Brian Lakamp

Brian Lakamp

Latest Posts From Brian Lakamp

What are the 10 key things that make a city smart?

After Mobile World Congress and IoT World earlier this year, there was a lot of buzz about 5G, smart mobility, general IoT, and smart cities. It feels like we’re entering the future, and the excitement is palatable. Unfortunately, there are many soldiers on the battlefield without a plan. See also: Is location intel the key to citizen-centric […]

How to avoid a massive smart city pitfall

As a technology executive, I’ve overseen the buildout of multiple data centers in my career. Without exception, all were designed with an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and backup power. In fact, I can’t imagine a data center of any consequence being built without these safeguards in place. No IT engineer worth his or her salt […]