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Aug 2018 | Data-Driven Decision Making

SMARTER THAN YOU THINK: ESPOO, FINLAND NAMED THE 2018 INTELLIGENT COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR
PSD’S SLOANE SWEAZEY IN CONVERSATION WITH HARRI PAANANEN, CITY OF ESPOO

The public sector is entering a very pivotal – yet exciting – moment in history. The Internet was revolutionary in how it transformed citizens’ day-to-day lives. Yet, technological transformation, arguably, did not translate to the public sector in as revolutionary of a way. It would be naïve to suggest that technological advancement is merely an urban trend, alike to those such as bike lanes and city squares. Technological transformations are fundamentally changing the way that citizens engage and interact with and within cities. Every year, the Intelligent Community Forum awards the Smart21 Communities, Top 7 Intelligent Communities, and the Intelligent Community of the Year for their work in communications and information technology.

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