Smart Cities Viewpoints

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

Mar
19
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

Securing Remote Workers in the Time of Coronavirus

During the Coronavirus pandemic, everybody that can work from home seems to be working from home.  This huge influx of new remote workers is creating some new cybersecurity concerns and expanding the cybersecurity threat surface.  While these concerns are universal across industries, including IT, banking finance, the manufacturing sector has its own unique set of concerns when it comes to securing remote workers.  Let’s take a look at some of those concerns and what we can do to mitigate them
Mar
16
2020
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

Coronavirus and The Importance of Smart City Platforms

In my local community in south Palm Beach County, Florida  the importance of community cohesion and a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic has been demonstrated through citizen dialogues on NextDoor, a community building smart city platform. Of course, many other community platforms are also just as important – from Twitter to Facebook and even Meetup.
Mar
06
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Industry Trends

ARC's Jim Frazer Interviews Bentley Systems’ Bob Mankowski

During the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando last month, ARC’s Jim Frazer, Vice President, Infrastructure and Smart Cities interviewed Bob Mankowski, Vice President, Digital Cities at Bentley Systems.  What followed was an interesting discussion on the current hot topic – digital twins.
Feb
28
2020
Eapen Jacob — Industry Trends

Trends in Fire Alarm System Technologies

Artificial intelligence, connected systems, and smart city initiative—along with its promise to spark a creative revolution in fire alarm systems— are leading to more out-of-the-box technological innovation. 
Feb
21
2020
Jim Frazer — Industry Trends

Smart City Challenges and the IEEE Systems Engineering Process

The Smart City challenges faced by San Diego are common to all Smart City designers and implementers worldwide. This is exactly why the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has embarked on building a "Smart City Planning and Technology" standard.
Jan
24
2020
Larry O'Brien — Technology Trends

ARC Industry Forum AT&T Business Workshop: Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) with 5G for Applications in Emerging Technologies

Manufacturing systems require network connectivity with ultra-low latency, high reliability, and high bandwidths.  Current network architectures limit the utility of these systems inside their private and latency-sensitive environments.  In this session, you will learn how MEC and 5G enable the near-real-time data processing and ultra-low latency that today’s industries require. Speakers include Clara Hustad of AT&T.  The session starts Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 PM.
Jan
22
2020
Alex Chatha — Industry Trends

IoT and Smart Lighting Platforms at the ARC Industry Forum

In its 2020 Forum, ARC Advisory Group is expanding the Smart Cities track – filling it with thought-provoking talks and discussion on topics that matter to you.  One such session is IoT and Smart Lighting Platforms: The Dramatic Impacts and Hidden Opportunities of Convergence.
Jan
16
2020
Eddie Fidler — Industry Trends

Learn About the Future of Mobility at the ARC Industry & City Forum

This session will feature case studies and perspectives highlighting the business opportunities of shared mobility, sometimes powered by autonomous vehicle technology, as well as the role public agencies need to play. Learn how the next generation of travelers will transform their habits, reduce single-occupant vehicles, reduce transportation expenses, travel safer, and increase pro​fitability of customer-focused mobility services. ​
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