Reimagine collaboration

The future of smart cities is collaborative, rooted in connected data communities

HxGN Smart Cities


By 2050, 2 in 3 people will live in urban areas, according to United Nations (UN) population experts, and IDC predicts that by 2024, spending by smart cities and communities will be $203 billion, with focus on public safety, civic engagement, and smart city platforms.

A true smart city is comprised of an ecosystem where all participants – from the private and public sectors to NGOs to citizens – benefit and gain value from investments.

Going beyond typical coordination, true collaboration brings together all parts of this ecosystem where cities gain a wider shared awareness to give richer context around plans, locations, resources, assets, and actions to better inform operations and enable coordination.


Benefits


Enhanced safety

Emergency responders in smart cities can get real-time situational awareness through new data-rich technologies.

Increased efficiency

Data-driven decision making enables better planning, cuts costs and leads to improved processes.

Active engagement

Accessible data and interaction between a government and its citizens increases engagement and quality of life.

Strong economic growth potential

Smart city investments in a community impact safety, efficiency, and business growth, attracting economic development opportunities.

Hubs for advanced services

Properly implemented smart technologies lead to advanced utilities and communication services for citizens.

Improved digital equity

Making digital inclusion a priority ensures everyone benefits from smart city technology

Solutions


The 4 pillars of a smart city

Smart cities depend on multiple services working with a singular purpose on common objectives – with data being the foundation.

HxGN Connect

This cloud-native, SaaS collaborative workspace brings data and people together into a unified view for shared awareness, coordination, and action.

EPB smart grid generates $2.7B in first decade

In 2021, an independent study of EPB’s smart grid documented $2.7 billion in community benefit in the grid’s first 10 years of life.

HxGN Connect

This cloud-native, SaaS collaborative workspace brings data and people together in a unified view for shared awareness, coordination, and action.