Chief Smart City Officer: A Must-Have For All Future-Focused Cities

Originally published by Jeremy Coward, IoT Institute

Torri Martin, director of SMARTATL, explains how Atlanta has benefited from his role as smart cities director and why every city with ‘smart’ aspirations should follow suit.

Making the transition from city to smart city is a slow and disorganised affair, more often than not.

Much of the time, the process begins with one or two ‘smart’ deployments – a ‘connected’ traffic light here, a smart parking scheme there. They’re helpful in isolation, but not part of any overarching strategy. A hasty roll-out of these initiatives is tempting for quick benefits and [read more]