Co-authored with Dani Schrakamp

It’s Here and It’s Happening Now

As large populations shift to urban areas, cities are under tremendous pressure to compete economically and grow sustainably. In the era of digital disruption, citizens are also expecting more from their engagements with local, regional, and national government organizations and leaders. In response to these pressing challenges, communities around the world are going digital and creating new, intelligent connections with the Internet of Everything (IoE).

#WednesdayWalkabout in our Digital Community

We’d like to invite you to join us here each Wednesday for a new blog series, where we’ll feature experiences of day-to-day life from the perspective of an average citizen in their digital community. The comings and goings of our digital citizen are meant to document IoE excellence, how communities are putting IoE into practice today, and to inform a roadmap for change that will enable communities to draw on best practices from around the world.

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Given my long focus on government, I’m very passionate about the issues facing cities today and how the concept of digital transformation is generating a whole new world of possibilities to improve processes, increase efficiencies, and drive better citizen services. It’s an exciting time. I’m thrilled to be able to kick off this series and looking forward to a meaningful discussion.

Next Stop

Stay tuned for next Wednesday’s post to discover more information about how our citizen benefits from the data that can be captured from connections throughout the digital community. And be sure to check back each week as we explore new themes, challenges and observations.

Additionally, you can click here and register now to get your IoE questions answered on how to become the next digital community.

Finally, we invite you to be a part of the conversation by using the hashtag #WednesdayWalkabout and by following @CiscoGovt on Twitter.

For more information and additional examples, visit our Smart+Connected Communities page and our Government page on Cisco.com. Enjoy the Wednesday walkabout!


Brenda Germundson

Global Public Sector Marketing Lead

Global Industries Marketing