Doncaster businesses Fastline Services & Rizon IoT are collaborating and engaging with Doncaster Council to trial Smart City Initiatives.
Cities are becoming “smarter” as governments, businesses, and communities increasingly rely on technology to overcome the challenges from rapid urbanisation.
What makes a “smart city” smart is the combined use of software systems, server infrastructure, network infrastructure, and client devices to better connect several critical city infrastructure components and services: city administration, education, healthcare, public safety, real estate, transportation, and utilities.
The concept of the smart city is pushing local governments and their technology teams to further evaluate emerging technologies and engage with key stakeholders within and outside of their organisations. To successfully deliver on the smart city vision, councils should have a clear understanding of what the smart city is, its key drivers, and their role in it.
“Since we introduced the Buddy Ohm Platform to the UK, the uptake has been unprecedented. I am delighted to be working with such a forward thinking, open and dynamic team at Doncaster Council. Scott Cardwell and his Regeneration team have been a great support in driving this initiative forward.
"Working closely with Doncaster Council we have commenced trials of Buddy Ohm in some of Doncaster’s key buildings in order to gather meaningful data that will be presented at the Commonwealth Heads of Government sustainability conference at Buckingham Palace in April. I look forward to sharing the results over the coming months,” said Adam Fleming, MD Fastline Services/Executive Board Member – Rizon IoT
To promote the trials and the benefits of Buddy Ohm platform, Rizon IoT will be hosting an event at the Keepmoat Stadium where there will be a line-up of key speakers with an aim to gathering the regions key decision makers and discuss how Doncaster and the city region can become a leading example of a connected smart city by effecting positive behavioural change to reduce its environmental impact.
For further information about this event, please click here.