IDC Government Insights Opens Nominations for Third Annual Smart Cities North America Awards

Winners to be featured at Smart Cities Connect Denver April 2020

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IDCGovernmentInsightsIDC Government Insights announced today that applications are open for the third annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA), designed to recognize the progress North American municipalities have made in executing Smart Cities projects, as well as provide a forum for sharing best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region. Any organization can nominate a city project or initiative that has been implemented, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, solutions providers, and other partners. Deadline for submission is December 13, 2019. To nominate a project or initiative, please visit

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The annual awards highlight best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology (cloud, platforms, analytics, IoT, mobile solutions), data and analytics, unique partnerships and funding models, and/or community involvement. The winners of IDC’s 2020 SCNAA will be unveiled at an awards ceremony at Smart Cities Connect being held April 6-9, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo is the most comprehensive conference, exposition, and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. To learn more about the event, visit:

The Smart Cities North America Awards categories include:

  • Administration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Digital Equity and Accessibility
  • Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces
  • Education
  • Public Health and Social Services
  • Public Safety
  • Smart Buildings
  • Smart Water
  • Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing
  • Transportation – Transportation Infrastructure
  • Urban Planning and Land Use

“Now in our third year, the Smart Cities North America awards have become a coveted industry accolade, recognizing some of the most innovative and successful smart city projects across the country,” said Ruthbea Yesner, vice president, IDC Government Insights and Smart Cities. “We anticipate a record number of submissions this year as Smart City projects gain momentum, delivering results for citizens and residents alike and enhancing communities across the United States and Canada.”

For additional information about these awards or to speak with Ruthbea Yesner, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or [email protected].

About IDC Government Insights

IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. For more information, please visit, email [email protected], or call 703-485-8300.


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