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Key learnings for building smart communities at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 

The 9th year of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), held in Barcelona from November 19–21, did not disappoint. In fact, after nine years of attending, I’m surprised each year at how the event continues to grow, improve, and remain exciting. The numbers suggest that I’m not alone in finding value in the conference...Read more

Innovation now for the Smart City of tomorrow 

Barcelona may be one of the world’s major global centers for tourism, the economy, trade and culture but, starting today, it’s the apex for smart cities. Our Microsoft for Smart Cities team and partners are excited to join government and civic leaders as well as experts at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC2019) to...Read more

Transforming smart cities with AI, IoT, and cloud technologies 

According to the United Nations, more than 55 percent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas—and by 2050, that number could jump to 68 percent. With rapid urbanization on the rise, cities around the world face pressure to keep up with the pace of change and meet the growing demand for better, faster,...Read more

Data sovereignty for defense 

Just like all organizations, defense agencies have a lot to gain by moving from an on-premises environment to the cloud—including more effective communications with allies and partners....Read more

Key use cases for modern and intelligent loss prevention in retail 

The National Retail Federation completed a loss prevention survey of 63 retailers in 2019. The top two risks (and therefore priorities) for 50.8 percent of retailers in the last five years were internal theft and cyber-related incidents (such as data breaches). Retailers reported an average inventory shrink of 1.38 percent, which is on pace with...Read more