Cities around the world are looking to be
by increasing their attractiveness, services, and economic opportunities, facilitating citizen engagement and optimizing
operations. Cities across Europe have made significant strides in using technology and realigning processes and operations
with the needs and expectations of citizens and residents. To recognize the outstanding Smart City projects and leaders,
in 2018 IDC launched its first IDC Smart Cities Europe and Central Asia Awards,
which provided a platform to share best practices and innovative approaches, while helping to accelerate cities' ability
to adopt smart city solutions across the region.