As Steve Nouri commented, a smart city is a framework, mostly reliant on Information and Communication Technologies, to develop, deploy, and promote sustainable practices that address growing urbanization challenges. A critical part of this ICT framework is a secure, intelligent network of connected objects, sensors and people.
As a telecommunications and technology company, Telstra believe that we play a vital role in the development of the future smart cities. It is however your innovative ideas which are complemented by the technologies available through us, that will bring the future you envision to life. You are the Artists, the cities are your canvas and we are the paints and the brush.
Sticking with the same analogy, let me tell you about some of the colourful paints available through Telstra. We believe smart cities need to make data driven decisions to build safe, sustainable and resilient communities. Data is central to the way a smart city unlocks value. Telstra’s data hub is underpinned by Microsoft Azure, and tackles the challenge of secure and at scale data sharing and collaboration among a diverse community.