Data Privacy

Smart Cities

Hybrid Work Needs Hybrid Regulation

May 17th, 2022
Security

The Legislative Balancing Act For Facial Recognition Technology

April 26th, 2022
Smart Cities

The Role of Tech Giants in the Smart City

In 2003, a 5-year-old Google began the gradual process of leasing 46-acres of land and buildings in Mountain View, California to create their headquarters. In 2013, the tech giant then leased a further 42-acres of adjoining land to develop the Bay View section of a now sprawling campus. Over this 88-acre estate, the firm has installed and developed […]

Smart Cities

Transforming Sin City with a Digital Twin

The US city of Las Vegas has become the second urban area to join Cityzenith’s Clean Cities – Clean Future initiative – a campaign aimed at helping most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral, by donating the company’s Digital Twin platform SmartWorldPro2 to targeted cities, one at a time. The announcement last week outlined a significant […]

Smart Buildings

Hybrid Work Models Challenge Offices to Compete with Homes

Office occupancy has reached its highest levels since March 2020 over the past month. Driven by high vaccination rates and the return of children to school in major markets, September has recorded an 18-month high of 87% occupancy compared to pre-lockdown levels, according to data from Metrikus. We may still have turbulence ahead but this is […]

Smart Buildings

Funding Boom in a Maturing Occupancy Analytics Market

There is strong competition for both funding and projects as many startups and established players consolidate their position and vie for business in the occupancy analytics sector for commercial office space. With over 220 companies vying for business, the market for technology platforms that locate and map people and workspaces is crowded.  Three startups, Density, Locatee and Mapiq have taken the […]

Security

Megvii Announces $935M IPO as China’s AI Dragons Prepare to Fly

“As a society, we have experienced three distinct industrial revolutions: steam power, electricity, and information technology. I believe artificial intelligence (AI) is the engine fueling the fourth industrial revolution globally, digitizing and automating everywhere,” says Kai-Fu Lee, chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures and author of ‘AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future’. “China is at the […]

Smart Buildings

Are Data Privacy Laws Good or Bad for the Smart Buildings Market?

What if there were no privacy laws for smart buildings? Would it really be good for business? Would it really be bad for occupants? Would the building be smarter? Would anyone want to live or work there? These are some of the many questions floating around the smart building sector as rapid technological development outstrips […]

Smart Buildings

The Apps Behind the Post-COVID Workplace

“The workplace management industry is in the early stages of fundamental change, where companies need new ways to deliver an environment that the modern workforce demands. Over the last two years, the market for workplace experience platforms has evolved and accelerated in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” states our latest report – The […]

Smart Cities

The Post-COVID Urban Agenda: Cities Should Be Smart but MUST Be Fair

Some of the most symbolic images of the past year have been of empty city centers. Deserted images Times Square, Covent Garden, Champs-Élysées, and Shibuya commercial district would have been impossible to capture before the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders that COVID-19 brought about. Our cities have felt the greatest impact of the pandemic and this […]

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