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9781119670001

Smart Cities Deconstructed How Asia is Using Technology to Improve a Billion Lives

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    9781119670001

  • ISBN10:

    1119670004

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-06-29
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Explore smart city designs with this primer for business, technology, and city executives, featuring cases studies from India and China

If you’re a business or municipal leader, this is your opportunity to explore smart city designs and see how they’re being executed in the real world. With its approachable perspective, A Practical Guide to Global Smart Cities serves as your smart city primer.  

Focusing on the development efforts for smart city designs in China and India, this guide shares urban development visions, which are designed to securely integrate information, the Internet of Things, and communications technology for cities. You can learn how a smart city design can enhance management of a city's assets, including local department information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services. Additionally, this guide explains how the urban informatics and technology of an intelligent program could improve city services.

  • Get a simple, direct, and detailed description of the technologies being purchased by smart city programs, with case studies from India and China
  • See how cities make their technology purchasing decisions, in terms of the evaluation process, decision makers, and key advisors as well as procurement milestones
  • Explore the similarities and differences between Asian procurement processes and those in the West
  • Gain the insights, knowledge, and confidence to prepare for entry into the smart city programs of India.
  • Know who your collaborators or competitors might be

When you have this global guide as a reference, you can easily compare and contrast the smart system approaches of developing countries to those of industrialized countries from a governance and technology perspective. Start your exploration into the cities of the future today!

Author Biography

James M. Caton is the global leader of SAS Analytics’ smart infrastructure and smart cities IOT group. He is responsible for SAS's global channel strategy for Internet of Things and Analytics suite: edge analytics, streaming analytics, data mining, machine learning; establish and enable differentiated regional approaches: North America/Europe vs ASEAN/India, China; and leverage early smart cities successes in Wuxi (Shanghai, China) and Rajasthan (India) and establish a global repeatable smart infrastructure solution. Prior to joining SAS, Caton was chief business officer and head, Smarter Cities Infrastructure at Larsen & Toubro (Chennai, India); leader, Smarter Cities Global Center of Competence at IBM Global Business Services; associate at Booz Allen Hamilton; and engineering manager at Lear Corporation.

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