IDC Government Insights Opens Nominations for Second Annual Smart Cities North America Awards

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Winners to be featured at Smart Cities New York 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 26, 2018IDC Government Insights announced today that applications are open for the second annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA), designed to recognize the progress North American municipalities have made in executing Smart Cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region. Any organization can nominate a city project or initiative that has been implemented, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, solutions providers, and other partners. Deadline for submission is January 11, 2019. To nominate a project or initiative, please visit here.

The annual awards highlight best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology (cloud, platforms, analytics, Internet of Things, mobile solutions) and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement. The winners of IDC's 2019 SCNAA will be unveiled at an awards ceremony at the Smart Cities New York (SCNY) event being held in New York City on May 14, 2019. SCNY is North America's leading global conference exploring the emerging influence of cities in shaping the future. To learn more about the event visit HERE.

Award categories include:

  • Administration

  • Civic Engagement

  • Digital Equity and Accessibility

  • Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces

  • Education

  • Public Health and Social Services

  • Public Safety

  • Smart Buildings

  • Smart Water

  • Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing

  • Transportation – Transportation Infrastructure

  • Urban Planning and Land Use

"We are enthusiastic about this year's annual Smart Cities North America awards as the progress so many municipalities have made over the past year with regard to digital transformation initiatives has been impressive," said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities. "It is our goal to continue to identify and promote successful smart city projects across the country developed with the needs of citizens and residents in mind, and provide a framework for government officials looking to replicate within their own communities."

For additional information about these awards or to speak with Ruthbea Yesner, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC Government Insights

IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. For more information, please visit www.idc-gi.com, email info@idc-gi.com, or call 703-485-8300. Visit the IDC Government Insights Community at http://idc-community.com/government.

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