Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2022

    My colleagues and I recently returned to Smart City Expo World Congress 2022 in Barcelona, one of the world’s leading exhibitions, and a global hub for knowledge sharing amongst those who work to create smarter and more liveable cities. With the increasing demand we see for video analytics in city infrastructure, we were keen to […]

      Building smart cities for real: Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

      I have been speaking about smart cities for several years now and, as part of this, I was often asked to define, “What is meant by a smart city?” However, now that smart cities are no longer just concepts, the conversation has started to shift.  Technological developments have led to a rapid rise of smart […]

        Empowering cities to become ‘smarter’: Axis reflects on Smart City Expo World Congress

        Over the recent years, smart cities have gained more and more traction. Only a few weeks ago, more than 21,000 people attended the Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 and represented over 700 cities. The rise of urbanization and how it is affecting cities and their citizens is drawing more stakeholders to have a vested […]

          It takes a village: Collaborative approaches to safer cities

          Axis Safe City Symposium provides a platform for sharing ideas, technology and real-life experiences on combating crime, improving city life and spurring economic growth. What does it take to ensure safety and security in your city? More than two dozen law enforcement officers, security professionals and public officials seeking the answer to that question gathered […]

            Joining forces to mitigate smart city cybersecurity threats

            Cities are becoming smarter as we speak. With an ambition to achieve livability, cities deploy new, innovative technologies to enable them to manage their assets and resources more efficiently. But the technology cornerstones of smart cities – connectivity, big data and IoT devices – not only offer possibilities to develop more livable cities, they also […]