New York City is combining 5G, automation, the Internet of Things, among other technologies to improve the city, solve issues in the community, and become a role-model for other cities. TechRepublic met with New York's CTO, and former San Francisco CIO, Miguel Gamino to discuss the different programs and technologies the city uses to accomplish these goals.
Watch the full interview above, or read the transcripts below.
Gamino explains NYCx, a program that works with communities to identify urgent priorities, and encourages the brightest technologists in the world to solve these challenges
NYCx, part of Mayor de Blasio's OneNYC plan, uses technology to improve the way New Yorkers live, support a thriving economy, and create good-paying jobs. Gamino tells how the city's diversity drives its digital transformation.
Learn what NYC is doing with 5G, one of the biggest oncoming technologies, and how they're using Governors Island as a testbed.
Just because a city works on smart projects, doesn't mean it's a smart city, Gamino said. He shares NYC's smart city goals and how they plan to become a leader in this realm.
Here's how major technology innovations from drones to AI to blockchain will significantly impact how New Yorkers work, live, and play.
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- How not to do a smart city: Let a thousand flowers bloom instead of having a plan (ZDNet)
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