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#ExecInsights: Transforming Tomorrow’s Smart Cities… Today

…onvened in Toronto, Canada with more than 375 invited CXOs debating the convergence of urban sustainability and connected technologies. During the three-day summit, a variety of smart public policies and breakthrough technology innovations were presented by leading innovators. The solutions showcased– from lighting to energy grids to parking – are all designed to enable cities and metro-regions to better respond to increasingly complex challenges…

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Exploring the Internet of Everything in Canada

…rs enhance rail operations and provide superior customer experience. In energy, BC Hydro is implementing a bold smart-grid initiative. More than 1.9 million smart meters have been deployed, all connected through an intelligent infrastructure to efficiently manage and monitor utilization while providing information to customers and helping them to better manage consumption. On the research front, Cisco Canada has partnered with the University of W…

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Internet of Everything: Connecting your city, one home at a time

…abilities are endless. Fruit bowls can detect mold. Wi-Fi-enabled windows can provide the best transparency via smartphone. Mobile devices can unlock the door to keyless homes. These types of products are just the start of how homes can play a greater role in the Internet of Everything (IoE). In an Internet of Everything world, smart homes will only be a small part of a larger network of Smart+Connected Communities that will reduce overcrowding,…

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Taking the Internet of Everything on the Road

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…he “Connected Boulevard” in Nice, France, the world’s first Internet of Everything (IoE) proof-of-concept for a smart city, showcases what IoE can enable for a connected world and for connected transportation. The project is more than just a street loaded with sensors; the PoC will serve as a blueprint for future deployments, taking the lessons learned from Nice and other innovative cities and sharing this information with other aspiring communit…

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Intelligent Communities Global Blog Series, The Future of Our Smart Communities: Services

…ces to its citizens and businesses while their budgets consistently seem to shrink. Several of Canada’s leading communities are taking a pro-active role and are experimenting with shared services (an outsourcing or regional consolidation model); and almost all of them are looking at the Internet to be a low-cost channel for services delivery. Both these and other strategies are all the right steps towards a smarter and connected reality. Municipa…

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