Digitization to play major role in Panaji’s smart city dream

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To address the evolving challenges smart cities face, a framework or application-enabled platform is required that helps improve service delivery to communities and their constituents. This platform should aggregate and organize data from city infrastructure sensors and other data sources in a consistent, easy-to-use format and optimizes services delivery to engage residents and improve overall quality of life.

In its quest to become digitally stronger, Panaji smart city will soon have a digital platform that will normalises the aggregated data to a common data model to make comparisons more meaningful so city operators can construct working digital models of their communities.

The digital platform will expose Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) through which local and global Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and city applications developers can plug in to the city management infrastructure and provide public service capabilities. This digitised platform will help Panaji city extract, compute, and move data from connected things to IoT applications to deliver better outcomes and services.

The platform will get the right data to the right applications at real time – across edge, private cloud, public cloud, and hybrid environments – while executing policies to enforce data ownership, privacy, security and even data sovereignty laws. These are all critical requirements for any smart city and community deployment.

The platform will provide connective cloud-enabled/on-premise software to correlate and contextualize information collected by third-party sensors. It aggregates and normalizes the contextual information into a common language understood by third-party APIs. At the top of the framework, the analyzed data will be delivered to the urban operator via applications for their action and hence job generated will be engaged at a faster pace and in a more efficient manner.