Cities around the world are looking to be "Smart" 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.