The pressure is on to speed up smart city deployment to tackle pressing challenges but there’s still plenty to figure out too. Decisions made now will have far-reaching implications for what’s possible in the future.

We want to find out exactly how important openness and interoperability are when it comes to choosing smart city solutions, compared to other considerations. Which department within the city has the biggest say on this issue and how are procurement processes changing?

Please share your views on openness and interoperability – we hope the insights gleaned will provide value for the entire smart city community.

Responses will remain anonymous and results will be published in aggregate only.  If you would like to enter the prize draw to win either a Congress Pass to Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona (November) worth €995 or one of three £100 / $100 / €100 Amazon Gift Cards - please fill in the details on the final page.

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* 1. Are you:

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* 2. What is the rough population size of your town/city?

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* 3. Which city and country are you based?

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* 4. How mature would you say your smart city programme is?

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* 5. Do you have a smart city roadmap defining the challenges you will tackle/targets you’ll aim for over a defined period of time?

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* 6. If yes, how far out does the roadmap go?

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* 7. Which of the following smart applications have you already deployed in your city? Tick all that apply.

  Not deployed Plans to deploy Pilots are ongoing Pilots are complete and being scaled up Full deployment N/A
Streetlight control and monitoring
Waste containers filling level monitoring
Waste containers with pay-as-you-throw (access control)
Building energy efficiency
Energy metering
Water metering
Smart traffic systems
Safety and video surveillance
Outdoor noise monitoring
Air quality monitoring
Water pipeline monitoring
Water quality monitoring
Digitised city administration system
Public Wi-Fi network
City-owned Internet of Things (IoT) network (e.g. LoRaWAN)
Other (please specify)

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* 8. Do you plan to deploy any of the following in the next 12-24 months? Tick all that apply.

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* 9. When choosing technology solutions, rank the following considerations in order of importance in your decision-making process.

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* 10. Which business department has the most influence in the decision-making process for smart city applications? (Rank in order of importance).

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* 11. When it comes to selecting open/interoperable smart city solutions, what are the challenges? Choose your top three.

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* 12. What do you see as the main benefits of choosing open/interoperable systems? Choose your top three.

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* 13. What are the smart city applications where you have faced or feel you will face interoperability issues? Tick any that apply.

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* 14. We would like to augment these research findings with interviews to get a deeper understanding of the issues – please tick here if you’d be open to a 30-minute call with the research author.

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* 15. Job title

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* 16. Email address (for verification purposes)

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