Smart Cities Council Announces a Major Expansion as Six More Companies Join the World’s Largest Smart Cities Network

As further evidence of increasing momentum in the smart cities space, six best-in-class companies recently joined the Smart Cities Council to provide expertise in the move to more livable, workable and sustainable cities.

“That so many innovative and prestigious global companies are interested in partnering with the Council is not only a vote of confidence in our efforts to educate cities on the benefits of smart technologies,” said Council Chairman Jesse Berst. “It is also another signal that the private sector is stepping up to help our cities meet the enormous challenges they face – from swelling populations to aging infrastructure to the impacts of climate change.”

Recent additions to the Council’s world-class roster of smart cities practitioners include:


  •     Eaton – Power is a fundamental part of just about everything Eaton does, and that’s why Eaton is dedicated to helping customers find new ways to manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has simplified connected lighting, and is the only manufacturer to offer connected solutions for buildings, communities and homes.
  •     Ford – The global automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Ford also is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions to cities worldwide.
  •     Pennoni – With rapid changes in technology, Philadelphia-based Pennoni dedicates its consulting services to smart and sustainable initiatives across market sectors. Its work with government clients in the U.S. includes energy management utilizing its OPTICS™ software, Intelligent Infrastructure Systems (iis), transportation planning, utilities, design visualization and IT services.
  •     PTC – With its robust ThingWorx Industrial IoT platform, Needham, MA-based PTC helps drive the future of innovation in cities. Through its partner ecosystem, PTC enables smart cities solutions by applying the power of IoT to everyday environments, improving the quality of roads, buildings and public services.
  •     SYNEXXUS – Headquartered in Arlington, VA, SYNEXXUS combines expertise in engineering, operations and analytics with a state-of-the-art gateway control system…

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