What makes a smart city “smart”? It’s a question that many entrepreneurs, enterprise executives and civic leaders are asking themselves today, but the answer can take many forms.
As an entrepreneur, I often think about “smart cities” in the context of disruption by entrepreneurs re-shaping the way cities function. With grassroots IoT incubators popping up here in the U.S. to first generation smart hubs like Singapore across the globe, smart cities offer entrepreneurs opportunities to meet needs that didn’t exist pre-2014.
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How are entrepreneurs actually fueling the creation of smart cities today? Let’s take a look at three important components of smart cities and the people powering them.