EY joins Smart Cities Council to advance smart city innovation
EY announces that it has joined the Smart Cities Council (SCC), the world's largest smart cities network, to help cities harness innovation to stay vital and safe for their citizens and businesses.
George Atalla, EY Global Government & Public Sector Leader, said "Cities around the world are growing at an unprecedented pace. Technology is crucial for connecting disparate urban systems, but technology alone cannot solve the social, environmental and logistical issues that growing cities face. The future is in the hands of those governments, businesses and entrepreneurs who will work together to create citizen-centric, resilient cities. We're excited to work with the Smart Cities Council and its members to support the cities of today in becoming the cities of tomorrow."
Jesse Berst, Chairman of Smart Cities Council, said "The Smart Cities Council works with cities around the world to help them take advantage of new technologies. Cities are growing in size and number, which puts increasing pressure on infrastructure and services. At the same time, the rise of digital and mobile are generating more data, different demands and different ways of interacting with cities. With EY's global and cross sector experience, we - and our members - gain a powerful and insightful partner to help facilitate the development of future cities that truly benefit their citizens." Read the full article here.