eBook: Building a Hyperconnected City

Cities adopting smart technologies are already seeing less crime, congestion, and pollution, as well as improvements in public health, productivity, and living conditions. This eBook, generated by think tank ESI ThoughtLab, provides evidence-based decision support to drive urban success.

Ulrika Mann
Ulrika Mann,

Becoming a smart city is no longer enough. To unlock the full economic, social, environmental, and business value from technology, cities need to morph into hyperconnected urban centers: those that use the latest technologies to transform and interconnect key areas of their ecosystem – from roads to cars, buildings to energy grids, citizens to government, and cities to cities.

How do you do it then?  

To provide urban leaders with guidance, ESI ThoughtLab conducted a comprehensive study about the practices, plans, and performance results of cities already on the hyperconnected path. As part of the research, ESI ThoughtLab gathered benchmarking data from 100 cities, conducted in-depth interviews with city leaders, and drew on valuable input from a cross industry coalition of leading firms and research organizations (among them Cognizant). 

This eBook provides an evidence-based roadmap and a valuable tool that cities can use to plan ahead. It presents the business case, best practices, challenges, and performance metrics around becoming a hyperconnected city. Also check out the previous publication about Smart cities as business catalysts

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