EUDWInternational Conference on Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructures and Smart Buildings

Batia Mach Shepherd

Speaker at International Conference on Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructures and Smart Buildings

Smart City Strategy at Batia Mach Shepherd – Strategic consultancy, Israel

Over 25 years of management experience in corporate and startups in Israel and the UK in various fields: health information, media, computer vision and AI.

Set Up an Innovation Center for Smart City in Israel for the Federation of Local Authorities, mapped all the technologies for a smart city and built the strategy for the Smart City innovation center. As part of this innovation center presents a methodology for a holistic and integrative approach to smart city strategy which is also based on academic research that was done in tandem.

Assist local authorities in establishing a road-map to smart cities.

Session: A holistic and integrative road-map to smart city- a result of the evolution of 2 decades of smart cities

A holistic and Integrative road-map to smart city

Smart city evolution has been going for over 2 decades. It started with a mono dimensional and technology led approach to what is now accepted as the quadruple-helix and integrative approach with citizen and city stakeholders involvement in decision making. Smart city in the past was referred to as a digital city, intelligent city and other descriptions. However, it is understood that in order to succeed in the deployment of smart city projects, the smart city is not just a technological city, but rather a sustainable smart city which aims to improve its quality of life, in all aspects using technology as the means to achieve it and not as the center. Mapping all solutions within a smart city in all layers: digital transformation, knowledge and data management and using smart infrastructure in an integrative and holistic way whilst taking a citizen centric view is the only way to succeed in the never ending process of becoming a smart city. The presentation discusses the evolution of smart city strategies, the success factors and the approach to a pragmatic deployment of smart city strategy.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the concept of a holistic and integrative strategy for smart city
  • Learn how to map all the solutions within a smart city
  • Understand the critical success factors to smart city strategy
  • Learn new financial models for smart city projects and government involvement in smart city projects

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