In any city, there is a relationship between bike trips, farmers’ markets, obesity and CO2, said Steven Adler, Founder & Chairman of IBM’s Data Governance Solutions, USA, presenting an interesting simulation during Session 3 of the Global Forum 2011.

He continued, “Hundreds of other relationships exist between transport, population density, energy use, population growth, etc.  SmarterCities, a subscription service hosted on the IBM SmartCloud provides operational insights into such relationships and supports operations and simulations through centralized intelligence. Using the system, cities, government agencies, and enterprises can optimize operational efficiencies and improve planning.”