Whilst there are efficiencies still to be found in doing the same things faster, better and at lower cost, the big inroads may require more radical transformation and IoT is one of the technologies that can enable Local Authorities to adopt smarter ways of delivering public services.

IoT in Local Government, a satellite event at ShareDigital, brings together those with a specific interest in the use of Internet of Things technologies and collecting data to better understand how councils can deploy resources more efficiently.

Potential uses of IoT technologies by local authorities include: more efficient refuse collection; smart parking sensors; safety management; social care monitoring; street-light dimming; tackling congestion and improving traffic management; and tracking air pollution.

But in practice, how are councils already utilising IoT? And what have been the lessons learned by early-adopters that can help those who follow in their footsteps?

The annual ShareDigital networking form provides an opportunity for digital champions to meet-up to share experiences and discuss common challenges faced. So if you have a case-study that illustrates how IoT technologies are improving public services and you are interested in speaking, please get in touch with John Neame via john@sharedigital.net