Connected, Safe and Secure Cities

Having a strong digital network is the backbone for any city to function appropriately. To provide safe and reliable services, communication, speed and reliability are crucial, all of which boils down to having a strong digital infrastructure

The global demand for stronger, faster and safer networks has accelerated in recent years, largely driven by the pandemic and its resulting global lockdown. Remote working is now the new normal. Coupled with surging in-home connectivity and the uncertain landscape which has opened doors for cyber attackers, scammers, and other threats, there is a great pressure on flexible digital infrastructures.

The reliability and safety of networks under new demands becomes critically important for security. The right mix of technologies, such as machine learning algorithms, cloud computing solutions, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and many more, need to be adopted in order to better manage bigger and heavier data streams. 

What are the French tech solutions available in Singapore and the region?


1. Collaborative Platforms for Public Safety and Transparency

One of the core pillars of building a smart city is to create collaborative platforms to share municipal information with citizens or entities that requires it. Such platforms and promotes interoperability between sectors while enhancing innovation, and enable citizens and the relevant industries to benefit from intelligent surroundings. UnaBiz and IDEMIA are French companies which aims to boost public safety and transparency through its various smart solutions that simplifies living and standards of living. 

2. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics 

The shift towards artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics is driven by the rapid expansion of digital technologies. Innovations in these field have guided countries to holistically transition towards smart cities, through new opportunities of effectively managing processes in the cities. Robotics and autonomous systems have considerably kickstarted the global smart city movements, by replacing the need for human agency in various tasks and decision-making. Paris-born company, BALYO, aims to simplify robotics and enhance human effectiveness in smart city management through its technology which can be used in multiple contexts, think fleet management, load management, communications and more. 


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