Smart Cities are an emerging concept in the new digital world, connecting cities and their communities through the use of digital and telecommunication technologies. Urbanisation is on the rise, and by 2050 over 70% of the world’s developed and developing populations will live in urbanised areas. There is already an increased demand for intelligent, sustainable environments that offer its citizens a high quality of life.

New initiatives and learnings are being introduced almost every day and Cities and regional towns are going through a process of learning to use data for better efficiency gains and resource utilisations.

Smart City Associations and other IoT organisations through their multi-faceted approach help cities in creating vision, leadership, innovative actions and insights to realise their dream of turning data and its outcomes into benefits for their stakeholders and their citizens.

These associations connect thought leaders from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors to provide the momentum required to speed up the uptake of technology innovations in the urban environments.

Sylvania Connected Solutions is privileged to be part of ASCA and IoTAA, as we journey into this new world working together with partners from around the globe to bring in these Smart solutions into the Australian and New Zealand markets.