Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World
How Innovation can Drive Urban Resilience, Sustainability, and Citizen Well-Being
From electric cars and renewable energy to cloud computing and AI, technology helps city dwellers work smarter, live healthier, and conserve resources. Cities such as Copenhagen, Detroit, and Tel Aviv are already successfully using technology to achieve these goals. But it's not enough.
City officials need more than examples of technological solutions: they need an evidence-based roadmap to making their cities safe, sustainable, and resilient. A roadmap that includes lessons learned from the current pandemic, centered on the social imperatives that matter most, and based on objective quantitative analysis that shows which investments work best.
For this Present Value post, ESI’s thought leadership team sat down with experts participating in our Driving ROI Through AI research program to gain deeper insight into how companies around the world are currently using artificial intelligence, where the technology is headed, and how it will impact the future of business. Driving ROI Through AI […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists and more companies are placing greater reliance on digital systems, corporate cybersecurity systems are being put under pressure like never before. Companies have shifted to remote operations, disruption and increased attacks from opportunistic threat actors are mounting, and supply chains have been impacted on a global scale. This is creating vulnerabilities […]
Today in Present Value, we interview Stephen Mullin, President and Principal of ESI. Steve shares some words of wisdom from his previous jobs as Director of Commerce and Director of Finance for the City of Philadelphia on how cities such as Philadelphia will handle the current COVID-19 crisis. Ed Rendell famously said that when he […]
Today in Present Value, we highlight a case study from Building a Hyperconnected City. We review Las Vegas’ pilot system, highlighting two pilot programs specifically – a park safety pilot application and driving detection pilot. Instead of issuing traditional RFPs, Las Vegas has established a pilot system in which companies work with the city to […]
In my new capacity as an ESI Senior Advisor I had the opportunity to attend a presentation on ESI Thoughtlab’s global research initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City. This project surveyed 100 cities across the globe about their use of advanced technologies, data, and analytics, along with returns on smart city investments. ESI economists used the […]
Today in Present Value, we feature a case study from Building a Hyperconnected City, released by our thought leadership arm, ESI ThoughtLab. We review the successes and failures of the smart city projects in place in Kista Science City, Stockholm. The district of Kista is a major information and communication technology (ICT) cluster, second only […]
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