As city populations swell around the world, a big question looming over city leaders' heads is matching resources with needs and finding the right financing mechanisms to make that happen. Watch this video for a discussion on how cities can address the urban investment gap.
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The city of Redmond, Washington implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 for public-sector organizations to streamline operations and empower employees with meaningful data. Learn in this case study about the additional benefits the city is realizing.
This valuable report from Bechtel and re:focus partners helps guide cities on how to leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure. It summarizes projects that create both public value and private investment opportunities.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a Google Hangout featuring a Q & A session with smart city experts and thought leaders with insight into India’s smart cities development plans. Click to watch the video replay.
Click for a video on the launch of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) Global Sustainability Series, investigating the role of the private sector in engaging with the U.S. government, host governments and NGOs to help address some of the world’s most complex global sustainable development issues.
Budget and financial systems officials from the city of Atlanta discuss how they are using Oracle's solution for planning and budgeting to have more confidence in the numbers they are reporting to the mayor and city council.
To help governments improve service delivery, Council Associate Partner Imex Systems Inc. is pioneering a public-private partnership model where governments can obtain multi-channel service delivery infrastructure at no cost or minimal capital and operating costs. Get details in this white paper.
Mike Carlson's background helped him become one of the smart grid's true change agents. Today he leads an important part of GE's smart grid and smart city effort. When we sat down to talk we were reminded how perceptive he is. City leaders shouldn't miss his insights on how to get smart city traction.
Reed Pangborn is AT&T's area vice president for government, education and medical. In that role, he is responsible for helping cities "mobilize" their applications.
Laurent Schmitt is a compact man with an air of old-world politesse. He has worked in several executive capacities in different parts of Alstom, the $26-billion French maker of power and transport equipment. He started with the company in sales in 2000, back when it was Areva T&D (before its acquisition by Alstom). From there, he climbed the ladder through marketing and then roles in strategy and business development.