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“The Indian security market continues to attract global players despite myriad challenges.”

Prama Hikvision, an Indo-China venture between Prama and security and surveillance products manufacturer Hangzhou Hikvision Digital technology has placed its bets big on India’s growth story especially the Government’s Smart Cities Mission. In an exclusive chat with Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, Ashish P. Dhakan, MD & CEO, Prama Hikvision India Pvt Ltd. talks about the entity’s growth journey in India, its role in making cities smarter as well as insights on the overall security and surveillance segment.

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“IoT, ML and AI are the key technology drivers that can help achieve India's dream of becoming fully digital.”

The Internet of Things (IoT), a key driver of smart cities is championing the unison of machines/things, people, volumes of data and processes worldwide in order to build cities that are efficient, economically viable and people friendly. WebNMS IoT, a division of Zoho Corporation is one such integrated IoT platform with multiple capabilities that cover energy management, remote site monitoring and vehicle tracking. In an interview with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Karen Ravindranath, Program Head- WebNMS IOT talks about what the cities of today need in terms of systems and bringing about a connected digital transformation through IoT implementations.

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"Smart Cities are not built overnight. We are in for the long haul."

After putting Pune as a model city on the forefront of the Government’s Smart City Mission, Kunal Kumar has embarked on the new role of Mission Director, Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and is sparing no effort in making the mission a successful one. In an exclusive interview with Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, Kumar talks about how the humble beginning has been made, the fundamental challenges and the role of technology in making the lives of citizens easy. Excerpts from the interview:-

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How Analytics can make Governments more caring?

It is widely accepted that the main beneficiary of analytics has been the technology sector. With it slowly pervading across multiple sectors, citizens are likely to experience the profound impact of analytics by having their lives more secure and simplified.

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Combining AI, ML and IoT will establish one complete, interdependent distributed ecosystem.

With a clear blueprint to tap on the tremendous potential India holds as a digitally-enabled smart nation, Ravinder Pal Singh, Director, Digital Cities & Mega Projects, Government Segment, Dell EMC Commercial believes in India’s shinning story. Talking to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Singh elaborates on the company’s collaboration with the Government under its Smart Cities Mission and the need for a solid digital foundation to unlock the true potential of technologies like IQT, IoT, AI and ML through proper planning and execution.

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PropTech for Smart Cities

The advances in Blockchain, Cloud Infrastructure, Geo-location services, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) can provide fertile building blocks for the smart cities of future.

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ROBOTS – USHERING IN A NEW ERA IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The day is not far when robots working on project sites will become a common occurrence. Drones- which are already in use to an extent, will constantly scan sites to collect data, predict and solve problems before they arise.

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How software is an enabler for Smart Cities

It has been noted that to make a city smart, there’s first a need to understand the behaviour of a city’s assets: its citizens, economy and its environment, with the intent to make the ecosystem predictive and self sustainable.

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Data and Analytics making our cities more intelligent

Many existing cities of developed countries have begun to use IoT technologies to collect data on traffic, pollution, waste management systems, crisis response, and criminal activities to create data sets and run analytics to deploy their resources more efficiently and effectively.

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The Smart City Utopia: Surveillance Techs Securing Our Future!

Surveillance technologies have an impact on all aspects of city dwelling. Security can also be enhanced considerably using smart surveillance.

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