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By Denisea Patton / January 31, 2018

Atlanta’s Smart City Transformation [PODCAST]

Originally posted on SolTech Welcome to the fourth season of Atlanta Business Impact Radio. We’re excited to be back for...

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By Denisea Patton / January 23, 2018

Citizen Engagement: Mobile, Connected, and Digital!

Originally posted on VoiceAmerica.com The buzz: “Engaging the broad public in the city-making process leads to better answers.” (smartcitiesdive.com) In...

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By Denisea Patton / December 26, 2017

5G Technology Is About to Revolutionize Smart City Deployments

Originally published by Erik Walter, StateTech The world becomes more interconnected every day, and the next advancement in wireless broadband...

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By Denisea Patton / December 11, 2017

Smart Cities Have Arrived in Atlanta

Originally published by Kirk Talbot on Medium.com/CitySpeak Debutante balls, quinceañeras, bar mitzvahs, cotillions, sweet 16s…they all have something in common: they...

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By Denisea Patton / October 31, 2017

Pillars of Smarter Cities – The Peggy Smedley Show

Samir Saini, CIO, City of Atlanta, says using the IoT, big data, and analytics allows cities to forecast what will...

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By Denisea Patton / October 26, 2017

Atlanta Looks to Position Itself as a Tech Leader

Originally published by Juliet Van Wagenen, State Tech Magazine Chatbots, IoT and self-driving cars are just a few of the...

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By Denisea Patton / October 23, 2017

SmartATL Enterprise Data Platform

Samir Saini, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta Data is the new oil, and cities that know how to extract...

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By Denisea Patton / October 16, 2017

SCNY ’17 : Panel – Transforming Cities through Municipal Collaboration

SPEAKERS: Archana Vemulapalli, Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia | Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai | Samir...

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By Denisea Patton / October 4, 2017

Necessity Dictates One Rapidly Growing Jurisdiction’s Smart City Transformation

Originally Published by Eyragon Eidam, GovTech Atlanta's overwhelming success is behind a substantial push to transform city operations at all...

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By Denisea Patton / October 2, 2017

Five smart cities under the radar

Originally published by James Blackman, Enterprise IoT Insights Click here to read more.

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By Denisea Patton / September 29, 2017

Gridlock Guy:Smartphones, smart cars future of efficient, safe traffic

Originally published by Doug Turnbull, AJC The proliferation of smartphones in the last 10 years has turned industries sideways and...

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By Denisea Patton / September 29, 2017

Atlanta Summit Raises Fresh Questions Around Smart Transit

Originally published by Skip Descant, GovTech The ConnectATL summit last week united elected, public and business officials discussing the future...

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By Denisea Patton / September 29, 2017

Georgia Tech & City of Atlanta Launch North Avenue Smart Corridor Project

On Thursday, September 14, the City of Atlanta launched the North Avenue Smart Corridor. The approximately $3 million project is...

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By Denisea Patton / September 29, 2017

Georgia Tech Smart Cities Researchers Showcase Work at Experience SmartATL Event

Georgia Tech researchers participate in City of Atlanta's inaugural Experience SmartATL event at Ponce City Market. The event showcases smart...

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By Denisea Patton / September 29, 2017

Georgia Tech Researchers Speak at ARC’s ConnectATL Summit

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) hosts ConnectATL, a day-long summit bringing together city and county government officials, local transportation experts,...

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By Denisea Patton / September 21, 2017

TM Forum publishes smart city platform manifesto

Originally published on Smart Cities World The platform architecture and open API definitions are expected to unleash innovation and help...

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By Denisea Patton / September 20, 2017

Global support for TM Forum “City as a Platform” Manifesto

Originally published by Mike Hanlon, New Atlas The city of the 21st century aims to be much more than a...

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By Denisea Patton / September 20, 2017

Atlanta creates Smart Corridor to improve traffic, prepare for driverless vehicles

Originally published by Don McLoud, Equipment World Atlanta has launched its new North Avenue Smart Corridor, equipping 18 intersections with...

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By Denisea Patton / September 14, 2017

News Release: City of Atlanta Department of Atlanta Information Management to Host Experience SmartATL

ATLANTA –The City of Atlanta announced today that it will host its inaugural "Experience SmartATL,” an event designed to showcase...

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By Denisea Patton / September 11, 2017

What’s the Next Step For Smart Cities? According to Atlanta’s CIO, A City-Based Enterprise Data Platform

Originally published by Holly Beilin, Hypepotamus For the last few years, Atlanta’s city government has been on a quest to...

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By Denisea Patton / September 1, 2017

Georgia Tech Smart Cities Speaker Series: Legacy Data

Georgia Tech researchers Jennifer Clark and Thomas Lodato discuss their research projects in front of City of Atlanta employees. Projects...

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By Denisea Patton / August 14, 2017

2017 Inaugural Georgia Tech Smart Cities Speaker Series

Georgia Tech researchers Chris Le Dantec and Kari Watkins discuss their research projects in front of City of Atlanta employees....

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By Denisea Patton / August 7, 2017

Atlanta Smart Corridor Evolves into a Springboard for Autonomous Vehicles, IoT and More

Originally Published by Jason Shueh, StateScoop Atlanta's new Smart Corridor is not a place for theoretical technology initiatives — it's a...

