WEF to lead the G20 Smart Cities Alliance

The World Economic Forum (WEF), in collaboration with the G20 presidency, announced its plan to establish universal norms and guidelines for implementing smart city technology. The collaboration which will be named the Global Smart Cities Alliance will bring together members from the G20, municipal and regional leaders, national governments, private sector partners and cities’ residents to deal with smart city technologies. The aim of the initiative will be to define a collective set of principles and standards for the responsible collection and use of data in urban environments. The Internet of Things, Robotics and Smart Cities team in WEF’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network will lead the process.