by IBM 218,728 views
By 2016, there will be more mobile devices than people on earth. But on a Smarter Planet - mobile business is more than devices, it's the data between them. It's how people interact, how businesses transact. Let's build a Smarter Planet. Learn more at http://ibm.co/17d3ItE
by IBM 10,761 views
In Bolzano, Italy, almost a quarter of the population is over the age of 65. In fact, Italy, along with Japan, has one of the oldest populations in the world. As a result, Bolzano currently spends close to half of their social programs budget on services for the elderly. This includes assisted living facilities where they receive around the clock care. But assisted living facilities can cost a city and the people who stay there vast amounts of money that, within these economic conditions, municipalities and families just don't have. The solution: keep them in their homes where they are comfortable. IBM's Smarter Cities team partnered with the city to outfit a small group of elderly residents' homes with sensors which would in turn report data back to a central database closely monitored by the city. From there, the city could dispatch a care worker to visit the home. By allowing Bolzano to keep the number of their staff members the same, the program stabilizes the city's costs while simultaneously allowing it to care for its growing elderly population.
by IBM 20,312 views
Through using predictive analytics, real-time insights transform public safety, and enables the police and fire departments to prevent crime and fight fires, for smarter and safer cities.
by IBM 9,083 views
Rio de Janeiro, the most visited city in the southern hemisphere, will soon play host to both the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Unfortunately it is also the location of the biggest natural disaster in Brazil's history. In 2010, Rio de Janeiro was devastated by severe floods and mudslides, which took hundreds of lives and left thousands homeless.
Out of the need for improved emergency management and better weather prediction, IBM helped the city integrate predictive analytics, real-time data, and weather modeling technology and establish a state-of-the-art operations center. At the heart of the center is PMAR, a high resolution weather prediction system powered by IBM's Deep Thunder supercomputer. It lets the city predict rains and floods 48 hours in advance, allowing for better management of emergency services and potentially saving lives.
From there the Rio Operations Center grew, and now acts as a nervous system for the entire city: managing traffic congestion, keeping a close eye on crime response and prevention, predicting brownouts in the power grid, and coordinating large-scale events to ensure public safety.
Integrating over 30 agencies and services across the city, the Rio Operations Center empowers the government and its citizens to be prepared for whatever nature may throw their way. IBM is helping make cities smarter. Let's build a smarter planet - http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smarter_cities/overvi
by IBM 4,265 views
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is collection of medical practices handed down over 5,000 years. While it plays a major part in alternative medicine around the world, it actually accounts significantly for health care in China. Integrating this tradition with modern Western medicine presents both a huge opportunity and a huge challenge to hospitals.
Guangdong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the largest in all of China, collaborated with IBM to deploy an intelligent medical records system that consolidates medical data from multiple systems into a single record that can be easily shared.
The new, first-of-its-kind Clinical and Health Records Analytics and Sharing (CHAS) system incorporates advanced semantics technology that enables it to understand and analyze the scientific meaning of specific terms used in individual patient records. The system can process those terms regardless of format, terminology or language into one standardized document, simplifying data tracking and encouraging rapid data access.
With data from both TCM and Western medicine in a single location, hospital personnel can analyze the effects of both disciplines. This allows them to determine the best treatment for each illness or condition, opening up new doors to solving chronic diseases and offering preventive care. Guangdong Hospital can now offer the most holistic medicine in the world, with help from IBM. Let's build a smarter planet - http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smarter_cities/overvi
by IBM 1,717 views
IBM CityPulse Smarter Cities demo (5 minute video) demonstrates how communication can be improved between citizens and city workers to improve the quality of life using IBM Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities. It highlights how citizens can report problems in their neighborhood instantly so that city departments can address the problems quickly and notify residents when the problems have been addressed using common web and mobile technologies. City executives can monitor key metrics such as the number of citizen problems, status, and how quickly they were resolved in a city dashboard.
by IBM 1,792 views
Leaders from IBM and the Center for Community Criminology and Research discuss how technology helps in crime prevention and investigation, and further establish smarter public safety that yields citizen satisfaction and economic growth.
