Copenhagen, Striving To Be Carbon Neutral: The Intelligence of Networked Things

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Copenhagen, with its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025, has the most ambitious climate plan of any Western capital city. One new weapon in its campaign is digitalization. According to Bas Boorsma, Cisco’s Director of Internet of Things and City Digitization for Northern Europe, digitalization refers to how our social and economic lives, as well as the core processes of our organizations, are influenced by network design; digital technologies; and the organizational structures, values, rules, and expectations they induce.

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