IDC Launches Smart City Evolution Index; Opens Public Voting to Identify Top Smart City Projects in Asia/Pacific

IDC Launches Smart City Evolution Index; Opens Public Voting to Identify Top Smart City Projects in Asia/Pacific

Singapore, 1 August, 2015 – In an effort to help establish the fundamental causes of the birth, evolution, and survival of key cities in the region, IDC Government Insights recently piloted its Smart City Evolution Index for Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ).

Cities are essentially the focal points of Smart City initiatives, geared towards driving socioeconomic growth and long-term sustainability. Now cities across Asia have the potential to leverage on available disruptive technologies and get inspirations from various Smart City initiatives across the region.

 

“The Smart City drive is not just an industry buzz – it’s a serious effort that the public sector is closely looking at to transform and modernize key cities in Asia/Pacific. In fact, as much as 92 percent of public sectors in the region believe in utilizing ICT as a means to meet their operational and strategic objectives,” said Gerald Wang, Research Manager, IDC Government Insights, Asia/Pacific.

 

Smart City management functions have notably become more complex, spanning across multiple facets including socio-economic, cultural, environmental, and technological. The ability to create unique Smart City ecosystems are now paramount in attracting a steady flow of investments and retaining top-notch talents necessary to remain globally competitive.

 

IDC’s Smart City Evolution Index will take into consideration inputs from IDC Analysts across APeJ, public opinion through online voting and the assessment of an International Advisory Council.   The public voting will focus on shortlisted cities across 14 Smart City functional eServices such as Transportation; Public Works; Smart Buildings; Smart Grid; Smart Water; Administration; Economic Development; Land Use and Environmental Management; Permitting, Licensing, Inspection and Zoning; Public Safety; Education; Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces; Connected Health; and Social Services.

 

Public voting will commence on August 1 and end on August 10, 2015. The public is encouraged to participate via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/idcapsmartcity

Find out if your city has been nominated for any of the award categories and weigh in on whether it deserves the top spot. Exciting prizes, including a Go-Pro camera await 3 lucky voters, which will be selected through an electronic draw.

 

For more information on the “IDC Asia/Pacific Smart City Evolution Index” survey, please contact Alvin Afuang at aafuang@idc.com.

 

About IDC Government Insights

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International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 48 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.