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KPMG Australia and Cisco have partnered up to push smart cities, using internet of things, in Australia.

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The new alliance pulls together KPMG’s IoT capabilities and Cisco’s technology capabilities, with the aim of providing end-to-end advisory, technology and related services for city leaders, backed by platform, support and operations capabilities, within the framework of an open ecosystem.

The alliance will focus on developing tools for leaders of smart city programs, including financial and business case modelling, design thinking, smart city architecture, change management, data and analytics, master service integration, solution design and implementation, cyber security, and optimisation and operational services.

Piers Hogarth-Scott, head of KPMG Australia’s IoT practice, says smart city leaders face complex decisions, with limited access to actionable insight and therefore limited ability to automate.

“By combining KPMG and Cisco’s complementary capabilities across a broad range of end-to-end smart cities services, this strategic alliance will offer smart solutions to clients, as well as drive forward the overall smart city sector in Australia,” Hogarth-Scott says.

Services will be delivered around Cisco’s Smart+Connected digital platform, which brings together data from a sources including sensors and existing information systems.

The offering has already been deployed in Adelaide.

This article was originally published by Channel Life.

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Join us on the 10-11th July at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor for the 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference.

Kim Markwell

Ms Kim Markwell, Environmental Scientist at E2Designlab will be at this year’s conference, presenting on the topic of Living infrastructure – just add water”.

Cities are vibrant and exciting places, but they are getting hotter and more crowded year by year.

Green infrastructure is becoming better understood as part of the solution, creating shaded and cool urban environments for the community and providing environmental outcomes such as urban habitat and stormwater management.

However, the basic requirements for creating this living green infrastructure in urban centres are often overlooked and can result in the vision not being delivered.  On-ground realities and real (or perceived conflicts), such as underground services, can result in sub-optimal outcomes for city landscapes.

This presentation explores how water and vegetation can be successfully integrated with the civil infrastructure requirements in our urban areas, creating living city assets which deliver multiple benefits from investments.  The benefits will be quantified and practical solutions will be presented which demonstrate how green infrastructure can become standard practice in our cities.