Smart cities have been among the most discussed realizations which are made possible by an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) approach.
From 2017 until 2020, smart city projects are poised to sharply increase as we move from ad hoc smart city projects to the first true smart cities . This growth has in fact already started since a few years, with an acceleration in 2017
In order to be a ‘true’ smart city, cities need to have an integrated approach whereby various projects are connected and most of all the data and platforms are glued together in order to achieve all the benefits smart cities make possible. Open technologies and open data platforms will be key to move to that next stage.