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By Denisea Patton / May 31, 2017

See How Atlanta is Transforming itself into a Smart City

Originally posted by Bob Violino, ZD Net Environmental sensors, artificial intelligence, and data analytics could improve transit flows and public...

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By Denisea Patton / April 24, 2017

Smart Cities MetroTech April 2017

Forum Top Innovator, MetroTech, is recognized for their IoT work with the City of Atlanta in this video. City of...

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By Denisea Patton / April 20, 2017

Smart Cities of the Future

Smart Cities initiatives caught the public eye with last year’s federal transportation department contest for over $50M in awards for...

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By Denisea Patton / April 18, 2017

How Atlanta is Becoming a Smart City

Originally Published by Melissa Huntley, MDSI Hearing about the latest tech trends, IoT devices, and different network generations (I.E. 3,...

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By Denisea Patton / April 9, 2017

Atlanta’s CIO Lays Groundwork for a Smarter City

Originally Published by Jake Williams, StateScoop It's been eight months since Samir Saini dove into his role as Atlanta’s chief information...

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By Denisea Patton / March 7, 2017

Atlanta Takes Part in Smart Cities Initiative

Originally Published by By Vince Sims, Atlanta CBS46 ATLANTA - Tim Rasmussen drives around Atlanta a lot dealing with traffic....

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By Denisea Patton / March 5, 2017

SmartATL

Smart Atlanta has it going on! With input from ATL IT leaders Torri Martin, Sam Adams and Samir Saini ,...

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By Denisea Patton / February 4, 2017

Atlanta Aims to Become ‘Smarter’ City

Originally published by Urvaksh Karkaria, Atlanta Business Chronicle Road sensors and cameras could ease congestion and help cure other ills...

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By Denisea Patton / January 30, 2017

Smart Cities Panel at Ga Tech

Torri Martin joins a panel discussion exploring academic, professional and technology development interest in Smart Cities at the School of...

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By Denisea Patton / January 17, 2017

Twitter Chat Recap: #ATTsmartcities with AT&T

Originally published by Marissa Rosen, Triple Pundit Today, Tim Fleming (Director of Enterprise Sustainability Integration for AT&T), Jori Mendel (Strategic...

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By Denisea Patton / January 14, 2017

Metro Atlanta Mayors Prepare for the Future of Smart Cities

Originally published by Georgia Municipal Association In November 2016 more than 40 mayors gathered at the Commerce Club in downtown...

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By Denisea Patton / January 11, 2017

Atlanta Evaluates Dozens of Smart City Offers

Originally published by Colin Wood, Statescoop The city is using its infrastructure repair backlog as an opportunity to spring forward...

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By Denisea Patton / December 22, 2016

Atlanta Shares Smart City Plans for 2017

Originally published on lightreading.com At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from...

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By Denisea Patton / December 8, 2016

Why Atlanta Chose Mobility and Public Safety as Top Smart City Priorities

Originally published on TechRepublic.com Atlanta has five pillars to its smart city initiative, but the top two priorities get most...

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By Denisea Patton / December 1, 2016

The City Of Atlanta Will Now Pick Up Its Trash Using An App From Tech Startup Rubicon Global

Originally published by Alex Konrad, Forbes When mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta city officials met the leadership team from tech...

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By Denisea Patton / October 4, 2016

Necessity Dictates One Rapidly Growing Jurisdiction’s Smart City Transformation

Originally Published by Eyragon Eidam, Government Technology ATLANTA — The greater Atlanta area is experiencing unprecedented population growth, and with...

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By Denisea Patton / September 23, 2016

Developing a Smart City Roadmap for Atlanta

Originally published by Sarah Wray, TM Forum Inform Speaking at Smart City InFocus in Yinchuan, China, earlier this month, Torri...

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By Denisea Patton / September 23, 2016

TAG Driving Smart Cities

Originally published by Imani Aldridge, Essex The team of Essex attended TAG’s (Technology Association of Georgia) Smart Energy Society’s Driving...

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By Denisea Patton / September 15, 2016

TM Forum Smart City InFocus, Yinchuan 2016

Torri Martin, Director, SMARTATL, City of Atlanta from TM Forum on Vimeo. Originally published on TM Forum

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By Denisea Patton / August 31, 2016

Chief Smart City Officer: A Must-Have For All Future-Focused Cities

Originally published by Jeremy Coward, IoT Institute Torri Martin, director of SMARTATL, explains how Atlanta has benefited from his role...

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By Denisea Patton / June 29, 2016

How Smarter are Smart Cities Now?

Smart City initiatives are pervasive globally and a lot of tax dollars are being invested. How measurably smart have such cities become? What are the lessons for the cities that are just getting started?

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By Denisea Patton / February 1, 2016

In Atlanta, Smart City Plans AIM for Safety

Originally Published by Matt Hamblen, Computer World As the city of Atlanta embarks on an array of smart city pilot...

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By Denisea Patton / January 5, 2016

AT&T Launches Smart Cities Framework with New Strategic Alliances, Spotlight Cities, and Integrated Vertical Solutions

AT&T* is building a framework to help cities better serve their citizens. We’re using Internet of Things (IoT) innovations to...

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By Denisea Patton / October 1, 2015

Samir Saini Interview at Smart City InFocus 2015

Samir Saini's interview at Smart City InFocus 2015 in Yinchuan, China.

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