Unlocking Alberta’s Innovation Potential
Alliance Supports National Smart Cities Challenge
Under a new Impact Canada Fund, a Smart Cities Challenge will be launched with $300 million over 11 years.
2017 Economic Developers AB Conference - Panel Highlights
On March 23rd as part of the Economic Developers of Alberta annual conference; the Smart City Alliance hosted a panel discussion called “Investor Ready Smart Communities"
Digital Transformation Best Practices
Best practices: Boston's Boston311 app, New York City's digital division; Estonia's digital ID program; Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator's Save On Energy campaign; and Saint Johns' community data strategy
How Connectivity Supported St. Albert’s Smart City Success
The City of St. Albert has an ambitious Smart City Master Plan, and citywide broadband connectivity is the foundation that will propel the plan into reality.
Cloud Connected Motorbikes for Smart Cities?
The M1 electric motorbike could be considered to be a “two-wheeled Tesla,” or a bike that has motorcycle-like capabilities, yet doesn’t require a license to ride.
The Merit of an ICT Industry Strategy for Alberta
Productivity improvements in ICT over the past decade have unleashed new innovative features for economic sustainability
Google's "DeepMind" Sets Up Shop in Edmonton
July 05, 2017 — Subjects: Analytics, Applications, Canada, Edmonton, General, Innovation
DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence research division of Google, announced Wednesday it was setting up its first international AI research lab in downtown Edmonton...
Edmonton 'Smart City' Data Network Arms Citizens with Facts
June 15, 2017 — Subjects: Alberta, Collaboration, Connectivity, Innovation, Internet of Things, Open Data
A volunteer group of tech experts is creating a low-cost network of sensors in Edmonton that could level the playing field in favour of local citizens when it comes to gathering data...
Edmonton Takes Top Spot on 2016 Open Cities Index
June 14, 2017 — Subjects: Alberta, Best Practices, Canada, Edmonton, Engagement, General, Open Data, Strategic Planning
The city of Edmonton and Strathcona County, Alberta have ranked among the best open cities in Canada..
Alberta Capital Region Moves Closer on Adopting Smart Fare
June 06, 2017 — Subjects: Alberta, Best Practices, Canada, Collaboration, Connectivity, Implementation, Infrastructure, Innovation, Mobility, Transportation, Urban Planning
Edmonton transit has picked a preferred operator to start work on a new fare system — meaning city bus riders are one step closer to electronic fare payment...