U.S. Markets open in 1 hr 50 mins

Business Reporter: How To Develop Your Smart City Through Co-Creation

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To make your smart city more sustainable, liveable and appealing, you need to adopt the co-creation model, says Deutsche Telekom (DTAG).

As smart cities become more popular, citizens must be empowered to adapt to their new digital environments. 

Telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom believes smart cities can thrive with the right solutions. The problem is, only 10 per cent of cities have a strategy to implement their smart city concepts.  

Ole Schilling, VP Market Development Smart Cities & Regions at DTAG, explains that cities face undeniable challenges, so they need the suitable tools to overcome these obstacles. There are four main issues to address: 

  1. Which are the most relevant topics in your city?
  2. How do you integrate the increasing number of stakeholders?
  3. How do you use your existing IT infrastructure?
  4. Who is driving digitisation in your city?

Using the co-creation model, however, can bring the answers within reach. Schilling advises that anyone developing the smart city should:

  1. Choose the right challenges and focus on them clearly
  2. Find the right group of stakeholders who want to drive changes
  3. Focus on clear goals and KPIs, and ask what can be achieved with the time, money and people available
  4. Test the solution and show it is relevant and realistic

Smart cities should offer sustainable ways of living, with an improved quality of life. And when people work together, amazing things can be achieved. That's why co-creation is the secret to success for smart cities.

To learn more about how to develop your smart city through co-creation, read the full article here.

About Business Reporter

Business Reporter is distributed with The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and City AM, with each publication reaching an average of 1.5 million people.

Content is also published through the Business Reporter and teiss websites, which include video debates, online articles and digital magazines, delivering news and analysis on the issues affecting businesses to a global audience.

Business Reporter also hosts conferences, breakfast meetings and exclusive summits, events which bring together some of the most influential decision makers and innovators in modern business. These exclusive events for business leaders give Business Reporter direct contact with readers and help to inform the content and direction of its editorial projects.

Business Reporter is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and was the first UK member of the UN SDG Media Compact. We have launched a website dedicated to showcasing the work of companies towards these goals at 17globalgoals.com.

Business Reporter is committed to providing meaningful analysis to everyone in business. Whether you're running a small business, the head of a local company or an executive in a multinational corporation, there's something for you at Business Reporter.

www.business-reporter.co.uk

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is the largest telecommunications provider in Europe by revenue.

Its recent smart city initiative focuses on how we can make our cities more liveable, efficient and sustainable – a collaborative approach Deutsche Telekom calls 'co-creation', which encourages the development of smart cities through design thinking.

https://smartcity.telekom.com/cocreate/en/