Digital innovation agency IRM wins Paris Ile-de-France Smart City challenge
Anglo-French digital innovation agency Interactive Rights Management (IRM) has been appointed by the Ile-de-France region to improve the experience and flow at tourist sites in and around Paris, after competing in their VivaTech 2017 Smart City challenge. Now in its second year, The VivaTech Innovation Conference returned to Paris from June 15-17, 2017, attracting 50,000 tech leaders and innovators including French President Emmanuel Macron, Alphabet’s Executive Chairman Eric
Information Age: Is it time to Nationalise data?
National, local and city governments have surrendered the initiative on smart city projects by letting commercial companies hoover up data Citymapper, working closely with Transport for London (TfL), is trialling a new bus service in Central London which will use data to identify better routes. “Buses haven’t evolved enough,” said Citymapper. “They still roam around cities utilising old systems of operations and inefficient technology… In the era of smartphones, we can have r