In this video, Jesse Berst, Chairman of the Smart Cities Council, interviews Microsoft's Laura Ipsen, VP of World Wide Public Sector, about smart cities and about Microsoft's far-reaching CityNext initiative.
Carson City Public Works is responsible for taking care of the Nevada city’s water, wastewater, transportation, landfill, fleet, environmental, and renewable power systems. To achieve its goals, Carson City Public Works created an infrastructure that revolves around the capabilities of its people and the best available smart city technology from Schneider Electric. The result is improved operator and managerial efficiency, increased situational awareness, and a high level of operational readiness. This short video shows how the city’s various systems are integrated together to create a smart city at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
If you think billboards are an annoyance – a sort of visual noise -- you may change your mind after seeing this short video showcasing the "functional" billboards-turned-street furniture created by ad agency Ogilvy & Mather France for IBM's Smarter Cities Project.