US behind in smart cities, but government puts Columbus OH on fast track to pioneer smart transportation

Smart cities continue to be a conversation piece among government policy makers, talking about the benefits of connected devices, big data and potential cost savings. While cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Singapore appear to be trailblazers in developing their super-connected smart cities, it appears that the US lags behind in this agenda – the US National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), which has released a policy brief on the Internet of Things (IoT) in state government, says only one in five states have moved to the formal discussions phase of putting IoT on their agenda.