by IBM 747 views
Leaders from IBM Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Facility discuss how technology can help create green buildings through renovations and efficient building management that creates sustainable systems to develop smarter cities.
by IBM 1,341 views
Leaders from the transportation industry discuss how technology and data intelligence can work together to provide intelligent transportation systems that will greatly improve the performance of public transportation in major cities.
by IBM 674 views
Leaders from around the world discuss how technology, such as sensors, as well as data integration and analysis can produce intelligent systems to build a smart city that balances economic development, environmental sustainability and social integration for its citizens.
by IBM 862 views
Leaders from the energy industry discuss how technology helps in energy management to provide power companies with sustainable power distribution and production, as well as understand consumers' energy consumption to lower their electricity bills and conserve the earth's resources.
by IBM 8,644 views
Just like businesses, cities compete in a global marketplace. By leveraging technology, they can use information to engage their communities, deliver better services, and lure prospective citizens.
To learn more, please visit ibm.com/smartercity.
by IBM 3,271 views
Larry Godwin, Director of Police Services for Memphis, pioneered a way to focus existing patrol resources more intelligently - which has reduced overall crime volume by 30%. To learn more, please visit http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/leadership/memphispd/
by IBM 13,628 views
IBM's Business Process Management software solutions has helped the City of Madrid transform business processes and improve emergency and incident management helping Madrid become a smarter city. Smarter business for a smarter planet.
by IBM 1,998 views
By giving its caseworkers the tools to be proactive, Alameda County Social Services Agency reduced waste and fraud, and is now better equipped to give citizens help they need, when they need it. To learn more, please visit http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/leadership/alameda/.
by IBM 7,424 views
eas/?&re=sph Safe neighborhoods. Quality schools. Affordable housing. Traffic that flows. It's all possible. Making cities more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent isn't only about overcoming the challenges they face. It also recognizes that cities provide us with some of the greatest opportunities for making the planet smarter, too.
by IBM 2,204 views
Learn how IBM collaborated with Wimbledon to transform the fan experience with the Seer app, providing real-time updates on the tennis action and tournament amenities.
by IBM 3,156 views
IBM allows the US Open and the city of New York to run more efficiently by helping them share data between their interconnected systems.
by IBMSmarterPlanetUK 47,012 views
In the first film, a vision of smarter Cities is introduced. UK & Irish cities will only become smarter if collaboration between city constituents takes place.
by IBMSmarterPlanetUK 9,524 views
Film 2 further develops the concept of smarter cities. Initially, the focus is on smarter healthcare and how as cities become increasingly populated, the way in which health and social care is administered must change. The second half of the film focuses on the needs of an educated workforce; in essence, smarter citizens will lead to the creation of smarter cities.
by IBMSmarterPlanetUK 21,012 views
Electric vehicles, traffic management and improved bus and train services are all changing the face of transport. Intelligent transportation systems can help leverage these new advances effectively in a growing city population. Learn more at http://www.ibm.com/uk/cities
by IBMSmarterPlanetUK 5,554 views
The office buildings we inhabit, working patterns and the nature of inward investment are all changing. This film explores how they are contributing to UK smarter cities.
by IBMSmarterPlanetUK 6,695 views
For the final film in the series, we change pace and look to the future, providing a glimpse of what promises to be a Decade of Smart in the social and economic development of the city . In 10 years time, our cities are likely to have changed significantly. In this film, all of our contributors, along with members of the public, discuss how they see their City changing and what we can look forward to and come to expect in the future.
by ibmsmartertraffic 7,405 views
Mexico City is one of the most congested cities in the world. Traffic causes major economic, societal and environmental challenges for Mexico City and its citizens. This video looks at the traffic congestion issue in Mexico City and potential solutions.
by IBMSocialMedia 82,807 views
Five Innovations that Will Change Cities in the Next Five Years
Buildings that know when they need to be fixed before something breaks; sensors that tell the fire department details of a fire before they receive the emergency phone call; smart water and sewage systems that filter and recycle water. . . . .
Its that time of year here at IBM - when look to the future and make five predictions of technological trends that will change the way we live in the next five years. Given the current attention to making our cities smarter, for this years we have focused on five innovations that will change our cities in the next five years.
