Waterfront Toronto Taps IBM Intelligent Operations for Major Smarter City Project
Waterfront Toronto, one of the largest waterfront revitalization projects in the world, is using the IBM Intelligent Operations Center delivered as a service on the IBM SmartCloud to help transform city operations to become more efficient.
Working with IBM Business Partner Element Blue, Waterfront Toronto is launching newblueedge.ca, a powerful community portal that residents can use to easily connect with neighbors, businesses, and service providers in the surrounding area to keep up with traffic congestion reports, public transit information, weather and news, as well as post their ideas and thoughts on how to improve the area. It will use IBM’s cloud computing and social business software, services and technologies, and IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) for Smarter Cities (see demo video below). Ultimately, newblueedge.ca will serve as the platform for a suite of tools that will help residents make smarter decisions about everything from their daily commute to health and wellness, energy and water use, and more.
About People for Smarter Cities (P4SC)
Waterfront Toronto is the first Canadian community to be featured on IBM’s new global People for Smarter Cities site, a place where residents can conduct meaningful online conversations and contribute original ideas about how to make their cities work smarter.
P4SC will be showcased in other cities as well. IBM Malaysia announced P4SC to its employees in September and will be sharing it with selected local influencers to encourage participation by them and their local communities. Looking ahead P4SC also will be showcased at global cities events in Morocco and Spain.
About IBM Smarter Cities Intelligent Operations Software
Cities around the globe are confronted with growing populations, aging infrastructure, reduced budgets, and the challenge of doing more with less. The IBM Smarter Cities Intelligent Operations software, based on open cloud computing standards, helps transform city operations to become more efficient. Designed in collaboration with city leaders, the software also applies predictive analytics to help cities budget for capital improvements and improve the efficiency of water utilities. With cloud solutions, cities get started immediately, without specialized hardware or procurement delays, making it possible to begin with small projects and scale across departments using one integrated software system available as a service.
- Calling All Thinkers and Creators – Help Your City Get Smarter (#P4SC)
- New IBM Smarter Cities Software on the Cloud Helps Cities Transform (IBM, Sept 26 2013)
- Waterfront Toronto Teams with IBM to Build a Smarter City (IBM, Sept 18 2013)
- IBM and Smarter Cities – also on Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Blog
- IBM Intelligent Operations Center
- IBM Smarter Cities Challenge
– Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager The Greater IBM Connection