Applying digital technology to empower and connect communities.
The rapid rise of urbanization has, in recent years, coincided with a massive growth in connected devices (or things that talk to the internet). Cisco predicts 50 billion connected devices will exist by 2020. With this steady expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), along with the kickoff of Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, there is significant opportunity for Canadian municipalities to empower their communities through information and communications technology (ICT) and connectivity.
To be competitive and prepared to respond to emerging urban challenges and opportunities, cities should be investing in their capacity to employ this connectivity to support smarter, healthier, and more equitable and sustainable communities. Done properly, technological investments in essential infrastructure can lead to substantial community benefits.
Through our work, we help communities navigate the increasing array of technology choices in order to address local challenges and improve the overall quality of life for residents.