How Smart City Initiatives Can Be Securely and Effectively Managed

Intelligent CIO| September 1, 2017 | Page 78

By Dr. Mike Lloyd, RedSeal CTO

Smart cities will either be flexible or secure – they are not at all likely to be both. Why? Cities are sprawling, complex affairs – they change and grow without central control. Indeed, attempts to build centrally planned cities have generally been disastrous. Historically, cities only work when many individuals can all optimise independently for their own goals and objectives, without central control.