Not just "smart cities". Local government; insurance; banking; line up the digital transformation projects.
Too often they are projects with limited horizons; limited goals; limited vision. Limited...
Where is the overall vision, goals, strategy? Without that new digital transformation projects just create new data silos faster.
"What [cities are] starting to realize is that they're implementing silos," Silverberg told Smart Cities Dive in an interview after the panel discussion. "As they start to look at it more strategically, some of the cities have decided to establish more of a platform approach."
This is not about technology- it is about strategic innovation.
All too often, city leaders are guilty of thinking of IoT initiatives — like smart lighting and smart parking — as isolated strategies. Instead, Rob Silverberg, Dell EMC’s chief technology officer for digital communities, said cities should use a "system of systems" in their IoT and data collection strategy and think about how, for example, smart parking fits into a wider goal of having smart transportation.