How Las Vegas turns a smart-city pilot into a smart-city project
Managing cities like Las Vegas takes discipline and vision.
The city proper has a population of more than 600,000 and the larger Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population of more than 2 million, there is much to manage in the city environs, from public transportation to parking and traffic as well as streetlights and public safety.
For leaders in the public sector, the Internet of Things can address some of these city challenges by automating processes, reducing costs and generating data for better decision making.
But IoT projects can be difficult to scale without the right approach. Enterprise and municipal leaders need to test, iterate, then expand their IoT implementations once they garner initial wins.
Michael Sherwood, the director of innovation and technology for the city of Las Vegas, understands this test-iterate-expand philosophy well. Sherwood is a finalist for the Internet of Things World 2020 Leader of the Year award, which recognizes individual executives, whose outstanding leadership has resulted in the success of IoT in their businesses and beyond.
Part of what makes Sherwood a standout in IoT deployment is that he has developed strategies for creating pilot projects in Las Vegas that provide a basis for widespread IoT deployments that can address multiple city challenges.
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