Importantly, the list is intended to serve as a discussion point to discuss - and debate - the prospects for our cities and how progress can be made.
If theres one common thread in all of the advances we see in the coming years, its the ability to monitor our environment with sensors and the application of analytics complex algorithms baked into software to make decisions based on all of that data. In reality, its what weve been talking about for the past year here on this blog, but we are just now beginning to see these efforts implemented at the city level to really change how cities work.
Analytics will predict the patterns of how diseases will spread, will enable buildings to evaluate the relationships between their systems and provide real-time information to management, will enable city smart grids to draw on clean energy during peak and off peak hours, find water leaks and more efficient ways to move water, and predict emergencies before they happen to limit their impact.
While these are predictions for the future, in each case the innovation is rooted in work we are just beginning to see pop up with some of our city clients or in our labs today.
by IBMSocialMedia 21,255 views
Note: This video has been corrected and can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxHNVcO0JHM
"A city is more than just a collection of buildings, streets, parks, and people, and the many different entities engaged in many different trades.
Its a living environment of different cultures, peoples, ideas and systems that are interdependent yet all determine and shape the others identity."
The story of smarter cities -- told through simple narration, music and illustrations.
Words, voice, sound: Chris Luongo
Art: Jane Harris
by IBMSocialMedia 8,779 views
While leaders gather in Copenhagen, nearby in the Danish island of Bornholm, a coalition of government, academia and industry are working on an innovative pilot program the EDISON Project -- that could provide some unique technical insights to help address that challenge by using wind power to recharge electric vehicles.
Copenhagen utility DONG Energy is working with regional energy company of Oestkraft, the Technical University of Denmark, Siemens, Eurisco and the Danish Energy Association, and IBM to develop the system. To the extent allowed by consumer preferences, electric vehicles using the system will be charged when wind is generating excess power. Conversely, the vehicle charging will be slowed or delayed when the wind stops and energy production is diminished.
The goal is to use this small pilot of only about 15 electric vehicles to develop a model for deploying roughly 200,000 wind-powered EVs nationwide by 2020.
Denmark is already a leader in wind power it produces more than 20 percent of the country's electric power, with a goal to double it. And roughly half the wind turbines produced worldwide come from Danish manufacturers. The EDISON Project will create a model for letting eco-minded consumers charge their cars with renewable energy while allowing utilities to better absorb and manage wind-generated power.
by IBM 3,356 views
blic-safety/20090330/index.shtml?&re=spf IBM and the City of Madrid teamed up to create an innovative new response center that coordinates the resources and efforts of the police, fire, highway, hotline and ambulance units, among others. The 90-foot wall of screens displays traffic video from surveillance cameras, maps with GPS data, and the status and location of personnel. The Center was created in response to the aftermath of the terrorist train bombings on March 11, 2004, which triggered a swift, massive, but uncoordinated medical response. Radio communications were on incompatible frequencies and communication at the scene was limited to personal contact or telephone. Today, the Centre coordinates a fast, integrated response from the right team to a wide variety of emergencies.
by ibmservicemanagement 3,886 views
arget=registration.jsp&eventid=191505&sessionid=1&key=A66805 AAC56265152977D6E5357BD489&sourcepage=register&cmp=itmbipcty -20090810&cm=v&csr=gr5&cr=y&ct=usitp200&cm_mmc=itmbipcty-200 90810-usitp200-_-v-_-gr5-_-y may be over but Integrated Service Management Lives On! In this video you will find information about the Pulse Virtual Conference. The virtual conference will deliver many of the same sessions as the live event. You'll be able to revisit the general sessions or listen to break outs you might have missed in Las Vegas. You can even download the presentation PDF to follow along and share with customers. You'll also be able to access many of the Pulse 2010 demos! Attendance is complimentary. Speaker Al Zollar, General Manager Tivioli Software: Over half the population is living in cities, we are adding the equivalent of 7 New York Cites every year. Our cities hold incredible promise because they hold the key to the way our world works. We have the ability to inject new intelligence into the systems that run our cities such as the education, healthcare, water, energy and communications systems. Digital devices with enormous computing power are not only running appliances but also help to capture data from our rivers, bridges and power girds. We now have the processing power in our advanced analytics tools to turn this data into usable information. Around the world transportation systems are becoming smarter and energy management is becoming smarter by breaking down silos to make more informed decisions. Buildings are becoming smarter by reallocating labor resources to work more efficiently. Enterprises, cites and infrastructure are all becoming smarter. By building a smarter planet with interconnected devices comes complexities and brings more risk. That is why integrated service management is so important. Transforming data centers through integrated systems, service and energy management. Achieving continuous service improvement through every stage of the service life cycle. Signs of a smarter Planet are all around us and it comes with the opportunity to fundamentally change the way People, processes and business operate. The decade of smart has begun, that's why at IBM we are optimizing the worlds infrastructure so we can all work and live smarter.
