Smart City Monitor at Smart City Expo World Congress 2016 (#SCEWC16)

Smart City Monitor was exhibited on the Smart City Expo for the first time at the ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA stand along with Smart City Wien, Graz Smart City, Tina Vienna GmbH, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Bertsch Energy GmbH & Co KG, NXP Semiconductors Austria, Smartflower energy technology GmbH, and others. The City of Vienna and City of Graz and private companies offered solutions for the sustainable and inclusive cities, shared their experiences and offered collaborations and projects. 

SCEWC as a public platform had provided delegates and visitors with various opportunities to find out about companies and solutions in a number of side events. The event “AUSTRIA SHOWCASE” was organised by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA to meet Austrian experts presenting different approaches and solutions and discover the latest trends and best practices in urban development.

Dr. Serguei Golovanov, Chief Architect of the new urban technology, gave the talk “Smart City Monitor: New metropolitan technology for forward looking communities enabling digital transformation, sustainable digital circular economy, novel citizen environment and new business models”. He demonstrated how the new solution actually works in real life providing holistic integrated view on the urban processes for small and medium size city management and answering the question "How are you, my city?”

As unified digital technology having strong foundation in system sciences and sustainability principles, the Smart City Monitor transforms any local data streams from urban processes into easily understandable and customized information about status of the city, its various areas and processes in real time. The core of the platform is the large customized city model to be run in cloud or locally in a municipality which is developed in multiple steps by using the ISO 37120 urban model as initial template.

Mr. Mark Wells, Senior International Trade Specialist/Smart Grid/Smart Cities Specialist, with the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. was one of the session attendees. Mark was very impressed with the presentation by Serguei Golovanov and Smarti City Monitor platform tools and visited our booth to discuss the applications and implementation plans. During the conversation Mark mentioned that he would be available to provide a verbal or written statement as to his impression of the use of the platform and tools for small and large U.S. cities.

Photo: Serguei Golovanov (left) and Mark Wells from the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration discussing Smart City Monitor applications for the Cities of Future.

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Consultants, cities’ advisors, municipalities worldwide started to look for implementation of the international standards for urban management in their cities as guidance to day to day life. It raises some questions to be addressed, such as: 

  • Is it worth to implement such standards in the city? 
  • What is the added value for the city?
  • Will the balance between costs of the implementation and the results for the city be positive?
  • How to make these standards working in practice and know it well in order to help cities?
  • Where to start and how to realise such task with minimum costs and risks?

The Smart City Monitor provides concrete practical answers to these and many other questions opening principally new approach toward step by step implementation of the integrated Smart CIty concepts in medium and small size urban communities. 

As result of the participation our team received large number of inquiries for prototyping Smart City Monitor in the Europe and several other countries.

Read more about Integrated vision of urban processes: a new style of city management measuring the city with the Smart City Monitor
and view the demo application running the model of a Smart City developed in full compliance with international standard ISO 37120.

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