Big data is reshaping society and the services used by citizens on a daily basis – energy included. Big data is not just for retailers looking to track product sales. It transforms decision-making within an organization, enhances the allotment of resources and
Visualization: Sourced data from IEA Key World Energy Statistics 2016 and World Bank Open Data Source. Canada is a leader in electricity generation, producing some of the cleanest and most affordable power in the world. Hitting this “sweet spot”, balancing environmental
If you have a Fitbit or a smartwatch, you probably know by now how much you improve yourself and your training. The data provided allows you to monitor – among other things – your heart rate, your speed, and the distance. Therefore,
The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) believes the time is right for a national dialogue on the Internet of Things (IoT). In a new whitepaper, developed from an appearance before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, ITAC suggests
With over 50% of the human population now living in urban areas, it is no wonder that we are constantly re-moulding and re-imagining our cities. No longer is it enough to be a big metropolis. Cities must be connected, self-aware, intelligent entities;
Recently we introduced the Cisco Kinetic platform, but didn’t discuss in-depth how Cisco Kinetic helps municipalities better serve constituents. So I’ll give it a shot. To start, what is Cisco Kinetic for Cities? Cisco Kinetic for Cities is the Universal Remote for
Toronto is buzzing with Google’s Sidewalk Labs’ announcement of a $50-million investment in a 12-acre waterfront site. With the goal of deploying its smart city technology, this public-private partnership between Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, called Sidewalk Toronto, is the first of
Upon hearing the phrase “smart city,” a foggy image of the Jetsons probably comes to mind. Smart cities are still an unknown concept to most urbanites, who don’t realize that changes are currently underway to make the cities they live in smarter.
Get ready New York City — Driverless cars are coming your way soon. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that a program to allow testing of self-driving vehicles is officially open to applications from manufacturers of cars or companies working for those manufacturers.
What if everyone knew exactly what you are looking at? Chat with a stranger and she will know if you focus on her eyes, chest or belt. Talk with a neighbor and he’ll know when your gaze is wandering away. A couple