Pedro Sardinero – Responsable Territorio (BU TAO) y Pedro López – Consultor procesos (DU Auto&MI)
Smart Cities concept was developed some years ago to deal sustainability problems that arise in the cities; it is related to energy efficiency and emission reduction. Recently the idea developed towards the solution design to management of every components or subsystems of a city (People, Business, Transportation, Communication, Water, Energy and Waste Management) like a interdependent whole using exhaustively information technologies.
Nowadays the people who are living in large cities exceed 80% of the population. As a result cities will have more political and financial influence in the state context. Technologies advances and the European news regulations about energy efficiency and pollution (rules establish a 20% reduction in 2020 and offer economics incentives for the projects) will drive a deep transformation of their traditional administration models in the next 10 years. Cities will be independent and pass from an extended and reactive approach in the use of resources, to move into a proactive approach, more intelligent and dynamic, which enables new levels of efficiency and sustainable development.
The Smart City concept and information technologies:
Information technologies are increasing their present in urban life and they will have more important in their evolution. The information requires and net interaction will increased through movable devices and data processing centers. Technologies allows the monitoring increasing the critical running aspects that political responsible can`t considered therefore modify. It will be necessary to computer and cross multiple information from different sources like parking, public transport, traffic, energy consumption, water consumption in a consistent context to easier their study. Administration responsibles of public and third services and the general public will use this new ability to view real-time information to take appropriate decisions to optimize the use of resources and improve the quality of life for residents or visitors.
Current situation in Spain:
Spain still has a long road ahead to introduction the systematic model of Smart Cities, although there are many working projects (eg Malaga: reducing energy consumption; Madrid: reducing waste and improving air quality; Barcelona: mobility solutions and development of electric transportation, and others). The difficulty to join these projects it was caused in part to the action isn’t exclusive government agencies, requires the participation of private organizations. To achieve that Spanish cities advance in the introduction of this new model, local governments must define a strategic action that includes the implementation of technological innovation projects consistent with a long-term vision. Increasing the level of intelligence of the city will not only in technology, also in the strategic and political topics. Local governments should be able to create sustainable scenarios the development to help other people and to incorporate new technologies and management processes to speed up make a decision, adapting to the new rate at which information is generated in real time.
What does T-Systems in the development of Smart Cities?
T-Systems is one of the leading companies in the field of information technology and communications, which is positioned in the field of Smart Cities projects with a realistic proposal, capable of encompassing and ambitious projects cover the full extent and life cycle.
Contribute experience products and know-how in areas of management, with ability to lead, to aid in the search and evaluation of the best local partners for the deployment and maintenance of infrastructure to capture and transport of information, with aid search for funding sources, and also on the gaining and incorporation in the plan of talent and knowledge.
In the field of strategic consulting, offers best services specialized in strategic consulting resources in the development of diagnostics and strategic planning for the deployment.
As a solution to implement the Smart City model, T-Systems proposes the use of a toolkit interwoven, robust and mature, able to capture any data on consumption and operating conditions and to integrate them into a single environment for analysis.
The deployment process of the data unit in the sensing and integration phase, to higher levels of analysis and exploitation, which allow to change the model of intelligent resource management.