As city planners continue to put newer technologies into play in an attempt to make way for a smarter and more sustainable lifestyle, smart cities are geared toward enhanced amenity supply and security. Public-private partnerships (P3s) are investing heavily on technologies in order to provide automated services for residents as well as business firms.
Every successful smart city project takes the security of the residents into account. Sheltering a diverse stretch of population, municipalities are often burdened with huge datasets that increase every day. To process and analyze these huge datasets faster, strategists are deploying automation and artificial intelligence (AI), coupled with machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP), consequently meeting consumer expectations in an easier way. With the rising popularity of electric vehicles (EVs), architects are offering to residences and firms for installing charging outlets.
Added to that, P3s are also stressing on high-speed 5G networking services, with an aim to enhance IoT connectivity. Distributed ledgers leveraging blockchain are effectively ensuring data security while consumers conduct transactions.
While cutting-edge technology ensures a long-term growth for smart cities, it is an uphill task for municipalities and contractors to decide on one from the wide assemblage of services. To make this task easier, we have assessed the top providers that solve smart city challenges by implementing the current technological trends in the sector. A distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, Analysts and the editorial board of APAC CIO Outlook has selected a list of service providers.
We present to you APAC CIO Outlook’s “Top 10 Smart City Consulting/Services Companies - 2018.”