The lack of interoperability is one of the key issues that smart cities are facing today. There is a poor alignment and adoption of existing best practices and standards that can provide interoperability across city solutions, single nations, and global regions such as Africa and Latin America. There is strong political and commercial pressure to cave into silos-based solutions which often lead to lack of interoperability. This has become a big issue across most verticals; but during COVID-19, it is a critical problem when sharing vital data across healthcare platforms.
Smart cities should be considered from a perspective of “system of systems,” and apart from key technological advances there are some considerations that are becoming critical in deploying technologies to be used by the broader society. Apart from functional requirements, considerations of non-functional requirements such as trust, identity, privacy, and security are becoming very important in the adoption of emerging technologies.
The goal is to close the gap between what is going on in technology and what is happening on the ground within urban environments. The focus of this group is to develop a close collaboration between the technology industry and smart city leaders and stakeholders leading to the following key deliverables:
We welcome new participants from large and small corporations, academia, industry, government agencies, standards bodies, financial institutions, and any individuals that are interested in the Alliance for Best Practices and Standards in Smart Cities. Members will include but are not limited to:
Possible Industry Outcomes
How to Participate
To join the team, please express your interest by sending an inquiry to: