The insights uncovered in Black & Veatch’s 2018 Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report demonstrate a growing awareness among communities and utilities that modern, digital infrastructure such as data collection networks, infrastructure automation and advanced communication systems are the key components of today’s smart city initiatives. It is only through these systems that cities and utilities can optimize operations to realize the promise of the smart city – and create a sustainable future.
New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.
by Vincent Petit, Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership
If someone asked you to name the top challenge presented by urbanization and our escalating world population, what would you say? One answer could be: the ever-increasing need for energy – which is one of the most basic dilemmas of modern life. But with the right approach, we can turn this challenge into an opportunity.
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is pleased to announce that the company was again included on the Euronext Vigeo US 50 index, recognizing IFF as a leader in corporate responsibility. The index is composed of the top 50 listed companies in the United States as evaluated by Vigeo Eiris for their performance in six categories: Human Rights, Human Resources, Corporate Governance, Business Behaviour, Environment and Community Involvement. The indices are updated biannually, with selection based upon data from the Vigeo-developed Equitics® methodology.
In Johannesburg, South Africa, a student tells her father she will be a graphic designer. She now has access to a whole new world of learning thanks to a computer and the internet in a Dell Solar Powered Learning Lab. Her father talks about how technology is changing the lives of his daughter and her peers, as he sits outside the new lab. He believes in his daughter.
In his words, “It has changed my child’s life so much.”