08 Aug 2017
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, August 8th, 2017 - IDC Asia/Pacific has announced the winners for the IDC Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA) 2017. Out of 14 categories, New Zealand projects won awards in four categories: Public Works; Smart Grid; Connected Health; and Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces. This is the most number of wins by any country, and was followed by Singapore with three wins.
Associate Market Analyst Jefferson King said: "New Zealand has been a front runner of Smart City projects in all three years of these awards. Despite its size, New Zealand is punching well above its weight by delivering high quality, innovative Smart Cities projects, as evidenced by these awards." King continued to say "Being recognised regionally shows that organisations in New Zealand are successfully leveraging New Zealand's world class IT infrastructure to enable innovation."
In summary, the New Zealand winners and categories are as follows:
King continued to say, "It's an extraordinary achievement and we look forward to receiving more cutting-edge smart city innovation submissions next year."
Now in its third year, SCAPA recognises the most outstanding smart city projects in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) across a total of 14 functional smart city award categories. This year 18 projects were named as the best in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) chosen from a total of 46 finalists across APeJ.
IDC Government Insights' team went through a rigorous six-phased benchmarking exercise to determine the Top Smart City projects for 2016-17. These included identifying and cataloging the key Smart City projects in Asia/Pacific by IDC Analysts across APeJ (25%), online voting to determine public opinion (50%), and assessment by an International Advisory Council (25%).
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