Key Message: We’ve talked about citizen’s demand across all services and the challenges facing leaders to find solutions, to progress in a multitude of areas – all with the view towards superior service - but at the core – providing citizen’s a livable city and opportunities. This is achieved through delivering sustainable economic growth.Smarter cities are cities that place that focus on the citizen and in so doing drive sustainable economic growth. The harness technology to enable models of leadership that :Leveraging information to make better decisions, more informed decisions. Bring data and information together to bring them situational awarenessThey use this new found view and technology to find connections not seen before – to anticipate problems to resolve them proactively – often minimizing disruption to the citizen and avoid costly reactive measures.And finally they coordinating resources and processes to operate effectively. The situational awareness, this anticipation and the systematizing of business rules and policies allow for leaders to manage through situations in a collaborative and effective fashion – breaking down the silos that often exist and bring people and resources together for maximum valueThis approach can fundamentally increase the value that cities can generate for their citizens and enable innovation in the ways city leaders operate and put citizens at the center of decisions and investments.