting the challenges of today through smart places. 

What makes a city smart? 

The main objective of a smart city is to make complex cities easier to understand and therefore enabling the optimisation of city functions. Connectivity and data are key components needed to innovate around some of the challenges we face, including energy and environmental issues along with mobility. 

Research has shown that data needs to become more accessible in order to unlock value. Paul Green, IOTICS co-inventor said:

“Cities are creative, vibrant places and I want all of the data in a city or space to be part of that creative melting pot, not stuck in a bunch of silos for people to control.”

Data ecosystems can liberate silos and enable the creation of smart places that are more than the sum of their parts. Smart places like this are already becoming a reality. For example, Portsmouth International Port is using digital twin technology to share data securely and effectively. Principal port project manager, Anisa Koci said:

“We are able to make data available dynamically from all sorts of sources in and around the port because our living lab includes an ecosystem of digital twins which share data securely.”



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