Here's a thought from Seth Godin, who thinks and writes about systems, for advocates of "data driven" systems, such as smart cities. Systems with slack are more resilient. … One thunderstorm can cripple the air traffic system for six major … [Continue reading] about Slack Attention, advocates of "data driven"
"I love civic tech," says the data industry's "Dean of Big Data" Bill Schmarzo, longtime VP at Dell and now CTO IoT and analytics at Hitachi Vantara. He loves it, but he also has ideas about how to make it work. It takes more than love to bear fruit. … [Continue reading] about “Dean of Big Data” Bill Schmarzo: “smart” takes a community The unrealized advantage of city-college collaboration
Back in 2010, a French company offered the Easter Island government a massive pyro-gassification machine that generated electricity from garbage. It was to be a gift. Was it really the kind of gift you’d give a friend? Or was did it come with … [Continue reading] about Three non-technical attributes for “smart” Before you change any lightbulbs
The bus is late again. You're going to be late, and you're infuriated. You've called to complain now and then, but nothing changed. You wrote letters and you signed petitions. You marched on the transit district's offices. You muttered curses within … [Continue reading] about Power to the transit user in San Francisco OpenTransit puts data behind complaints and lets transit managers drill down
Bob Bennett, a former chief innovation officer for Kansas City, Missouri illustrated a common problem for cities undertaking smart-city projects — and how white-hat hackers can be a priceless complement. They got off to a fast start. … [Continue reading] about White-hat hackers ride into town Large-scale smart city find a complement in small-scale private projects