Smart Cities Viewpoints

Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Dec
13
2018
Rick Rys — Technology Trends

Transactive Energy for the Electric Grid of the Future

While deregulation of electric utilities has separated generation from distribution in the US and elsewhere, many opportunities remain for future regulations to make our grids provide reliable power at the lowest costs with transactive energy for the electric grid.
Dec
05
2018
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Cybersecurity Implications of IT/OT Convergence in Smart Buildings

Adoption of the IoT in today’s smart buildings has created a new landscape that eliminates barriers between IT and OT technology. All of this advanced technology and capability, however, creates increased cybersecurity concerns and risks. The increased focus on cybersecurity for smart buildings is already manifesting itself in new relationships between smart building technology vendors and leading cybersecurity providers with experience and capabilities in both the IT and OT space.
Nov
27
2018
Eapen Jacob — Industry Trends

Smart Elevators - Six Major Trends for 2019

Six Smart Elevator Market Trends for 2019 - Connectivity, Predictive Maintenance, Cable-Free Smart Elevators, Automated Vehicle Storage and Retrieval Technologies and more...
Nov
21
2018
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

Smart City 3.0: Building Compelling Smart City Business Cases

The Smart City 3.0 is a Smart City initiative is driven by public expectations – or more clinically “user needs”. While Smart City 1.0 and 2.0 are driven by technology and government decisions respectively, Smart City 3.0 is neither driven by the dazzling technologies nor the government alone.
Nov
20
2018
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

The Four Significant Benefits of Smart City Standards

Smart City standards future proof your projects - so you can avoid technological and business process obsolescence. They commoditize software and hardware solutions which drives down costs and increases availability. They speed the development of new feature as manufacturers attempt to differentiate their offering beyond that of the standard, and they allow virtually free access to the accumulated intelligence of an ecosystem of domain experts.
Nov
15
2018
Rick Rys — Technology Trends

Demand Response Key for the Future Electric Grid and Smart Cities

The need for reliable electric power for the smart city is leading to new demand response applications that integrate electric grids with microgrids, commercial building automation systems, and residential participation.
Nov
05
2018
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

A Call for Smart City Speakers & Panelists

Responding to this Call for Smart City Speakers, is a great opportunity to share insights and best practices of your Smart City success stories. For 20+ years, ARC Advisory Group has hosted the ARC Industry and City Forum of over 1000 senior executives presenting on the topics of digital transformation, AI/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Smart Cities and related Intelligent Infrastructure. 
Nov
02
2018
Smart Cities Team — Industry Trends

The Seven Impactful Technologies of a Smart City

A detailed overview of the seven technologies driving Smart Cities efforts worldwide. These include instrumentation and control systems, connectivity, interoperability, security and privacy, data management, computing resources, informational analytics and more...
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