DIGITILISATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR – SMART CITIES

Posted on: 03/06/2019

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All over the world, cities are facing a number of challenges. Increasing environmental pressures, infrastructure needs as well as growing demands from citizens to deliver a better quality of life and to do so at a sustainable cost mean that cities must change if they want to survive. By harnessing the power of new digital technologies, cities can become more sustainable and more liveable communities – but governments and local councils cannot execute this transformation alone. Many leading public sector organisations are partnering with enterprises from key industries to support smart city initiatives. Smart technologies and infrastructure companies can help cities meet these challenges and enable the next wave of public investment.  In Smart Cities, the latest programme in our Digitalisation in the Public Sectorseries, we look at how digitalisation is opening up new horizons for the public sector by offering new, streamlined and integrated IT solutions.

In this programme, we hear from a range of companies who are working with the public sector to delivery the smart cities of the future we need now. Yottais a connected asset management software and services provider that empowers organisations to make better, more informed decisions. KaarbonTech support highway maintenance teams in councils, authorities and tier 1 contractors. DXC Technologyis the world’s leading independent end-to-end IT services company, helping their clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change. We also hear from Scotland Excel, who is working with DXC Technology to accelerate their digital transformation journey.

Smart Cities are not just about installing digital interfaces in traditional infrastructure or streamlining city operations. They are about using data and technology together purposefully to make better decisions and deliver a better quality of life for all. The need is clear – cities face unprecedented pressures and infrastructure systems are becoming stretched. Digital innovation will give them a new set of tools for doing more with less.

Digitalisation in the Public Sector – Smart Cities will be first broadcast on Sky Channel 191 on Sunday 9thJune at 10.30am, and repeated on Sunday 7thJuly at 10.30am.  After the initial broadcast, the programme will then be available online at http://www.executivetv.org with the rest of our digital archive.