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Smart cities revolution to boost employment in India

Smart cities have emerged as a potential job creator in the past few months. Many new-age profiles are likely to witness potential growth especially in the areas of ICT (Information Communication Technology), Data Management & Analytics and e-Governance.

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“Our goal is to establish ourselves as a solution provider in sync with time and we aim to achieve it soon.”

Working closely with the Government for improving the landscape of the cities, Signpost, an out of home advertising company pioneers in developing facilities for citizens such as Bus Q Shelters, toilets and smart pedestrian skywalks with escalators at zero cost to civic bodies. In an interview with Manali jaggi of BW SmartCities, Shripad Ashtekar, Managing Partner, Signpost India talks about the green initiatives of the company and its focus on technology when it comes to the company’s business approach.

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How can smart cities become smart & healthy cities?

Smart cities hold the promise to potentially make urban areas not just more efficient and secure, but also more healthy.

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Women Friendly Cities- Women centric travel startup raises seed from Singapore based investor duo.

“It is a great platform especially for women from India, out of India to explore the innate desire to be a carefree wanderlust." Shabir Momin, MD & CTO, Zenga TV said.

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“Surveillance devices can also make the concept of safe cities a veritable reality by leveraging video analytics.”

Better safe than sorry, this adage holds true, especially in today’s day and age. Technology has to a great extent helped authorities ensure safe and secure cities. The way our security industry has evolved significantly over the last decade is proof enough that its demand is only going to increase in future. In a candid chat with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Abhishek Kumar, Regional Director, South Asia, Oncam talks about the present day scenario of surveillance industry in India and the company’s objective to help create modern and scalable solutions for our cities.

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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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Corporates and Road Safety in India- Blazing the Trail

Although Government plays an essential role in addressing the road safety concerns, the involvement of private sector can further aid its efforts to make Indian roads safe and secure for citizens.

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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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Student Housing – Next Step in Real Estate Evolution

Today, most Indian college students (80 percent) live off campus, which poses a challenge for academic institutes \ universities who want to blend academics with student life, and create more opportunities for students to collaborate and learn from each other.

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