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Tulane University's School of Architecture, a program distinguished by its focus on community engagement and environmental sustainability, has turned to the IBM Intelligent Buildings Management and Johnson Controls to make its buildings smarter.
The first project is helping to transform the home of Tulane's School of Architecture, the century-old Richardson Memorial Hall into a "smarter building living laboratory," using IBM Intelligent Building Management while maintaining respect its for its historic status. The school aims to arm a new generation of architects with techniques that will allow historic buildings to be more efficiently adapted for modern use.
by ibmbusinessanalytics 10,495 views
IBM is working with the Miami Dolphins to integrate intelligent analytics technology into Sun Life stadium, a premier venue that hosts a variety of marquee sports, entertainment, media and business events. In collaboration with IBM Business Partner, Flagship Solutions Group, Sun Life stadium is using IBM's Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities to address the logistical and management challenges facing its staff while offering visitors a unique fan experience.
by ibmservicemanagement 891 views
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Bill Winner from North Carolina State discusses how his university has worked closely with IBM to help pioneer a smarter buildings approach.
As we envision the future, we know that smarter buildings and smart grid are going to be a part of the future of all cities. And what we need are demonstrations of the power of that approach to transform the way we live, work and play.
And if we could envision transforming a university to a smart grid, smarter cities kind of application, it would be a tangible place where people could come and see the demonstration of just what kind of transformation takes place. At NC State, as an example of a smart city, we have a unique capacity to bring together a smart grid, which doesn't exist in very many places, in interface with a smarter building.
An important part of linking smart grid to smarter buildings is that we have the ability to visualize for the first time how it is energy, water and other resources are being used dynamically in a building. And, in doing so, we can adjust down the amount of resources that are traditionally fed into the institution's building and operate much more efficiently onward into the future. If we were to think about North Carolina State University as being an example of a small city, we would envision tens of thousands of citizens. We have buildings of different sizes, shapes, ages and descriptions, just like a city would have. We have buildings that were built with state-appropriated funds. We have buildings that were built by contractors that are then leased out to those who want to rent and occupy the space.
Those kinds of business models are exactly the kinds of business models that you would find for the buildings that exist within a city. Central to the creation of the linkage between smart grid and smarter buildings at North Carolina State University has been IBM's contribution of its Intelligent Building Management software. And the way that it helps us guide the development of that concept has been instrumental to our success. As we think about smart grid, smarter buildings and advancing sustainability, the bottom line is to fuel the human endeavor, while using less energy and other resources. If we can do that, we'll achieve what is the common denominator across all peoples around the world, and that is securing a future not only for ourselves, but the future generations.
by SmarterCities 776 views
Vice President, Smarter Infrastructure, IBM David Bartlett talks about how can buildings leverage information and communication technology to operate more efficiently. How can we transform the way we build and manage buildings?
To learn more about IBM Smarter Cities city planning solutions visit http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/smarter_cities/manage
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Spot a pothole on street? Take a picture and send it to City Hall. That's just one way that innovative cities are embracing mobile and cloud computing along with social media tools to deliver better services to their citizens. The trend is catching on, particularly in small- and medium-sized cities like Dubuque, Iowa, which is using analytics and smart meters to reduce water usage.