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TM Forum awards recognize smart city innovation

At Smart City InFocus in Yinchuan, China, TM Forum presented awards recognizing “breakthrough urban innovation” achievements from cities, solution providers and national/international bodies.

The head of the awards jury was Eddie Bet Hazavdi, Head of Smart Cities, State of Israel.

The winners are…

International City Leadership and Adoption Award

This award is for the city that best demonstrates a combination of intellectual leadership and vision, along with execution and deployment of innovative smart solutions.

Awarded to: City of Melbourne.

The jury said:

“The city has established an adaptive, data-driven process to satisfy and surprise its residents. It has embraced the need to put the citizen at the heart of every decision. The human element is strong in this city. Through its CityLab, residents are made a part of projects through co-design and experimentation. While many cities have technology solutions that rival that of this city, few have put the people front and center as successfully.”

International Solution Provider Innovation Award

This award recognizes the solution provider that has created and deployed the most innovative new solutions, addressing citizen value, business needs or sustainability.

Awarded to: Indra.

The jury said:

“Indra has demonstrated a consistent track record of creating a platform business model that helps the city to deliver meaningful city services, inviting third parties to innovate within its ecosystem.”

International Body Impact Award

This award is for the national or international body that has most influenced a large group of cities or solution providers to improve liveability for citizens, workability for businesses or sustainability for the environment.

Awarded to: Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC).

The jury said:

“OASC has based its approach on a simple and pragmatic framework, tying together like-minded cities in its network. The organization is led by a devoted team of people who are not only the leaders today, but likely leaders of tomorrow.”

Domestic Solution Provider Innovation Award

This award recognizes the Chinese solution provider that has created and deployed the most innovative new solutions, addressing citizen value, business needs or sustainability.

Awarded to: ANT Financial (AliPay)

“This company has more than 500 million subscribers and handles more than 200 million transactions per day. Citizens can easily pay electricity bills and water and gas bills via the service. Cities around China work with this company to simplify transactions for citizens.”

Two certificates were also awarded:

International Spirit and Merit Certificate

Awarded to: Vice Mayor of Yinchuan, Mr. Guo Baichun.

Honorary Smart City Certificate

Given to: City of Yinchuan.



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