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Making Cities Smarter April 25, 2012 John Longbottom National Executive Smarter Cities, IBM Canada Ltd.

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A Smarter Planet

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Our world is becoming

INSTRUMENTED Our world is becoming

INTERCONNECTED Virtually all things, processes and ways of working are becoming


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An opportunity to think and act in new ways— economically, socially and technically.

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Smarter Cities

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Urban population growth expected to continue 7000

Population (millions)

6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060

Urban Population

Rural Population

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Citizens are placing increasing demands on leaders to innovate Evolution of City Value Citizens Demand





Walls, Roads

Water, Energy

Jobs, Education

Lifestyle, Culture


Leaders Deliver

“The 19th century was a century of empires… the 20th century was a century of nation states… the 21st century will be a century of cities” Mayor Wellington Webb, Former Mayor, Denver, CO © 2010 IBM Corporation

The best leaders create opportunities from today’s harsh realities Sustainability

Investment Community


Aging Infrastructure 8

Declining Budgets

Changing Populations

Increasing Threats

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Smarter Cities are complex systems of systems Government Administration

Public Safety Transportation


Social Services 9

Energy and Utilities


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Technology can help foster innovation and drive economic growth

Turning information into insight

Integrating systems to deliver outcomes


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A Smarter City is one that increases prosperity by‌

Using information to make insightful decisions Predicting problems to resolve them proactively Coordinating its resources to operate effectively


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A commitment to change pays real dividends of prosperity Smart metering in Malta helps citizens pay only for the energy they use

Predictive analytics helped slash

Richmond’s crime rate by


in one year

In Taiwan,

99% of smarter trains run on time


Miami-Dade County Public Schools have increased academic achievement across the board

Data analytics helped cut crime

35% in NYC

In downtown Stockholm smart traffic systems helped reduce gridlock by


IBM helps Amsterdam Airport


Schiphol move million more bags every year with a smarter baggage system

In Delft, developing enhanced flood prediction and protection systems for coastal areas and river deltas Peak energy loads fell by 15% when IBM helped homes in the Pacific Northwest talk straight to the grid

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Thank You! 13

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